Suzuki Talent Education in violin is offered as an option for younger children. In the Suzuki, or “Mother Tongue” Method, children learn music just as they learn their own language, through listening (to recordings of the music), encouragement, and repetition in practice. Students receive a private lesson each week and several group lessons during the semester. Lessons are taught on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 5:30pm, and may be offered on Thursday during the school year. For ages 4 and up. Instructor: Catherine Becker, SFA 208
Little Mozart Pre-Piano Class: This is a fun introduction to the keyboard and an excellent program to determine a child's readiness for piano lessons. This 6-week class is for children, approximately ages 5-7, and in Kindergarten - Second grade. Students meet weekly: Tuesday, 5-5:30 pm. Maximum enrollment: 6. Minimum enrollment for class to make: 4. Tuition: $90. A materials fee of $15 is payable at the first class, Sept. 3. Instructor: Terrie Shires, SFA 134A
Auditions will be held August 19th and 25th for Choristers, Concert Choir and the CAYC. Call 501-450-5755, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your audition time.
Central Arkansas Children's Choir for boys and girls in grades 4-9 and consists of the Choristers training choir and the Concert Choir. The CACC promotes musical literacy and performance by providing a challenging, high quality choral experience for its members, and has received numerous awards and trophies since it's creation in 1996.
If you are in high school and love to sing, check out the new Central Arkansas Youth Choir (CAYC) for 10-12th graders. This select 24-member choir is for alto, soprano, tenor and baritone/bass voices. While the choir is beginning with no more than 24 students, plans for the future include a larger mixed choir group. The CAYC will preform at special events and selected engagements, as well as holding a Christmas and Spring Concert.
The CACC and CAYC will begin rehearsals for Fall on Monday, August 26. A parent meeting will be held at 6pm on the 26th with a rehearsal following the meeting. The CACC rehearses each Monday of the school year from 6-7:30pm. The CAYC will rehearse each Monday from 7:30-8:30pm. Our new Concert Choir and CAYC director is Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham and Dr. Paige Rose conducts the Choristers. Bart Dooley, music specialist at Ida Burns Elementary assists as accompanist.
Students receive instruction in vocal technique, learn a variety of music in many styles and languages, perform several concerts each semester, and compete in a regional competition or participate in a national music festival annually in the spring.
During the Fall 2012 semester, the CACC performed in concert with the Conway Symphony Orchestra and with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in their annual Christmas concerts in December. Along with other excellent reviews, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette noted the CACC's performance was one of the highlights of the entire performance. The CACC also performed at College Square Retirement Center and at UCA's Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. In Spring 2013, the choir sang in performance with The American Boychoir and one of our own, Douglas Butler, auditioned for and was accepted as a new member of this year's American Boychoir.
This fall the CACC will be the featured choral group with the Moscow Ballet when they perform in LR. Next spring choir members have the opportunity to visit New York City and perform in the Festival at Carnegie Hall. Participation in the festival is a wonderful opportunity for our members but is NOT mandatory. We hope many of our Choristers, Concert Choir and CAYC members take this opportunity to participate in this 3-day festival but participation is not a requirement of becoming a CACC member!
AUDITION INFORMATION: A short audition is required for membership. Parents or older students should contact the Community School office at 501-450-5755 or 450-3672, or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 10-minute audition. A prepared piece is not required for the CACC; a short 2-minute song and sight-reading is required for the CAYC. All students are asked to match pitches. Tuition is $215 for the school year and and a payment plan may be set up upon request. Donations are being accepted for need-based scholarships and for assisting our students who plan to attend the Carnegie Hall Music Festival. Contributions are tax-deductible and additional information is on the CACC website, or you may call our office at 501-450-5755.