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Community School of the Arts' spring schedule announced

December 5, 2016

The Indiana State University Community School of the Arts provides the communities of the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in non-credit classes in music, theater, visual art and private music lessons. Students of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels are welcome to experience professional and affordable instruction in the performing and fine arts.

Registration is now open. For more information or to enroll, contact Crystal Myers at 812-237-2528 or crystal.myers@indstate.edu or go to unboundedpossibilities.com/csa.

Important dates

* Two weeks before the start of class: Refund deadline for withdrawal from classes

* Jan. 16: CSA closed for Martin Luther King Day

* Jan. 17-May 12: Private music lessons, 15-week sessions

* Mar. 13-19: No classes during ISU Spring Break

The public can park on any Indiana State student or faculty and staff lots 5 p.m.-7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends, at no charge. For classes and lessons offered before 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, CSA students may purchase parking passes at $1 for the duration of one class or set of lessons. Please call the office for details.

 

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

There is a one-time per year private music lesson membership fee of $35/individual or $50/family. This fee allows you to sign up for as many lessons and classes as you wish, during the fall, spring and summer semesters. This covers the period of Aug. 18, 2016 to Aug. 17, 2017.

Members receive a 10 percent discount on classes. Indiana State employees or students and OLLI members receive CSA members' prices without paying the membership fee. There are no discounts on fees for private music lessons, the Terre Haute Children's Choir and the CSA Youth Orchestra.

Fees for private music lessons:

Private Music Lessons with School of Music faculty:

30 minutes for 15 weeks @ $300

45 minutes for 15 weeks @ $45060 minutes for 15 weeks @ $600

Private Music Lessons with a School of Music student:

30 minutes for 15 weeks @ $18045 minutes for 15 weeks @ $270

60 minutes for 15 weeks @ $360

Skype:

For remote regions, private music lessons are offered through Skype. Please call for details at 812-237-2575.

Suzuki Violin

The Community School of the Arts is pleased to offer beginning Suzuki violin lessons and classes, taught by Dr. Erik Rohde, ISU Director of Strings. We are currently seeking a small group of beginning violin students for the 2016-2017 school year. Students, ages 3-5, participate in weekly individual lessons and biweekly group lessons. The fee is $375 for 15 weeks. 

Please contact Crystal Myers at (812) 237-2528 for more information or email crystal.myers@indstate.edu.

 

CLASSES

There is no membership fee for participating in classes, however, it is optional to receive member's pricing; a fee of $35/individual or $50/family per year is required. This covers the period of Aug. 18, 2016 to Aug. 17, 2017.

Members receive a 10 percent discount on classes. ISU employees, ISU students and OLLI members receive CSA members' prices without paying the membership fee. There are no discounts on private music lessons, the Terre Haute Children's Choir and the CSA Youth Orchestra

 

PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS

MUSIC FOR ADULTS

Rock Band for Adults

Ages: 18 and up

Dates & Time: Jan. 27-April 28 7:15- 8:45 p.m. (11 Fridays)

No classes on March 17 (ISU Spring Break)

No classes on March 31 (VCSC Spring Break)

No classes on April 14 (Good Friday)

Enrollment: 8, will accept registration on a first-come, first-served basis

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Megan Casas, Stephen Sholey, Joey Woerner and Eddy Yanez

Rock Band! provides a fun opportunity for adults to explore ensemble playing with an emphasis placed on rock music. Participants will develop critical ensemble playing and rehearsal skills by learning to read lead sheets, improvising on their instrument, and developing music reading skills. Participants will explore different musical qualities of various rock styles while playing one or more of five traditional rock instruments: guitar, drums, bass, keyboards or voice. This course is designed to be hands-on, fun, and educational by challenging participants to learn, analyze, and perform popular rock songs. Maximum enrollment is 8; CSA will accept registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have at least beginning-level knowledge in playing an instrument and reading music.

The Terre Haute Guitar Club Lab D for Adults

Ages: 16 and up

Dates & Time: Jan. 23-April 17 6-7:15 p.m. (12 Mondays)

No class on March 13 (ISU Spring Break) Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135 Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 316, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructor: Brent McPike

The Terre Haute Guitar Club for Adults is designed for beginning to intermediate levels, offering an opportunity for participants to learn to play the guitar and create music while working with a group of peers. During this 75-minute class, students will work on guitar techniques and musical concepts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a final recital near the end of the semester. Guitars will be supplied to students in-class only. Students must have their own guitars at home to practice in-between classes. Rental guitars are available for the duration of the semester, please contact office for further details.

