Virtual Classes ~ Ensembles ~ Camps

Summer

 

This page will continue to be updated as more virtual offerings are determined.

Please check back periodically for updates.

Ages 0-5

Ages 5-12

Ages 12-Adult

Ages 50+

Early Childhood

Musikgarten® Nimble & Quick (newborn – 3 years, 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. The activities will be tailored so you can do them easily at home using household objects if you do not have instruments. Musikgarten instrument packs can be purchased through us as well.

This virtual class will be held via Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome email with instructions to get connected.

Select 6 sessions from:

Mondays • 6/8, 6/22, 8/3, 8/17 @ 5:15-5:55 PM
Thursdays • 6/11, 6/25, 8/6, 8/20 @ 10:00-10:40 AM
Saturdays • 6/13, 6/27, 8/8, 8/22 @ 10:00-10:40 AM

Instructors: Heather McEndree and
Heather Kline,

Fee:  6 session for $79 (sibling rate available) 

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

My Musical Summer (Ages 4-6 years)
This exciting virtual camp will have children celebrating summer through singing, dancing, activities, and crafts!

A packet of music and craft materials will be dropped off at your house the week before the camp. If you do not live local to Chambersburg, the materials will be mailed to your house in time for camp. A parent, guardian or older sibling will need to be present during the camp times to assist with technology and crafting. Instructions for connecting virtually will be provided after registration.
Deadline to register is 7/16 in order to prepare and deliver the materials in time for the first day.

Week-long: 7/27-7/31 • 9:00-11:00 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

5 sessions for $115, includes materials

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

Elementary and Middle

“The Show Must Go Online” Virtual Musical (Ages 7-15)

Calling all young actors to perform in the first ever musical written to be rehearsed remotely,  performed virtually, and shared with audiences online: “The Show Must Go Online”! The story-line consists of  monologues and songs to be performed as solos. When these scenes are video  recorded and played in sequence, it presents a complete musical theater experience that tells the story of a group of passionate students desperate to keep their annual musical alive….online!

Each actor will receive a 1-2 minute scene/song to rehearse, video record, and upload. Participants will attend weekly one on one sessions with the directors for three weeks to receive real time direction and prepare for their final recording. At the end of the three weeks, participants will record and send their videos to the director to be put together into one show.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JULY 1.

Check out a production of the show done by The Actor’s Garden, a performing arts academy outside Chicago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk0NsOYD-M4&feature=youtu.be

Dates: July 6th- July 24th (sessions by appointment)

Instructors: Heather Kline (drama) & Lindsay Owen (music)

Fee: $60.00

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

Science and Music: STEAM Workshop Building Instruments (Ages 11 and older)

Have you ever wondered how musical instruments are designed and built? In these virtual class sessions, you will be guided in building simple instruments to showcase the basic concepts behind their construction. These projects will explore different types of standing waves and how each is used to produce the music that we play. Choose how many sessions you would like to attend. Discount if you attend all 4. Materials included for each session.

Here are the topics for each week:
July 18: Vibrating strings and building a zither.
July 25: Vibrations on boards and soundbars and building a kalimba
Aug. 1: Aerophones and standing waves in columns of air
Aug. 8: Arpeggiation and making copper chimes
*This class will now be held in person at CVSM

Saturdays: 7/18-8/8 • 10:00-11:30 AM (Note: Dates have been changed.)

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Each session $22 -OR- $80 for all 4

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. Sign up for one or more sessions.

This class will take place on Zoom; instructions for connecting will be provided after registering. Books are included and will be delivered or mailed in time for the class.

Saturdays: 7/11-8/1 • 11:45-12:30

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Each session $15 -OR- $50 for all 4

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

“Exploring Vibrato” Workshop for String Players (Ages 10-25 )

Whether you have just begun trying to use vibrato or just want to use your technique better, this workshop is for you! With experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer, we will begin with learning (or relearning!) some beginning steps of getting vibrato started. Then, we will explore ways to make it stronger, faster, and how to control the speed, how to keep the vibrato going from one note/finger to another, how to get all the fingers sounding the same, and finally, how to USE vibrato for expression rather than just ‘going through the motions.’

