FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Updated Aug. 19, 2009
CONTACT: Marge Dwyer, Manager of Media Relations
27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Sample Fall Music Programs at Longy’s Open House and Instrument ‘Petting Zoo’ Saturday, August 29
Cambridge, MA – Longy School of Music’s Community Programs division will hold an Open House and Instrument Petting Zoo on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Longy, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge (at the intersection of Garden Street and Concord Avenue near Harvard Square). Admission is free.
Come learn about Longy’s fall Preparatory Programs for youngsters and teens, ages 1 to 18, and Continuing Studies classes and lessons for adults. Classes start Sept. 9. You also will be able to:
--Try out musical instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo
--Take free mini-lessons on a wide range of instruments
--Check out mini-demonstrations of music and movement classes for young children
--Enjoy short performances by faculty and students in Pickman Hall
“The open house is for students of all ages and abilities,” says Miriam Eckelhoefer, director of Longy’s Community Programs division. “It is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children – from toddlers through high school students – including 4th to 8th grade band students who play instruments including the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, guitar, piano, violin, viola and cello – as well as adults interested in music who want to sample the flavor of Longy.”
Longy’s Community Programs for Children and Adults
For over 94 years Longy has thrived on transmitting the joy of music making while cultivating a standard of excellence to students of all ages in the Greater Boston area. Our Preparatory Studies program includes courses ranging from music-and-movement classes for toddlers and their parents, private instruction, a distinguished theory program, and the opportunity to perform in both large and small ensembles, both instrumental and choral. For more serious and dedicated young musicians, we offer the Young Performers Program, which provides superb musical training, performing experience and prepares students for a lifetime of involvement in music and the arts.
Because we believe music is a lifelong experience, our Continuing Studies program offers a wide variety of classes for adults who are either exploring music for the first time or renewing their passion for music. In addition, we are proud to be a part of the Creative Aging movement by offering classes such as Seniors Sing and Music and Movement for Seniors, which not only enrich the musicality and creativity of class participants but also improve the quality of their lives.
For more information, contact Community Programs at 617.876.0956, x1650, or email email@example.com. For directions, parking and public transportation information, visit Longy's Web site at www.longy.edu.