2021 Fall Classes & Ensembles

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Community Ensembles

Early Childhood

Musikgarten® Play with Me! (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.

Mondays 10/4-11/22 • 10:00-10:40 AM
Instructor: Heather McEndree
Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

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Saturdays 10/2-11/20 • 9:15-9:55 AM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Early Learning Center, Chambersburg

8 sessions for $100 (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: 1 pair rhythm sticks, 1 rattle, 1 scarf, bag.

Tuesdays 9/14-11/9 (off 10/19)• 10:30-11:10 AM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: CVSM in Greencastle

8 sessions for $84 (materials included)

Sibling rate available

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

Music Together® (18 mo – 5 years)

This class explores music in a warm, low-key atmosphere, encouraging families to make music a part of everyday life, setting in motion a life-long love of and participation in music. Basic music skills will be developed through singing, movement, and the use of rhythm instruments and other props. A parents-only class on will be held Monday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 PM.

Wednesdays 9/15-12/15 (off 9/29, 11/10, 11/17) 5:15-6:00 PM

Instructor: Susan Matson

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

11 sessions for $165 (materials included)

Sibling rate available. 

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

Little Maestros (3-5 years)

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! Instrument Set includes 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag.

Fridays 9/17-11/12 • 10:30-11:15 AM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: CVSM in Greencastle

8 sessions for $117 (materials included)

Sibling rate available.

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

Musikgarten® Cattail Marsh (3.5-5 years)

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

Saturdays 10/2-11/20 • 10:15-11:00 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

8 sessions for $110 (materials included)

Sibling Rate available.

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

Elementary and Middle

Musikgarten® Music Makers at the Keyboard (6-7 years)

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, and composing & musical dictation.

Saturdays 10/2-11/20 • 9:00-10:00 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

8 sessions for $164 (materials included)

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

Vocal Explorers (5-8 years)

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. This class culminates in a performance at the CVSM Recital on 11/18.

Thursdays 9/16-11/11 (off 10/14) • 5:15-6:00 PM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: CVSM in Greencastle

8 sessions for $83

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

Theatre Explorers 1 (5-8 years)

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 Nov. 23.

Saturdays 10/2-11/20 • 11:20 AM-12:05 PM

Instructor: Heather Kline

Location: Early Learning Center, Chambersburg

8 sessions for $51

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

Piano Sampler (8-11 years)

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 10/2-10/30 • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Instructor: Marie Hershey

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

5 sessions for $70 (price includes book)

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.

Dates and other info. coming soon.

Theatre Explorers 2 (9-13 years)

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 showcase will be performed by students for an audience at the student recital on Nov. 23.

Saturdays 10/2-11/20 • 10:15-11:00 AM

Instructor: Heather Kline

Location: Early Learning Center, Chambersburg

8 sessions for $51

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

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Ages 8 to 18)

Participate in the production and performance of Shrek the Musical Jr.! All enrolled students will be on stage, singing, dancing, and acting. Auditions are for part placement only. Registration prior to audition required. Performance dates will be Feb. 25th and 26th. Rehearsals will start in January- dates TBD.

Auditions 12/11 • 2:00-5:00 PM

Instructor: Heather Kline

Location: Laird Hall- Stage

Fee: $65

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

FiddleSticks (10-14  years)

Learn to play in a string ensemble or enhance your playing. This ensemble is for beginner and intermediate level string players who can read music and have at least one year’s experience. A combined concert with the CVSM String Orchestra will be on Nov. 16 at 8:00 PM.

Tuesdays 9/28-11/16 • 6:15-7:30 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

8 sessions for $123.00

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. Choose to register for all 12 weeks, a 4 week package, or one week at a time. Those registering weekly or for a 4 week package may purchase the book at the CVSM store if desired.

Saturdays 9/4-12/11 (off  9/18, 10/2, 11/27) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

All 12 classes= $136, fee includes book

4 weeks= $45, book not included

Per class fee= $14, book not included (Registration required by Friday at noon the day before the class you wish to attend.)

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

Beginner Guitar class (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. Attend one, two, or all three sessions.

