Community Music School

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Mission Statement

The Heidelberg University Community Music School exists to promote development of a lifelong love of music for persons of all ages and ability levels. We provide a variety of educational and experiential opportunities for children and adults from our community and the surrounding area.

 

JUMPStart Group Music Classes

Want to further your musical interests without a large commitment of time or money? Join a JUMPStart class! These 5-week sessions are offered as introductions to musical experiences. Classes now forming in guitar for teens and adults, piano for adults, and ONLINE classes for teens and adults in music technology and auditioning/performing. Online classes include optional private coaching sessions.

teaching musicJUMPStart classes are $40 per class, payable by check or cash the first day of class. Register by calling Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, Heidelberg University Community Music School, at 419-448-2619, or emailing cramsdel@heiedelberg.edu OR filling out the online form at the bottom of this webpage.

Session 1 enrollment opens August 26th and continues through September 8th.
Session 2 enrollment opens October 7th and continues through October 21st.

JUMPStart! Group Guitar Class

Adults ages 18 and over
Meets: Saturdays, 11 a.m., Room 20, Brennemann Music Hall.
Session 1 Dates: Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th; October 5th, 12th. (make-up date October 19th if necessary)
Session 2 Dates: Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd (make-up date December 7th if necessary)

JUMPStart! Group Guitar Class

Teens ages 13-18
Meets: Saturdays, 12 p.m., Room 20, Brennemann Music Hall.
Session Dates: Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd (make-up date December 7th if necessary)

Guitar classes taught by Collin Stump, Bachelor Degree, Music Composition, Heidelberg University. PLEASE NOTE: Participants should bring their own guitars. A limited number of guitars are available for sign out at no charge. First-come, first-served. Please let the director know if you need a guitar upon registration.

music computerJUMPStart! Music Technology Class

Teens and adults
Class meetings are online. Upon enrollment, further instructions will be given. Participants will have Brennemann computer lab privileges if necessary. Five one-hour online demos per session; demos may be accessed any time within the session. Instructor will be available for personal consultation as needed. Taught by Elizabeth Tracy-Held, Bachelor degree, Music Education, Otterbein University.

JUMPStart! Performance and Auditions Class

Teens ages 13-18
Class meetings are online. Upon enrollment, further instructions will be given. Five one-hour online demos per session; demos may be accessed any time within the session. Participants also have the privilege of 3 in-person private coaching lessons per session. Taught by Elizabeth Tracy-Held, Bachelor degree, Music Education, Otterbein University.

JUMPStart Piano Class

Adults ages 18 and over
Meets: Tuesday evenings, 8 p.m., Room 100 (piano lab), Brennemann Music Hall
Session Dates: Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. (make-up date December 3rd if necessary)
Taught by Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Master Degree, Music Education, Bowling Green State University.

Private Music Lessons

Private lessons are taught by Heidelberg and Community Instructors with a wide variety of educational levels. Lessons are offered on most instruments, keyboard, piano, organ, guitar, voice, and theory and composition for students at all age levels. Enrollment is continuous and flexible. Lessons can begin and end at any time.

Rates begin at $12 for 30 minutes. Students are billed at the end of each semester for the number of lessons received.
For enrollment or questions, contact Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, at cramsdel@heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2619.
 

Children's Theatre

Heidelberg will be producing its first-ever children's musical theater production through the Community Music School in Spring 2014. The production will be Willy Wonka JR. with rehearsals beginning in January 2014 on Sundays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Brenneman Music Hall.

The production is open to students in grades 2-8 from Tiffin and the surrounding area. Heidelberg students and interested community members are welcome to volunteer as production helpers.

Primary production director is Elizabeth Tracy, Graduate Assistant in the School of Music.
Music Director will be Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, HU Community Music School.

Contact Cynthia Ramsdel at cramsdel@heidelberg.edu or 419 448 2619 for any questions.