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  • Young boy carrying percussion sticks
  • Children singing
  • Children singing
  • Children singing
  • Humboldt Music Academy Class Session
  • Boy playing cello
  • Boy playing violin
  • Kids playing violin
  • In the String Orchestra
  • Girl carrying a violin
  • Girls playing fiddle
  • Boy playing piano, with instructor
  • Girl and boy playing piano duet



Singing Games

Ages birth-4 years

30 min., 10-10:30 a.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall

Instructors: Larry & Katri Pitts

This parent-participation class is based on the theory that children develop musical vocabulary in the same way they develop language skills. Songs, games and movement are used to help children learn to audiate, or internally become aware of pitch and beat. A diversity of musical styles is used in order to immerse children in many different modes and meters.

Musical Theater Program

Humboldt Music Academy offers 4 levels of Musical Theater instruction. Each class performs in the End-of-Term concert, the Sunday following the last class.

All Musical Theater classes are led by Katri & Larry Pitts.

Introduction to Musical Theater  

Ages 4-5 

30 min., 10:30-11 a.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall

Basic singing, acting and dancing technique for young musical theater enthusiasts.

Musical Theater

Ages 6-8

1 hour, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall

Sing, dance, and act in a musical skit, complete with costumes and staging.

Advanced Musical Theater

Ages 7-11 and instructor approval

1 hour, 12-1 p.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall

Further development of dancing, acting, and singing techniques culminating in a complete musical skit performance.

Musical Theater Workshop

Ages 12 and up with instructor approval

1 hour, 1-2 p.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall

Continued Musical Theater studies for pre-teens and teens. Emphasis on script development, staging, and singing technique.


Xylophonium Classes

Introduction to Xylophonium

Ages: 4-9 years

45 min.,, 9:15-10 a.m., Siemens Hall Room 128

Instructor: Teresa Walker

Learn to play xylophone and other pitched and unpitched percussion instruments in an ensemble while we dance, sing, and play together. In this class children will learn the elemental building blocks of music composition and improvisation using the Orff Schulwerk approach to music for children. Let's PLAY!


Ages 8-12 with instructor approval

45 min., 10:15-11 a.m., Siemens Hall Room 128

Instructor: Teresa Walker

An Orff Shulwerk class for experienced students. Instructor approval required.