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Community Music at Shepherd

Shepherd Community Orchestra | Youth Chorus | Private Music Lessons | Early Childhood Program | Summer Music Programs

The Music Department at Shepherd University has many opportunities for children, youth, and adult community members to study music through our Community Music at Shepherd program. If you are looking for private music lessons, an opportunity to play in an ensemble, education in music appreciation, continued development as a musician, or Early Childhood Music classes with your young child, Shepherd can fulfill your musical goals. Every June, we also offer summer Jazz and String Orchestra Camps for middle school and high school youth. Look below for links to registration forms and tuition/fee information.

Open Enrollment For All Programs!

Shepherd University Community Orchestra

An orchestra for all ages in residence at Shepherd University.
Auditions for the Community Orchestra:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:00pm
Click here to learn more.
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
Click here to learn more. 
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. Click here to learn more.
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! Classes will meet on Fridays, September 8 – November 10, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Music Courses

We offer classes for both children and adults through Community Music at Shepherd.  In small group classes, students will spend ten weeks learning to play an instrument, becoming an educated patron of music, or improving their current musicianship. Click here to learn more.

Summer Music Programs

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