Music Notes

Private Music Lessons:

Private Guitar Lesson
  • Piano
  • Woodwinds
  • Voice
  • Strings
  • Guitar                   
  • Percussion
SEE YOU IN FALL 2015!!  WE DO NOT OFFER SUMMER ACTIVITIES.

Lessons are given in Foss Hall, the music building of Valley City State University.  Students meet their instructors in the lobby for their first lessons. 

Teacher assignments and schedules are arranged by the Director of the Community School.

Performance Classes, Recitals, Festivals:

Performance classes are open to all music students within the Community School and help the students learn to be comfortable and professional when performing. Recitals are held every December and May, and other festivals and performance opportunities also exist throughout the year.

The Valley City Civic Orchestra:

Orchestra
After 50 years without a string program of any kind in Valley City, the Community School started a community orchestra in 1997. Originially the orchestra was a chamber orchestra of string players only, but the orchestra has now expanded to include string, brass, woodwind and percussion players.

Attracting members from Valley City and the surrounding communities, the orchestra is a true community group, including school age students, university students, and working adults and retired members of the community.  No audition is required to join. 

The orchestra meets on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:15 pm in the band room of Foss Hall during the fall and spring semesters; STAY TUNED FOR A 2015 FALL SEMESTER CALENDAR AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS.  Registration materials available on this site.  Please contact the orchestra conductor, Dr.James Adams, at 701-845-7271; james.m.adams@vcsu.edu.

The Valley Voices Women's Choir:

Valley Voices
The Valley Voices Women's Choir offers women the opportunity to perform in a unique vocal ensemble. There is no audition process and women from Valley City and the surrounding communities are welcome to join the ensemble.

Valley Voices meets in the choir room of Foss Hall on Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 during the fall and spring semesters.  Registration materials available on this site.  For further information regarding the Valley Voices Women's Choir, contact Dr. Christopher Redfearn at christopher.redfearn@vcsu.edu; 701-845-7377.

SEE YOU IN FALL 2015.  STAY TUNED...FALL REGISTRATION MATERIALS COMING LATER THIS SUMMER!!

Valley Youth Choir:

VCC Tour Pic
Open to children in grades 3-8, the Valley Youth Choir serves as a choir for Valley City and the surrounding communities during the fall and spring semesters.  There is no audition process to join - all are welcome! 

Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:45 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church; registration materials FOR FALL SEMESTER 2015 COMING LATER THIS SUMMER...STAY TUNED!!!.  For further questions, please contact Dr. Christopher Redfearn, christopher.redfearn@vcsu.edu or 701-845-7377.

Valley Bell Choir

HANDBELL CHOIR, MAY 2015
New for Spring 2015: a handbell choir! (minimum six bell ringers required)

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and run for six consecutive weeks at Foss Hall (with no rehearsal on Tuesday, March 17 due to spring break).  The choir will end its season with an area performance.  A $20.00 registration fee required.

Dr. Nick Meyers, a VCSU percussion faculty member, will direct this ensemble.  Thanks to Dr. Meyers for offering this opportunity to our community!

STAY TUNED TO THE FALL 2015 CALENDAR FOR MORE INFO ON THIS OPPORTUNITY IN THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR!!  THANK YOU TO THE SPRING 2015 CHOIR FOR A FABULOUS PERFORMANCE AT THE LEGACY PLACE!!!