Southeastern Community Music School announces summer programs
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Registration is underway for the Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School’s (CMS) “Summer Music Celebration 2010,” a series of summer programs for young and talented musicians.
Musicians in grades five through eight have until May 1 to register for the middle school band camp, which will take place July 12-16, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building on Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond. Tuition is $200 and includes lunch each day.
Southeastern’s Associate Band Director Paul Frechou will coordinate the middle school band camp, and other faculty, including Southeastern Director of Bands Glen Hemberger and Richard Schwartz, assistant director of bands, will lend their expertise. Students will also have the opportunity to take private lessons and master classes on their designated instrument, as well as participate in jazz combos and music theory classes.
The smaller workshops are scheduled for July 19-23 from 9 a.m.-noon and include programs for guitar, piano duet, and violin students, said CMS Director Kenneth Boulton. Registration for the piano duet camp ends May 14 and the final day to register for the guitar and violin workshops is June 18. Tuition is $150 per instrument workshop.
According to Boulton, students participating in the “Play it That Way, or This Way” guitar workshop will learn how to approach and arrange music in an advanced fashion by experienced musicians. Directed by Southeastern guitar instructor Pat Kerber, the workshop is open to students of all ages and backgrounds, and enrollment is unlimited.
Boulton said the piano duet program will give immediate to advanced-level junior high and high school students the chance to explore the rich literature of piano four-hands. Piano duet enrollment is limited to 20 students, and Boulton will conduct the workshop with the help of his wife and duet partner JoAnne Barry and pianists Raisa Voldman, Jo Morrow and Dana Morse.
“Each student will be matched with a partner of similar age and ability and be involved in daily coaching sessions, musicianship classes, masterclasses and a final recital,” Boulton said.
Enrollment for the violin workshop is limited to 10 students and will be directed by CMS violin instructor Jivka Jeleva. Boulton said the workshop offers junior high and high school students the chance to explore fiddling as well as traditional, classical styles.
CMS will also offer private lessons on all instruments and voice throughout the summer.
For more information or to register for any of these programs or private lessons, visit www.selu.edu/cms, www.selu.edu/smc or call 985-549-5502.