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Group Music Classes

Beginning Guitar Class

Emphasis on chording, folk style and an introduction to the guitar. One 50-minute class per week, Tuesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. or Wednesdays from 4-4:50 p.m. Contact Ed Stephenson at stephed@meredith.edu for more information.

Beginning Voice Class

An introduction to singing for students ages 16 and up who have not had any previous vocal training. Topics include breathing, projection, registration, and the development of a positive vocal identity. The goal of this course is to prepare participants for private voice instruction or involvement in a choral organization. No audition is required. One 50-minute class per week, Wednesdays, from 5-5:50 p.m. Contact DeMar Neal at nealde@meredith.edu for more information.

Beginning Strings Class

This class will serve the adult student who wants beginning instruction on a string instrument. Areas of focus will include how to tune, properly hold a violin, viola, cello or string bass, and basic playing techniques. The student will learn basic music reading skills, and listening skills that are an important part of ensemble playing. The level of music for this class will be the orchestra literature Grade 1 level. Outcome may be a public performance at the end of each semester. Class will meet on Wednesday, 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. in 106 Wainwright. Contact Marta Partridge at marmiles@bellsouth.net for more information.

Beginning Orchestra

This class will serve the student who has had some prior instruction in string, wind or brass playing and is able to perform Grade 2/3 level literature. Areas of focus will include study of standard literature at the Grade 2/3 level with emphasis on playing in tune, group bowing techniques for string players, balance, blend, and ensemble playing techniques. Outcome would be a public performance at the end of each semester. Class will meet on Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:50 p.m. (Technique & Repertoire Section) and Wednesday, 8:00-8:50 pm (Repertoire section only) in 106 Wainwright. Contact Marta Partridge at marmiles@bellsouth.net for more information.

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