SUMMER MUSIC CAMP 2013
Union University Department of Music and the Community Music Center have announced the Summer Music Camp dates as July 15-19, 2013. The camp brochure and registration form are with registration for campers beginning March 15, 2013. LEARN MORE
Notice (as of April 2)
Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5 are currently full. A waiting list has been started. There are spots still available for Grades 6-8.
The Mission of the Community Music Center at Union University is to enrich our community and the lives of people of all ages through instruction and experience in music. Our goal is to foster a lifelong appreciation of and involvement in the musical arts and to serve as a resource for the musical needs of the people of Jackson and West Tennessee.
Through participation in the Community Music Center, students will not only have aesthetically rewarding experiences, but also will realize academic benefits and build meaningful relationships. In addition, students will be connected to the strong reputation of musical excellence that belongs to the Department of Music and Union University. Most importantly, students will be inspired to develop their talents and gifts to glorify God, the One Who created music and Who gives us the joy of its discovery.
The Community Music Center offers programs for children of all ages as well as adults. All programs are specifically designed to meet the needs and skills of specific age and interest groups:
Private lessons are offered to children, youth, and adults regularly in voice, piano, and guitar and may also be available in other areas upon request. During each semester, highly qualified, experienced teachers craft an individual course of study that is appropriate for the student's interests and ability. Weekly, 30-minute lessons are designed not only to each proficiency in the specified area, but also to develop music-reading skills and a passion for music. Young students and beginners are encouraged to register for appropriate group lessons. Children under the age of 13 who are interested in developing vocal skills should register for Children's Chorus.
Group strings are taught using the Suzuki method and are open to students ages 4 and older.
Students in grades 7-9 are eligible to enroll in the Community Music Center's newest vocal ensemble. Literature will be challenging and rewarding and, in many cases, will coincide with selections used for regional and state festivals.