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NCCCAThe North Country Cultural Center for the Arts
23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, New York 12901-7402
Arts Center Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 10am-4pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-3pm CLOSED: Sunday & Monday
NCCCA Arts Center Announces ‘Amped’ Afternoons
Summer Rock Camp to Improve Music Skills, Collaborate, and Perform
The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA Arts Center) is excited to announce “Amped Afternoons,” its first-ever summer music camp for youth ages 12-18. In this program, beginning and experienced musicians will play, sing and rock together under the instruction of local musician and teacher Shawn Parrotte.
“We are thrilled to be working with Shawn Parrotte for ‘Amped’ Afternoons,” says NCCCA Executive Director, Janine Scherline. “He is an active local musician and his experience will be sure to foster improved playing and songwriting skills for participants in a fun, relaxed and encouraging environment.”
“Music classes are excellent for youth because they foster creativity, confidence and team-work skills,” says NCCCA Education Coordinator, Emily Owens. “These sessions are a great opportunity for youth to learn new music and perform for a live audience.”
Amped Afternoons will run over three week-long sessions that have different themes. The week of July 8-13 will be centered on music from the 1960s, July 15-20 will concentrate on the 1980s and the final week of July 22-27 will be focused on songwriting. At the end of each week, participants will have the opportunity to perform their pieces on Saturday for the local community.
The program will run Monday through Friday from 12:30-3:30pm and will have a culminating performance the following Saturday. Each week-long session costs $100.
The Arts Center is open to visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturdays, 10am - 4pm. For a complete listing of all classes and workshops, please visit the Arts Center’s website at: www.plattsburgharts.org
Contact: Emily Owens, NCCCA Arts Center Education Coordinator by phone at: 518-563-1604 or by e-mail at: email@example.com