2022 Fall Classes, Ensembles, & Workshops

Ages 0-5

Ages 5-12

Ages 12-Adult

Ages 50+

Community Ensembles

All Ages Workshops

PLAYFUL MUSICIANS

Musikgarten® On a Trip (newborn – 3 years w/caregiver present)

These classes are the first step toward bonding musically with your child. Activities include bouncing & rocking songs, finger plays, body awareness games, singing, moving, dancing, listening and playing instruments. All of these activities stimulate the brain, foster physical development, and cultivate listening skills.

Saturdays 10/1-11/19 • 9:15-9:55 AM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Chambersburg

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Mondays 10/3-11/21 • 10:00-10:40 AM
Instructor: Heather McEndree
Location: Chambersburg

8 sessions for $105 (materials included)

Sibling rate available.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Wiggles & Giggles (newborn – 3 years w/caregiver present)

Wiggles & Giggles aims to help babies and toddlers experience the fun and magic of music and movement through our own special twist on the traditional Musikgarten curriculum. In this class, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, and play instruments together, laying the foundation necessary for success in music and aiding the child’s social, emotional, mental, and physical development along the way.  Using music ranging from Mozart to modern, adults and children alike will enjoy an atmosphere of fun and excitement as we build these skills. Materials included in price: 1 pair rhythm sticks, 1 rattle, 1 scarf, bag.

Tuesdays 9/20-11/8 • 10:30-11:10 AM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle

8 sessions for $81 (materials included)

Sibling rate available

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Little Maestros (ages 3-5)

In Little Maestros, children will continue to develop socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically through music and movement while discovering the sensory world around them.  This class builds upon the activities that they enjoyed as toddlers (singing, dancing, playing instruments), and adds the excitement of tonal instruments, sensory activities, pattern reading, imaginative play, storytelling, crafts, and more…all through the magic of music! Material include in price: 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag

Fridays 9/23-11/11 • 10:30-11:15 AM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle

8 sessions for $112 (materials included)

Sibling rate available.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Musikgarten® World Music 1 (ages 3.5-5)

Children at this age are growing physically and intellectually at a rapid pace! This class capitalizes on this development and provides musical activities to help children sing more tunefully, move with expressivity to various styles of music, and read, write, and play rhythmic patterns on various instruments.

Saturdays 10/1-11/19 (off 10/15) • 10:15-11:00 AM
Instructor: Heather McEndree
Location: Chambersburg

THIS CLASS START DATE WAS POSTPONED FROM WHAT WAS LISTED IN THE BROCHURE.

Sibling Rate available.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Vocal Explorers (ages 5-8)

Explore all that your voice can do through song & vocal exploration.  This class will teach vocal technique for the young singer through songs and music theory using solfege as they prepare for a performance at the CVSM stduent recital on Sun., Nov. 20 in Greencastle at 3 PM.

Thursdays 9/22-11/17 (off 10/27) • 5:15-6:00 PM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle

8 sessions for $79

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

EXPLORING MUSICIANS

Vocal Explorers (ages 5-8)

Explore all that your voice can do through song & vocal exploration.  This class will teach vocal technique for the young singer through songs and music theory using solfege as they prepare for a performance at the CVSM stduent recital on Sun., Nov. 20 in Greencastle at 3 PM.

Thursdays 9/22-11/17 (off 10/27) • 5:15-6:00 PM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle

8 sessions for $79

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Theatre Explorers 1 (ages 5-8)

Use your creativity, imaginations, and sense of fun to explore the world of theatre! Students will use collaborative activities to learn basic theatrical techniques and prepare for a small showcase performance at the student recital on Sun., Nov. 20 in Greencastle at 3 PM.

Saturdays 10/1-11/19 • 10:15-11:00 AM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Chambersburg

8 sessions for $52

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Musikgarten® Music Makers at the Keyboard (ages 5-7)

Music Makers at the Keyboard lays the groundwork for keyboard success. The activities foster pride and excitement in making music both independently and with others. In addition to playing the piano, students will participate in dancing and drumming, singing, echoing patterns, composing and musical dictation.

Tuesdays 10/11-12/4 (off 11/29) • 6:00-7:00 PM
Instructor: Shonelle Strausbaugh
Location: Greencastle

THESE CLASS DATES HAVE CHANGED FROM THE BROCHURE. PLEASE INQUIRE DIRECTLY WITH OUR REGISTRAR SHOULD YOU WANT TO REGISTER.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Piano Sampler (ages 7-11)

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

Saturdays 9/24-10/22 • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Instructor: Marie Hershey
Location: Chambersburg

5 sessions for $67 (book included)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

CVSM Children’s Choir (grades 4-8, unchanged voices)

Do you have a child in your house that loves to sing? This ensemble brings children together for the joyful exploration and celebration of singing! We work with children to develop solid, healthy vocal techniques such as breathing, diction, posture, expression and part singing. They will enjoy singing an appealing, diverse musical repertoire.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO START IN THE SPRING. 

