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Uptown Music Open House

August 22- come and experience the music
Williamsport, Lycoming County-The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, will be holding their annual Summer Open House on Thursday, August 22nd 2013 from 6-8pm, at their facilities at 848 West Fourth Street in Williamsport.

 Prospective students will able to tour the facilities, meet with teachers, and register for lessons, classes, and workshops taking place in the upcoming semester. Lessons and workshops will be going on during the hours of the open house so those in attendance can see what takes place at the school on a daily basis.

Established in April of 2000, the Uptown Music Collective (a 501c 3 nonprofit school of music) has developed a reputation as the premier source of music education in the area, with an enrollment of over 130 students.

Offering private lessons at all levels on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals, as well as classes and workshops in music theory, songwriting, and styles such as the Blues, Jazz, Classical and Rock. The primary age range of the Collective is 10 – 18 yrs old, but is open to all ages and levels. Along with private lessons, the UMC offers a myriad of programs including its flagship Performance Program. This program educates students about the ins and outs of major and minor performances, including direction, production, preparation and technical aspects of the performances. The program brings outstanding student run performances to the area, including most recently, Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
 
The Uptown Music Collective is committed to providing comprehensive music education to dedicated music students in the Williamsport community and surrounding areas. The school feels strongly about the role of music in creating well-rounded, thoughtful young people, and works to establish characteristics such as self-discipline and personal responsibility in each of its students through healthy habits such as practice and self- control. Uptown Music Collective students consistently perform at high levels not only musically, but also in their respective schools and as valuable members of other community organizations.  

“We are an organization of passionate musicians and music educators, whose goal is to teach our students the joy of learning, perfecting and performing music, while also instilling in them an understanding of the power of hard work, discipline and teamwork”, said Dave Brumbaugh, UMC Executive Director. “The Uptown Music Collective is a musical family where students form lifelong friendships and are taught respect and acceptance of each other while participating in our many unique and exciting modern music education programs. Become part of the Collective today!”

During the Fall Open House, prospective students will be able to enroll for the school’s 16 week fall semester. The fall semester will begin September 2nd and will run until January 11th 2014. There are openings this summer for students of all levels who are looking for private instruction on the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards/piano and voice. There is no previous experience needed to begin enrollment in The Collective.

The Uptown Music Collective will also be offering its popular workshop series which includes Jazz, Rock, and Blues, Drum Technique, Choir and the popular Tech Monkey workshop. Classes will be in full swing as well, including Music Theory 1 through 3, Harmony and Rhythmic Theory.
  For more information about The Collective’s upcoming fall semester, the open house and more call 570-329-0888 or visit them on the web at uptownmusic.org.

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