Students will need to be able to use Zoom, be able to already have their instrument tuned and have already gotten past “beginning” the instrument. Students will have the option to play toward the end of the class or just play with the sound muted.

Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than June 26th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

Dates: This class has been canceled. It will be offered again soon, so please check back for new dates. 

Fee: $30.00

“Better Bowing Workshop for String Players (Intermediate players having played at least 3 years)

What do the markings above or below a note mean? What is the difference between legato, detached, staccato, spiccato, marcato, and when is it a bowing term, like martele’, loure’, richochet, col lego, Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, or others? How do I know what marking mean which bowing? These are the issues to be discussed by experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer in this bowing techniques and styles workshop, including HOW to use your bow as a means of expression. Session 1 will cover the basics and session 2 will go more in depth.

Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than July 10th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

Dates: July 21 & 28 • 6:30-7:15 pm

Fee: $30.00

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

Musical Theatre Dance Class (Middle School ages)

All levels welcome!  A musical theatre class that teaches how to tell a story through movement and dance. Participants will be led through an easy-to-follow jazz warm-up and stretch, isolations of the body, and basic technique followed by a fun dance broken down into steps focusing on dance styles found in Broadway musicals. An informal performance will be held at the end of the series.

This class will be held via Zoom.

Mondays, June 29- August 3 •  2:00-3:00 PM

6 sessions for $50.00

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

Teens and Adults

Science and Music: STEAM Workshop Building Instruments (Ages 11 and older)

Have you ever wondered how musical instruments are designed and built? In these virtual class sessions, you will be guided in building simple instruments to showcase the basic concepts behind their construction. These projects will explore different types of standing waves and how each is used to produce the music that we play. Choose how many sessions you would like to attend. Discount if you attend all 4. Materials included for each session.

Here are the topics for each week:
July 18: Vibrating strings and building a zither.
July 25: Vibrations on boards and soundbars and building a kalimba
Aug. 1: Aerophones and standing waves in columns of air
Aug. 8: Arpeggiation and making copper chimes
*This class will now be held in person at CVSM

Saturdays: 7/18-8/8 • 10:00-11:30 AM (Note: Dates have been changed.)

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Each session $22 -OR- $80 for all 4

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. Sign up for one or more sessions.

This class will take place on Zoom; instructions for connecting will be provided after registering. Books are included and will be delivered or mailed in time for the class.

Saturdays: 7/11-8/1 • 11:45-12:30

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Each session $15 -OR- $50 for all 4

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

Musical Theatre Dance Class (High School ages)

All levels welcome!  A musical theatre class that teaches how to tell a story through movement and dance. Participants will be led through an easy-to-follow jazz warm-up and stretch, isolations of the body, and basic technique followed by a fun dance broken down into steps focusing on dance styles found in Broadway musicals. An informal performance will be held at the end of the series.

This class will be held via Zoom.

Mondays, June 29- August 3 •  3:30-4:30 PM

6 sessions for $50.00

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

Voice Over Class (Ages 14 and up)

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 every class to explore narration, commercials, and animation. No experience necessary!

Tuesdays • 7/14- 8/4 @ 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

4 sessions for $45

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

The Actor Prepares (Ages 14 and up)

Before an actor steps out on stage and performs, the actor must first prepare.  This four-week class teaches students proper script analysis techniques for acting.  Based on the essential teachings of Konstantin Stanislavski, students will learn how to find the playwright’s intentions within a scene.  They will use this information to give a scene fullness and clarity.  Students will learn to find subtext, intentions, and given circumstances to create believable and enjoyable performances.

