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SFA's Music Preparatory Division offers variety of summer programs

May 14, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music offers a number of summer music programs for all ages.

Registration is under way for summer activities with forms available at music.sfasu.edu/prep. Private lessons in a number of different flexible time slots and dates are available in piano, voice, guitar, harp, viola, flute, Suzuki violin, cello, violin, clarinet, euphonium, French horn and certain other instruments. Fees are outlined on the registration form. Private lessons begin June 8 and must be completed by Aug. 15.

Intermediate level adult piano classes will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays for seven weeks beginning June 8 and concluding on July 27. There is no class on June 29. Cost is $105. The class is taught by Dr. Ping-Ting Lan.

Kindermusik Adventure Camps for children will be presented by Karen Greer the week of July 13 through 17. Deadline to register is June 30. At-home Kindermusik materials are included. Camp topics are "Oh, What Busy Days!" for newborns to 18 months; "Zoo Train" for 18 months to 3 years; "On The Road" for 4- to 5-year-olds; and "Tell Me A Tale" for 6- to 7-year-olds. Fees and times are outlined on the registration form available on the website.

Music Mind Games, offered July 20 through 24, will teach students to read music and develop skills for understanding music theory and becoming a well-rounded musician. Two separate classes are available for 4- to 6-year-olds and for 7- to 11-year-olds. Cost is $100, and Brenda Josephsen is the teacher.

Piney Woods Fiddlers, a summer program taught by award-winning fiddler Emily Williams, will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on June 8, 22 and 29; July 27; and Aug. 3 and 10. Cost is $60. The class is open to all levels of playing ability with a minimum of one year of prior instruction. Contact Williams at musicalmedows@gmail.com.

For more information about Music Prep's summer programs, contact director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291.