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Fine Arts - Music
|Our Music programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ALL THESE PROGRAMS
Click on a blue underlined class name for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the Summer session begins 4/22.
For piano classes, click HERE.
Parents and their early learners will learn to make music, sing and dance and move to the beat using musical instruments and percussion to develop motor skills. Class begins 9/23.
This easy instruction for beginners will have you playing your favorite songs in no time. You provide your own acoustic guitar. You will also need to purchase Mel Bay’s Easy Guitar Chords for $4.95 at Flores Music. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Class begins 9/25.
All the skills you need to know to improve your next audition can be learned in this class which will cover choosing and preparing your monologue, choosing the right song, rehearsing your song, and much more including ‘tips’ to help you succeed. Students are responsible for their own CD with instrumental music on it.
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, if you love to sing here is a great opportunity to have fun while learning tips on how to improve your vocal skills and technique. It’s a great way to prepare for musical auditions. Includes group and private lessons. A CD is available to purchase with vocal and instrumental music already chosen. If you would like to bring your own CD you may as long as it is instrumental only, no vocal tracks and provide a copy for instructor. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Class begins 9/27.
Summer Band and Orchestra
Learn to play the blues, Dixieland, swing and jazz under the direction of Peggy Bonner. M: percussion Tu: woodwinds W: brass Th&F: full band (everyone). Click the links below for more information.
Learn the music of the great composers, as well as contemporary, folk and patriotic works. Directed by Laurel Filzen Etzel. M: violins Tu: violas W: cello Th&F: full orchestra (everyone). Click the links below for more details.
For high school students (those entering 9th grade included). Rehearsals will be held at Concordia Lutheran School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:45 pm. Code: 55270
Summer Music Events
Join us for a fun filled evening with the young musicans from the Peoria Park District’s Summer Band and Orchestra when they’re transformed into “Superheroes” playing the best themes from Superman, Spiderman, Batman, The Avengers and more. This is a volunteer event. Click here for more details.
Music Performing Groups
Peoria POPS Orchestra - “We Make Music Fun!”
Harold Greene, Conductor
President, Dick Hawley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering performance enhancement for musicians young and old, the Peoria Pops is conducted by a professional music educator. They accept students from Jr High through adult who want to improve by playing with a full orchestra. Some members were sent to us by private teachers; others are home school, public, or private school students who want a place to play and improve.
The Orchestra specializes in giving those who have not played for awhile a place to perform and bring back those wonderful music skills of their past. Pops also has a Swing Band and a Dixieland Band in which members can participate. Pops provides its members with the opportunity of performing in public at retirement and extended care facilities as well as town festivals, the Illinois State Fair and our ever popular holiday program which is performed annually in December. Membership fee is $30 a year.