Music is where harmony meets diversity, and creativity knows no bounds. At Christina Cultural Arts Center, music is a universal language that transcends barriers and celebrates the richness of culture. Explore our vibrant musical offerings, from renowned instructors nurturing young talents to seasoned musicians igniting the stage with powerful performances. Uncover the rhythmic heartbeat of our community through classes, events, and collaborations that echo the soul of Wilmington’s cultural landscape. Whether you’re here to learn, perform, or simply savor the magic of music, you’ve found your home at CCAC. Every note tells a story, and every beat resonates with passion and purpose.
Group Playing and singing provides the stimulus to refine individual skills encourages cooperation and most importantly, offers the joy of creating music with others. Ensemble playing and singing is an integral part of the curriculum, and every student is encouraged to participate in one of the school’s music groups. Piano students may have opportunities to play various combinations and ensembles, if desired, with the recommendation of the instructor.
Voice is the first instrument. Vocal training for young singers age 10 & up as well as training for emerging and established professionals. A weekly 30 or 45 minute private lesson is available. Healthy vocal techniques, sight reading, musicality, theory, poise and self-confidence are the goals of this course. Voice study leads to increased competence in vocal technique including tone production, breath control, articulation, lyric diction, stage deportment, audition and performance techniques.Instrumental and Vocal students participation in at least one recital per year , may be invited to represent CCAC in public performances as well as auditions for performance ensembles.
Private instruction, performance classes, group lessons, improvisation workshops and ensembles all share the goal of helping music students think musically and become as fluent on their instrument as possible. Emphasis is placed on sight-reading, efficient practice habits, critical listening, memorizing, expression, developing performance skills and building solid technique. Weekly private lessons are 30 or 45 minutes. Private instruction is offered for musical instruments and voice. Students enrolled in private instruction receive one- on-one weekly lessons. All students must have an appropriate instrument for regular practice. Instruments may be rented. Piano students without a piano at home must make arrangements to practice at CCAC a minimum of twodays weekly for 20 minutes. Visit the Registrar’s Office to schedule use of a practice room. Advance notice is required to ensure a practice room is available. Students are encouraged to record lessons.
The Voice is the First and the most important instrument when internalizing the musical concepts that musicians view as foundational and fundamental to their maturity. Ear training, understanding melody, harmony, rhythm patterns, sight reading and other aspects of theory incorporate the Voice as a vital tool to develop musicality. The combination of theory and vocalization are essential components for a student of music, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Music students are to attend music theory and ear training class. The appropriate level is assigned by Instructors. Group music theory and group piano are 60 minutes lessons.
Learn how to write a song. Get songwriting tips from music industry professionals and collaborate with others. This class will spark your imagination from the first note to a finished song. Learn tips on writing hooks and melodies, coming up with good lyrics, and how to secure copyrights and publishing. Each session begins and ends with an improvised circle song..