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Page 10- The News, March 3, 2016 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities Vanderbilt / Blair School of Music Programs for Children and Adults Vanderbilt University's Blair


BLUEGRASS CAMP FOR KIDS: July 1-3


Hosted by Flatt Conesome 828-438-5350 To register and for more information visit: www.RedWhiteAndBluegrassFestival.com


LOCATION: Collett Street Recreation Center in Downtown Morganton (300 Collett Street) $


75FEE FOR ATTENDING


SESSIONS BEGIN ABOUT 9 EACH MORNING, THEN A BREAK FOR LUNCH (INCLUDED FOR PARTICIPANTS) AND THEN ANOTHER 3 HOURS ENDING AROUND 4PM


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There will be sessions covering fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass, along with singing, playing together as a band, stage presence, etc. On the final day of the camp, the kids involved will play a short set on stage at the festival, demonstrating what they have accomplished during the week. They will also be presented with a festival tee shirt.


School of Music will offer a vari- ety of lessons and courses this spring and summer for young musicians and adults. Private lessons in piano (Partner and private), strings (Suzuki and pri- vate), woodwinds and folk instru- ments are offered, and partici- pants may register for as few as four lessons or for the full 10-week summer session. Kindermusik, a nationally


acclaimed music program de- signed for children from infancy to 5 years of age and their care- givers, is offered in six different classes during June and July. Classes include “Cuddle and Bounce” for infants, “Creatures at the Ocean” for 2-3 year olds, and “Drums, Drums, Drums!” for 3-5 year olds. Young children and their caregivers enjoy singing, listening, dancing, interacting socially, and playing simple instruments. Amy Alley's more than 20 years teaching experience has placed Blair's program in the Top 5 percent of all Kindermusik programs in the U.S. Tuition for these 5-week classes is $160. Jazz Jam, for students in


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grades 6-12 is an exciting four-week performance course. Students will learn fun, creative


approaches to jazz improvisation with master teacher and musi- cian Jerry Kimbrough. Each class meets from 7:30-9:00 pm Wednesdays, June 8-29.


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instruments and voices are wel- come. Tuition is $105. Music Theory Without Fear


is offered June 6-10, 10:00 am- 1:00pm. Unlock the secrets of the- ory in this fun, interactive course taught by Dr. Paul Deakin. Open to students age 12 and up, this course is perfect as college prep and for anyone who wants to gain a fundamental understanding of the building blocks of music in a short time. No previous experi- ence necessary. Tuition $170. The Sounds of Music: The


Instruments that bring it to life is a four-session adult course that explores the world of musical instruments. Professor Mitchell Korn will bring almost one hun- dred instruments for demonstra- tion and hands-on experiences. This Blair School class meets at St. Georges Episcopal Church, dates and time TBA. Tuition is $70. Youth orchestra experiences


abound at Blair this summer. Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute at Blair (NSOI) will take place May 29-June 3. Under the direction of Carol Nies, it will


feature the NSOI Concerto Competition, an intensive orches- tral experience, master classes, section rehearsals and a final celebration concert. Faculty will include Blair professors and Nashville Symphony Orchestra members. The NSOI is open by audition to students in grades 7- 12, college students and adults. Tuition is $165. Limited scholar- ships are available; the priority deadline for those seeking finan- cial assistance is April 20. For more information on the NSOI visit blair.vanderbilt.edu or contact Dr. Carol Nies (Carol.Nies@Vanderbilt.edu). Summer Nashville Youth


Repertory Orchestra at Blair will take place June 26-30, under the direction of Craig Madole. This exciting orchestra experi- ence will include rehearsals and master classes, and the orchestra will present a full concert on June 30 in Ingram Hall. Audition and application information can be found online at blair.vander- bilt.edu or contact Craig Madole (craig.madole@vanderbilt.edu). For more information on the Blair summer programs visit blair.vanderbilt.edu or call 615- 322-7651.


St. Bernard Academy offers Summer Play Days


Looking for a fun and care-


free summer experience? With a location situated near the heart of Hillsboro Village and the Vanderbilt Campus, St. Bernard Academy’s Summer Play Days is open to students, age 4 to 12, from all schools! Open from 8 am - 5:30 pm


Monday through Friday, Summer Play Days will run for 8 weeks of the summer, beginning June 6 and running through August 5, with the exception of closing July 4-8. Registration for SBA Summer Play days is now open and will continue until the maximum of 75 students per week is reached.


weekly cost is $225 per child. For more information,


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to obtain a registration form, please call 615-298-1298, e-mail Co-Directors Jordan Harkey and Rebecca Nichols at jharkey@stbernard.org and rnichols@stbernard.org, or visit the Summer Play Days page, under the Student Life tab on their website,


stbernard.org. Weekly themes this sum- mer will include: June 6 - Across the Universe June 13 - Animal Planet June 20 - Go for the Goal! June 27 - Clowning Around July 11 - Surf's Up! July 18 - Once Upon a Disney Movie June 25 - Around the World August 1 - SBA Olympics SBA Summer Camp also


provides an opportunity for students from Junior Kinder- garten through 8th grade a fun environment to explore a vari- ety of academic, athletic, and enrichment activities. Camps will run the weeks of June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 18 and will include Red Hot Readers, Creatively Coding with Dash the Robot, Gross and Edible Science, Stop Dr. Drain! and more! Read about more fun camps on the SBA website (www.stbernard.org) under the Student Life tab. Please contact Leslie Winter at lwinter@stbernard.org for more information.


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