Thursdays • 7/16- 8/6 @ 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

4 sessions for $45

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

“Exploring Vibrato” Workshop for String Players (Ages 10-25 )

Whether you have just begun trying to use vibrato or just want to use your technique better, this workshop is for you! With experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer, we will begin with learning (or relearning!) some beginning steps of getting vibrato started. Then, we will explore ways to make it stronger, faster, and how to control the speed, how to keep the vibrato going from one note/finger to another, how to get all the fingers sounding the same, and finally, how to USE vibrato for expression rather than just ‘going through the motions.’

Students will need to be able to use Zoom, be able to already have their instrument tuned and have already gotten past “beginning” the instrument. Students will have the option to play toward the end of the class or just play with the sound muted.

Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than June 26th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

Dates: This class has been canceled. It will be offered again soon, so please check back for new dates. 

Fee: $30.00

“Better Bowing Workshop for String Players (Intermediate players having played at least 3 years)

What do the markings above or below a note mean? What is the difference between legato, detached, staccato, spiccato, marcato, and when is it a bowing term, like martele’, loure’, richochet, col lego, Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, or others? How do I know what marking mean which bowing? These are the issues to be discussed by experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer in this bowing techniques and styles workshop, including HOW to use your bow as a means of expression. Session 1 will cover the basics and session 2 will go more in depth.

Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than July 10th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

Dates: July 21 & 28 • 6:30-7:15 pm

Fee: $30.00

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

Master Class for Intermediate-Advanced Violinists & Violists  (Ages 14 and up)

Are you considering a music career, or do you want to play in a high school, college, or community orchestra that requires a solo audition? Or do you just want to know how well you are playing a particular solo that you really like and want to play on a recital, or perhaps need for a college audition, or District Orchestra, or just for your OWN understanding? If you answered YES or MAYBE to any of the above, this class given by experienced teacher/performer Deborah Stotelmyer is for you!

In this master class, students will play a solo piece in a practice performance setting and receive comments on their work. Performance classes like these are incredibly helpful for students to gain experience and confidence performing solo works in a supportive environment. These classes are informative for students participating, as well as students observing.

Participants should have a solo learned well enough to perform, or at least be close to being ready and should be willing to share that with other students. All playing participants should be able to use Zoom and have a decent enough internet connection that avoids delay, freezing, etc. The solo level should be higher than Grade 4  (Book 4 in Suzuki School, Barber Barber Solos Book 2 and up, Schirmer Violin Collection Intermediate and up) Participants may also sign up just to LISTEN and learn.

 

Date:  August 4 • 6:30-8:00 PM

Fee: $30.00 for players; $15.00 for viewing only

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

Seasoned Musicians

New Horizons “Exploring Vibrato” Workshop for String Players (Ages 50+)

Whether you have just begun trying to use vibrato or just want to use your technique better, this workshop is for you! With experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer, we will begin with learning (or relearning!) some beginning steps of getting vibrato started. Then we will explore ways to make it stronger, faster, and how to control the speed, how to keep the vibrato going from one note/finger to another, how to get all the fingers sounding the same, and finally, how to USE vibrato for expression rather than just ‘going through the motions.’  You will need to be able to use Zoom, be able to already have their instrument tuned and have already gotten past “beginning” the instrument. You will have the option to play toward the end of the class, or just play with the sound muted.

Participants with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Participants without printing capability at home will need to register no later than June 26th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

 

Dates: July 9 &  16 • 11:00 AM

Fee: $5

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

New Horizons “Better Bowing” Workshop for String Players (Ages 50+)

What do the markings above or below a note mean? What is the difference between legato, detached, staccato, spiccato, marcato, and when is it a bowing term, like martele’, loure’, richochet, col lego, Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, or others? How do I know what marking mean which bowing? These are the issues we will explore in this bowing  workshop, including HOW to use your bow as a means of expression. Session 1 will cover the basics and session 2 will go more in depth.

Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than July 13th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

 

Dates: July 23 & 30 • 11:00 AM

Fee: $5

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