Goshen College Music Center offers music lessons, classes and ensembles for all ages

GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goshen College Community School of the Arts (CSA) is currently accepting registrations for the fall semester. The registration deadline for all private lessons is Aug. 22 and lessons begin the week of Aug. 29.

Private lessons for all ages and levels in voice, piano, strings, flute, guitar and pipe organ are available and taught by experienced professionals. Suzuki violin and viola lessons which include private and group instruction are also available for children age 4-8.

Student instrumental ensembles include CSA orchestras, beginning with Allegro for young note readers, Vivace for lower intermediate students, Concert Youth Orchestra for upper intermediate players and Youth Honors Orchestra for advanced high school players. Intermediate to advanced flute players may also join the Flute Choir.

Choir and group singing opportunities for youth include the Shout for Joy choir for grades 6-8, Rejoice choir for grades 3-5 and training choir experiences in Music Makers 1 and 2 for first and second graders. Auditions will be held Aug. 22, 23, 29, 30. Call the GC Music Center Office at (574) 535-7361 to learn more or to schedule an audition time. (Auditions are not required for Music Makers 1 and 2.)

Music Together® classes (music and movement) for preschoolers and a caregiver will be held at the Music Center and other locations in Goshen and Elkhart, beginning Sept. 12. Call the Music Center Office (574) 535-7361 or view a complete listing online at www.gcmusiccenter.org.

CSA offerings particularly for adults include New Horizons String Orchestra for players at all levels and the Voices-n-Harmony gospel choir. In addition, all private lesson options and the Flute Choir welcome adult participants.

As a bonus, CSA students and immediate family members may attend many concerts and recitals at the Music Center for free that others pay admission to attend. A list of eligible concerts is available at www.gcmusiccenter.org/concerts.

Last year, 800 students participated in the programs offered through CSA. Space is some programs is limited so early registration is advised. Need-based scholarships are available for most programs. Visit www.gcmusiccenter.org or call the Music Center Office at (574) 535-7361 for more information or to register.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.