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Community School of the Arts announces Spring 2008 courses

Austin Peay State Universitys Community School of the Arts offers creative, life-enriching courses for all ages. Classes will begin the week of Jan. 14, 2008 unless otherwise noted. Late registration will be accepted.

For more information on any of these courses, contact the Community School of the Arts by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or e-mail csa@apsu.edu.

Music
All programs scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building. Austin Peay State University's Community School of the Arts offers creative, life-enriching courses for all ages. Classes will begin the week of Jan. 14, 2008 unless otherwise noted. Late registration will be accepted.

For more information on any of these courses, contact the Community School of the Arts by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or e-mail csa@apsu.edu.

Music
All programs scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building.
• Individual Music Instruction- One-on-one instruction of 30 minutes each week. Lessons available on bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, horn, oboe, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba/euphonium, violin or voice. Lessons take place weekday afternoons and evenings. There are 14 lessons per semester and an end-of-semester recital. The fee is $280/semester.
• Music Theory- JoAnn McIntosh, instructor. Designed for high school students and adults who already study an instrument or voice. Classes meet from, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 17, Room 235. The fee is $60/semester.
• Class Piano for Adults- A complete hands-on experience for the adult beginner only. Learn to play the piano and read music in a relaxed, enjoyable group setting. No prior music training necessary. Classes meet from 7-8 p.m., Monday and Wednesday in Room 231. The fee is $140/semester.
• Clarksville Youth Chorus- Lisa Conklin-Bishop, director. Any child, age 8-12, is encouraged to participate. All interested students, new and returning, should attend the informational meeting with a parent/guardian at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14. Regular rehearsals are from 6-7:15 p.m., Mondays, beginning Jan. 28, Room 147. The fee is $75/semester.
• Clarksville Teen Singers- Jared Wilson, director. This is a unique and challenging singing experience for high school students. All interested students, new and returning, should attend the informational meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15. Auditions for new students will be held immediately following the meeting. Regular rehearsals are from 7-8:15 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 22. Room 147. The fee is $75/semester.
• Clarksville Community Chorus- Valerie Oyen-Larsen, director. Enjoy an enriching semester of rehearsing and performing music of various historical eras and styles with other adults who enjoy choral singing. Serious and lighter music, as well as seasonal selections, will be prepared for community and formal performances. Please call to schedule an audition. Returning members need not re-audition. Regular rehearsals are from 7:30-9 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 17, Room 147. The fee is $75/semester.
• Piccolo Strings- An opportunity for young violin, viola, cello and bass students to experience the enjoyment and benefits of ensemble playing. Through rehearsals and performances, students will learn how to play in an orchestra setting. A fun yet essential experience for students to prepare for the Youth Orchestra. Participation in the group is allowed based on teacher's recommendation. The group will give an end-of-semester concert as well as other public performances. Regular rehearsals are from 6-7 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 24, Room 237. The fee is $60/semester.
• Clarksville Youth Orchestra for middle and high school string, wind and percussion students- Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos, director. Experience performing orchestral repertoire: some of the greatest music ever composed. Auditions for new students will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in Room 152. Regular rehearsals are from 6-8 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 24. The fee is $100/semester (strings), $75/semester (winds/percussion).
• Middle School and High School Flute Choirs¬- JoAnn McIntosh, director. Grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. This is a unique opportunity for flute students to develop musicianship and performance skills in a small ensemble setting. Students have the chance to perform in recitals, community events or in concert with the APSU Flute Choir. Room 235. Middle School Flute Choir, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 15. High School Flute Choir, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 15. The fee is $60/semester.
• Saxophone Ensemble- Chris Gee, director. For saxophonists with two or more years of playing experience, this performing ensemble will explore a variety of saxophone ensemble repertoire. Learn ensemble-playing skills and develop musicianship and performance skills. Rehearsals, 7-8 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 17, Room 152. The fee is $60/semester.
• Percussion Ensemble- Wes Powers, director. New this spring, the Percussion Ensemble is a great opportunity for students and adults, with or without experience, to participate in a performing group made up of percussion instruments. Classes will include instruction on classical percussion instruments (timpani, mallets, snare drum) as well as unorthodox pieces performed on household items (pots and pans, basketballs, brooms, etc.). Experience percussion — one of the oldest forms of communication on the planet — in a whole new light. Rehearsals, from 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 15, Room 152. The fee is $75/semester.
• Jazz Improvisation- Kelly Brunson, director. New this spring, for experienced instrumentalists, this class will offer instruction in basic jazz improvisation. Rehearse and perform some of the standards of the jazz repertoire in a group setting, and express your individuality by learning to play “off the page.” Rehearsals from 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 15, Room 147. The fee is $75/semester.
• Class Guitar- New this spring, Class Guitar is group instruction for those who have had no previous guitar experience. The course will provide an introduction to the technique and classical literature of the guitar. Time and location TBA. The fee is $75/semester.

Kindermusik
All programs scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building. All classes taught by Marcina Clark, licensed Kindermusik educator. Classes fill quickly. Please ask about sibling discounts.
• Kindermusik Village: Age 6-18 months- Village provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multilevel activities that includes creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration and a colorful literature component, your baby's growth and development are stimulated and all of his senses engaged. Meets 9 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan.15, Room 229. The fee is $175/semester.
• Kindermusik Our Time: Age 18 months-3 years- Our Time encourages your child to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control and communication skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming and object identification foster language skills. Creative movement to various musical “moods” develop a sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness. Listening and turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills. 10 a.m., Tuesdays or 10:15 a.m., Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 15, Room 229. The fee is $190/semester.
• Kindermusik Imagine That!: Age 3-4- Imagine That! is designed for active, energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative 3- and 4-year-olds and encourages socialization, sharing and participating in group activities. Singing becomes a focus for enhancing the preschooler's vocal development as expressive language is beginning to emerge. Parents are invited to participate in the last 15 minutes of the 45-minute class for sharing time. 11 a.m., Tuesdays, or 11:15 a.m., Wednesdays, beginning Jan.15, Room 229. The fee is $190/semester.

Visual arts
All programs scheduled in the Trahern Building.
• Individual Art Lessons- ages 7 and up. Rebecca Montcalm, instructor. Students receive one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes each week, beginning with drawing and progressing to other areas, tailored to the student's own interests. 14 lessons per semester, weekday afternoons, beginning Jan 14. The fee is $280/semester.
• Ceramics 1- ages 15 and up. Melody Shipley, instructor. A beginner's level course that covers the introduction to both hand-built vessels and the beginning use of the potter's wheel. Students begin with hand building which affords familiarity with the material and techniques, then move to wheel throwing. Classes meet 6-8 p.m., Thursdays. The fee is $135 plus $25 materials.
First session, Jan. 17-Feb. 28
Second session, March 13-April 24