Emory Report

July 26, 1999

 Volume 51, No. 36

CMDC offers new musical experiences for children

The Children's Music Development Center of Emory (formerly Kindermusik® of Emory University) will demonstrate its programs for children at "Family Night" on Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road. The center is directed by music department lecturer Tamara Albrecht and has recently expanded its offerings to include Kindermusik and Musikgarten® curricula, baby classes and percussion classes for 7- to 12-year-olds.

In "Music for Babies" (birth to 18 months) and "Family Music" (18 months to 3 1/2), parents and children enjoy singing, rhythm, dancing and exploration of instruments together. "Growings/ Adventure" (3 1/2 to 5) expands on these by including musical concepts such as loud/soft and high/low through games and home activities.

"Music for the Young Child" (5 to 7) aims for a broad musical foundation before playing instruments. The curriculum includes listening to, reading and writing music, singing and creating music by playing percussion instruments, a glockenspiel, a soprano recorder and a dulcimer.

The center is offering a new class for children ages 7 to 12 that explores rhythm, timbre, form, texture, melody, dynamics, percussion instruments and techniques. Students compose music and give a performance of their works each semester.

For reservations to "Family Night" or more information about Children's Music Development Center programs, call 404-727-5208 or visit its web site at <http:// www.emory.edu/MUSIC/ cmdc.htm>.

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