African-based Drumming Traditions for Adults

Ages: 16 and up

Dates & Time: Jan. 31-April 11, 6-7:30 p.m. (10 Tuesdays)

No classes on March 14 (ISU Spring Break) Maximum Enrollment: 20

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Free to ISU students, on a first-come, first-served basis. ISU students must enroll to participate, come to class on the first day, and participate the entire semester.

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructor: Colleen Haas

Come learn how to play 3-4 song styles from West Africa on a variety of African drums and hand-held percussion instruments. Conceived as a fun and low-pressure class, sessions will focus on group drumming, rhythmic organization, playing techniques, and musical expression. Designed for a range of abilities, previous experience with percussion or music reading is welcome but not required nor necessary.

Music is taught within an oral tradition that utilizes direct demonstration and visual/aural cues, calling upon the student to merely listen, imitate, and gradually progress, eventually learning to attune with the group. Musical selections represent a rich caldron of African cultural traditions where people use drum ensembles for ceremonial activities, civic occasions, and recreational/social events. Instruments are provided.

VISUAL ART FOR ADULTS

Introduction to 2-D Art: Drawing and Painting

Ages: 16 and upDates & Time: Jan. 28-April 8, 2-4:30 p.m. (10 Saturdays)

No classes on March 18 (ISU Spring Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructor: Korri Martin

All artists, whether they are beginners or advanced, benefit from art making in the classroom environment. Consistent practice and the support of peers and instructor assist in an individual's progress in becoming a stronger artist. In this semester-long studio class, participants will develop an understanding of value and spatial relationships as drawing and painting skills are developed. Students will be introduced to various techniques using dry and wet media. Through class interaction and self-motivation, participants will gain skills and confidence in drawing and painting techniques. All materials are supplied, but participants may bring their own drawing or painting supplies.

Intermediate 2-D Art

Ages: 16 and up

Dates & Time: Jan. 28-April 8, 2-4:30 p.m. (10 Saturdays)

No classes on March 18 (ISU Spring Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 15Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 102, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Sarah Cole Participants must complete "Introduction to 2-D Art" or obtain permission from instructor before enrolling in this class. Artists with a basic understanding of color, value, and 2-D art materials will successfully navigate this intermediate, semester-long class. This 2-D studio class begins with a review of basic drawing and painting terms and techniques and will evolve into a supported environment where students create three pieces of unique 2-D art using drawing, painting, or mixed media. All materials are supplied, but participants may bring their own drawing or painting supplies.

Ceramics

Ages: 16 and up

Dates & Time: Jan. 30-April 10, 5-7 p.m. (10 Mondays)

No classes on March 13 (ISU Spring Break)

Fee: Non-member/$220, member/$198 (includes lab fee and 50 lbs of clay)

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Location: Art Annex, 537 N. 4th St.

Instructor: Kira Kalondy

The goal of this class is to teach students the fundamentals of working with clay as an artistic medium. Based on their own ideas, students will use methods on and off the wheel to create and design vessels/sculptures that express individuality. Students will work with hand building techniques such as coil building, slab building and mold making, all of which can be used in combination with wheel thrown forms.

Students will require a basic ceramics tool set. They can be purchased from clay supply stores or on-line. The CSA has sets available for purchase at $15.95/each. Please contact the office at 812-237-2575 if you would like to purchase a set. Ceramics students are provided with 50 lbs of clay per session, included in the class fee. Additional clay may be purchased if needed at $35 plus shipping per 50-lb box. A $20 lab fee is included in the class fee. This fee covers materials including glazes and slips for cone 10, wax resist, brushes, bisque and reduction firings.

Additional studio time will be available to students at the discretion of the instructor. Please note that priority in usage of facilities and equipment is given to ISU students outside of CSA class time.

Studio hours, outside of class time are:Mondays: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.Wednesdays: 6:15 p.m.-10 p.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.Saturdays and Sundays: by chance**If someone is at the Annex on the weekend, and the door is unlocked, you may work there. We do not allow CSA students access to the building otherwise.

 

PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

VISUAL ART FOR CHILDREN

Burgeoning Builders

Ages: 5-8 and 9-12

Dates & Time: Jan. 28-April 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (11 Saturdays)

No classes on March 18 (ISU Spring Break)

No classes on April 1 (VCSC Spring Break)

No classes on April 15 (VCSC Easter Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 12 per age group

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Korri Martin (ages 5-8) and Sarah Cole (ages 9-12) In this semester long class, students use traditional art materials, recycled objects, and sculpted creations to produce works of art that pop off the page or are sculpted in-the-round. Students will be encouraged to turn "unusual" objects into art making tools as they create found object assemblages. Children will plan and sketch their 3-D paper sculptures and animal origami in student-made sketchbooks. "Burgeoning Builders" supports students as they turn their 2-D ideas into 3-D objects! Projects include dream house architecture, model making, and wearable art.

