SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Wittenberg University’s Center for Musical Development (CMD) and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will join together for the ninth annual Kaleidoscope Music Camp June 27-30. In addition, several summer music classes are available for children and adults. All events are held in Krieg Hall on the Wittenberg campus.
The Kaleidoscope Music Camp is open to elementary, junior and senior high school string players. Participants will gain experience performing in a chamber music setting and in a larger string orchestra setting. The camp will culminate with a final concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, in Weaver Chapel.
The camp faculty includes conductors Shirley Mullins, internationally known educator, clinician, music editor and author, and James Ledbetter, conductor of the Springfield Youth String Ensemble and Youth Chamber Orchestra. CMD faculty and SSO musicians will coach large and small ensembles.
Eligible for half a day are Level 1 players, fourth grade or under, or beginning players with less than two years of private lesson study. Level 2 and 3 players will work from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be placed on the first day of camp.
Discovering Music for Children ages 3-5 will meet from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays for seven weeks beginning June 15. This class is designed to begin the young child’s exploration of the world of music.
Beginning Piano for Kids in grades one through three will meet from 4:15-5 p.m. on seven Wednesdays beginning June 15. Students will learn to read music and musical notation, find keyboard landmarks, and play rhythms and simple pieces.
Voice Class for High School and Adults will meet from 6:30-7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays for eight weeks beginning June 14. Students will learn how to sing properly, including diction and warm-up exercises.
For more information and advance registration for Kaleidoscope Music Camp or music classes, call Wittenberg’s CMD at 327-7050.
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