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Group Classes & Large Ensembles


Minimum enrollment is required for all group classes. Please enroll in classes as early as possible to secure a spot, and to enable us to determine if enrollment minimum has been met to hold the class. In case of cancellation of any class due to low enrollment, all students already enrolled will be notified immediately.

Chamber Music Ensemble

For Ages: youth-adults-seniors

*This course is suitable as a Pre-College training program for talented young musicians

Sara Beattie, Director

June 11 - 14, Room 2070

Monday - Thursday (Performance - Friday June 15, 2:00pm)

Cost: $181.58 (+ Term Processing Fee)

Select appropriate session:

  • Group A (U18): 11:00am - 3:00pm (includes break. Meal cost not included)
  • Group B (ages 18 - senior citizen): 3:00 - 7:00pm (includes break. Meal cost not included)

This camp is sure to be an exciting week of music and fun, and is open to students who are interested in studying chamber music and have some skill on an orchestral instrument or piano. Students will be assigned to small groups based on skill level and interest, and will participate in daily coached rehearsals. At the conclusion of camp, a final concert will feature all participating students. The concert will be free and open to the public so that parents, family members, and friends may attend.

Summer Strings Camp

Recommended for Ages 12 - 14**

**(This camp is open to string orchestra students who have completed at least two years of instruction, either privately or at school.)

*This course is suitable as a Pre-College training program for talented young musicians

Catherine Baker, Director

July 9 - 12, Room 2070

Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 12:00pm (Concert: Thursday afternoon July 12) 

Cost: $181.58 (+ Term Processing Fee)

Blow away the cobwebs because we're playing this Summer! Do you play the violin, viola, cello, or bass, and wish you could play in an exclusive school-age string ensemble over the summer? If so, here is your chance! Each day will consist of rehearsals where we will learn exciting new music. We will build upon our musical foundations and learn about shifting, vibrato, and other techniques. We will conclude the week with a concert on Thursday afternoon. Prepare to make music with old and new friends in a fun atmosphere. All music will be provided at the first rehearsal.

Digital Photography

For Ages: 13-adult

Dr. David Bess, Award-winning Photographer/Artist Instructor

4 Weeks, 6:00-7:30pm, Room 3113

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 1st class June 6 or 7 (see appropriate level below)

Cost: $88.69(+ Term Processing Fee)

Select appropriate session:

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera. In this informative class students will learn how to most effectively capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments. This course will emphasize basic photographic skills including equipment, lenses, focusing, ISO, depth of field, shooting modes, using artificial light, composition, and basic editing on computer. Students must provide their own digital cameras. Students’ cameras must have the capacity for shooting in the following exposure modes: aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual.

Level 2 Photography is designed for those who have completed an introductory photography course and wish to continue to expand their skills as digital photographers. Course content will be based largely on students’ expressed needs and goals. Content may include, but will not be limited to, advanced composition, lighting, metering, and editing, as well as sports photography, nature photography, and studio photography. Students in this class will be invited to shadow Dr Bess during professional photo shoots. The course will be limited to a maximum of six students so that the instructor can provide as much individual attention as possible.

Ukulele Class

(∗ Purchase Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book-more info below)

(∗ Bring your own concert or soprano-sized ukulele, or speak with instructor)

For Ages: 10-adult

Brandon Morgan, Instructor

5 Weeks, Room 2063

Sundays, June 24 - July 22 (see appropriate level below)

ŸCost:  $53.85 (+ Term Processing Fee) 

Ukulele translates from its original Hawaiian, to “jumping flea”, and originated in the late 1800’s. The instrument has

been booming in popularity recently. In this class, you will learn how to read music in the treble clef, count rhythms,

pick melodies, and strum chords on the ukulele. You will learn traditional Hawaiian and American folk songs, and popular songs of today! You must purchase the book mentioned below and either a concert or soprano sized ukulele. Smaller hands and fingers (most kids) do better with a soprano ukulele.


Select appropriate session:

No prior musical experience is necessary. Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Bk 1 (CD included) is available on ASIN: B000RQA1EW.

