Community Music and Art Program at Waynesburg University

The Waynesburg University Fine Arts Academy is open to anyone who shows motivation to study in a comprehensive collegiate music and art setting. Curriculum includes weekly lessons on major instrument/voice, as well as classes in art, beginner piano, and music ensembles.

  • 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.

The instructors, together with students, schedule Private Music Lessons.

Classes meet Monday-Thursday evenings.

Academy music students have the opportunity to perform in concert with University music ensembles throughout each semester (based on student availability and instructor permission).

The Fine Arts Department on the Waynesburg University main campus hosts recitals, Art Shows, and Concerts throughout the year. We invite all Fine Arts Academy students to participate in masterclasses and other Fine Arts Department sponsored events.

The Fine Arts Academy Music and Art Classes Offered

September 17 - December 8 (Excludes October 14 – 20 for Fall Break, and November 18 – 24 for Thanksgiving.)

Classes

  • Drawing Class - In this drawing course, you will learn basic drawing techniques that will give you skills to represent what you see on paper. Students will learn to use contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space, and values of light and dark to make realistic images. This course includes 10 studio sessions and all drawing materials. Maximum of 15 students. Ages 12 & Up
    Meeting Tuesdays at 4:00 in Benedum 120, First class September 18
    Instructor: Andrew Heisey aheisey@waynesburg.edu
  • 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
    Meeting Tuesdays at 4:00 in Benedum 120, First class September 18
    Instructor: Andrew Heiseyaheisey@waynesburg.edu
  • Beginner Piano Class - This introductory course is a group class in beginner piano skills. Students will explore the foundations of keyboard playing in an enjoyable environment. Maximum of 10 students. Ages 6-12
    Meeting Mondays at 4 PM in Benedum 114, first class September 17
    (Possible second group on Wednesdays, Ages 13-18)
    Instructor: Alexis Merchant amerchan@waynesburg.edu
  • Chamber Orchestra - Students will have the opportunity to join University string students in rehearsals and performances. High School Age and Older
    Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays 4-4:50 PM in Benedum 108, first class September 17
    Instructor: Sara Beattie sbeattie@waynesburg.edu
  • Lamplighters Concert Choir - Students will have the opportunity to join University vocal students in rehearsals and performances. High School Age and Older
    Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:15 PM. in Benedum 108, first class September 18
    Instructor: Melanie Catana mcatana@waynesburg.edu
  • Symphonic Band - Students will have the opportunity to join University woodwind, brass, and percussion students in rehearsals and performances. High School Age and Older
    Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays 5-6:15 PM in Marsh Center (lower floor of Roberts Chapel), first class September 17
    Instructor: Dr. Ronda DePriest rdepries@waynesburg.edu

Private Lessons on Primary Instrument/Voice

(30 minutes) Piano provided; other instruments must be student-owned. Waynesburg University Professors instruct Private Lessons.

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Brass: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium (Baritone), Tuba
  • Percussion: Timpani, Snare Drum, Mallets, and Scottish Drumming
  • Bagpipes

Additional Ensemble Opportunities

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

James D. Randolph Kiltie Band

Free Group Instruction - Bagpipes or Scottish Drumming
(Monday nights, 6:30 - 7:00 PM Beginner Pipers/Drummers | 7:00 - 8:00 PM Full Kiltie Band rehearsal)
Private lessons are available for the usual semester fee.
Instructor: Jeremy Olisar
To join the Kiltie Band, please register through the Fine Arts Academy.
For more information about joining or hiring the James D. Randolph Kiltie Band, contact Jeremy Olisar at jolisar@waynesburg.edu

Fall 2018 Academy Tuition and Fees

  • Register by Friday, September 7, 2018.
    • Registration and payment must be completed before a student can attend classes/lessons.
  • Fall 2018 lessons and classes begin the week of September 17, 2018.
  • Classes will meet weekly, September 17 – December 8, 2018.
    • Excludes October 14 – 20 for Fall Break and November 18 – 24 for Thanksgiving.
  • Private lesson schedules to be arranged between the students and instructors.

Tuition

  • 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.
CLASSES AMOUNT OWED TIME
Drawing Class $250 4:00-5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays)
Pottery Class $250 4:00-5:30 p.m. (Thursdays)
Beginner Piano Class $250 4:00-4:50 p.m. (Mondays)
Chamber Orchestra $250 4:00-4:50 p.m. (Mon/Wed)
Lamplighters Concert Choir $250 5:00-6:15 p.m. (Tues/Thurs)
Symphonic Band $250 5:00-6:15 p.m. (Mon/Wed)
Instrument/Voice $350 Private Lessons
James D. Randolph Kiltie Band FREE Monday Evenings

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

Register Here!