CSU Happenings for June 25-July 4

CSU Happenings for June 25-July 4, 2011

June 25 - English Horn Masterclass Participants to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a performance by participants of Carolyn Hove’s four-day English horn masterclass 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Hove is an English hornist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

June 25-26 - CSU Theatre: Closing Shows for Blues Clues Live, Nunsense
Columbus State University’s Department of Theatre closes a pair of Columbus Repertory Theatre productions:
• Blues Clues Live: Blue’s Birthday Party, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $12 and $6 for children under 12
• Nunsense: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26 Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for children, senior citizens and military personnel.
For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444.

June 25 - Coca-Cola Space Science Center Anniversary Celebration

Columbus State's  Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts a 15th anniversary celebration from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The event, for guests of any age, will feature a 12-30-1:30 p.m. presentation by Jay F. Honeycutt, former director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The program also includes interactive air rocket activities, planetarium shows, a Challenger Learning Center open house, T-shirt giveaways and a closing, Astronomy Night session of stargazing and planet viewing. The entire event is free. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at 706-649-1486 or mary@ccssc.org .

June 27-July 1 - Final Week for Summer Spectacular at North Columbus Elementary
CSU teacher education students and faculty are directing the final two weeks of the interactive summer series, Summer Spectacular, for ages 4-11 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 at North Columbus Elementary School. Themed “On the Move: Road, Water, Rail, Air and Space Transportation,” the camp costs $30 per week for children not enrolled for the entire four weeks. Spaces are limited and will be filled based on order of registration. For more information or registration forms, go to http://ColumbusState.edu/COEHP/summer_spectacular.php or call 706-569-2888.

June 27 - Monday Astronomy Night Series at Callaway Gardens

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center holds its annual, summer-long Monday Astronomy Night series at Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain. The sessions of stargazing and planet viewing are free and take place 9 p.m. at the Overlook Pavilion. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

June 27 – ‘Mini Summer Music Camps’ Open
Registration is open for Mini Summer Music Camps, a series of music appreciation classes through late July in the Saunders Center for Music Studies at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.  Presented by Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division, the following courses are taught by Schwob school professors and target older teens and adults, who are musicians, music teachers-students and music lovers:
Music Theory Revisited, 9-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday, June 27-30, $79... Topics include Roman numeral analysis and various musical  
forms in the analysis of works from the modern era.
• Group Piano Lessons for Adult Beginners, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays June 28-July 26, $89
• Practical Piano: Intermediate Group Piano for Adults, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays June 30-Jul 29, $89    
• The Great Romantics, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8, $79: Covers composers of the Romantic era, including Wagner, Brahms,    
Rachmaninoff and Liszt, and plus the 19th century’s history and social highlights.
• Those Tunes in ‘Toons, 1-4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, July 10-12, $89: Explores classical music woven into cartoons of the 20th and 21st
• Recording and Music Production Mini-Camp (for young artists), noon-2 p.m. weekdays, July 11-22, $299
• Dueling Divas and the Legends of Opera, 1-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 18-20, $59... Explores opera’s out-sized egos, artistic
rivalries, famous stage disasters and unplanned comic moments.
Building a Home Recording Studio (for Adult Learners), 7-9 p.m. July 18-22, $159
To register, or for more information including other summer offerings of the music preparatory division, call 706-641-5124 or go to http://musicprep.columbusstate.edu.

June 28-July 3 - Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition June 28-July 3 at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Billed as the international classical guitar community’s premier event, activities will include concerts by celebrated artists from around the world, interactive workshops on a wide range of topics, scholarly lectures, a vendor fair, an international concert artist competition, and youth competitions. Separately, $15, $25 and $30 tickets are available for performances in the Heard Theatre by:
• Paul Galbraith: 8 p.m. Friday, July 1
• David Russell: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2
For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612
For more information about the convention, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.guitarfoundation.org/drupal/convention.

Ongoing; Youth Summer Camps
Columbus State University summer camps for children and young teens are under way with Continuing Education’s Activ8 series, space camps at CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center and sports camps coordinated by the CSU athletic department. The majority of camps run weekly through July 30. For more information, go to:
• Activ8: http://www.activ8er.com
• Space Science: http://www.ccssc.org/summercamps.html
• Athletics: http://www.csucougars.com/information/camps_clinics/index
In addition to the websites, call 706-07-8070 for more information. A catalog of all continuing education courses is available for download at http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu.

July 4 - University Closing for Holiday
Columbus State will be closed for Independence Day.