Musicology Newsletter

Musicology Spring News 2016

Summer is just around the corner, check out our Camps!

-RockBand Camp June 13th-17th, July 11th-115th If you love to play music and jam with others, this is the camp for you! Campers will learn songs in a band setting and prepare to perform those songs Saturday following camp. The performance will be held at The Alamo on the square. Doors open at 4pm (6+months experience in instrument required)

-Guitar Orchestra June 20th-24th, July 18th-22th (10am-1pm) Take your musical skills to the next level and have fun playing with others! In Guitar Orchestra, campers will play together in duos and trios. We will play familiar and not-so-familiar tunes arranged for small groups. Students will quickly appreciate the importance of accuracy in rhythm and note-playing as we work to blend the parts together. The group will analyze each piece to determine the most important parts to bring out at specific points in the arrangements. All campers won’t be playing in every ensemble, so they will have the opportunity to listen and observe rehearsals with the others, adding another instructional level to each session. We will spend a portion of each session reviewing and reinforcing note reading and rhythmic skills through games and rhythm instruments. Guitar Orchestra offers an excellent review of the skills the campers are learning in their regular lessons. We will perform our selections for parents and guests on the last day of camp. Students should be comfortable reading standard notation (staff and notes) and know the natural notes in first position. We will not be using TAB. Students will need to practice at home in preparation for the Friday concert. It’s fine to enroll students in both sessions. They can play different arrangements in their second session.

Musicology At This Year’s Taste Of Newnan. The City of Newnan has asked us to provide musical entertainment for Taste Of Newnan. Stop by and see Musicology students and teachers doing their thang and sample some of Newnan’s best food! Thursday April 14th, 5:00-8:00.

Join Us April 23rd For A Student Performance Event At Musicology! Show will start at 1pm and go on til we’re done. Bring a camping chair and enjoy some great students showing off their skills. A sign-up sheet for performers will be at the desk and space will be limited.

Coffee Shop Shows Newnan’s Leaf & Bean Coffee Shop is hosting Student Showcases once a month, featuring our talented Musicology students. The performances also feature Ken Spake, a longtime friend of Musicology, and Jody Butler, Musicology teacher and event organizer. The next showcases will be April 30th and May 27th from 7:00 – 9:00. See Jody to get signed up. Come enjoy the music!

10 Years On The Square Celebration! We are proud to announce a night of music at The Alamo June 4th to commemorate our 10th year in downtown Newnan. The show will feature past and present students and instructors! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the full line up of acts.

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