Community Music and Art Program at Waynesburg University

The Waynesburg University Fine Arts Academy is open to anyone who shows motivation to study in comprehensive collegiate music and art settings. Curriculum includes weekly lessons on major instrument/voice, as well as classes in written music theory, aural skills and art.

  • Music students have the potential to reach an accomplished level in the study of their major instrument/voice and its repertoire.
  • Art students will gain valuable knowledge and skills used in the visual arts.

Most classes are held on Saturday mornings with Private Music Lessons scheduled by the instructors, allowing for input from students.

Music ensemble classes meet Monday-Friday evenings, and private music lessons may be scheduled around those ensemble meeting times.

Academy music students have the opportunity to participate with the University Chamber Ensemble performances near the end of each semester, as well as in Large University Ensemble concerts throughout the year (based on student interest and instructor permission).

Recitals, Art Shows, and Concerts are held on the Waynesburg University main campus and are sponsored by the Fine Arts Department Program.

Academy students are invited to participate in masterclasses and other Fine Arts Department sponsored events throughout the year.

The Fine Arts Academy Music and Art Classes Offered

FEBRUARY 10 - APRIL 28 (no class March 3 and 31 due to Spring Break and Easter)


  • Pottery Class - This course is an introduction to using the pottery wheel as well as various finishing techniques including glazing. This course includes 10 studio sessions, clay, glazing and firing costs. Maximum of 9 students. Ages 12 & Up
    Instructor: Andrew Heisey
  • Introductory Group Guitar
  • Introductory Music Theory (Written)

Private Lessons on Primary Instrument

(30 minutes) Piano/organ provided; other instruments must be student-owned.

  • Piano, or Organ
  • Voice
  • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Brass: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium (Baritone), Tuba
  • Percussion: Keyboards, Timpani, Snare Drum, Hand Drums, Drum Set

Additional Opportunities

Academy Music Students will have the opportunity to participate with the University Students, based on student interest/instructor permission.

  • University Chamber Orchestra: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-4:50 p.m.
  • University Symphonic Band: Mondays & Wednesdays 5-6:15 p.m.
  • WU Lamplighters Concert Choir: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:15 p.m.

Smaller University Ensembles:

  • Barber Shop
  • Beauty Shop
  • Jazz Ensemble: Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.
  • Woodwind Ensembles
  • Brass Ensembles
  • Percussion Ensembles

Spring 2018 Academy Tuition and Fees

  • Register by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
    • Registration and payment must be completed before a student can attend classes/lessons.
  • Spring 2018 lessons and classes begin Saturday, February 10, 2018.
  • Classes will meet weekly, February 10 - April 28.
    • Excludes March 3 and 31 for University Spring Break and Easter holiday, respectively.
  • Private lesson schedules to be arranged between the students and instructors.
  • Recital in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center: 1:00 p.m., May 5, 2018


  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Refunds are not granted after the 3rd week of class.
  • Special requests should be made in writing to the Fine Arts department chair.
Pottery Class $250 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Saturdays)
Introductory Music Theory $250 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Saturdays)
Introductory Group Guitar $250 11:00 a.m.-Noon (Saturdays)
University Chamber Orchestra $250 4:00-4:50 p.m. (Mon/Wed)
University Symphonic Band $250 5:00-6:15 p.m. (Mon/Wed)
Lamplighters Concert Choir $250 5:00-6:15 p.m. (Tues/Thurs)
Instrument/Voice:____________ $350 Private Lessons

For more information contact Andrew Heisey at 724-852-3274.



(Minimum of FOUR registered students required to have a class)

We are inviting teens and adults (12 and older) to join the WU Fine Arts Academy One-Week Summer Camp, allowing development of skills for five days, while getting a taste of the Waynesburg University experience.

  • $125 per class, per student for the week
  • Individual lessons are $100/week (30 minute lessons)
  • *BONUS* Sign up for 2 or more clases and get $50* off your total.
  • *Does not include individual lessons

Schedule of classes offered the week of June 25-29 (M-F)

10 a.m. - Noon Noon - 1 p.m. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Drawing Break Painting Pottery Intro to Photoshop
Voice Ensemble Acting & Scene Study
Chamber Orchestra Band
Individual lessons offered in VOICE, STRINGS, WOODWINDS, BRASS, and PERCUSSION.
Individual lesson TIMES to be determined by instructor in conjunction with students.

There will be an "END OF CAMP SHOWCASE", Friday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. for students to share what they have accomplished with their friends and family.

Description of Summer Camp Classes

Beginner Acrylic Painting

Learn to paint with acrylic paint with this simple step by step course in defining shapes, and basic principles in understanding light, shade and color. Paint from still life sets and provided photographic resources of animals, flowers and nature with easy to follow step by step instruction.

Beginner Drawing

Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for all other studio disciplines. In this introductory class, learn to develop your power of observation and mark making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships. Weekly lessons will emphasize how to translate focused observations into visual expression using a variety of drawing materials and approaches. You’ll work primarily from still life and outdoor nature observation.


This class is an introduction to clay and pottery making. Wheel-throwing as well as some basic hand-building techniques are taught. Emphasis is on craftsmanship and creative thought. Students will glaze work they produce and be introduced to firing techniques.

Intro to Photoshop

This course will introduce basic functions and techniques to editing photos using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how manipulate images using the large variety of tools available to them using Photoshop. Attendees of this course are encouraged to bring digital or printed photographs to this course to edit.


Current high school and junior high students will enjoy the repertoire for the Academy Band. The group will rehearse Monday-Thursday for 2 hours each day and have a dress rehearsal on Friday in order to be a part of the camp showcase on Friday evening. If you play flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tubas, or percussion, we want you in the Fine Arts Academy Band this summer!

Chamber Orchestra

Monday-Thursday for 2 hours each day. Friday, there will be a “End of Camp Showcase”. We welcome all level of orchestra students who want to develop their talent and enjoying making music.

Vocal Ensemble

Singers will rehearse five days for two hours each. Our group will learn the techniques of choral singing, explore solfege syllables and hand signals as a means of learning new music and prepare 2-3 songs together to perform at the academy showcase.

Acting & Scene Study

This acting class will help the student prepare a monologue or duet scene for performance. Acting exercises will aid in the development of character and motivation. Students will be expected to actively participate in class and be prepared to memorize lines in a short scene.

Individual Music Lessons

Individual lessons are offered for anyone interested in building their skills on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, electric bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tubas, snare drum, mallet percussion. All the instructor needs to know is your current ability level (how long you have studied and how much private study you have had] and a goal you wish to accomplish during the week.

Individual Voice Lessons

Students will receive five 30 minute lessons which will include assessing vocal range, technique building through a set of vocalizes, and work on repertoire - either songs that a student already knows and/or a new song that will provided by the instructor.