Shedd Institute Reviews
- Winter classes
begin Sunday, January 9
- Your private lessons
can begin today!
The Shedd Institute's Community Music School offers classes and private lessons for all ages in a wide range
of musical instruments and styles. The school also offers summer music camps, a school music enrichment
assembly program, and special workshops associated with select Shedd concerts.
Private and semi-private lessons run all year round at The Shedd and can be arranged to fit into
schedule and interests. You can sign up for private lessons any time and start right
away. Just contact the Registrar's office, and we'll be glad to help you set up lessons for yourself or your child.
Our academic year corresponds roughly to that of Eugene-Springfield's public school calendar:
Ten to 12 week courses are offered fall, winter and spring, with vacation camps filling
summer break. You sign up for courses on a term by term basis, but some you may join in-progress.
Spring Term, 2016...
Music & World Cultures
Music and World Cultures is our assembly-style offering to area schools and home schoolers.
We hold a 10:15 am performances by select guest artists throughout the year, featuring a wide
range of musical genres, including jazz, Hawai'ian, Bluegrass, taiko, American folk music,
and more. Each program comes with a curriculum packet for participating classes.
Each summer we offer a range of music camps for elementary, middle, and high school students
featuring a variety of musical experiences, from Summer SongFest (an introduction-to-music
camp for elementary schoolers) and Musical Theatre Sampler (which introduces middle schoolers
to the many facets of one of America's great musical traditions), to our advanced performance-oriented
Musical Theatre Training Academy for high schoolers looking at a career in musical theatre,
to camps in jazz, chamber ensemble, and guitar. Look for camp dates in late April!
Notes from the director... - September, 2016
Mariachi y Mas!
A great genre returns to the Shedd Music School
¡Mariachi del Shedd! ¡Arriba! We are excited to bring a mariachi class back to The Shedd starting this Fall under the direction of long-time Eugene musician Fernell López. If you sing or play violin, guitar, trumpet, or want to learn vihuela or guitarrón, you can join the band to play this exciting music! It’s a great way to add some fun with your instrument. As the Mariachi develops, they will perform at a variety of community events and venues. We want to make possible for area youngsters what Chris Holt has provided with his fabulous Mariachi Sol at Springfield High School. continue reading...
The Shedd Institute's mission is "to serve as a cultural center where people find and nurture community
through discovery, creation, and celebration.” Our Community Music School reflects this mission in practice
by encouraging experimentation (with instruments, instructors, musical styles) and the joy of making
personal connections; responding to inquiry and supporting collaborations; and eliminating the stultifying
“pressure of excellence” when celebrating student learning.
You are the music. The Shedd Institute Music School provides private and semi-private music, voice,
and dance instruction designed to fit you and your interests. Our primary goal is that our students
continue to make music throughout their lives for their own enjoyment, to share with your family and friends,
not to perform in Carnegie Hall! At The Shedd, you are the music, and the music is for you!
We believe that it is critical for each student to find the instrument, musical style(s), and instructor that best
fit his/her interests, learning styles, schedule, and budget. Often, that "fit" changes with the student's growing
experiences, and we provide options for students to make those changes flexibly and without feeling guilty about it.
The School offers need-based financial aid for youth and adult students alike, thanks to the generosity
of donors and corporate sponsors, so that cost is not a barrier to learning music.
Confidential financial aid applicaiton forms can be downloaded online (below) or picked up at the Registrar's
office. Submit the appropriate form for either a class or private lessons to the Registar.