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Fall classes announced for Community School of the Arts

The Community School of Arts at Austin Peay State University announces classes for Fall 2008.

Most classes begin Monday, Aug. 25 and continue through Dec. 13. Enrollment is ongoing, and new students may continue to enroll after the start date.

For more information about any of the classes or to register, contact JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts, by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at csa@apsu.edu.

Music
All programs are scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building. The Community School of Arts at Austin Peay State University announces classes for Fall 2008.

Most classes begin Monday, Aug. 25 and continue through Dec. 13. Enrollment is ongoing, and new students may continue to enroll after the start date.

For more information about any of the classes or to register, contact JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts, by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at csa@apsu.edu.

Music
All programs are scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building.
Individual Music Lessons. Students receive one-on-one instruction for 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. Lessons begin Aug. 25. The age levels are 4 and older for violin lessons, 7 and older for guitar, piano and other instruments and 13 and older for voice lessons. Adults are welcome as beginners or continuing students in all areas. Fee: $280/semester.
Music Theory. JoAnn McIntosh, instructor. Designed for high school students and adults who already study an instrument or voice. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Aug. 28, Room 235. Fee: $75/semester.
Class Piano for Adults. Simone Rothemel, instructor. 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. 7-8 p.m., Mondays, beginning Aug. 25, Room 231. Fee: $140/semester.
Class Guitar. Christopher Davis, instructor. Group instruction for those who have had no previous guitar experience, ages 15 and older. The course will provide an introduction to the technique and classical literature of the guitar. Time and location TBA. Fee: $140/semester.
Class Voice. Desiree Dolan, instructor. Group instruction for ages 15 and older in the techniques used to develop and improve the singing voice. Time and location TBA. Fee: $140/semester.
Clarksville Youth Chorus — ages 8-12. 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, Aug. 25. Regular rehearsals are from 6-7:15 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sep. 8, Room 147. Fee: $75/semester.
Clarksville Teen Singers — ages 13-18. 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., Monday, Aug 25. Auditions for new students will be held immediately following the meeting. Regular rehearsals are from 7-8 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sep. 8, Room 147. Fee: $75/semester.
Clarksville Community Chorus — ages 18 and older. 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. Auditions for new members 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. Returning members need not reaudition. Regular rehearsals are from 7:30-9 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Sep. 4, Room 147. Fee: $75/semester.
Piccolo Strings — for young string players. Ron de la Vega, director. 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. Participation in the group is allowed based on teacher's recommendation. Time and location TBA. Fee: $75/semester.
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. Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 235. Fee: $75/semester. The Middle School Flute Choir meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26, and the High School Flute Choir, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26.
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. The class meets from 7-8 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Aug. 28, Room 152. Fee: $75/semester.
Percussion Ensemble. Wes Powers, director. 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 from 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26, Room 152. Fee: $75/semester.
Jazz Improvisation. Kelly Brunson, director. 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” from 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26, Room 147. Fee: $75/semester.

Kindermusik
All programs are scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building.
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. The class meets at 9 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26, Room 229. Fee: $190/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. The class begins at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26, Room 229. Fee: $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 her expressive language is beginning to emerge. Parents are invited to participate in the last 15 minutes of the 45-minute class for sharing time. The class begins at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26, Room 229. Fee: $190/semester.

Visual Arts
All programs are scheduled in the Trahern Building.
Individual Art Lessons — ages 7 and older. 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 Aug. 25. Fee: $280/semester.
Beginning Pottery — ages 8-14. Caroline Tuzeneu, instructor. A beginner's level course that introduces young people to working with clay and establishing good techniques with hand building before progressing to the potter's wheel. 10-11:30 a.m., Saturdays. Fee: $125 plus $25 materials. First session is from Aug. 30-Oct. 11, with second session from Oct. 18-Nov. 29.
Ceramics I and II — ages 15 and older. Melody Shipley, instructor. Ceramics I is a beginner's level course that covers the introduction to both hand-built vessels and the use of the potter's wheel. Students begin with hand building which affords familiarity with the material and techniques, then move to wheel throwing. Ceramics II is a continuation course for those with previous experience. Ceramics I meets from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays. Ceramics II is from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays. Fee: $135 plus $25 materials. Ceramics I and II each are offered twice per semester: First session is from Aug. 26-Oct. 9, with second session from Oct. 14-Dec. 4.

For more information about the Fall 2008 course schedule in the arts, contact the Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at csa@apsu.edu. Also, visit online at www.csa.apsu.edu.