September 27, 2012 - December 13, 20121:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: UNF University Center
New! Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument? You will learn the basics of music theory and apply this to playing a recorder. Class will be both lecture and performance. Each class will feature some music theory, but the emphasis will be on playing the recorder. Recommended: Participants should schedule weekly practice time.
Course Fee: $65
Required Supplies: Basic recorder, approx. $15 and “Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1" ($6.50).
Richard Dickson is currently executive director for Northeast Florida Conservatory and director of the Community Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Richard has taught band at Wolfson and Paxon high schools and at Jacksonville University, Florida Community College Jacksonville, and the University of Florida. He directed the Gainesville Community Band and Civic Chorus and Orchestra. Richard owned and operated a national music personnel service and also directed and produced his own dinner theatre. For 12 years, he was executive director for Amelia Arts Academy, a community school of the arts on Amelia Island and directed Amelia Island Chorale, the New Horizons Band and the String Ensemble. He was also organist and music director Amelia Plantation Chapel and has served churches in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Richard holds music education degrees from Stetson University and University of Florida.
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