News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 25, 2013

ISU Community School of Arts plans open house today, five upcoming musical events

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today 25 in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery in Fairbanks Hall at 220 N. Seventh St.

The open house will present an opportunity to meet the teachers, learn more about summer offerings and register for camps and classes. On display in the Bare-Montgomery Gallery will be artwork created by students participating in “Painting Landscapes: Watercolor Techniques” adult class.

This summer, the CSA will be offering 44 camps and classes in art, music,and theater beginning the week of June 3.

Summer art camps will be offered in the areas of ceramics and digital arts and design. A preschool art class will be offered for ages 4 and younger.

Theater camps will be offered for children and teens, including “June Bugs-Creative Drama for Young Performers,” “Theater Rocks!,” “How to Land that Starring Role” and programs in musical theater. Theater camps will culminate in a staged showcase presented for family and friends.

Music camps and classes will be staged in a variety of areas for young children through teens. Some of the offerings include a jazz camp, guitar camp, piano lab, a college prep music theory class, choral camp, “Rock Band 101,” “Sing and Dance!” and “Acoustic String Jam Camp” and private music lessons.

The CSA will also be offering classes for adults in watercolor and oil painting, ceramics, photography and beginning piano.

Contact the CSA office at 812-237-2528 for information about financial aid.

Enrollment for some programs is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information about programs offered by the Community School of the Arts or to enroll, contact Crystal Myers at 812-237-2528 or Petra Nyendick at 812-237-2575 or visit


The CSA also is scheduled to conclude its spring semester with five music events within the next three weeks.

 The CSA will host its semester music recitals at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall, ISU.

Guitar Club students, instructed by Tim Doyle, will perform at 6:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Swope Art Museum, in conjunction with First Friday activities.

Doyle is a graduate student majoring in guitar performance in the School of Music at Indiana State. He received his bachelor’s degree in guitar performance with a focus in jazz from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2002.

For eight years, he lived in Austin, Texas, working as a guitar teacher and performing as a soloist and with many Latin/jazz ensembles.

Students of the CSA and Kara Claybrook will present voice recitals at 5 p.m. on May 5 in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts. Claybrook, a soprano, is a native of Terre Haute. Claybrook is a member of the teaching staff at Indiana State University’s School of Music as well as the CSA, where she offers vocal instruction to community members of all ages.

In collaboration with the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, the CSA will feature performances from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11. May’s theme at the museum is mystery.

During the event “Musical Mystery Mania!” the audience is invited to interact with performers by guessing songs and participating in a sing-a-long.

The Community School of the Arts is one of the new programs at ISU, funded through the Unbounded Possibilities initiative.

The CSA provides hands-on arts learning experiences for children, youth and adults in the Wabash Valley while providing ISU students who are majoring in the arts opportunities for experiential learning through teaching.

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