Classes ~ Ensembles ~ Workshops

Early Childhood

 

Musikgarten® New Friends (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 2/4-4/1 (off 3/18) • 9:15-9:55 AM
Instructor: Heather Kline
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Wednesdays 2/8-3/29 • 10:00-10:40 AM
Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: Chambersburg
8 classes 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. Instrument set includes 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag.

Tuesdays 2/28-4/25 (off 4/11) • 10:30-11:10 AM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle
8 classes for $102 (materials included) Sibling rate available.

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

Little Maestros (3-5 years w/ caregiver present)

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 3/3-4/28 (off 4/7) • 10:30-11:15 AM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle
8 classes for $112 (materials included) Sibling rate available.

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

Musikgarten® My Home Place (3.5-5 years)

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.

Tuesdays 2/7-4/25 (off 4/4, 4/11) • 5:30-6:10 PM
Instructor: Shonelle Strausbaugh
Location: Greencastle
10 classes for $120 (materials included) Sibling rate available

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

Musikgarten® World Music 2 (3.5-5 years)

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 2/4-4/1 (off 3/4) • 10:15-11:00 AM
Instructor: Heather McEndree
Location: Chambersburg
8 classes for $115 (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.

Tuesdays 2/7-5/9 (off 4/4, 4/11) • 6:15-7:15 PM
Instructor: Shonelle Strausbaugh
Location: Greencastle
12 classes for $160 (materials included) Sibling rate available.

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

Little Strummers (5-8 years)

Does your child love music and want to play guitar? Please join this exciting group and discover the world of music through the guitar while exploring rhythm, learning songs, and playing games! (When registering, please mention if you will provide a guitar or need to rent a guitar for the class.)

Saturdays 2/4-3/11 (off 3/4) • 9:30-10:00 AM
Instructor: Heather McEndree
Location: Chambersburg
5 classes for $30

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 Sunday, April 30.

Thursdays 3/2-4/27 (off 4/6) • 5:15-6:00 PM
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Greencastle
8 classes for $79

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.

Saturdays 2/4-4/1 (off 3/18) • 10:15-11:00 AM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Chambersburg
8 classes for $52

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

Cello Choir (all ages)

Inviting all cello students to join our Cello Choir for a low commitment ensemble option in which students will prepare for a performance at Performathon on March 18th in Waynesboro. Each session will include cello technique and music theory activities as well as lots of playing music with emphasis on how to play together well. (Students welcome that can play at the beginning of Suzuki book 1 and beyond.)

Thursdays 2/23-3/16 • 4:30-5:30 PM
Instructor: Ruthie Showalter
Location: Waynesboro Fairview Avenue BIC Church
4 sessions for $50

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

Saturdays 2/4-3/4 • 1:00- 2:00 PM
Instructor: Marie Hershey
Location: Chambersburg
5 classes for $67 (materials included)

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

Guitar class 1 (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.

Mondays • 5:00-5:45 PM

Session 1:  2/13-3/27 (off 2/20, 3/6)
Session 2: 4/10-5/8
Instructor: Will Schoenberger
Location: Chambersburg
5 classes each session for $52

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

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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.

Saturdays 2/4-4/1 (off 3/18) • 11:20-12:20 PM
Instructor: Heather Kline
Location: Chambersburg
8 classes for $69

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

Fiddle Sticks (11-15 years) NEW AGES! 

A strings group designed to focus on a mastery of ensemble repertoire to 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 who can read music and have at least one year’s experience. Students should be familiar with rhythms including 16th notes and able to play in keys with flats and sharps as well as the key of C. The group will prepare for two performances- March 18th and March 28th.

Tuesdays 1/24-3/28 • 4:30-5:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
10 classes for $115

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

The Percussion Experience (all ages)

Come explore the possibilities in the rhythm section! This workshop series is a hands-on, immersive study of different percussion instruments.  Instructor Marlin Barnes will lead and demonstrate several instruments in each of the three sessions.  Students will also be welcomed to try out the instruments within their own level of comfort. The final session will be followed by a performance by Mr. Barnes at 4 PM, exhibiting the instruments in action.

Saturdays • 2:00-3:00 PM
Session 1: 2/11
Session 2: 2/18
Session 3:2/25
Instructor: Marlin Barnes
Location: Chambersburg
$12 for each session or $30 for all three

Email heather@cvsmusic.org to express interest in participation or to be put on our mailing list. 

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• 5:00-5:45 PM
Session 1: 3/14-4/11 (off 4/4)
Session 2: 4/18-5/9
Instructor: Will Schoenberger
Location: Chambersburg
4 classes each session for $41.50

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

Teens and Adults

Guitar class 1 (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.

