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The Community Music Division of the Shepherd University (click on the following ensemble/lesson/camp titles to learn more)
The Music Department at Shepherd University has many opportunities for children, youth, and adult community members to study music. If you are looking for private music lessons on an instrument, an opportunity to play in an ensemble, or participate in Early Childhood Music classes with your young child, Shepherd can help you fulfill your musical goals. Every June, we also offer summer Jazz and String Orchestra Camps for middle school and high school youth. Registration and fee information will be found on the following pages.

Open Enrollment For All Programs!

Shepherd University Community Orchestra

A student orchestra in residence at Shepherd University.
Auditions for the Community Orchestra: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:00pm 
Scholarships available thanks to a generous donation from Younis Orthodontics.

Shepherd Youth Chorus

For male and female vocalists who are currently in grades 3-8.
Auditions for the Shepherd Youth Chorus:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00pm
Scholarships available thanks to a generous donation from Younis Orthodontics.

Private Music Lessons

Provides the opportunity for area music students, both school-age and adults, to take applied lessons through a community music program offered at the university. Students are welcome to participate in the Community Music Recital at the end of each semester.
The next Student Recital:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00am and 11:30am
W.H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Early Childhood Program

Music classes for the youngest of our students, ages 18 months – 5 years old. Taking part in these classes not only helps a child’s music skills, but can also improve language and verbal development and spatial-temporal skills! The next session of Early Childhood Music classes begin in June 2017.

Summer Early Childhood classes will meet on Wednesday mornings, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5.
Please click on the link above for Early Childhood Music program details.

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Summer Music Programs

Summer Jazz Camp and String Orchestra Camp, June 19 – 23, 2017. Students will participate in group coaching, music theory lessons, workshops, and a concert at the end of the week.
Summer 2017 String Camp brochure
Summer 2017 Jazz Camp brochure

Scholarships available thanks to a generous donation from Younis Orthodontics.

For more information contact Sherry Sykes, Community Music Coordinator
Phone: 304-876-5248