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Community Music Program

SUMMER TERM 2020  
Term begins June 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted
Registrations will be accepted starting May 26, 2020, 10:00am

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We are proud of the commitment of our teachers, to the community. The staff of the Community Music Program provides a comprehensive program of musical training for the amateur performer, enlightened listener, professional musician, and talented young person interested in further nurturing skills. We are confident that our music education program enhances creativity, discipline, communication, self-esteem, and nurtures the inner artist in all ages. Classes in music are offered over a wide age-range, including babies and senior citizens. It's always the right time to start!
- Karen Taddie, Coordinator
- Dr Michael Ibrahim, Director WVU School of Music
- Dr Keith Jackson, Dean WVU College of Creative Arts

2020 SUMMER Calendar

*NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in constantly-updated WVU policy restrictions, registration can currently be done only for private lesson instruction (no group classes or ensembles). And only through telephone payment (no in-person registration at this time). On-campus private lessons will be done only through virtual/remote instruction until WVU restrictions are lifted. Continue to monitor this site for updated information.


  • Tuesday, May 26, 10:00am –  Registration opens for SUMMER 2020 Term, Room 4097, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Monday, June 1 –  First official day for start of SUMMER 2020 Term, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU (check with individual private instructor for further details)
  • Friday & Saturday, August 7 & 8, beginning at 9:30am –  proposed tentative Royal Conservatory of Music International Written Exams, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Saturday, August 1, beginning at 9:00am –  proposed tentative Royal Conservatory of Music International Performance Exams, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU
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Note to Parents
Although the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center is a safe environment, parents are advised to accompany young children to and from their classes/lessons and to not leave them unattended for any length of time. Teachers cannot be expected to be responsible for waiting around after classes to keep watch on young children. Please be sure to keep in touch regularly with your teachers concerning lesson times. If you are not sure about a lesson time, please contact your teacher to make sure there has not been a misunderstanding. Communication is the key to preventing and solving problems before they turn into larger issues.  Please be aware that our faculty have extremely busy schedules like you do. When you register for lessons, you have made a commitment, as our teachers have, to show up each week for the lesson/class. As much as we sympathize with your busy schedule and daily issues that come up in your lives, our teachers are not obligated to makeup lessons unless they have cancelled. Please also be advised that no adjustments in tuition will be given for cancellations. Thank you for your understanding.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all scheduled lessons and classes. In case of school (WVU) closure or teacher absence for any reason, a make-up lesson will be arranged. Teachers are not obligated to make up lessons resulting from student cancellations and there will be no adjustment in tuition.


Parking

Free parking is available at most times in the Coliseum parking lot located across from the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center, and the Krepps Park area across from the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center, and at several short-term lots around the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center. After 4:00pm on weekdays and during weekends, parking restrictions are lifted in the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center parking lot, Area 45. Before 4:00pm on weekdays, the University will ticket cars without permits. Please be aware of this if you want to schedule lessons before 4:00pm on weekdays.


Keep in touch

Are you on the Community Music mailing and email list to receive information about the WVU Community Music Program? Our email addresses are used solely for the purpose of the Community Music Program.

To be added to our mailing list and/or email list, please contact Karen Taddie at (304) 293-6946 or email

karen.taddie@mail.wvu.edu.


THANK YOU!

Because of your generosity and commitment to our Program, we have been able to serve our community for 58 years.