In this class, you will learn more advanced chords, melodies, and strumming techniques. You must have taken and completed the beginner ukulele class OR have had prior musical instrument experience and the ability to read basic rhythms and music in the treble clef. Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Bk 2 is available on ISBN: 978-1423416173.

Harp on It!

*This course is suitable as a Pre-College training program for talented young musicians

For Adults, Seniors, Older & Elementary Youth

Christine Mazza, Instructor 
Introductory Harp Class 
Days/Time/Number of classes TBD, Room 1073    

This class is open to all age groups with a limit of 2 students per class and catered to student needs and scheduling. No musical background is necessary. Students will study hand position and simple tunes. Materials are included. One hour daily practice time on the WVU Lyon Healy Troubadour harp is available for an additional $45 fee and $50 key deposit ($50 key deposit to be refunded on key return). 

OldTime Fiddle Workshop

For Ages: 10-adult

Rachel Eddy, Instructor

1 Session, 6:45-8:45pm, Room 2063

Tuesday, June 26

Ÿ Cost: $31.05 (+ Term Processing Fee) 

Fiddle class is open to intermediate level string players. Some knowledge of how to play the instrument is required, but OldTime experience is not required.

Do you play the violin and want to try a different kind of music? Have you ever found yourself drawn to the sound of a fiddle tune that gets your foot tappin’? If so, please rosin up your bow and join us! This class will focus on traditional fiddle tunes and styles from the Appalachian region. The music will be taught by ear, in keeping with the oral tradition; but sheet music can be provided on request.

PiANo foR FuN 1-day Summer Clinics for ADULTS

(With intermediate to advanced keyboard experience)
*This course is suitable as a Pre-College training program for talented young musicians

For Adults (ages 18-up) & Seniors

Carol Beall NCTM, Instructor

2 Sessions - June 13, August 1

Wednesdays, Room 2075

Cost: see individual appropriate sessions below

*There may be an additional in-class fee to purchase material

Adult keyboard players - here's your opportunity to participate in fun-filled, themed 75-minute workshops this summer. Come join us if you play piano (even just a little) and can read music. The sessions will include appealing music and ensembles, with a focus on reading new music and enjoying playing music together. The sessions will require only a minimum of advance preparation and no homework to follow (although there's no rule against continuing to enjoy playing the music we do in class).

Advanced classes are for those currently in the advanced session of PFF or those who have played quite a bit and would enjoy making music with others.

Intermediate classes are for anyone who can read music and has a basic understanding of music.

  • Session 1 Summer Kickoff (June 13):

This clinic will offer a combined ensemble of a beautiful version of America the Beautiful. The Advanced group will also read a 4-hand arrangement of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. The Intermediate group will also read some arrangements of familiar popular tunes.

  • Session 2 Summer Wrap-Up (August 1):

This clinic will offer additional combined ensemble music, TBD, along with separate level-appropriate materials for each group.

Select appropriate session:

  • Session 1 OR 2, Advanced - 4:30-5:45pm, June 13 OR August 1: $17.95 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Session 1 OR 2, Intermediate - 5:15-6:30pm, June 13 OR August 1: $17.95 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Both Sessions, Advanced - 4:30-5:45pm, June 13 AND August 1: $35.00 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Both Sessions, Intermediate - 5:15-6:30pm, June 13 AND August 1: $35.00 (+ Term Processing Fee) 

*Registration for both sessions includes a built-in approximate 2% discount

Music Pups and Cats®

Music Pups (for Ages: infant-4 years)

(Must be accompanied by a participating caregiver)

Abigail Watson, Instructor

3 Week Summer Sampler, 10:00-10:45am, Room 4129

Mondays - July 9, 16, 23

Cost: $73.85 (+ Term Processing Fee)


Research shows that early childhood is the window of opportunity to increase the lifelong music aptitude of a child.  Music Pups®  is a fun-filled class of singing, dancing, movement and instrument play.  Parents learn how to enrich their child's music environment, increase music potential and understand music development. Each class is 45 minutes long. Families receive a CD and songbook (included in tuition cost) with a broad variety of sounds and activities designed to stimulate musical learning. Our library of 11 CDs allows your family to enjoy class for almost three years with all new music each session. Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy class together.