Saturdays • 11:00-11:45 AM

Session 1: 9/4-10/9 (off 9/18 & 10/2)

Session 2: 10/16-11/6

Session 3: 11/13-12/11 (off 11/27)

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: 36

Each session is 4 classes for $41

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

Guitar class – Intermediate (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. Attend one, two, or all three sessions.

Saturdays • 12:00-12:45 PM

Session 1: 9/4-10/9 (off 9/18 & 10/2)

Session 2: 10/16-11/6

Session 3: 11/13-12/11 (off 11/27)

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

Each session is 4 classes for $41

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

Teens and Adults

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Ages 8 to 18)

Participate in the production and performance of Shrek the Musical Jr.! All enrolled students will be on stage, singing, dancing, and acting. Auditions are for part placement only. Registration prior to audition required. Performance dates will be Feb. 25th and 26th. Rehearsals will start in January- dates TBD.

Auditions 12/11 • 2:00-5:00 PM

Instructor: Heather Kline

Location: Laird Hall- Stage

Fee: $65

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

FiddleSticks (10-14  years)

Learn to play in a string ensemble or enhance your playing. This ensemble is for beginner and intermediate level string players who can read music and have at least one year’s experience. A combined concert with the CVSM String Orchestra will be on Nov. 16 at 8:00 PM.

Tuesdays 9/28-11/16 • 6:15-7:30 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

8 sessions for $123.00

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

Guitar class – Intermediate (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. Attend one, two, or all three sessions.

Saturdays • 12:00-12:45 PM

Session 1: 9/4-10/9 (off 9/18 & 10/2)

Session 2: 10/16-11/6

Session 3: 11/13-12/11 (off 11/27)

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

Each session is 4 classes for $41

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. Choose to register for all 12 weeks, a 4 week package, or one week at a time. Those registering weekly or for a 4 week package may purchase the book at the CVSM store if desired.

Saturdays 9/4-12/11 (off  9/18, 10/2, 11/27) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

All 12 classes= $136, fee includes book

4 weeks= $45, book not included

Per class fee= $14, book not included (Registration required by Friday at noon the day before the class you wish to attend.)

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

Intro. to Acting (Ages 14 and older)

This 8 week class will teach students basic acting techniques and script analysis.  In the first half of this class, students will explore acting techniques by Meisner, Chekhov, and Stanislavsky.  The second half of the class will put these techniques into practice as students perform scenes.  (No Experience Necessary)

Wednesdays 10/13-12/8 (off 11/24) • 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

8 sessions for $97

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

Acting 2 (Ages 14 and older)

This class focuses on scene study and script analysis.  Students will learn how to analyze a scene and incorporate their findings into their own performance.  This class will help the actor become more honest, imaginative, responsive, and alive in a scene.

Wednesdays 10/13-12/8 (off 11/24) • 7:45-8:45 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

8 sessions for $97

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

Voice Over Class (Ages 14 and older)

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 11/11-12/9 (off 11/25) • 6:00-7:00 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

Location: CVSM in Chambersburg

4 sessions for $46

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

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (Ages 10 and up)

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 10/4-10/25 • 7:15 -7:45 PM

Instructor: Joel Newman

Location: CVSM in Greencastle

4 sessions for $28

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

Pop/Rock Singing (10 and up)

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 11/1-11/22 • 7:15 -7:45 PM

Instructor: Joel Newman

Location: CVSM in Greencastle

4 sessions for $28

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

Seasoned Musicians Ages 50+

Beginners & Younger Participants Welcomed

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 9/2-12/23 (off 11/25) • 1:00-2:00 PM

Instructor: Pat McNamee

Location: First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg

16 sessions for $25

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

New Horizons String Orchestra (50 and older)

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.)

Thursdays 9/2-12/16 (off 11/25, 12/23) 1:00-2:00 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

Location: First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg

15 sessions for $25

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

Community Ensembles (All Ages)

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).

Tuesdays 10/12-11/15 • 7:00-8:45 PM

Instructor: Herm Hopple

Location: Alumnae Chapel at Wilson College

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., 1/29 at 3:00 PM; Memorial Day Concert on 5/27 at 7:30 PM.

Sundays 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 • 2:00-4:00 PM

Instructor: Tim Gotwald

Location: CASHS Band Room

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