Classes ~ Ensembles ~ Camps ~ Workshops

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF POTENTIAL OFFERINGS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THEM AS SUMMER NEARS. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS !

Ages 0-5

Ages 5-12

Ages 12-Adult

Ages 50+

Playful Musicians
Ages 0-5

Musikgarten® Nature’s Music (newborn – 3 years, w/caregiver present)

These classes are the first step toward bonding musically with your child and provide a relaxed environment for families to come together and experience music. Activities include bouncing & rocking songs, finger plays, body awareness games, singing, moving, dancing, listening and playing instruments. A sibling who is age 4-5 is welcome to attend class as well. Please see online registration for sibling rate option.

Select 8 classes from:
Mondays (5:15-5:55 PM) • 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19
Saturdays (10:00-10:40 AM) • 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24
Thursdays-Chambersburg only (10:00-10:40 AM) • 6/27, 7/25, 8/22

Instructors: Heather Kline, Heather McEndree, Tracy Thomas
Location: Dates available at both Chambersburg and Greencastle locations. You can mix and match locations!
Cost: $98, includes MG materials (sibling rate available)

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Little Maestros Discovery Camp (3-5 years)

Discover the magic of music through song and dance, games and instruments, stories, crafts, and conducting musical science experiments with your preschooler! Families are invited to participate for the final 15 minutes each day.

Week-long: 6/24-6/28 • 9:30-11:30 AM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle
Cost: $115

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Pee Wee Picassos (4-6 years)

Using visual art mediums like paint, drawing, clay sculpting and recyclable, our Pee Wee Picassos will experience their own process driven journey of discovery to create mini masterpieces and build confidence. Each day we introduce a new art concept while engaging our little artists in discussions designed to increase their understanding of each tool and material used. The week ends with each camper displaying some of their artwork in an exhibition open to parents and family members.

Week-long: 7/8-7/12 • 9:30-11:30 AM
Instructor: Barbara Randall
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $115

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Preschool Music Camp (4-6 years)

This exciting camp will have children celebrating summer through singing, dancing, activities, and crafts (indoor and outdoor). Laughter and learning will go hand in hand with music and creativity.  A light snack will be provided each day. Families are invited to participate for the final 15 minutes each day.

Week-long: 7/29-8/2 • 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $115

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Exploring Musicians
Ages 5-12

Vocal Explorers Camp (5-8 years)

Explore all your voice can do while singing songs, playing games, and other fun activities! In this camp young singers will learn vocal technique and different musical theory concepts that every vocalist needs to know. A performance will be held for friends and family on the final day.

Week-long: 7/22-7/26 • 9:00-11:30 AM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle
Cost: $125

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Piano Sampler Camp (7-11 years)

Is your child interested in piano and you would like to “try it” before registering for lessons? This camp introduces the basics of playing piano in a supportive group environment.

Week-long: 6/10-6/14 • 10:00-11:00 AM
Instructor: Marie Hershey
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $82, includes book

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Voice & Drama, Jr. (featuring scenes and songs from “Peter Pan”) (entering grades 1-3)

Participants in this week-long camp will have fun as they sing, dance, and act in a creative mini-musical. The camp will end with a performance along with the older Voice and Drama campers, as part of Old Market Day in downtown Chambersburg.

Week-long: 7/15-7/20 • Monday – Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM, Friday 8:30 AM-2:00 PM, Saturday 9:00-11:00 AM
Instructor: Elise Bordner
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $130

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Artistic Adventurers (7-10 years)

Through daily creative projects, our Artistic Adventurers will develop their skills in using a variety of different art mediums including paint, drawing materials, fabric, clay, recyclable or found objects. Each day will introduce a new element of art history to help deepen the camper’s knowledge and appreciation for art and discover new ways to express their creativity. The camp ends with each camper displaying some of their masterpieces in an art exhibition open to parents and family members.

Week-long: 7/8-7/12 • 1:00-3:30 PM
Instructor: Barbara Randall
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $140

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Adventures in Composing (8-11 years)

Help Muttzart (the dog) and Ratmaninoff (the cat) rescue their owner’s composition! Participants will learn various techniques to create their own songs at the piano. Students must be able to read treble and bass clef notes and play with both hands in C position. The perfect class for young pianists in their first years of study, combining natural musicality and newly learned music-reading skills.

Week-long: 6/10-6/14 • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Instructor: Marie Hershey
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $72

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Beginner Guitar Class (8-12 years)

The perfect class for beginning level players. Instruction will include tuning, melody playing, chords, rhythms, strumming, and ensemble playing. Students must provide their own guitar, acoustic preferred. (CVSM has guitars available for short term rental.  The class fee does not include rental fees.  If a rental is needed, please inquire in the store upon registering.)

Mondays in Chambersburg
Session 1: 6/3-7/1 • 5:00-6:00 PM
Session 2: 7/8-8/5 •  5:00-6:00 PM

Saturdays in Greencastle
Session 1: 6/1-6/29 • 1:30-2:30 PM
Session 2 7/6-8/3 • 1:30-2:30 PM

Instructor: Ben Harlan
Cost for each 5 class session: $68, book included

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Pizzicato Players Camp (9-12 years)

This ensemble introduces children to the basics of orchestra playing in a fun and friendly environment. This string ensemble is tailored for students with at least one year of experience on their instrument. The camp culminates with a performance for family on the final day. Deadline to register is June 3. Please give your instrument and number of years playing in the notes when registering.

