Vanessa Mio-Quiring conducting young people on violin, viola, cello, bassVanessa Mio-Quiring leads young learners through their paces on string instruments.

Summer program to provide music instruction for youths

A new program at the University of Windsor will provide music education for youths ages 4 to 17.

The Lab School is offering the Summer Music Program in July for beginner or intermediate level students wishing to study the violin, viola, cello, or flute.

The two-week program will take place in the School of Creative Art’s Armoury facilities and provide a day-long array of musical and artistic activities that include: group class instruction, choir, master classes, performance opportunities, improvisation and composition, and visual art instruction from university faculty members. Participants will also connect with current UWindsor music students assisting faculty. This lab is a hub for musicians of all skills levels.

Students will be taught by professors Vanessa Mio-Quiring on strings, flute instruction by Jonathan Bayley, choir direction by Bruce Kotowich, and Catherine Heard will oversee students’ visual art projects.

Jacob, a 10-year-old Lab School student, says, “This is a spectacular program and it’s great fun. I'm learning a lot!”

The program runs July 10 to 14 and 17 to 21. Learners may register for Week 1 and 2, or Week 1 only. Participation in both weeks is encouraged; students must complete Week 1 to register for Week 2. Registration is now open on the UWindsor Continuing Education website.

—Susan McKee