Shepherd University Preparatory Music Classes

The Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is now accepting applications for the Spring 2009 semester for music lessons, early childhood classes, the Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra and the new Shepherd Children's Chorus. Anyone interested in participating should contact Anne Munro at 304-876-5555 or email her at

Private lessons and early childhood classes will be offered throughout the spring semester. Pick up a registration form at the Shepherd University Frank Arts Center, Room CA1, or call 304-876-5555 to have one mailed to you. The registration fee for the preparatory division is $25 per semester and lessons will begin in mid January. Preparatory instructors set their own weekly lesson fees and teach half hour and hour lessons depending upon student level. The fee for the early childhood classes with instructor Frauke Higgins is $156 per semester. Students will attend one forty-five minute class each week for 13 weeks beginning January 20th. In addition, an eight week Saturday morning class will be offered by Ms. Higgins beginning January 31st and will cost $96 for the 8 sessions.

The Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra and Shepherd Children's chorus will meet Wednesday evenings throughout the semester. Audition times for new members are scheduled for Wednesday, January 21 beginning at 7 p.m. for both Senior Youth Orchestra string members (upper intermediate to advanced level) and Junior String Orchestra members (beginner to early intermediate level). Children's Chorus (male and female students, grades 3-8) members will audition by appointment. Please call to schedule an audition.

Call 304-876-5555 for additional information or visit our website at Registration forms can also be downloaded at the website for lessons and classes. All classes, rehearsals and auditions take place at the Frank Arts Center on the Shepherd University Campus.