Thank you for choosing The Music Institute at Howard Community College as the destination to expand your musical horizons. Whether you are enrolling in one of our classes and ensembles or pursuing private lessons, you will find our award winning faculty and beautiful facilities to be a warm, nurturing environment in which to attain your musical goals. For the first time in TMI’s history we are proud to say that the Institute was awarded the 2012 Best of Howard County Honorable Mention in the best place for music lessons category, published in Howard Magazine. We are very appreciative of all our members, families, and friends who supported TMI by voting for us!
This summer TMI reinstated our Summer Enrichment Programs, formerly called camps. We were happy to see our SEPs return and were even happier to see that the children were so engaged and enthusiastic in their music making! One of our most popular classes was the Music Therapy with Art class, which was a very welcome addition to our Music Therapy program. We have decided to continue this class during the academic school year. As in past summers, the Gemini Piano Trio successfully ran their Chamber Music Workshop, having a number of new as well as repeat participants who presented a lovely concert in July. The Little Patuxent Opera Institute returned after a year’s hiatus with their largest group of participants to date. Fourteen emerging singers presented a large variety of operatic and musical theatre scenes including performances of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, sung in English. Their performances were enthusiastically received. Look for additional information about our summer offerings here.
We continue to expand our musical programs and improve those programs already in place. To that end we have hired several new faculty members in the areas of Woodwinds, Brass and Strings. Please check the TMI Tempo or our website for further information. Our scholarship program has seen a gradual increase in its rate of donations. This summer we were able to extend scholarships to several LPOI participants, a few of whom would not have been able to attend without the scholarship. We have also made use of our Music Therapy scholarship fund. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the General TMI, Music Therapy, or Little Patuxent Opera Institute Funds. Your generosity is sorely needed and greatly appreciated. Please consider donating to one of TMI's funds here.
TMI can happily report that our overall enrollment increased during the 2011-12 school year. Not only have our student numbers increased, but the number of sections in which students have enrolled has increased, as well. We look forward to serving our students and their families to the very best of our abilities. If you have any suggestions about new classes or programs, please feel free to contact me by email or phone or stop by the office to speak with me directly. The Music Institute would like to sincerely thank you, its members, for the opportunity to help you discover musical greatness within yourself and within others.
HCC Music Department and The Music Institute
The Howard Community College Music Department and its non-credit counterpart, The Music Institute, are committed to their roles as leaders in the cultural life of this community and providers of lifelong learning experiences. Together they offer private music lessons in all orchestral instruments, classical and jazz piano, voice, jazz, acoustic and classical guitar, Celtic harp, bagpipes, and ukulele. As a comprehensive music school, we provide classes for adults and children in beginning piano and violin, Suzuki violin, the Colourstrings™ violin program for beginning violin students, and Music Therapy for individuals with special needs. We also offer a number of performance ensembles such as Jazz Ensemble, Gumbo Ensemble, HCC Singers, Senior Choir, Cello Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and various small chamber ensembles. Our mission is to enrich the greater community through our special class offerings, Master Classes, and Faculty Concerts with a diverse faculty who are known both as excellent pedagogues and performers. We invite you to pursue ―Music for Your Lifetime‖ here at The Music Institute at HCC.
Why Study at the Music Institute?