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Young Children to Explore Music of the World at Drake

July 6, 2006

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119,

From the soft mew of kittens to the rush of a mighty thunderstorm, music is all around us. The Drake University Community School of Music is hosting a four-day camp where children ages 3 to 6 can explore the Earth’s natural symphonies.

Francine Griffith, an experienced music instructor, will introduce music from around the world and take youngsters on indoor and outdoor listening walks. In addition, a violinist will play for the group. Class participants will receive a copy of Griffith’s book “Music is All Around.”

“Music is All Around” Camp will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Aug. 7 through Aug. 10 on the Drake campus. The class is open to children age 3 (by Sept. 15, 2005) through age 6 (completed kindergarten this past year). A responsible adult must accompany all children. Tuition is $65.

For more information and registration, call Christine Schneider at the Drake University Community School of Music at 515-271-4011.