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Registration open for SFA Music Preparatory Division classes

January 8, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Registrations are now being accepted for the spring classes offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division.

Students, including adults, may register for weekly private lessons in harp, piano, classical guitar, violin, Suzuki violin, cello, flute, percussion, horn, saxophone, oboe, clarinet, voice and other requested instruments. The 16-week classes, taught by upper-level music preparatory faculty, begin the week of Jan. 12, and the 12-week classes, taught by SFA student instructors, begin the week of Feb. 9. Guitar lessons, taught by Alan Scott, will also begin the week of Feb. 9.

Dr. Ping-Ting Lan will teach a 14-week intermediate adult piano class that will meet on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 26, in Room 302 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Laura Treadaway's musicianship classes will begin Monday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Room 302 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Choirs will begin meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The Live Wire Choir, for students in kindergarten through second grade, will meet on Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Lyric Choir, for third graders and up, will meet on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Both choirs will meet in Room 153 of the Music Building and be directed by Jennifer Weems.

The Music Preparatory Division also offers three Kindermusik classes for newborns to 5-year-olds, taught by Karen Greer, certified Kindermusik teacher. "Village" is an eight-week course for newborns through 18 months that will be held on Mondays from 6 to 6:45 p.m., beginning Feb. 2.

"Our Time" is a 12-week course for children 18 months to 3 years of age that will meet on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. "Imagine That" is a 12-week course for 3- to 5-year-olds that will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Both of the sessions will begin on Feb. 5.

The spring semester for all music preparatory students will culminate in May recitals.

Registration forms for private lessons and/or classes can be downloaded from the division's Web site at www.music.sfasu.edu/prep and turned in at the SFA School of Music office, Room 150 in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. On-line registration for 16-week and/or 12-week private lessons is also available on the Web site.

For more information, contact Pat Barnett, director of the Music Preparatory Division, via e-mail at pbarnett@sfasu.edu or call her at (936) 468-1291.