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.