Concerts, Final Session of Summer Classes at Conservatory This Week

CCB MEDIA PHOTO Stephanie Weaver of the Cape Conservatory

Stephanie Weaver of the Cape Conservatory

WEST BARNSTABLE – As August’s high summer days heat up the Cape, now is the time that many people look to sign up for arts and music classes for the fall. Among programs and classes, the Cape Conservatory offers Youth Orchestra, Cape Cod Children’s Chorus, CJazz, private music instruction and Youth Ballet.

Year-round, the Cape Conservatory has a range of activities for students of all ages in music, dance and art. But there are still conservatory summer programs underway and two concerts coming up this week as well.

The first concert, part of Summer Concerts with the Conservatory Jazz Big Band, takes place on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. on the Dennis Village Green.

Tomorrow, “Meet Me At the Movies” is a one-night-only piano performance by Stephanie Weaver Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Stephanie Weaver, managing director of the Cape Conservatory, in summer, said the conservatory featured a number of new offerings this summer, including “special offerings that cater to the more whimsical and holiday feel of the Cape.”

The last sessions of some summer classes begin this week.

Weaver explained the conservatory is the “educational, or experiential, arm of the Cape Symphony.” The two nonprofits merged in 2010.

The conservatory has two campuses, one in Falmouth and one in West Barnstable.

One of the Cape Conservatory programs still underway is Summer Symphony, an intensive orchestra workshop for intermediate or advanced instrumentalists.

Earlier this summer, the conservatory offered Summer Sounds, a band program for students who play any instrument or sing. The programs are Jazz Band, Rock Band and traditional style Classical Band. The students do community outreach and play with town bands. There are 80 children ages 10 through 18 in the program.

For adults, there are a group of classes called, “The Bucket List,” that include introductory classes in piano, voice, ukulele and violin. The fall sessions begin in mid-September.

For the piano classes, the conservatory uses a digital keyboard laboratory where students can practice using electronic keyboards, using a headset.

The range of new classes is part of changes underway at the conservatory as it updates its classes to appeal to a wider range of students.

“We are trying to find ways to become more relevant to the students,” Weaver said. “We are finding new ways to reach everybody and let’s face it, everybody lives on their iPad and iPhone.”

Listen below to Stephanie Weaver of the Cape Cod Conservatory.

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