Freed-Hardeman University will begin offering music instruction in piano for young students as part of a Music Academy for school age children. FHU has been approved as a founding school candidate with the Carnegie Hall/ Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program, according to Dr. Richard England, coordinator of the FHU program.
FHU’s after-school music academy in piano will begin in February of the spring semester. The program will follow the curriculum set by the Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program. The Achievement Program is a nationally based program that begins with very basic, elementary instruction and guides students to a very advanced curriculum comparable to the type of music expected at the university level. England emphasized that the program includes specific standards for instruction and performance, that teachers and students in the program are expected to meet. FHU’s advanced piano students and recent graduates will teach in the program under England’s direction.
“This program is another outreach of the Department of Fine Arts to provide increased opportunities to the community as well as provide FHU students the opportunity to have ‘hands-on’ experiences,” England said. For additional information about the program, including inquiries about enrolling children, individuals may call Dr. Richard England, Professor of Music, at 731-989-6669 or email at email@example.com