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 and piano for adults.

teaching musicJUMPStart! classes are $40 per session, payable by check (made out to Heidelberg University Community School of Music) or cash by the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class; if not registered by second class, students may not continue attending. Register by calling Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, Heidelberg University Community Music School, at 419-448-2619, or emailing cramsdel@heiedelberg.edu 

Session 1 enrollment opens August 1st and continues through September 8th.
Session 2 enrollment opens October 7th and continues through October 20th.

JUMPStart! Group Guitar Class for Adults

Adults ages 18 and over
Meets: time and day to be determined according to enrollees' schedules in Brenneman Music Hall, Room 20
Fall I Session: weeks of September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 7
Fall II Session: weeks of October 21, 28, November 4, 11, and 18

JUMPStart! Group Guitar Class for Teens

Teens ages 13-18
Meets: time and day to be determined according to enrollees' schedules in Brenneman Music Hall, Room 20
Fall I Session: weeks of September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 7
Fall II Session: weeks of October 21, 28, November 4, 11, and 18

Guitar classes taught by Howard Cole, junior music and business major at Heidelberg University. PLEASE NOTE: Participants should bring their own guitars. However, a limited number of guitars are available for sign out at no charge. First-come, first-serve. Please let the director know if you need a guitar upon registration.

music computerJUMPStart! Piano Class for Beginners

No prior knowledge of music or piano necessary
Meets: Room 100 (piano lab), Brennemann Music Hall; time and day to be determined according to enrollees' schedules
Fall I Session: weeks of September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 7
Fall II Session: weeks of October 21, 28, November 4, 11, and 18

JUMPStart! Piano Class for Advanced Beginners and Intermediates

Advanced Beginner Level assumes at least one year of prior piano lessons
Intermediate Level assumes two years of prior piano lessons

Adults ages 18 and over
Meets: Tuesday evenings, 8 p.m., Room 100 (piano lab), Brennemann Music Hall
Fall I Session: September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 
Fall II Session: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, and 18

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.

Willy WonkaChildren's Musical Theatre Productions

Following the successful production of Willy Wonka, JR, in March of 2014, the Community Music School will present its second children's musical theater production through the Community Music School in December, 2014. The production will be Seussical JR. with rehearsals beginning in September, 2014 on Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Brenneman Music Hall.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 30th, 2014. Forms available by emailing etracy@heidelberg.edu.

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, assisted by Vanessa Cook.

Contact Elizabeth Tracy at etracy@heidelberg.edu for any questions or to receive a registration form.