After a successful End-of-Year Concert (see photo) and summer, Opus 118 is gearing up for another exciting year! After-School Program classes officially begin on October 1st and as we begin the 2012-13 school year, we are thrilled to continue to share space with one of our longtime In-School Program partners in East Harlem. This current location allows us to continue to operate in the community we serve, while we look for a new permanent home.
Our After-School Program offers affordable high-quality music instruction for students of all ages. Opus 118's expert bilingual faculty provides private, partner, and group lessons for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano. Students have the opportunity to participate in one of four auditioned ensembles, all of which regularly give back to the community through performances at local events, cultural institutions, and hospitals. Our youngest students (ages 2 to 5) learn through interactive, improvisational music-making in our Music Within classes. The curriculum used in these classes was developed by Sara Zur, Ph.D. especially for Opus 118.
As you know, your continued support helps underwrite the costs of these lessons and classes. This ensures that students who would not otherwise have access to music education can learn in an environment that nurtures creativity and excellence. We look forward to updating you on our progress throughout the year!
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Associate Director, Programs & Development