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Community Music Program

SPRING TERM 2020  
Term begins January 21, 2020 unless otherwise noted
Registrations will be accepted starting January 6, 2020, 10:00am

VALUES-MISSION-VISION
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 SPRING Calendar
  • Monday, Jan 6, 10:00am –  Registration opens for WTR-SPR 2020 Term, Room 4097, Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Friday OR Saturday, Jan 10 (10:30am) OR Jan 11 (10:00am) – Bambini Artists (ages 0-5) 1st class, Room 4129, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Monday, Jan 13, 4:30pm – Minisingers (ages 4-6) 1st class, Room 4129, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Monday, Jan 13, 7:00pm – West Virginia Community Choir 1st rehearsal, Room 2070, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Tuesday, Jan 21 –  First official day for start of WTR-SPR 2020 Term, Creative Arts Center WVU (check with individual private instructor for further details)
  • Wednesday, Jan 22, varied pm times – Adult Piano For Fun 1st class, Room 2075, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Thursday, Jan 23, 5:00pm – Morgantown Youth/Teen Choir 1st rehearsal, Room 4122, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Tuesday, Jan 28, 6:00pm – Beginning Group Ukulele for Kids (ages 6-9) 1st class, Room 2055, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Tuesday, Jan 28, 6:30pm – Ukulele Class (ages 10-adult) 1st class, Room 2055, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Thursday, Feb 6, 5:00 & 6:00pm – Beginning Group Piano for Kids Class (ages 6-9) 1st class, Room 2075, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Sunday, Mar 1, 2:00pm – West Virginia Community Choir (in conjunction with WVU choirs), St Mary's Catholic Church, Star City
  • Saturday, Mar 7, 10:00am – Beginning Group Violin for Kids Class (ages 6-10) 1st class, Room 4113, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Saturday, Mar 7, 11:30am – Strings Ensembles (ages 12-18) 1st class, Room 4113, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Thursday OR Friday OR Saturday, Mar 19 (5:15pm) OR Mar 20 (10:30am) OR Mar 21 (10:00am) – Bambini Artists (ages 0-5) 1st class of 2nd session, Room 4129, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Wednesday/Thursday, Mar 25/26, 6:00pm – Digital Photography (ages 13-adult) 1st class, Room 3113/2067, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Sunday, Apr 5, 4:00pm – West Virginia Community Choir Concert, Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Saturday, May 2, 1:00pm – General Student Recital, Bloch Learning/Performance Hall, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Sunday, May 3, 2:00pm – General Student Recital, Falbo Theatre, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Tuesday, May 5, 7:30pm – Morgantown Community Orchestra Concert, Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9, beginning at 9:30am –  Royal Conservatory of Music International Written Exams, Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Friday, May 22, 6:00pm – General Student Recital, Bloch Learning/Performance Hall, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
  • Saturday, May 30, beginning at 9:30am –  Royal Conservatory of Music International Performance Exams,               Creative Arts Center WVU
Girl playing a harpNote to Parents

Although the 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 Creative Arts Center, and the Krepps Park area across from the Creative Arts Center, and at several short-term lots around the Creative Arts Center. After 4:00pm on weekdays and during weekends, parking restrictions are lifted in the 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.