Beginner Guitar class (ages 12 and under)

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. Choose one session or join in both!

Mondays • 5:00 PM
Session 1: 9/12-10/17
Session 2: 11/7-12/19 (off 11/28)

Location: Chambersburg

Each session 6 classes for $62.50.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Ukulele Class (all ages)

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.

Tuesdays • 5:00 PM
Session 1: 9/13-10/18
Session 2: 11/8-12/20 (off 11/29)

Location: Chambersburg

Each session 6 classes for $62.50.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Musical (Ages 8 to 18)

Join us as we present the timeless story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. All students registered will be in the show; auditions are for part placement only. Registration prior to audition required. Performance dates will be March 3 and 4. Click here for TENTATIVE rehearsal schedule (Thursday evenings).

Auditions 12/11 • 2:00-5:00

Instructors: Heather Kline & Elise Bordner

Location: Laird Hall at Wilson College

Fee: $65

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (ages 10+)

Would you love to improvise on the fly or get better at creating your own riffs? This interactive group class is the chance to learn the FUNdamentals of soloing over minor, major, and blues chord changes. Students must at least be familiar with the major, minor and pentatonic scales. Open to all instruments.

Mondays 10/3-10/24 • 7:15 -7:45 PM
Instructor: Joel Newman
Location: Greencastle

4 sessions for $28.50

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Pop/Rock Singing (ages 10+)

This 4-session course is designed for anyone wishing to achieve a good quality pop/rock sound and learn how to best practice repertoire for auditions, recording, performance or just for fun! Students will work off their favorite pre-recorded songs in this supportive small group environment.

Mondays 10/31-11/21 • 7:15 -7:45 PM
Instructor: Joel Newman
Location: Greencastle

4 sessions for $28.50

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Fiddle Sticks (ages 9-12) 

This ensemble introduces children to the basics of orchestra playing in a fun and friendly environment. Students should have at least one year’s playing experience on their instrument to participate. The ensemble will perform at a recital on Tues., Dec. 13 in Waynesboro at 7 PM.

Tuesdays 10/4-12/13 (off 11/22) • 4:45-5:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Waynesboro

10 sessions for $105

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Theatre Explorers 2 (ages 9-13)

This class is designed to teach kids the basics of acting and improv through the use of theatre games.  Students are encouraged to use their imaginations as they learn to build stories, create characters, practice teamwork, and gain self-confidence. A small showcase will be performed at the student recital on Sun., Nov. 20 in Greencastle at 3 PM.

Saturdays 10/1-11/19 • 11:20 AM-12:20 PM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Chambersburg

8 sessions for $69

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

ACHIEVING MUSICIANS

Ukulele Class (all ages)

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.

Tuesdays • 5:00 PM
Session 1: 9/13-10/18
Session 2: 11/8-12/20 (off 11/29)

Location: Chambersburg

Each session 6 classes for $62.50.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Musical (Ages 8 to 18)

Join us as we present the timeless story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. All students registered will be in the show; auditions are for part placement only. Registration prior to audition required. Performance dates will be March 3 and 4. Click here for TENTATIVE rehearsal schedule (Thursday evenings).

Auditions 12/11 • 2:00-5:00

Instructors: Heather Kline & Elise Bordner

Location: Laird Hall at Wilson College

Fee: $65

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (ages 10+)

Would you love to improvise on the fly or get better at creating your own riffs? This interactive group class is the chance to learn the FUNdamentals of soloing over minor, major, and blues chord changes. Students must at least be familiar with the major, minor and pentatonic scales. Open to all instruments.

Mondays 10/3-10/24 • 7:15 -7:45 PM
Instructor: Joel Newman
Location: Greencastle

4 sessions for $28.50

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Pop/Rock Singing (ages 10+)

This 4-session course is designed for anyone wishing to achieve a good quality pop/rock sound and learn how to best practice repertoire for auditions, recording, performance or just for fun! Students will work off their favorite pre-recorded songs in this supportive small group environment.

Mondays 10/31-11/21 • 7:15 -7:45 PM
Instructor: Joel Newman
Location: Greencastle

4 sessions for $28.50

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Fiddle Sticks (ages 9-12) 

This ensemble introduces children to the basics of orchestra playing in a fun and friendly environment. Students should have at least one year’s playing experience on their instrument to participate. The ensemble will perform at a recital on Tues., Dec. 13 in Waynesboro at 7 PM.

