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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

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

Ages: Birth-4 years

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  

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

Ages 4-5 

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

Musical Theater  

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Fulkerson Recital Hall

Ages 6-8

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

Advanced Musical Theater

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

Ages: 7-11 and instructor approval

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

Musical Theater Workshop

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

Ages: 12 years and up, with instructor approval

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



Saturdays, 9:30-10 a.m., Siemens Hall Room 128

Ages: 6-10 years

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. An End-of-Term performance takes place the Sunday following the last class.