Mondays • 5:00-5:45 PM

Session 1:  2/13-3/27 (off 2/20, 3/6)
Session 2: 4/10-5/8
Instructor: Will Schoenberger
Location: Chambersburg
5 classes each session for $52

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

Fiddle Sticks (11-15 years) NEW AGES! 

A strings group designed to focus on a mastery of ensemble repertoire to 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 who can read music and have at least one year’s experience. Students should be familiar with rhythms including 16th notes and able to play in keys with flats and sharps as well as the key of C. The group will prepare for two performances- March 18th and March 28th.

Tuesdays 1/24-3/28 • 4:30-5:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer
Location: Chambersburg
10 classes for $115

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

Cello Choir (all ages)

Inviting all cello students to join our Cello Choir for a low commitment ensemble option in which students will prepare for a performance at Performathon on March 18th in Waynesboro. Each session will include cello technique and music theory activities as well as lots of playing music with emphasis on how to play together well. (Students welcome that can play at the beginning of Suzuki book 1 and beyond.)

Thursdays 2/23-3/16 • 4:30-5:30 PM
Instructor: Ruthie Showalter
Location: Waynesboro Fairview Avenue BIC Church
4 sessions for $50

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

The Percussion Experience (all ages)

Come explore the possibilities in the rhythm section! This workshop series is a hands-on, immersive study of different percussion instruments.  Instructor Marlin Barnes will lead and demonstrate several instruments in each of the three sessions.  Students will also be welcomed to try out the instruments within their own level of comfort. The final session will be followed by a performance by Mr. Barnes at 4 PM, exhibiting the instruments in action.

Saturdays • 2:00-3:00 PM
Session 1: 2/11
Session 2: 2/18
Session 3:2/25
Instructor: Marlin Barnes
Location: Chambersburg
$12 for each session or $30 for all three

Email heather@cvsmusic.org to express interest in participation or to be put on our mailing list. 

Guitar class 2 (13 and older)

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

Mondays • 5:45-6:30 PM
Session 1:  2/13-3/27 (off 2/20, 3/6)
Session 2: 4/10-5/8
Instructor: Will Schoenberger
Location: Chambersburg
5 classes each session for $52

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• 5:00-5:45 PM
Session 1: 3/14-4/11 (off 4/4)
Session 2: 4/18-5/9
Instructor: Will Schoenberger
Location: Chambersburg
4 classes each session for $41.50

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

Voice over class (13 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 Dates TBD • 6:00-7:00
Instructor: Adam Wennick
Location: Chambersburg
4 classes for $47

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

Acting for Teens and Adults (13 and older)

This class will teach students acting techniques with scene study and script analysis.  Students will explore techniques by Meisner, Chekhov, and Stanislavsky and put these techniques into practice as students perform scenes.

Wednesdays • Dates TBD • 6:30-7:30
Instructor: Adam Wennick
Location: Chambersburg
8 classes for $93

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

Piano Class for Adults (16 and older)

This class is designed for those who want to learn to play piano or perhaps return to the piano after many years. The group approach cultivates a positive spirit that stimulates and reinforces learning. Classroom interaction makes understanding basic music skills more interesting and enjoyable.

Thursdays 2/9-3/30 • 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Instructor: Marie Hershey
Location: Chambersburg
8 classes for $103 (materials included)

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 

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 2/7-5/2 (off 4/4) • 1:30-2:30
Instructor: Cindy Scanzello
Location: Chambersburg
12 classes for $25

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

New Horizons Band 

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 1/19-5/11 (off 4/6) • 1:00-2:00 PM
Instructor: Pat McNamee
Location: Chambersburg
16 classes for $25

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

New Horizons Choir 

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. This spring they will be exploring world music, contemporary a cappella, plus some traditional choral works. A final concert is planned for the afternoon of May 7th. Time TBD currently.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1/24-5/7 • 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

The Percussion Experience (all ages)

Come explore the possibilities in the rhythm section! This workshop series is a hands-on, immersive study of different percussion instruments.  Instructor Marlin Barnes will lead and demonstrate several instruments in each of the three sessions.  Students will also be welcomed to try out the instruments within their own level of comfort. The final session will be followed by a performance by Mr. Barnes at 4 PM, exhibiting the instruments in action.

Saturdays • 2:00-3:00 PM
Session 1: 2/11
Session 2: 2/18
Session 3:2/25
Instructor: Marlin Barnes
Location: Chambersburg
$12 for each session or $30 for all three

Email heather@cvsmusic.org to express interest in participation or to be put on our mailing list. 

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). Concert will be on March 28 at 7 PM.

Tuesdays 2/21-3/28 • 7:00-8:45 PM

Instructor: Herm Hopple

Location: Chambersburg

FREE

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

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.

IceFest: Sundays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 • 2:00-4:00 PM
Memorial Day: Sundays 5/7, 5/21, 5/28 • 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.