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whARTon at Home Emerging Artists


Young performers, grades K-6, will have the opportunity to take part in theatrical and choral music experiences. Participants will be introduced to fundamental concepts of each discipline, with an end goal of producing a piece of art that can be shared with family, friends, and the community.

Participants will need access to a video device (i.e. a laptop, tablet, or phone) and internet service.

Registration for Emerging Artists is now closed.

Middle School Musical Theatre Performance

Students in grades 4-6 will participate in a completely virtual musical theatre program, rehearsing and performing “The Show Must Go Online!” – a charming virtual children’s musical written specifically for Zoom. Participants will work on the basics of acting, singing, and dancing, with a unique focus on how these skills translate to “on camera” work. Actors will meet once a week for a synchronous lesson, and materials will be shared for practice in between sessions. This will culminate in a performance that combines pre-recorded and live elements, for friends and family to attend. No prior experience is needed.

  • For students in grades 4-6
  • Cost - $10 per student
  • Class meets Tuesdays from 4-5pm, Oct 13 to Nov 24, 2020
  • Students will need access to a device, reliable internet connection, and a space that’s appropriate for singing and dancing

Youth Choir

This exciting partnership between Lansing Children’s Choir & Wharton Center offers a completely asynchronous 8-week program open to kids grades K-3 focusing on choral music. Students will have access to weekly lessons created by Megan Higle and Ben English, teaching various, age-appropriate aspects of music theory, music history, vocal technique, along with musical games. The end goal is that each student will submit a video of them singing a full choral song (around 3 minutes) to be edited together in one virtual choir. No prior music experience is needed.

  • For students in grades K-3
  • Cost - $10 per student
  • Weekly videos released October 12 – December 7, 2020
  • Students will need access to a device to watch the videos, reliable internet, and a way to record video/sound for the final piece (phones, tablets, and laptops are all appropriate)

Questions about any of our offerings? Contact Kelly at [email protected] or (517) 884-3166.

Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for all the above classes. Space is limited. Apply early to guarantee your spot.

Sponsored by Wharton Center Inner Circle.

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