Community Music and Art Program at Waynesburg University

The Waynesburg University Fine Arts Academy is open to students who show motivation to study in a comprehensive collegiate music and art settings. 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. We will also offer instruction for upper elementary, middle school or adult age learners (as enough interest is shown).

The Fine Arts Academy Music and Art Program is open to any high school student who has not yet graduated. Curriculum classes are held on Saturday mornings with Private Lessons scheduled after these classes. Elective ensemble classes meet Monday-Friday evenings, and private instruction may be scheduled around those ensemble meeting times (at the instructor’s discretion). All classes follow the Waynesburg University calendar from September to April.

The Fine Arts Academy Music and Art Program curriculum includes weekly lessons on major instrument/voice, as well as classes in written music theory, aural skills and art. Students have the opportunity to participate in both Solo and Chamber Ensemble performances near the end of each semester, as well as in Large Ensemble concerts throughout the year.

The Fine Arts Academy Music and Art Program Recitals and Concerts are held on the Waynesburg University main campus and are sponsored by the Fine Arts Department Music 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 Curriculum

Curriculum classes meet on Saturdays, generally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 12 weeks. Academy students will take classes and private lessons during these hours. Group Curriculum Classes meet during the morning hours, and Elective Private Lessons will meet (at the instructor’s discretion) around those classes. Private Lessons may meet during evening hours (again, at the instructor’s discretion) around Elective Ensemble Classes as scheduled by the university.

Curriculum Classes

  • Introductory Music Theory (Written)
  • Introductory Group Guitar
  • Ensembles:
    • University Chamber Orchestra (Mondays & Wednesdays 4-4:50 pm, with instructor permission)
    • University Symphonic Band (Mondays & Wednesdays 5-6:15 pm, with instructor permission)
    • Lamplighters Concert Choir (Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:15 pm, with instructor permission)

Elective Classes

  • 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.
    • Instructor: Tyler Turbett
    • Jan. 27 - April 21 (no class March 3, 10 and 31 due to spring break and Easter)
  • Private Lessons on Primary Instrument (30 minutes): [Piano/organ provided; other instruments must be student-owned. We hope to have scholarships/rentals available for younger students in the future.]
    • 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
  • Extended Private Lesson on Primary Instrument/Voice (60 minute lesson), or Private lessons on Secondary Instrument/Voice (30 minutes) available for an additional fee.
  • Chamber Ensembles:
    • Sweet Adelines (scheduled based on student interest/instructor permission)
    • Barber Shop (scheduled based on student interest/instructor permission)
    • Jazz Ensemble (Tuesdays 7-8 pm, with instructor permission)
    • Woodwind Ensembles (scheduled based on student interest/instructor permission)
    • Brass Ensembles (scheduled based on student interest and instructor permission)
    • Percussion Ensembles (scheduled based on student interest and instructor permission)
    • James D. Randolph Kiltie Band (Mondays 7-8 pm pipes & 8-9 pm drums – Combined ensemble during the last half of the semester 7-9 pm, with instructor permission)