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Continuing Education

Youth Programs         

Ukulele Workshop

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could learn to play the ukulele? If you are aged 9-13 and love music, this is the workshop for you! Not only is the ukulele a totally hip instrument, with many current pop acts using it, but it is also very easy to learn! In this fun, 4-week workshop, you will learn 3-4 songs, and then you will play in a recital to show off your new skills to family and friends! Instruments provided for classroom use.

Meets: Four Tuesdays, Oct 7-28, 6:30-8 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, V135. Reception/Recital on Tuesday, Nov 4, 6:30 pm.
Instructor: John Dull
Fee: $79
(#56721)

Musician John Dull received his Master of Music degree from East Carolina University in music theory and composition, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College in music, focusing on guitar. For nearly a decade, John has taught dozens of private guitar students in North Carolina and Virginia, teaching a variety of styles from classical to folk to rock and beyond. John is currently adjunct Professor of Music (Composition) at Eastern Mennonite University, Guitar Instructor for the Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music Program at EMU, and the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Staunton.

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. 

Meets:

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

OR

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

OR

(#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
(#56720)

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 ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Math Refresher

Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.