Classes for Teens

The Terre Haute Guitar Club for Ages 13 and up

Dates & Time: July 25-29 (Monday through Friday) 

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Final Performance: July 29, 11:30 a.m., Fine Arts Building, Room 409

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$100, member/$90

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructors: Joey Woerner and Eduardo Yanez

Community School of the Arts Youth Orchestra
Ages: 5th – 12th grades

Dates & Time: June 13-17 (Monday through Friday) 

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Final Performance: June 17, 11:00 a.m., Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall

Minimum Enrollment: 6

Fee: $95

Location: Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, Room 159300 N. 7th Street

Instructor: Erik Rohde


Come join the summer session of the Community School of the Arts’ Youth Orchestra! Currently geared for string players grades 5 – 12, this week-long summer session will be a great introduction to our area's youth orchestra, or a way to keep up your practicing over the long summer break! Both returning and new students are welcome. Join us to build your string-playing skills, to have fun with other musicians, and perform great music! Led by the current ISU orchestra conductor, students will learn ensemble skills and hone their playing ability to become deeper musicians. 

Music for Time Travelers: The History of Pop

Ages:12 and up

Dates & Time: June 20-24 (Monday through Friday)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. 

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$50, member/$45

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 234, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Diyombu Muyumba

Time Travelers explores the history of pop music, emphasizing primarily the period between 
1955-2016Discussion focuses on identifying a variety of pop-music styles within the historical context of the development, transformation, and interaction of pop styles. Students will learn about the evolution of Pop through various media, starting with The Beatles to Adele and beyond.

Garage Band: Sound Mixing

Ages: 12 and up 

Dates & Time: June 27 - July 1 (Monday through Friday)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Maximum Enrollment: 14

Fee: Non-member/$70, member/$60 

Location: Fine Arts Building, Mac Lab, Room 112, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Diyombu Muyumba and Megan Casas


Students will use Pro Tools and Garage Band to learn the recording process. Learning basics such as how studio recording equipment works (such as microphones and midi keyboards), students will discover how to mix and edit on audio workstations. Students will participate in session recording classes where they will lay down tracks and receive a CD with their completed work at the end of the class.

Hand Drumming and Percussion Techniques

Ages: 11 and up 

Dates & Time: June 27 – July 1 (Monday through Friday)

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Final Demonstration: July 1, 4:00 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Room 409

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$70, member/$60 

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Megan Casas

This is an interactive-based class focusing on the basics of rhythm, pulse, and musical creativity.  Students will learn how to play a variety of percussion instruments such as hand drums, shakers, tambourines, woodblocks, and many more!

Rock Camp! for Commuters and Residents
Please see "Camps" for details

Ages: High-school students

Dates & Time: July 17-22 (Sunday through Friday)

Commuter program: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fee: Residents/$525, commuters/$300

Meal cards not included in commuter fees but may be purchased through the office.

Location: Indiana State University

Rock Camp Director: Tim Doyle

Instructors: Brent McPike, Eric Schatz, Diyombu Muyumba, Megan Casas, Eduardo Yanez, Joey Woerner


Rock Camp! provides a fun and educational opportunity for high-school students at any experience level to benefit from music education. Music education leads to the development of creative and critical problem-solving skills, higher self-esteem and pride in accomplishment.

Students learn different aspects of music including performance, music business and music history, providing them with the understanding that music can be a viable career choice. Rock Camp!, an intense six-day, five-night residency program, runs Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 22. Students choose to play one of five traditional rock instruments: guitar, drums, bass, keyboards or voice. ISU music faculty and professional musicians lead the program, with ISU music students assisting. Students must have completed grade 9 to be able to reside on-campus. Grade 8 students, entering grade 9, may register as commuters.