School of Music
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Meredith's Non-credit Program of Music Study
The mission of the School of Music (SOM) is to offer to aspiring music students an environment in which our performing and teaching faculty can help all students reach their full potential. This includes students who might wish to pursue careers in music as well as those who might wish to develop competent levels of skills to become life-long dilettantes, those who will simply play or sing to fulfill their own personal needs, or who might become important members of society’s concert audience. The SOM is open for students of all levels from beginner through post-baccalaureate. Study will include private lessons, classes, performance opportunities, competition preparation, and stimulating concerts. Through development of both the discipline and the joy of music, students of all ages will gain knowledge, skills, and musical understanding that will enrich their lives forever.
Prospective students in the School of Music should schedule an interview and an audition during the semester prior to beginning lessons.
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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THE SPRING 2013 SEMESTER. THE FORM LISTED BELOW IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY.
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Private lessons are offered in piano, organ, voice, flute, cello, traditional and Suzuki violin, viola, and guitar, as well as theory and composition. Music for special needs individuals are also available. Meredith welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds and encourages the fullest development of the potential inherent in each individual. Students register for 30-, 45- or 60-minute lessons, taught by Meredith faculty members. The individual attention offered by private study is an important part of musical development.
Music for Special Needs Individuals
Music is a basic human response, spanning all degrees of ability or disability. Private 30- or 45-minute sessions are offered for individuals of all ages with special needs in a non-threatening setting to enhance learning, communication, creativity, musical skills, etc. as assessed by the music therapist. We solicit feedback on interest in individual or group experiences in future semesters. Contact Cheryl Benze, MT-BC, firstname.lastname@example.org .
THE SUZUKI PROGRAM
The Suzuki program has been in existence at Meredith for 30 years, and is based upon the teaching philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, who developed his method in post-war Japan. Click here for more information about Meredith's Suzuki program.
GROUP MUSIC CLASSES
Beginning Guitar Class
Emphasis on chording, folk style and an introduction to the guitar. One 50-minute class per week, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. Contact Ed Stephenson, email@example.com .
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 Tricia Strong, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Capital City Girls Choir
The Capital City Girls Choir is an achievement-based vocal and music training program for girls from Raleigh, North Carolina, and the surrounding communities. The three choirs of the organization are open to singers from ages nine through eighteen. They have performed at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion, the NC Museum of Art, the White House, Washington National Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Paul's in London and at various venues in British Columbia. The Capital City Girls Choir is directed by Fran Page, Music Department Head and professor of music education at Meredith College. For more information and registration information, contact June Cassell at email@example.com , (919) 760-2242.
Beginning Strings Class (New in 2011-2012)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Beginning Orchestra (New in 2011-2012)
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, email@example.com .
The School of Music also sponsors the Lamar Stringfield Chamber Music Camp and a variety of piano, theory and composition camps each summer. Follow these links for more information about our strings camp and all other music camps.
To request information, fees, schedule lessons, please call the Music Office at (919) 760-8537 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .