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Continuing Education

Youth Programs         

SAT I Prep

There’s a lot riding on your SAT scores.  This course will prepare you to deal successfully with exam topics ranging from writing to critical reading and math.  Learn about short passages, long passages, and paired passages that test reading comprehension, as well as higher level math questions (geometric notation, basic trigonometry, and new statistics concepts), and the required essay.  Bring pencils, notebook, and a scientific/graphing calculator.  Required text available at BRCC Bookstore, The Official SAT Study Guide. 


(#19906) Monday-Friday, July 14-18, 9 am-12:30 pm; BRCC Weyers Cave, Room E110
Instructors: Judy Hevener and Karen Ruozzi


(#56724) Six Mondays, Sep 15-Oct 20, 6-9 pm; BRCC Augusta Center
Instructors: Judy Hevener and Sam Alexander


(#56725) Six Wednesdays, Sep 17-Oct 22, 6-9 pm; BRCC Harrisonburg Center
Instructors: Abigail Montgomery and Karen Ruozzi

Fee: $150

Children’s Theatre Workshop

Childrens Theatre WorkshopHere is an exciting opportunity for 9- to 16-year-old students to participate in a semester-long workshop culminating in a Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre performance. Matthew Grandpré leads this 13-week program that includes dramatic exercises as well as rehearsal for a production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Registered students will audition the first Saturday of the workshop, Aug. 16 at 9 am (audition details will be mailed upon enrollment). Thirty roles are available, with a maximum of seventeen female roles. In addition to Saturday classes, there may be rehearsals called on some Friday evenings. 

Meets: Fourteen Saturdays, Aug 16 – Nov 15, 9 am-12:30 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, V135.  Tech Week: Sunday, Nov 16, 2-9 pm; Monday-Wednesday, Nov 17-19, 6-10 pm; Performances: Thursday – Saturday, Nov 20-22, 7 pm and Sun, Nov 23, 3 pm
Instructor:  Matthew Grandpré
Fee: $275

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. - In the little village of Anatevka, a poor dairyman tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. This adaptation of the classic Broadway musical tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion. The show features Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Its celebrated score, by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over, including “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Matthew Grandpré has been involved in more than 90 musical and theatrical productions. He won the Irene Ryan Gold Award and the Daily Pilot award for acting in college, the Shining Stars directing award, and the Art Bucaro scholarship. He has directed Fiddler on the Roof (on tour), Ragtime (on tour), To Kill a Mockingbird, and Les Miserables (on tour), as well as BRCC Children’s Theatre Workshop productions of Oliver Twist and The Prince and the Pauper.  Matthew was the director for three high school productions and music director for five others. He has directed three children’s choirs in both the church and the community. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Cal State Northridge, a credential degree in Special Education from Cal State Bakersfield, and holds a Virginia teaching license in English, Special Education, and Music. Matthew works at Waynesboro High School as a Special Education teacher.

Online Classes

Introduction to Algebra

Understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life, and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems.
$99.  Visit to register.

Math Refresher

Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage.
$99.  Visit to register.