Music Courses

Fall 2015

Turning of the Screw

Written in 1954, The Turn of the Screw is the last of Benjamin Britten?s chamber operas, based on the gothic horror novella of the same title. A sheltered young governess is sent to care for two children in a country house called Bly. At first, her new post seems perfect--the children, Miles and Flora, are positively angelic, and the estate is beautiful. Soon, however, the governess becomes suspicious as apparitions of a man and a woman begin to appear around the house and the grounds. The housekeeper informs her that they are the ghosts of Quint, the manservant, and Miss Jessel, the former governess. As the governess feels an increasing sense of evil surrounding the house, the ghosts appear more often and ever closer to the children, intending to possess them as the governess tries desperately to protect her young charges. A tale of the struggle of good and evil, the corruption of innocence, and the supernatural, The Turn of the Screw is a terrifying and brilliantly composed thriller that has been called one of the most dramatically compelling British operas of all time. Pre-Opera Lecture - Saturday, May 23 and May 30 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Kepler Theater, HCC Main Campus Opera Performance - Tickets to the fully staged Hub Opera Company performance of Il Trovatore on Saturday, May 30, at 7:30pm

Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-292-D | 09/26/15-10/11/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

This course is for beginning banjo players, no prior experience or very little experience needed. Students are taught to play by ear, no music or tablatures are used. Students learn traditional bluegrass tunes.

Fee: $50 Registration Fee: $8

BLU-013-C | 09/14/15-11/09/15 | F. Maietta | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Bluegrass Jamming

Can you strum a song using G, C, F, D, A and E chords? Do you envy those people that can jump into any jam session? Then join us Monday evenings for these beginner to advanced beginner jam sessions. There are three levels of participation available: learning to hear and play chord changes - beginning; learning to sing and play - beginning; learning to play, sing and take simple solo breaks - intermediate to advanced beginner. All levels of participation are welcome. Acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, bass, resonator guitars, dulcimers and fiddles, and other instruments by permission. If you have always wanted to try a joining a jam session then now is your chance.

Fee: $40 Materials Fee: $5 Registration Fee: $8

BLU-015-C | 09/14/15-11/09/15 | F. Maietta | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register