Community School for Music & the Arts at CMU Keeps Growing
Adds Acting Classes For Fall
The Community School for Music & the Arts at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) just keeps growing.
Now in its third year, the School is adding Acting Classes for kids from grades 2-4 and 5-8. Classes will be led by Erin Hammond, a graduate of the University of Winnipeg's Honours Theatre and Drama program who works as a theatre instructor at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People and at public schools in Winnipeg.
“I’m excited to have Erin join us,” says Arlene Kroeker, who directs the School. “Through her classes children will learn performance skills, and grow in self confidence and in their ability to work as a team.”
Last year the School had 180 students taking lessons in piano, violin, cello, guitar, woodwinds, brass instruments, percussion, voice, Music for Kids and Vocal Fusion, along with drawing, painting, cartooning and mixed media Art Classes for grades 2-4 and 5-8.
The School, a program of CMU, aims to “provide instruction in music and the arts that encourages students to develop their individual talents and abilities, and challenges them to be the best they can be,” says Kroeker. “It's a place where students can receive instruction from excellent and well-qualified instructors in an educational atmosphere.”
As a plus for parents, the School offers free and easy parking, and a lounge and café where people can wait during lessons. Performance opportunities are offered monthly.
Classes begin September 1, 2008 and run Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 9 PM, and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM. Lessons are available for children, youth and adults. The average rate for an individual lesson is $19 per half hour, $28.50 per ¾ hour and $38 per hour.
For more information, contact Arlene Kroeker at 837-4870 or visit www.cmu.ca/csma
Posted July 24, 2008
For more information contact the CMU Communications Director, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N2, telephone: 204-487-3300 ext. 630, fax: 204-889-1694,(www.cmu.ca)