Week-long: 6/10-6/14 • 5:00-6:15 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $115

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Voice & Drama (featuring scenes and songs from “Peter Pan”) (entering grades 4-9)

As part of this unique performance experience, each camper will have the opportunity to be featured in a dance number, a dramatic scene (based on the play), or a vocal solo, duet or small ensemble. Everyone participates; no waiting in the wings while the “lead” characters rehearse and perform. Each camper receives 2 individualized voice lessons during the week. The camp will end with a performance as part of Old Market Day in downtown Chambersburg.

Week-long: 7/15-7/20 · Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-2:00 PM, Saturday 9:00-11:00 AM
Instructors: Jeffrey Noll, Heather Kline, Caroline White
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $190

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Strings Refresher Class (age varies by experience)

Go back to school remembering what you learned the previous year and even improve on it! A great way to maintain your skills during the summer!  Open to students playing any stringed instrument.

Week-long: 8/5-8/9
5:00- 5:45 PM- Students with 1 year of experience
6:00- 6:45 PM- Students with 2 years’ experience
7:00- 7:45PM- Students with 3 years’ experience

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $56

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Summer Band Ensemble (entering 6th-9th grades)

Enjoy playing music with friends this summer! Open to instrumental music students entering grades 6 through 9 in the fall, this class offers a friendly and relaxed setting for musical growth in an ensemble setting. Students will have the opportunity to perform learned pieces for an audience at the end of the series.

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6/25-7/18 (No class 7/2, 7/4)
Instructor: Katrina Neyman
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $72

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Fiddle Sticks Camp (11-16 years)

Enjoy learning technique, musicianship and ensemble playing skills in this fun-filled camp.  Perfect for advanced beginner and intermediate level string players!  The camp culminates with a performance for family on the final day. Deadline to register is June 3. Please give your instrument and number of years playing in the notes when registering.

Week-long: 6/10-6/14 • 6:30-8:15 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $120

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Violin Technique Workshop (middle school ages)

Advance your skills this summer! This workshop will focus on developing advanced bowing, key recognition and pitch as well as more advanced rhythms and beginning vibrato.

Monday-Thursday: 6/17-6/20 • 6:00-7:00 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $60

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Worship Band Workshop (11 and older)

Discover various worship groups and popular songs they have created.  Learn about how hymns compare to contemporary worship songs, and see how these songs can fit into modern worship.  Learn how to lead worship, create a worship song set list, and how to add different types of vocal accompaniment.  Incorporate non-traditional instruments into your worship band and discover how they can add different dynamics to your worship experience. Come with an open heart and feel free to share your experiences!!

Monday in Chambersburg : 8/19 • 8:00-11:00 AM
Saturday in Greencastle: 8/24 • 1:30-4:30 PM

Instructor: Ben Harlan
Cost: $36

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Ukulele Class (8 and older)

A ukulele class designed to meet the needs of any uke player. Whether you are interested in learning from square one or you would like to better your playing, this class is designed to work at your own pace and build on your current skills with the help of our skilled instructor.

Mondays in Chambersburg:
Session 1: 6/3-7/1 • 10:00-11:00 AM
Session 2: 7/8-8/5 • 10:00-11:00 AM

Saturdays in Greencastle:
Session 1: 6/1-6/29 • 2:30-3:30 PM
Session 2 7/6-8/3 • 2:30-3:30 PM

Instructor: Ben Harlan
Cost for each 5 class session: $68, book included

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Achieving Musicians
Ages 12- Adult

Beginner Guitar Class (8-12 years)

 

The perfect class for beginning level players. Instruction will include tuning, melody playing, chords, rhythms, strumming, and ensemble playing. Students must provide their own guitar, acoustic preferred. (CVSM has guitars available for short term rental.  The class fee does not include rental fees.  If a rental is needed, please inquire in the store upon registering.)

Mondays in Chambersburg
Session 1: 6/3-7/1 • 5:00-6:00 PM
Session 2: 7/8-8/5 •  5:00-6:00 PM

Saturdays in Greencastle
Session 1: 6/1-6/29 • 1:30-2:30 PM
Session 2 7/6-8/3 • 1:30-2:30 PM

Instructor: Ben Harlan
Cost for each 5 class session: $68, book included

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Pizzicato Players Camp (9-12 years)

This ensemble introduces children to the basics of orchestra playing in a fun and friendly environment. This string ensemble is tailored for students with at least one year of experience on their instrument. The camp culminates with a performance for family on the final day. Deadline to register is June 3. Please give your instrument and number of years playing in the notes when registering.

