Art Notes

McDaniel students to perform scene at theater festival

McDaniel College students have been invited to perform a scene from last spring's play, Threepenny Opera, at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on Wednesday in Allentown, Pa.


About 20 students will perform at Muhlenberg College for the festival's Region II event, to be held from Tuesday to Jan. 10. The scene, which closes the second of three acts of Threepenny Opera, features the song How to Survive.

The musical addresses the political issues of the era when Adolf Hitler rose to power.


A festival representative saw the play, then recommended that the scene be performed at the festival.

Six McDaniel students also will audition for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the festival: Albert Pero III, Jenna Layman, Lindsay Stewart, Erin Shinholt, Michael Pitsikoulis and Jeff Goeller.

Clare Pavey was chosen to bring her stage management book from this fall's musical, Working, to be evaluated by professional stage managers.

Kindermusik to hold open house for parents

Debbie Henning of Kindermusik of Carroll County will hold an open house at which parents of young children can learn about the program Jan. 9 at Coffey Music in Westminster.

Introductory programs will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for children up to 18 months; 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 18 months to 3 years; and 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 3 to 5.

Kindermusik is a music program designed by early-childhood specialists to provide an environment for children to sing, dance, play simple instruments and learn about music. The open house will include activities, demonstrations, sample curriculum material and a chance to talk to Henning about Kindermusik. Registration is recommended.

Coffey Music is at 31 E. Main St. Information: 410-848-2473.


Community directors to lead choral workshop

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will hold a choral workshop, "Carroll County Sings," from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Winters Mill High School in Westminster.

Participating in the workshop will be directors from the Children's Chorus of Carroll County and the Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus.

Community choral directors will teach their specialties, a catered lunch will be held with Audrey and Joe Cimino, and a concert will be presented.

Workshops include Margaret Boudreaux, college and community choruses; Jeff Liebknecht, barbershop singing; Eric Byrd, gospel; Diane Jones, children's chorus; Caren Bezansen and Bev Wells, Broadway show choruses; David Kreider, liturgical; and Herb Sell, jazz.

The cost is $22 for adults, $12 for children and senior citizens, $46 for a family (two adults and a child; $7 for each additional child). All workshops and lunch are included.


Advance registration is required.

Information: 410-848-7949.