ALL FREE! August 26-August 30, 2019. Ever wanted to learn to play the banjo? Or the fiddle? The Old Time Music Program at Stuart’s Opera House reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music. All ages and skill levels are welcome, no instruments or prior experience needed! For more information and to find out how to apply e-mail email@example.com or call (740) 753-1924. The daily schedule with activities will be updated soon. Here is an example of an average day: Concurrent Morning Sessions: 9am-11:30pm Lunch + Lunchtime concert: 12pm-1pm Concurrent Afternoon Sessions: 1pm-3:30pm Afternoon Jam Sessions: 4pm-6pm This program is produced in partnership with the Athens County Public Libraries and the Southeast Ohio Instrument Lending Library at ARTS/West. Thank you for the support! ABOUT THE STUART’S ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM Stuart’s Opera House is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio. It is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio. Through our art programming and educational outreach we continue to be profoundly intertwined with the population of Nelsonville and surrounding communities by providing free opportunities to participate in the arts. Our Arts Education Program furthers our mission by providing much needed art education and inspiration to our region. We offer an affordable, broad-based program focused on performing arts. The special events, day-time classes, afterschool and summer programs allow for Arts Education that reaches Southeast Ohio residents of most ages and backgrounds. The overarching outcome of our program is diverse participation where community identity can be freely and openly expressed. Our program is designed to be flexible and responsive to community need. Under the branch of Stuart’s Arts Education Program we offer: theater performances for primary students; an afterschool music program; a visiting artist and artist-in-residence program; a drama club and production for Nelsonville-York High School; a creative writing program for adults; regional coordination for the national Poetry Out Loud competition; private music lessons for children ages 6-18; an Appalachian Music Program in partnership with Athens County Public Libraries; and free admission to all children under 12 to the Nelsonville Music Festival. Our arts education programs receive funding from Epstein-Teicher Philanthropies, the Ohio Arts Council, Athens County Foundation, The Johnny B Fund, Benefest, The Athens Community Music Festival, The McClelland Fund, Athens Sunrise Rotary, ETC, Kleinpenny Education Fund, Peoples Bank, and several individuals and local businesses. Old Time Music Program August 26-August 30, 2019
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