Music Courses

Winter 2015


Beginning Guitar

This course is designed for students with no prior guitar playing experience. Students will learn how to hold the guitar, left- and right-hand positioning, basic chords, music notation, strum patterns and fingerpicking techniques. The skills learned in this class can be applied to the performance of many styles of music including rock, country, blues and folk. Each student must provide his/her own guitar, picks, and a portable music stand. Textbook included in course fee. Book will be delivered in the first class session. Please contact instructor Candice Mowbray, cemowbray@hagerstowncc.edu if you have any questions.

Fee: $85 Materials Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-248-G1 | 01/15/15-03/19/15 | C. Mowbray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Bluegrass Jamming

Can you strum a song using G, C, F, D, A and E? Do you envy those people that can jump into any jam session? Join us Monday evenings for this beginner's jam that instructs you in song lyrics, taking breaks, and just plain jamming fun. If you have always wanted to try joining a jam session, this is your chance. The course is led by Ernie Bradley-well known band leader and instructor. Acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, bass, dobro and fiddles welcome. There are 3 levels of participation available at each jam session: 1. Learning to hear and play chord changes 2. Sing and play 3. Sing, play and take a beginning level break.

Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

BLU-011-H1 | 02/02/15-06/01/15 | E. Bradley | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Spring 2015


Music Made Easy

If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-030-L | 06/17/15-07/24/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


History of Opera-Classical

La Boheme is the passionate, tragic story of two idealistic young lovers struggling to live their dreams and find love in Paris. The two young lovers find warmth together through their love, and with their bohemian friends, live their lives to the fullest, making a paradise out of squalor, until that paradise comes to a tragic end. This is Puccini's most popular opera, and is consistently in the top four of the world's most performed operas 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-K | 05/23/15-05/30/15 | J. Marschner | 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: $45 Registration Fee: $8

BLU-013-J1 | 04/06/15-06/01/15 | E. Bradley | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Summer Bluegrass Jamming

Can you strum a song using G, C, F, D, A and E? Do you envy those people that can jump into any jam session? Join us Monday evenings for this beginner's jam that instructs you in song lyrics, taking breaks, and just plain jamming fun. If you have always wanted to try joining a jam session, this is your chance. The course is led by Ernie Bradley, well-known band leader and instructor. Acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, bass, dobro, and fiddles welcome. There are 3 levels of participation available at each jam session: 1. Learning to hear and play chord changes 2. Sing and play 3. Sing, play, and take a beginning level break.

Fee: $36 Registration Fee: $8

BLU-014-L1 | 06/18/15-08/13/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Summer 2015