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Community School of the Arts Youth Orchestra

Spring Placement Auditions: Monday, Jan. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Room 159, 300 N. 7th St.

If you would like to reserve a time for the audition, please call the office at 812-237-2528. Students should select one piece they are comfortable playing for the audition.

Spring Rehearsals, Dates & Time: Jan. 23-May 1Group A: 5:15-6:15 p.m. (13 Mondays)Group B: 5:45-7:15 p.m. (13 Mondays)Group placement based on audition.

No rehearsal on March 13 (ISU Spring Break)No rehearsal on March 27 (VCSC Spring Break)Location: Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Room 159, 300 N. 7th St.

Fee (fall only): $120

Fee (spring only): $120

Fee (fall and spring): $220

Sibling: (fall only): $65 ($55 discount)

Sibling: (spring only): $65 ($55 discount)

Sibling: (fall and spring): $130 ($90 discount)

Spring Concert: Monday, May 1, location and time TBA

The Community School of the Arts Youth Orchestra is a youth orchestra program geared for students between 5th-12th grades. Our programs include a "play-up" group for students with less experience, and the opportunity for all students to play in an orchestra made up of students from the wider community in a fun environment. Our current offerings are geared primarily for string players, with expansion into a full orchestra in the near future! Led by Indiana State orchestra conductor Erik Rohde, students will learn ensemble skills and hone their playing ability to become deeper musicians. Scholarships are available for students based on need (must be on free or reduced lunch plans at school to qualify). Join us for our exciting second season of the Community School of the Arts Youth Orchestra!

Terre Haute Children's Choir

Spring Auditions: Wednesday, Jan. 11, Thursday, Jan. 12 and Friday, Jan. 13, 4:30-6 p.m.

Spring Rehearsals Dates & Time: Jan. 18-May 3, 4:30-6 p.m. (15 Wednesdays)

No classes on March 29 (VCSC Spring Break)

Location: Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Room 150, 300 N. 7th St.

Fee (fall only): $14

0Fee (spring only): $140

Fee (fall and spring): $240

Sibling: (fall only): $80 ($60 discount)

Sibling: (spring only): $80 ($60 discount)

Sibling: (fall and spring): $130 ($90 discount)

Polo T-shirt is included in price. The THCC strives to keep low tuition rates and kindly requests that students wear t-shirts until they outgrow them.

Spring Concert: May 3, 2017, at 6 p.m., University Hall, Indiana State University

The THCC offers three different choirs to accommodate the singing experience of every child: Sing Up! (ages 7 & up) is a preparatory choir experience designed for the child who is learning to listen and match the pitch, develop his/her vocal range and sing with a pure tone. With the help of ISU music education majors, the "Sing Up!" group participates in games, sings songs and engages in vocal exercises.

Lyric Choir (ages 9 & up) is an intermediate choir. In this choir, singers learn basic vocal production, singing in-tune, how to follow along in their music, and how to blend with other singers to achieve a beautiful unison sound.

Treble Choir (ages 10 & up) is an advanced choir. Singers build on vocal technique, blending and reading music. They learn to harmonize through the use of two and three part songs. Treble Choir performs out in the community throughout the choir season (September-May). Children may progress to the more advanced choirs through bi-annual auditions. All three groups participate in a concert at the end of each semester. The Terre Haute Guitar Club

The Community School of the Arts' Terre Haute Guitar Club offers unique learning experiences for adults, teens and children ages 6 and up. Our teachers - extraordinary guitarists and players themselves - lead this program using a fun, multi-layered and accessible approach to learning guitar through guitar classes and lessons. Guitar Club students are placed in age-appropriate labs that meet throughout the week. As students progress through the program, they learn to develop technical skills on the guitar while learning to understand and properly apply musical concepts.

Students are given the opportunity to learn songs, all while building a connection with rhythmic, melodic and harmonic ideas. As students gain more confidence in and dedication to their practice, they are able to take one-on-one lessons with one of our trained instructors. All Guitar Club students are given opportunities to perform with their peers during various recitals and community public performances. The Terre Haute Guitar Club is for beginning to intermediate levels, offering an opportunity for students to learn to play the guitar and create music while working with a group of peers. During this 75-minute class, students will work on guitar techniques and musical concepts through engaging games and activities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a final recital near the end of the semester. Guitars will be supplied to students in-class only. Students must have their own guitars at home to practice in-between classes. Rental guitars are available for the duration of the semester, please contact office for further details.