Week-long: 6/10-6/14 • 5:00-6:15 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $115

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Voice & Drama (featuring scenes and songs from “Peter Pan”) (entering grades 4-9)

As part of this unique performance experience, each camper will have the opportunity to be featured in a dance number, a dramatic scene (based on the play), or a vocal solo, duet or small ensemble. Everyone participates; no waiting in the wings while the “lead” characters rehearse and perform. Each camper receives 2 individualized voice lessons during the week. The camp will end with a performance as part of Old Market Day in downtown Chambersburg.

Week-long: 7/15-7/20 · Monday – Thursday 8:30-12:30, Friday 8:30-2:00, Saturday 9:00-11:00
Instructors: Jeffrey Noll, Heather Kline, Caroline White
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $190

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Summer Band Ensemble (entering 6th-9th grades)

Enjoy playing music with friends this summer! Open to instrumental music students entering grades 6 through 9 in the fall, this class offers a friendly and relaxed setting for musical growth in an ensemble setting. Students will have the opportunity to perform learned pieces for an audience at the end of the series.

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6/25-7/18 (No class 7/2, 7/4)
Instructor: Katrina Neyman
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $72

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Fiddle Sticks Camp (11-14 years)

Enjoy learning technique, musicianship and ensemble playing skills in this fun-filled camp.  Perfect for advanced beginner and intermediate level string players!  The camp culminates with a performance for family on the final day. Deadline to register is June 3. Please give your instrument and number of years playing in the notes when registering.

Week-long: 6/10-6/14 • 6:30-8:15 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $120

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Worship Band Workshop (11 and older)

Discover various worship groups and popular songs they have created.  Learn about how hymns compare to contemporary worship songs, and see how these songs can fit into modern worship.  Learn how to lead worship, create a worship song set list, and how to add different types of vocal accompaniment.  Incorporate non-traditional instruments into your worship band and discover how they can add different dynamics to your worship experience.  Come with an open heart and feel free to share your experiences!!

Chambersburg location: 8/19 • 8:00-11:00 AM
Greencastle location: 8/24 • 1:30-4:30 PM

Instructor: Ben Harlan
Cost: $36

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Amplify Your Voice Workshop (12 and older)

Vocal projection is a crucial aspect of singing that allows you to deliver your voice with clarity and reach a wider audience. In this workshop we will explore techniques for mastering vocal projection while singing. From warm-up exercises to recording yourself for self-evaluation, these techniques will help you enhance your singing performance and captivate your listeners while maintaining a healthy voice. Musical excerpts will be provided, and participants may also bring along a selection they are currently working on.  Student volunteers will perform and receive real-time feedback and techniques as time allows. 

Greencastle location: 6/8 • 1:00-3:00 PM
Chambersburg location: 6/22 • 1:00-3:00 PM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Cost: $20

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Introduction to Recording with Logic Pro (all ages)

A hands on learning experience for getting to know your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Learn tips, tricks and song creation in Logic Pro/Garage Band. Topics to be covered include: setting up a session, tools of Logic, working with loops, creating a song, working with effects, and mixing. (You do not need to have your own device/system to attend.)

Tuesdays: 5/28-6/25 (No class 6/11) • 6:30-7:00 PM
Instructor: Joel Newman
Cost: $30

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Violin Technique Workshop (high school and adult ages)

Do you struggle with playing the higher position notes? Is your tone as beautiful as possible? Do you have a beautiful vibrato? This workshop is designed to help advance your skills this summer. This workshop will focus on skills such as higher positions, tone, and vibrato.

Monday-Thursday: 6/17-6/20 • 7:15-8:15 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
Cost: $60

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Ukulele Class (8 and older)

A ukulele class designed to meet the needs of any uke player. Whether you are interested in learning from square one or you would like to better your playing, this class is designed to work at your own pace and build on your current skills with the help of our skilled instructor.

Mondays in Chambersburg:
Session 1: 6/3-7/1 • 10:00-11:00 AM
Session 2: 7/8-8/5 • 10:00-11:00 AM

Saturdays in Greencastle:
Session 1: 6/1-6/29 • 2:30-3:30 PM
Session 2 7/6-8/3 • 2:30-3:30 PM

Instructor: Ben Harlan
Location: Chambersburg

Cost for each 5 class session: $68, book included

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Seasoned Musicians
Ages 50+

New Horizons Band (50 and older)

Play your band instrument in a supportive ensemble, even if you are returning to your instrument after many silent years! This group performs level 2 and 3 music. (Funding for this program is provided by the Tschop Foundation.)

Thursdays: Dates TBD · 1:00-2:00 PM
Instructor: Elise Bordner
Location: Chambersburg

Fee TBD

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Community Ensembles (All Ages)

No charge for community ensembles!

CVSM Symphonic Band & Choir (all ages)

The band performs level III and IV pieces twice a year with several rehearsals to prepare. It is perfect for musicians looking for a limited time commitment.

Singers of all ages are invited to join the CVSM Community choir to sing select songs with the band.

Memorial Day Concert on 5/27 at 7:30 PM.
Rehearsals: Sundays 5/5, 5/19, 5/26 • 2:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Tim Gotwald
Location: CASHS Band Room
FREE

Fill out this form here or email heather@cvsmusic.org to express interest in participation or to be put on our mailing list.