These courses will be offered Monday through Thursday at 11:00-11:50 am in the Noel Fine Arts Center. Class sizes will vary between 15 and 25, depending on the class. Enrollment will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes cost $60.
NEW! - Theater Improv (all instruments, age 10+) will be offered week 2 ONLY. Enjoy a different kind of Improvisation...no instruments! Taught by Joseph Nowinski, who received his BFA in acting from UW-Stevens Point. He is a member of the Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre and has worked professionally in improv in Chicago, IL.
Theory Games (all instruments, mid Book 1+). Have fun exploring the fundamentals of music—pitch, rhythm, dynamics, notation and musical forms. This class will be taught by Ethel Fang, a member of the ASI piano faculty.
New! Brain Gym (all instruments, ages 6-10). Taught by Pamela Leudtke and offered Week 2 only.
Movie Themes for String Orchestra (for students who are enrolled in any string orchestra class at ASI or in an orchestra at home) will be offered both weeks by Dr. Tim Mutschlecner, a member of the cello faculty at both ASC and ASI.
Origami (all instruments and parents, age 7-adult) is an ancient Japanese art form where students will learn how to create shapes by folding paper. The class will be taught by Mary Thomas, who grew up in Japan. She has served as a church organist and has a piano studio in her home.
Fiddling for Violinists and Violists (violin and viola students who can play in G Major, ages 7-15). The level goes from Etude in Suzuki Book 1 through Suzuki Book 4. More advanced players will be given more challenging parts to play with the lesser advanced students. The teacher will be Lisa Deakins, who worked professionally for country singer Pam Tillis and Grand Ole Opry legend Whisperin' Bill Anderson. Mrs. Deakins is from South Carolina and is also on the ASI faculty.
New! Composition for Teens (age 12+, all instruments) will be taught week 2 ONLY by Ching-chu Hu. Try your talents at creating your own music. Never composed before? No experience necessary! A whiz at making your own music? Great - join us! This elective will give you the time and space to explore sounds and create your own composition.The class is scheduled at 5:00-5:45 pm to enable the students in the Chamber Music Program to enroll. Ching-chu is a composer based out of Granville, Ohio, where he is Chair of the Department of Music at Denison University.
Taekwondo (all instruments, age 6-10) is a classic martial art. No prior experience is necessary. The class will be taught by Master Steve Decker who has a 5th Degree Kukkiwon Black Belt and has taught Taekwondo in Stevens Point for 20 years. He is also the President of the Wisconsin Taekwondo Association and is the Staff Coach for the US National Team. Certificates will be given to all enrollees.
Improvisation for Violinists and Violists (Violin and Viola Books 5+) will be taught by Randall Harrison, a violinist and Jazz artist from Madison who is on the ASI faculty. The class will use Suzuki repertoire and games to help students "think outside the box." Students will explore music theory, composition, sound effects and harmonic and melodic structures to invent their own pieces. No prior experience is needed. The class will be given at 5:00-5:45 pm to enable the students in the Chamber Music Program to enroll.