The Terre Haute Guitar Club Lab A for Ages 6-8

Ages: 6-8

Dates & Time: Jan. 23-April 24,  4-5:15 p.m. (11 Mondays)

No classes on Feb. 20 (VCSC observes President's Day)

No classes on March 13 (ISU Spring Break)

No classes on March 27 (VCSC Spring Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 316, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Brent McPike, Joey Woerner and Eddy Yanez

Full scholarships are available to children that are on free or reduced lunch plans at school. Scholarships provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 812-237-2528 for details. This program is made possible through collaboration with the Blues at the Crossroads Festival and Indiana State University's Center for Community Engagement.

The Terre Haute Guitar Club Lab B for Ages 9-12

Ages: 9-12 Dates & Time: Jan. 24-April 25 4-5:15 p.m. (12 Tuesdays)

No classes on March 14 (ISU Spring Break)

No classes on March 28 (VCSC Spring Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Joey Woerner and Eddy Yanez

Full scholarships are available to children that are on free or reduced lunch plans at school. Scholarships provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 812-237-2528 for details. This program is made possible through a collaboration with the Blues at the Crossroads Festival and Indiana State University's Center for Community Engagement.

The Terre Haute Guitar Club Lab C for Ages 13-16

Ages: 13-16

Dates & Time: Jan. 25-April 26 4-5:15 p.m. (12 Wednesdays)

No classes on March 15 (ISU Spring Break)

No classes on March 29 (VCSC Spring Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 316, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Joey Woerner and Eddy Yanez

Full scholarships are available to children that are on free or reduced lunch plans at school. Scholarships provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 812-237-2528 for details. This program is made possible through a collaboration with the Blues at the Crossroads Festival and Indiana State University's Center for Community Engagement.

The Terre Haute Guitar Club Lab D for Adults

Ages: 16 and up

Dates & Time: Jan. 23-April 17 6-7:15 p.m. (12 Mondays)

No class on March 13 (ISU Spring Break)

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 316, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructor: Brent McPike

The Terre Haute Guitar Club for Adults is designed for beginning to intermediate levels, offering an opportunity for participants to learn to play the guitar and create music while working with a group of peers. During this 75-minute class, students will work on guitar techniques and musical concepts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a final recital near the end of the semester. Guitars will be supplied to students in-class only. Students must have their own guitars at home to practice in-between classes. Rental guitars are available for the duration of the semester, please contact office for further details.

Rock Band!

Ages: Teenagers

Dates & Time: Jan. 27-April 28 5:45-7 p.m. (11 Fridays)

No classes on March 17 (ISU Spring Break)

No classes on March 31 (VCSC Spring Break)

No classes on April 14 (VCSC observes Good Friday)

Enrollment: 8, will accept registration on a first-come, first-served basis

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut St.

Instructors: Megan Casas, Stephen Sholey, Joey Woerner and Eddy Yanez

Rock Band! provides a fun and educational opportunity for teens at any experience level to explore ensemble playing with an emphasis placed on rock music. In Rock Band!, students will develop critical ensemble playing and rehearsal skills by learning to read lead sheets, improvising on their instrument, and developing music reading skills. Students will explore different musical qualities of various rock styles while playing one or more of five traditional rock instruments: guitar, drums, bass, keyboards or voice. This course is designed to be hands-on, fun, and educational by challenging students to learn, analyze, and perform popular rock songs. Maximum enrollment is 8; CSA will accept registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Through a collaboration with The Blues at the Crossroads Festival and Indiana State University's Community Engagement, full scholarships are available to students that are on free- or reduced-lunch plans at school. Scholarships provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 812-237-2528 for details.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The Guitar Club

Full scholarships are available to children that are on free or reduced lunch plans at school. Scholarships provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 812-237-2528 for details. This program is made possible through funding from the Blues at the Crossroads Festival and Indiana State University's Center for Community Engagement. For dates, times and locations see above listing under "Music For Children."

The CSA Youth Orchestra and Terre Haute Children's Choir

Full scholarships are available to children that are on free or reduced lunch plans at school. Scholarships provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 812-237-2528 for details. 

Story Highlights

Registration is now open. For more information or to enroll, contact Crystal Myers at 812-237-2528 or crystal.myers@indstate.edu or go to unboundedpossibilities.com/csa.

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