ALAMOSA – The Department of Music at Adams State University is pleased to announce a series of Service-Learning Projects providing after school music instruction for San Luis Valley students in grades 7-12. Music education majors enrolled in Professor Tracy Doyle’s Secondary Music Methods course have developed three unique opportunities, including a steel pan ensemble, a choir, and a middle school honor band audition preparation clinic. All clinics and classes are free of charge.
The steel pan band is open to students in grades 7-12. Students should have some music reading experience to be successful in this ensemble, but it is open to all instrumentalists and singers. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays from 7:15-8:30 pm in the band room in the music building on the ASU campus and will run from October 8th through November 19th, with a culminating performance on the ASU Jazz Concert on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 pm. To register, please contact Kevin Johnson at [email protected].
The choir program, titled “Tune In...” is open to students in grades 7-12. No prior choir experience is necessary, only a desire to sing. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm in Leon Memorial hall on the ASU campus and will run from October 8th through December 3rd, with a culminating performance on December 6th at 6:00 pm. To register, please contact Cheyenne Hopkins at [email protected].
There will be a one time Middle School Honor Band Audition preparation clinic on October 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The clinic will include a performance by ASU music majors of the audition excerpts, followed by instrument specific master classes, and free private lessons. All participants will leave with a performance and preparation guide. To register, please contact Liz at [email protected].