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Song Writing Camp Begins June 19

6/2/2006 —

Did you ever dream of having a song you wrote played by a symphony?  Students ages 8 - 16 will have the chance to have their music selected to be orchestrated and played by the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra as a benefit of participating in Song Writing Camp at Penn State York. The camp, June 19 - 23, 9 a.m. - noon each day, will take students through the steps of creating a song, preparing it on music manuscript, and completing the necessary forms to copyright the created material.  All songs written will be submitted to the Lancaster Symphony and one lucky student will have their music selected to be played by the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra.

Under the direction of Barbra Duvall Baker, a performer and teacher, participants will explore their musical creativity and discover just how much work and fun is involved in writing music. Cost for the camp is $75. Baker, a gifted flutist and proficient keyboardist, has performed in a variety of symphony orchestras, teaches private flute lessons, and has lectured in music at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in Asheville, NC; and University of North Carolina at Asheville. Her studio teaching experience includes Henderson School of Music in North Carolina, the Fine Arts Academy of Greenville, SC; and she is a certified Suzuki flute instructor.

Song Writing Camp is just one of many camps being offered at Penn State York through Continuing Education throughout the summer.  For more information and a brochure, please call 717-771-4067 or visit the Web at  http://ce.yk.psu.edu/.

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