Music Cats (for Ages: 4-5)

(Must be accompanied by a participating caregiver)

Abigail Watson, Instructor

3 Week Summer Sampler, 11:00-11:45am, Room 4129

Mondays - July 9, 16, 23

Cost: $73.85 (+ Term Processing Fee)

Music Cats®  includes the same fun spirit and activities as our Music Pups® program, plus more challenging activities designed to capitalize on the ability and creativity of “big kids”.  

Goals include:

  • Improve pitch and rhythm skills. In addition to Music Pups style singing and movement activities, we include individualized tonal and rhythm instruction each week to challenge each student at his or her own level.
  • Develop critical listening skills, such as the ability to identify when notes are correct or incorrect when listening to familiar songs.
  • Learn about band and orchestra instruments, and practice identifying the sounds they produce.
  • Introduction to piano. Fun keyboarding activities help prepare our students for future keyboard or piano lessons.  

Beginning Group Piano for Kids

For Ages: 6-9 years old

Dipendra Sunam, Instructor

2 Sessions & 2 Levels - June 5-26 & July 3-24

Tuesdays, Room 2075

*There will be an optional performance opportunity the last week of July


Select appropriate session & level:

  • Session 1, Level 1 – 5:00-6:00pm June 5, 12, 19, 26: $61.24 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Session 1, Level 2 – 4:00-5:00pm June 5, 12, 19, 26: $61.24 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Session 2, Level 1 – 5:00-6:00pm July 3, 10, 17, 24: $61.24 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Session 2, Level 2 – 4:00-5:00pm July 3, 10, 17, 24: $61.24 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Both Sessions, Level 1 (carries a 5% built-in discount): $116.13 (+ Term Processing Fee)
  • Both Sessions, Level 2 (carries a 5% built-in discount): $116.13 (+ Term Processing Fee)

This class provides the stimulation of a group environment with the individual attention of private instruction as a fun, effective approach to learning piano. Weekly group classes include rhythmic games, ensemble playing, and music reading, using state-of-the-art electronic keyboards.


Sessions description:

  • Level 1 – For students with no previous experience, or as review.
  • Level 2 – For students with 1-2 terms of previous experience.

(Level placement will be determined by the instructor on the 1st day of classes)

Morgantown Community Orchestra Summer Festival

For Ages: youth-adults-seniors

  • FREE to students currently enrolled in private lessons/group classes in the Community Music Program
  • FREE to full-time WVU college students
  • Price breaks available to CommMusPgm faculty, CollCreativeArts faculty/staff
  • Discounts for seniors, and on multiple family members/classes/instruments registrations
  • Informal audition is requested

André January, Director 

5 Rehearsals: July 9, 11, 13, 16, 18

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:00-7:00pm, Room 2070

Cost: $32.75 (+ Term Processing Fee)


Summer Performances:

  • July 20 & 21
  • Times & venues TBD

The Morgantown Community Orchestra will reprise its successful Summer Sampler group, for the third year in a row, to bring light, airy sounds wafting across the city in July. Membership is open to everyone from youth to non-music and music major collegiate students to community members. The orchestra welcomes intermediate and advanced level players who wish to share and develop their artistic talents while enjoying music-making in a friendly orchestral setting. For potential new members, a gentle informal trial audition with the orchestra is recommended. The group will top off its Summer Sampler with several possible performances at venues around town.

(also refer to the link at the top of the page, for additional registration information) 

Treble Voices Summer Camp

For Ages: 8-18 years old

Letícia Grützmann, Director

July 30 - August 3, Room 4113

Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm (*The director requests 9:30am arrival)

Performances - Friday August 3

Cost: $137.80 (+ Term Processing Fee)


In preparation for the Fall Term, the Morgantown Children’s & Youth Choirs will begin working on their 2018 - 2019 repertoire, in an environment of quality choral instruction plus a huge a huge amount of fun. Treble Voices Summer Camp allows potential choral students to gain an appreciation for the rehearsal process, improve their sight-reading and overall musicianship skills, and perform diverse repertoire. Each morning will consist of vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises, and stretching. The techniques explored during the warm-ups will be integrated into the learning and singing of exciting and varied choral repertoire. The camp will end with informal, casual concert performances around town.