214Sings, District 214 Community Education's new performing vocal ensemble for children and adults, will run an eight-week program of vocal and musical instruction beginning Tuesday, April 17, at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.
David Hain, award-winning director and conductor, will teach the course on Tuesdays. Classes for the children's choir, for those ages 7 to 14, are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the adults' choir sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"We will continue with wonderful music and performing opportunities for the spring session," Hain said. "We will be adding music from across the cultural spectrum and utilizing systems to integrate musical learning will be part of this semester's class."
Singers with no experience or note-reading ability and from all-skill levels are invited. Free course materials will be provided.
A final concert, featuring both the children and adults' choirs, will be scheduled at the end of the spring session.
A 214Sings Open House is scheduled on Tuesday, April 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the children choir and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the adults' choir. Join us and meet the director, ask your questions and get to know other singers.
Register online for the free Open House and the spring session at https://d214.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass.
Additionally, Music Theory and Composition, a new class this spring session is for music lovers who would love to study music, explore why some music makes us feel happy and some makes us feel sad; and learn what makes classical music sound classical, what makes pop music pop and what makes "rock-n-roll" music rock.
"This class will start from the beginning with simple notation," Hain said. "The goal is by the end of the session, students will be reading and writing original music."
Register online for the Music Theory and Composition class at http://bit.ly/2IqsbDF.