MSO Adds New "Little Maestros" Family Classes

MSO Adds New "Little Maestros" Family Classes

Hagerstown, MD: The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has announced the addition of a Family Class (ages 2 to 5) to its Little Maestros program. The classes will take place at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown. The first Family session will be held on Monday, January 5 from 9am to 9:45am, and the focus will be on Brass instruments.
There are three, six-week sessions remaining in the Little Maestros program this season and are scheduled to run from January 5 to May 28, 2009. Classes will be held at St. Ann's on Mondays, Rockland Woods Elementary School on Tuesday mornings and Fountaindale Elementary School on Thursday evenings.
Classes for children ages 2-3 (along with parents) are on Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am and on Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 6:15pm. Children ages 4-5 have the option of meeting on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 10:45am or on Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 7:15pm.
The specific sessions are Brass, meeting from January 5 to February 12; Percussion, meeting from February 22 to April 2; and String/Orchestra music from April 20 to May 28.
Each six-week session will cost $40 per student and focus on the specific genre of music while teaching music concepts through movement, singing, listening and playing instruments. All sessions are taught by a certified music teacher with pre-school and public school experience.
The Little Maestros program is held in conjunction with the popular Kinder Konzert series presented by the MSO and the Washington County Board of Education.
For more specific information on the different sessions, contact Danielle Hommel at 301-824-2012. To register, call the MSO office at 301-797-4000.
The MSO is the area's premier professional orchestra, dedicated to providing musical performances that educate and entertain, while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region. The MSO is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.