CFTPA to offer spring classes for adults, teens


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

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