Explorers I

We are now accepting Explorers I registration for 2014-15 year


Explorers I is designed for kindergarteners and first graders. The class focuses on music fundamentals and early music reading skills such as healthy and in-tune singing; beginning partwork; beat-keeping and rhythm reading; *solfege and melodic reading; expressive movement; focus and concentration; and improvisation. Instruction is active and game-oriented. This is a non-auditioned, non-performing group.

*Solfege is a technique for the teaching of sight-singing in which each note of the score is sung to a special syllable, called a solfege syllable. Each solfege syllable has a handsign that goes with it. These handsigns add physical and visual cues to what’s going on in your ear and voice.

Instructor: Joy Anderson.

Class Information 2014-15

  • Explorers I tuition is $250 ($125/semester). Please make checks payable to EMU/SVCC. We accept VISA and MasterCard.
  • Class size: up to 22 students.
  • Classes meet once a week for 40 minutes for 10 weeks during the Fall semester and 10 weeks during the Spring semester.
  • Students will have weekly homework to reinforce what was learned in class.
  • All classes meet at Eastern Mennonite University, Seminary Building, room 203.
  • Class time: 5:50-6:30 p.m. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for homework review.
  • Fall semester dates are: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17.
  • Spring semester dates are: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16.
  • Download Explorers registration form and mail it to SVCC, 1200 Park Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Class Registration

Contact Kris Shank Zehr at (540) 432-4667 or by e-mail