Young Artists Program at TAMIU this Fall
Texas A&M International University's Department of Fine and Performing
Arts will help Laredo children explore guitar, piano, voice or music discovery
through the Young Artists Program.
Classes will meet once a week for an hour, beginning Monday, September
6 through Friday, December 4.
The schedule is as follows:
Music Discovery (kindergarten) - Mondays at 5 p.m.
Piano (six through nine year olds) - Mondays at 5 p.m.
Piano (10 through 14 year olds) - Mondays at 6 p.m.
Piano (six through nine year olds) - Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
Guitar (six through nine year olds) - Mondays at 6 p.m.
Guitar (10 through 14 year olds) - Mondays at 6 p.m.
Dr.Gilberto Soto, associate professor, coordinator of the Children Music
Community Program and chair of the department, said other sections will
be open according to the needs, level of the students and areas.
However, the number of classes is limited, and the cap for each class
is 10 children. He said the cost is $45 per month, with a $20 non-refundable
Dr. Soto explained the program was designed to enhance the lives of
"We strongly believe in the importance of fine arts (aesthetic)
education and the impact on the student's overall well-being, and we are
pleased to provide this outreach fine arts program to children,"
said Soto, "At the same time our future educators, students who are
juniors and seniors, have the opportunity to experience the teaching atmosphere
before graduation, which is very important in their future careers."
He said the program has been in existence for the past three years,
as a continuation of a music summer camp offered during the last two summers.
This past summer, more than 75 children participated in the fine arts
For more information, please contact Dr. Soto at 326.2649, e-mail email@example.com
or visit office in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, room 217C.
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