Carrollton Music Makers
This camp is the younger division of the Carrollton Youth Choir. Singers in this division are usually enrolled in Grades 1 through 4. This beginner choir receives music education and performance training. No music training required to participate. Their Holiday performance will be on December 9 at 4pm.

Director:             Jacob Tengelsen
Dates:                 Thursdays, August 23 – December 5, 2018
(Class will not meet on November 22)
Times:                 5pm – 6:00pm
Ages:                   6yrs – 9yrs
Member Fee:    $120 per semester (Parents can pay $24 per month)
Non-Member:   $140 per semester (Parents can pay $28 per month)

Carrollton Youth Chorus
This fall we will focus on the various elements needed for good vocal production and performance, by using songs from various genres and time periods. From developing breath support for singing long, sustained phrases, choral blending and harmony needed to perform “Waltz of the Snowflakes” song (which the Youth Chorus will perform in this year’s production of “The Nutcracker Suite” ballet); to learning the energetic rhythms, details for diction, and A cappella singing needed for Pentatonix’s rendition of “Up on the Housetop!” We will learn the use of pure vowels (in place of the Georgia diphthong, y’all) by learning a simple Italian Song! We will learn to add depth and meaning to performances using the Negro Spiritual genre and other styles. We will also explore contemporary, folk, a little bit of pop, both sacred and traditional Christmas music. We will choose the best of these songs to present at our end of course showcase. It will be a great learning experience and a lot of fun!

Performance will be Sunday, December 9, at 4pm.

Director:                      Annette Reid
Dates:                         Tuesdays, August 21 – December 4, 2018
(Class will not meet on November 20)
Times:                        4pm – 5:30pm
Ages:                          10 – 14
Member Fee:              $120 per semester ($24 a month)
Non-Member Fee:     $130 per semester ($26 a month)

CSO Music Academy
Beginning this fall, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will start the first ever Music Academy for students interesting in studying music. Instruction in the areas of brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion are provided.  Beginners are encouraged to sign up.  Young beginners will begin with a string instrument.  Loaner violins can be provided to string students.  Students will study with professional teachers who actively perform with orchestras throughout the southeast. The program offers a private lesson for 30 minutes and semi-private lesson for 30 minutes and orchestra rehearsal. Benefits from the program include fostering the passion and love for music, expert musical training, guidance on rehearsal techniques and planning and career advice. To participate please contact Terry Lowry at for a placement meeting. If you are unable to come for a meeting, please send a short video to Mr. Lowry.

Registration:      Registration details and instructions will be announced soon.
Dates:                  Saturdays, Beginning August 25, 2018
Times:                 8am – 2pm
Ages:                    6 – 19
Cost:                    $150 a month
Location:             Carrollton Center for the Arts
Please Note:  The CSO Music Academy Concert will be December 11 at 6:30pm

African Drumming
In this program, young people learn the rhythms of life through play and exploration. We employ a variety of expressive and performance art forms to inspire each participant’s creativity and imagination. Students will learn the fundamentals of drumming and dance with the goal of achieving a positive attitude toward life. As students drum and dance, they will learn how to channel their energies in a positive way, develop good social skills and relate to each other in a cooperative and respectful way.

Director:                     Samone Grant
Date:                           Friday, August 24 – December 14, 2018
(Class will not meet on November 23)
Times:                        4pm – 5:30pm
Ages:                          6 – 12
Class Size:                 Up to 15 actors
Member Fee:             $120 per semester (Parents can pay $24.00 per month)
Non-Member Fee:     $140 per semester (Parents can pay $28.00 per month)