Vienna, VA (Vocus) December 18, 2009
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has opened registration for its winter and spring classes, offering opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect with the arts, through family classes, group and private lessons and professional development courses. Each season, Wolf Trap offers a diverse array of classes, delivered by professional teaching artists at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. Classes being offered this winter and spring include:
- A Music Lover’s Toolbox: Music Appreciation 101: Discover the connection between classical and contemporary music, dive into the history of music and its impact on world events, and explore the music of many cultures in this five week multimedia course.
- African Drumming: The Djembe: Learn basic and intermediate techniques, rhythmic patterns and phrases of djembe—one of the most prominent West African drumming techniques—as well as its role in the region’s rich musical traditions and cultures, in this five week course taught in a comfortable group setting.
- Baby Artsplay & Artsplay: Children ages 6 months to 60 months old, and their parents and/or caregivers are immersed in music, drama and movement in this integrated eight week program aimed at supporting and building early childhood intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
- Group Guitar Class: Whether you aspire to be a classical guitarist or the next rock superstar, Wolf Trap’s group guitar classes offer a great start. Instructors cover the fundamentals, including keys, chords, strum patterns and finger picking, as well as the history of the instrument, notation and traditional musical styles in this 12-week course.
- Private Lessons for Voice and Piano: Whether you are a beginner or experienced musician, private lessons at Wolf Trap foster personal achievement and broaden musical understanding with emphasis on creative expression and a solid technical basis.
The Center for Education at Wolf Trap is a nonprofit, national, arts-in-education resource center for children, parents, educators, and performing artists, and is the home for Wolf Trap’s Education Programs. This state-of-the-art facility officially opened and was dedicated on May 19, 2003. The technology-rich environment includes a 2-level Education Pavilion, the Earle C. Williams Learning Center and allows Wolf Trap to strengthen and expand its proven Education Programs to impact countless lives regionally, nationally, and around the world for generations to come.
For more information, visit http://www.wolftrap.org/en/Education.aspx, or contact Wolf Trap Education at classes(at)wolftrap(dot)org
About The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994) that presents and produces a full-range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap is home to two performance venues, the Filene Center—America’s National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns, which operates year-round; as well as the Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers; and Wolf Trap’s education programs, which include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, scholarships, master classes, and internships. The Filene Center, operated in partnership with the National Park Service, is a 7,028-seat outdoor pavilion that showcases an extensive list of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to orchestra, dance, theater, and opera, as well as innovative performance art and multimedia presentations from May through September each year. Visit the Wolf Trap Web site at http://www.wolftrap.org for more information. Terrence D. Jones is president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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