“On the Arts Scene”: What’s Happening: Summer Enrichment

Now that summer is fast approaching and you may want to experience new activities, focus on the arts activities. The results are very rewarding to youth and adults. The research has shown positive results, as I reiterate as a music and arts educator. Some of the findings from the standpoint of youth are that those who have participated in the arts score at higher levels on portions of the SAT. That is only one of the many positive expectations. For adults, the returns on developing life-long learning skills are super enormous. Overall, the arts provide a vehicle for developing a wholesome, well-rounded life. So, why not explore the many resources for arts experiences this summer. I believe you would continue.

Listed below are a few activities and involvements around the city.

The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) is proud to announce its partnership with Joan Hillsman’s Music Network (JHMN), which will bring classes to CFAC at 805 E. Genesee Street beginning June 14th. To celebrate this partnership there will be a reception and Grand Opening, Saturday, June 11th, 1PM-3PM at CFAC. Stop by!

Refreshments and Entertainment! Meet Dr. Hillsman and the CFAC Staff. For further information contact CFAC at 315-442-2230 or jhillsman@twcny.rr.com.

The Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (SGMWA), Dr. Joan Hillsman, Chair, Eric Dickson and Mark Carter, Assistant Chapter Representatives, will focus on community activities for area churches in order to boost their music departments. These services are free to the community by contacting jhillsman@twcny.rr.com. Workshops are available on church music ministry topics, choir decorum, music for worship, liturgical movement, and more!
Inquire about joining the city-wide SGMWA choir. It is open to the community. It is a diverse group. We are seeking instrumentalists and more involvement from ages 18-35 years for vocal balance.

Community Folk Art Center Listings, 805 E. Genesee Street -For a complete listing contact http://www.communityfolkartcenter.org, 315-442-2230, cfac@syr.edu