The Center for the Performing Arts is now offering classes. Inspired by upcoming concerts by opera star Kathleen Battle (April 27) and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro (June 4), the three-week courses are open to adults and teens.
“The team here at the Center for the Performing Arts is never content with the status quo,” said President/CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko. “That’s why we continuously unveil new opportunities, like the vocal and ukulele lessons. Here’s your opportunity to discover a new artistic talent.”
Starting April 2, the Center offers “Opera 101,” co-sponsored by Intimate Opera. The 3-week course will focus on operatic vocal techniques and building confidence. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners interested in developing their voice. Tuition is $75 and includes one ticket to the Palladium concert “An Evening with Kathleen Battle” on April 27. Dates and time: April 2, April 16, April 23; each class meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Palladium concert hall. Class limited to 25.
In May, the Center launches “Ukulele 101,” co-sponsored by Nickel Plate Arts. The 3-week course – perfect for beginners – is led by ukulele master Geoff Davis. He will prepare students for a pre-concert performance in the Robert Adam Room of the Palladium on the night of the Jake Shimabukuro concert on June 4. Tuition is $25 and includes a demo ukulele for use during class time. Dates and time: May 7, May 14, May 28; each class meets 7 to 8 p.m. in the Palladium concert hall. Class limited to 25.
Class registration opens March 13. Register online atthe Center’s website www.TheCenterPresents.org.