An experimental music class starts February at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland. This innovative class combines collaborative listening and improvisation with musicians of all levels performing as a group using a range of percussive instruments, keyboards and vocals. Students will take turns establishing core rhythms and melodies, and build on them in increments to create a collaborative work culminating in a recording and group performance opportunity at a date to be determined.
Percussion and some keyboards will be provided. Participants can use their own instruments with the instructor’s approval. Instructor MJ Neuberger is a songwriter and performer who has entertained crowds at the Nuyorican Poets Café, Tribes and ART in New York, Busboys & Poets in D.C., and was a featured performer at the 2012 Dewey Music Conference and the Bay Music Festival.
Taught in four-week sessions, the class runs on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning on February 28. Advance registration is required. The deadline for registration is February 21. Ages 12 and up.
Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.