First summer music clinic held for high school students

Some local high school students are starting their summer vacation with scales. Music scales‚ that is. This week‚ more than 50 students are participating in the university’s first music clinic for grades 9−12.

Georgia (Jun 1, 2006) — Some local high school students are starting their summer vacation with scales. Music scales‚ that is.

This week‚ more than 50 students are participating in the university’s first music clinic for grades 9−12. With programs for orchestra‚ band‚ piano and vocal students‚ the five−day clinic‚ May 30−June 3‚ offers a comprehensive musical experience.

“This program builds on the great music education they are currently getting in their schools‚” said Michael Alexander‚ director of orchestras and assistant professor of music. Alexander‚ who is also the Cobb Symphony Orchestra director‚ organized the clinic.

The clinic includes ensembles‚ master classes‚ music theory and conducting‚ as well as daily individual coaching and lessons. More than two dozen of KSU’s artist−teachers are leading the classes‚ along with guest conductors from across the country.

“This is the first of what we hope will be many summer programs for high school students in the future‚” College of the Arts Dean Joseph Meeks said. “In the next few years‚ I’d like to see the college expand music offerings and also add programs in theatre‚ dance and visual arts.”

The clinic will wrap up Saturday‚ June 3‚ with student performances. Rising seniors who participate in the clinic will be considered for music scholarships.





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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