TAMIU Offers Spring Young Artists Program
Give your children the opportunity to practice self-discipline and diligence
while learning to play an instrument or exploring music at Texas A&M
International University's 2005 Spring Young Artists Program.
Dr. Gilberto Soto, coordinator of the Children Music Community Program
and chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, said the program
offers children remarkable exposure to the world of music.
"The Young Artist Community Program has been in existence since
the fall of 2002 and provides fine arts courses in the areas of music
discovery, piano and guitar to those children interested in discovering
the wonderful world of music. At the same time, the program provides an
opportunity for TAMIU music/fine arts students to become teachers and
mentors to these children, as they will become future music educators
for this area. We offer these classes because we know how important it
is to start music education at an early age," Dr. Soto said.
Beginning and intermediate classes meet once a week for an hour and
the session runs Jan. 17 through May 3.
The schedule is as follows:
Music Discovery (four to six year olds) - Mondays, 5 p.m.
Music Discovery (four to six year olds) - Tuesdays, 5 p.m.
Piano (six to nine year olds) - Mondays, 5 p.m.
Piano (six to nine year olds) -Tuesdays, 5 p.m.
Guitar (six to nine year olds) - Mondays, 5 p.m.
Guitar (six to nine year olds) - Tuesdays, 5 p.m.
Piano (10 to 14 year olds) - Mondays, 6 p.m.
Piano (10 to 14 year olds) - Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
Guitar (10 to 14 year olds) - Mondays, 6 p.m.
Guitar (10 to 14 year olds) - Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
Parents may register their children at the Center for the Fine and Performing
Arts between office hours on Friday, Jan. 14. General registration will
be held on Monday, Jan. 17 from 4 - 5 p.m. There is a registration fee
of $20 and tuition costs $45 per month. Space is limited.
For more information, contact Dr. Soto at email@example.com,
call 326.2649 or visit offices in the Center for the Fine and Performing
Arts, room 217C.
University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
University offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 in a state-authorized
observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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