Free Music Together Babies Classes bring joy and early learning benefits

Stopping by my office after their Music Together class recently, three-year-old Eli and his mom Diana clapped and sang a song they learned in class. With the current Music Together session wrapping up, they’re here to register for the next one. Diana tells me that Eli loves the class and they sing the songs together […]

Youth Honors Orchestra to present fall concert Tuesday, November 15

YHO Fall Concert The Youth Honors Orchestra will present its fall concert on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm in Sauder Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, and will also be livestreamed, available here. Highlights from Fall 2022 YHO has had an exciting fall season! Several new initiatives launched, including […]

CSA Choirs to present fall showcase Sunday, November 13

Fall Showcase Don’t miss the chance to see our three CSA choirs perform! The CSA Fall Showcase will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall. Cost: $8 adults, $6 students. Purple Passes may be used for immediate family members. GC faculty/staff free with ID. This concert will be livestreamed! View […]

ECoSistema receives generous instrument donation

The late Otto Warkentin owned and operated Wayne Strings in Fort Wayne, Indiana for over four decades. Now, thanks to a generous donation in his memory by Otto’s family, instruments from his shop have found a new home in the hands of students in the ECoSistema music program.  Byron Warkentin, son of Louetta and the […]

ECoSistema offers new drumming program at Bashor Children’s Home

At Bashor Children’s Home, the sound of drums echoes down the hallway every Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to a new partnership between Bashor and Goshen College, ECoSistema has launched weekly drumming classes for students at the Bashor Alternative School. ECoSistema Lead Teaching Artist Kent Dutchersmith teaches classes with ten teenage boys and several Bashor staff members. […]

Youth Honors Orchestra launches high school internship program

YHO internship launches this fall In the fall of 2022 a new initiative through the Youth Honors Orchestra program began offering employment and musical leadership experience to advanced high school musicians. The internship exists through a partnership between the Community School of the Arts and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. It serves a dual […]

Music Together gift certificates

The Community School of the Arts is offering GIFT CARDS for sale for Music Together family classes in upcoming sessions.  These certificates would make lovely Christmas and birthday presents for families with young children. Gift cards can be purchased online via ActiveNet or by calling the Music Center Main Office. Purchasers will receive a numerical code that can […]