Music Preparatory Program History
- Provide music opportunities for ages infant through adult to surrounding communities.
- Connect to collegiate community and families in surrounding counties.
- Move the music education classroom from “textbook” to “reality.”
Music Education Curriculum Goals
- On site and “after hours” teacher training lab
- Observation of Master teachers
- Observation of real children with various learning styles plus differentiated needs
- Observations/Reflections (Two-five/course)
- All classes and the Youth Orchestra are taught by certified music educators.
- Private lessons are taught by university students who study music and who have been recommended by their private studio teachers.
- Seven days a week
- Times established by private instructor
Concerts and Recitals
- Youth Orchestra performs fall and spring. Accepted by audition, strings only/no summer session.
- Private students perform during a day of four recitals in the spring (optional participation).
- All are free and open to the public!
1968 – Beginning of Saturday program private lessons only
2002 – Youth Orchestra added to program
2004 – Classes for ages birth to adult added to program
2006 – Added a second site for children’s classes
2007 – Added a third site for children’s classes
2008 – Vocal Games - two sessions for grades 2-4 and grades 5-8
2009 – Choral experiences available for grades 2-8
2012 – Susquehanna Strings