Stuart’s Opera House Afterschool Music Program Now Accepting Applications

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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s Afterschool Music Program (AMP) starting in September 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, fiddle, vocals, and more) and receive instruction from area musicians and teachers. No previous experience is needed. In addition to learning instruments and songwriting, students will get a chance to experience many other aspects of making music including recording, multimedia, art, promotions, live performance, and more.

Stuart’s will partner with the Hocking College School of Music along with other local musicians throughout the year to provide a full experience. The program also offers homework help along with reading and writing enrichment based on music and art.

The program is completely free and is open to all Athens County students ages 13-18, but priority enrollment will be given to Nelsonville-York students. New classes start on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Space is limited, so we ask that you turn in applications as soon as possible.

The AMP program will be expanding in 2017-2018, so those students who do not get in this year will be kept on a list for next year. Students will attend one day a week, after school on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio and will run through June 2017.

Applications are being accepted right now and are available at all of the Stuart’s Opera House, Athens County Libraries, and at the Nelsonville-York Junior High and High Schools. The program began in September 2013 with the first group of students learning instruments, playing songs together, and reading and writing about music.

For more information and to get an application please contact Emily Prince at Stuart’s Opera House at (740) 753-1924 or e-mail Applications are also available at the Stuart’s Opera House office at 20 East Washington Street in Nelsonville, Ohio along with all seven locations of the Athens County Library System and at the Nelsonville High School and Junior High offices. The new session starts on Tuesday, Sept. 6.