Feb
24
to May 12

Adult Piano Workshop

The multi-talented Tim Hartnett leads this course tailored to the Adult Piano Beginner student.  With a limited 4 slots available, this promises to be a great opportunity for those wanting to take the leap and try something new in this new year.

MMS registration instructions for these events:

  1. Login to your MMS account HERE

  2. Select “Calendar” from the left-hand menu

  3. Locate the event you wish to register for on the calendar and click on it

  4. A popup window should appear, and if slots are available you should see the “register” link.  

  5. Click “register”

  6. Check the event description for any additional steps

  7. Let us know if you are having registration difficulty and we will get you sorted.

Registration fee: $200

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Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

March Master Classes

Master classes are mini performance workshops. Students prepare pieces similar to a solo recital and perform for their peers, teachers and other Opus faculty members.

These workshops are an EXCELLENT opportunity for musicians who have never performed or have limited experience performing.

Please consider participating if you are a current Opus student looking to improve your performance technique!

Masterclasses are offered at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on Sunday, March 10th. Note: masterclasses are required for students who wish to perform at the Spring Recital.

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Irish Fiddle Concert: Steps and Strings
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Irish Fiddle Concert: Steps and Strings

Celebrate with us on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day! We are pleased to once again host talented musicians from the OPUS Community Music School. They will share their gift of Irish fiddle music for this festive concert in our Chapel. Irish dancers, including some from Chesapeake Irish Dance, will perform in authentic costume and give a brief demonstration to brave audience members too! St. Patrick’s Day costume is encouraged for all who attend! There will be a free-will offering for the performance. Please register in advance for this popular event! A light reception will be held immediately following the concert. Sláinte!

Please note that there is also a dinner option before the concert. Click here to register for this delicious, traditional Irish fare!

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Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Opus Faculty Recital

  • Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever hear your teachers perform? Opus faculty frequently perform up and down the East Coast, but this is one of the only opportunities to hear (almost) everyone in one place!

Music is in the works and the program will be announced closer to the day. Expect a mix of solo and small ensemble works and genres ranging from classical, jazz and modern music.

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Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

April Master Class

Master classes are mini performance workshops. Students prepare pieces similar to a solo recital and perform for their peers, teachers and other Opus faculty members.

These workshops are an EXCELLENT opportunity for musicians who have never performed or have limited experience performing.

Please consider participating if you are a current Opus student looking to improve your performance technique!

Masterclasses are offered at 3pm on Saturday, April 13th. Note: masterclasses are required for students who wish to perform at the Spring Recital.

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The Romantic Oboe
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

The Romantic Oboe

Featuring works written by virtuoso oboists of the Romantic era.

Performed by:
Dr. Mark A. Runkles, Oboe
Kathryn Harsha, Piano

Union Bridge Church of the Brethren
124 South Main Street (State Route 75)
Union Bridge, Maryland 21791

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Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Irish Fiddle Performance

You are cordially invited to participate in a lively group class with a performance component! This wonderful opportunity will allow you to strengthen your musical education; experience the “US” in Opus as you build community through the joy of playing music together; and delight an audience with Irish flare in time for St. Patrick’s Day! 

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Fall Recital
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Recital

Opus Community Music School Fall Recital at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church. 

Recital Times: 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm
Dress Rehearsal Saturday, December 2nd: 1:30pm, 3pm and 4:30pm

 

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Video Game Music Class

A Brief History of Video Game Music and Sound

This 90 minute class is about the evolution of video game music and how we have gone from bleeps, bloops, and buzzes to fully realized soundtracks. We'll also discuss some of the ways music is used as a tool to directly influence the player and how it adds to a full gaming experience. 

Tickets at the door: 
Admit One - $20
Admit Two - $30
Current Opus Students - $15

About Guest Lecturer, Brandon Harris:

Brandon Harris is a freelance bassist and private teacher in the Baltimore-Washington area. He has performed with numerous orchestras in the area including the McLean Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and the Pan-American Symphony Orchestra. His past teachers include Glenn Dewey of "The President's Own" Marine Band, Ira Gold of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Paul Johnson of the Baltimore Opera. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and studying video game music.

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