Tuesdays 10/4-12/13 (off 11/22) • 4:45-5:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Waynesboro

10 sessions for $105

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Theatre Explorers 2 (ages 9-13)

This class is designed to teach kids the basics of acting and improv through the use of theatre games.  Students are encouraged to use their imaginations as they learn to build stories, create characters, practice teamwork, and gain self-confidence. A small showcase will be performed at the student recital on Sun., Nov. 20 in Greencastle at 3 PM.

Saturdays 10/1-11/19 • 11:20 AM-12:20 PM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Chambersburg

8 sessions for $69

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Pizzicato Players (ages 12-15)

A strings group designed to focus on a mastery of ensemble repertoire, improve ensemble listening skills and develop the ability to perform four-part harmonies and rhythm conversation between sections. This ensemble is for intermediate level string players. A combined concert with the CVSM String Orchestra will be on Tues., Nov. 15 at 8 PM.

Tuesdays 9/27-11/15 • 6:15-7:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg

8 sessions for $128

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Intermediate Guitar class (ages 13+)

This class is a continuation of the Beginning Guitar class. Students will learn barre chords, tablature, common riffs, and popular songs. Students must provide their own guitar, acoustic preferred.

Mondays • 5:45 PM
Session 1: 9/12-10/17
Session 2: 11/7-12/19 (off 11/28)

Location: Chambersburg

Each session 6 classes for $62.50.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Voice Over Class (ages 14+)

In this 4 session workshop, you will learn to identify and develop your voiceover toolbox through identifying a script’s purpose, voice and tone. Students will work at the mic at every class and explore narration, commercials, and animation. No experience necessary!

Thursdays 10/27-11/17 • 6:00-7:00 PM
Instructor: Adam Wennick
Location: Chambersburg

4 sessions for $47

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Acting Class for Teens and Adults (ages 13+)

Learn and explore acting techniques by Meisner, Chekhov, and Stanislavsky.  Put these techniques into practice as you perform scenes and develop smart, truthful choices for your characters.  A great course for beginners and veterans alike to become more honest, imaginative, responsive, and alive in a scene. (No Experience Necessary)

Wednesdays 10/12-12/7 (off 11/23) • 6:30-7:30 PM
Instructor: Adam Wennick
Location: Chambersburg

8 sessions for $93

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

SEASONED MUSICIANS AGES 50+

Beginners & Younger Participants Welcomed

New Horizons String Orchestra (Ages 50+)

This program is designed for those who want to learn or relearn to play a string instrument or those looking to get back to playing alongside others with a similar love for music. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your ability level. (Funding for this program is provided by the Tschop Foundation.)

Tuesdays 9/27-12/20 (off 11/29) • 2:00-3:00 PM
Instructor: Cindy Scanzello
Location: Chambersburg

12 sessions for $25

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

New Horizons Band (Ages 50+)

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 9/8-12/22 (off 11/24) • 1:00-2:00 PM
Instructor: Pat McNamee
Location: Chambersburg

15 sessions for $25

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

New Horizons Choir (Ages 50+)

Through a partnership with Wilson College, mature singers are invited to join the Wilson Choir, which functions as a chapel and concert group performing at various Wilson functions. Come as you are, and learn to appreciate the instrument you already own, no matter whether you are a beginner or veteran vocalist.

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Instructor: Dillon Beede
Location: Chambersburg- Wilson College Thomson Hall room 36

FREE

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

WORKSHOPS

Dynamic & Healthy Singing Workshop (all ages)

Learn how to understand how YOUR body works so your singing is as beautiful, exciting, and healthy as YOUR potential. This workshop will cover a wide variety of topics for healthy and beautiful singing such as why correct breathing is important, why the need to shape for resonance, what is technique, why the need for warm-ups, and singing a variety of musical styles healthily. This workshop is a great opportunity for new singers and also helpful for worship singers or song leaders as a refresher. When you sing using a good understanding of HOW to use your body, your singing becomes more satisfying and FUN!

Instructor: Suzanne Sweigart

Dates to choose from: Saturday 10/1 • 10 AM-1:00 PM OR Wednesday 11/2 • 6:30-9:30 PM

Fee: $42

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

COMMUNITY ENSEMBLES

No charge for community ensembles!

CVSM String Orchestra (all ages)

Open to violin, viola, cello, and string bass performers who are comfortable playing in 3rd position (first violin to 5th).Concert will be on November 15 at 7 PM.

Tuesdays 10/11-11/15 • 7:00-8:45 PM

Instructor: Herm Hopple

Location: Alumnae Chapel

FREE

Email heather@cvsmusic.org to be placed on the mailing list to receive information for signing up.

CVSM Symphonic Band (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. IceFest Concert on Sat., 1/28 at 3:00 PM; Memorial Day Concert on 5/29 at 7:30 PM.

Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 • 2:00-4:00 PM

Instructor: Tim Gotwald

Location: CASHS Band Room

FREE

Email heather@cvsmusic.org to be placed on the mailing list to receive information for signing up.