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Wittenberg University Late Starter's Orchestra
Did you start playing a musical instrument when you were young and would like to play again? Did you start taking lessons as an adult and have wanted to play in a musical ensemble? Would you like to improve your playing of a musical instrument? Many studies have shown the mental and physical health benefits of music.
The Center for Musical Development is starting an ensemble for adults, 18 to 80+ who want to develop their musical skills and play together. Late Starter's Orchestra is based on a concept developed by The East London Late Starters Orchestra ELLSO, an award-winning group in England and later began in New York City. Adults in the greater Springfield area will have the opportunity to gather together and play music. You can read more about this movement in Late Starter's Orchestra by Ari Goldman. The goal here is the same — to create a fun, supportive, noncompetitive environment for adults to participate in collective music-making.
LSO is not intended for complete beginners. Participants should have basic music reading skills and a willingness to commit to the group. There are no auditions, just a conversation/placement discussion with the conductor. All strings, woodwind, percussion and brass players welcome. This opportunity to refresh your skills and make music with others will help you develop as a player and have some fun!
If you would like to begin an instrument or improve your playing skills, the CMD offers lessons at Wittenberg in Krieg Hall at a very reasonable rate with excellent instructors.
Conductor: Evalind Pickering - String instructor and conductor in the Clark Shawnee School District. Winner of the first Springfield Symphony Music Educator of the Year Award and a violinist herself.
One hour rehearsals will be held in Krieg Hall on the Wittenberg campus on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning October 12, 2015. Krieg Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: $100 for 6 weeks of rehearsals, includes registration fee. Special rates for CMD students. Local performance opportunities possible.
For more information or to register, call Nancy Davis, CMD Coordinator at 327-7050; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosin your bow! Tune your cello! Dust off your horn! Join the CMD Springfield Late Starter's Orchestra today! Call 937-327-7050.
For all levels - from beginners to professionals - is available in piano, organ, strings (including guitar and lute), wind instruments: flute, piccolo, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, and all percussion instruments; voice, and Suzuki Violin and piano. Weekly lessons can be scheduled during the day, after school, evenings, or Saturdays.
Group instruction is available for young children and adults to provide basic instruction, as well as musical enrichment opportunities. Please call 937-327-7050 or email email@example.com if you are interested in classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners, such as Discovering the World of Music with movement, singing, dancing, drums and more; classes for all ages, such as Song Writing, Beginning Guitar Class, Beginning Piano Class, Voice Class and Drumming Rhythms.
CMD faculty view recitals as an important component of the CMD learning experience for both youngsters and adults. All students are encouraged to participate in term-end recitals as well as other special recitals throughout the year.
Fall 2015 Recital, Sunday, November 22 at 2, 3 and 4pm
The CMD Director personally arranges assignment to teachers for private lessons. Registration is typically arranged for a 10-week term, with one 30-minute or 45-minute or 60-minute lesson per week. Cost: 30-minute lesson is $18; 45-minute lesson is $27; and 60-minute lesson is $36. Students also pay a $5 Registration fee per year (only one such fee charged per family).
CMD offers need-based partial scholarships toward children's lessons. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.
The Wittenberg Center for Musical Development will offer family scholarships for multiple lessons and classes in one family. Please apply each term: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. If you are interested in obtaining a 20% scholarship for your second, third, etc. children, you must complete the form. Click here for Family Scholarships for Multiple Children.
We expect our scholarship students to attend lessons regularly, to practice diligently between lessons, and to perform in term-end recitals.
The Wittenberg University Center for Musical Development is offering a summer music enrichment program for talented music students six grade age and up; or who have completed a year of lessons or group experience. To take place Wittenberg’s Music Building, Krieg Hall 734 Woodlawn Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. Students will be placed in small groups to receive both individualized and small ensemble instruction focusing on refining instrument techniques. Special activities will focus on music reading skills using a variety of instruments and fun techniques. Students meet together for the last session of the day and work on ensemble pieces that will be performed on the last day’s recital.
To get on the mailing list for a particular activity, or to pre-register for a class, call 937-327-7050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.