Music Theater Workshop Lights up Winter Break
(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) Third through fifth graders on winter break can do something completely different by signing up for in a musical theater workshop conducted by professional singer and teacher Juliane Price at Oneida Public Library, Feb. 19 to 22 at 11 a.m.
Price, a native of Germany, is currently director of Clever Canaries Music Together in Rome, a program for parents and children from birth to 6 years old that aims to encourage appreciation of the arts through activities combining music and motion.
A graduate of Folkwang Hochschule in Essen with a master’s in opera performance in 2000, she has been a frequent performer in musical productions on stage and film in Germany and in the U.S. A classically trained mezzo-soprano, she is also an accomplished violinist.
Along with her husband, singer actor Stephen Price, Juliane Price has performed concerts of Broadway and popular songs around the Upstate region since their move here from Las Vegas. Together they run A Vivio, a program to educate children and teens in the fields of drama, music, voice and violin.
Price’s workshop at the OPL will focus in the first three sessions on the staging and rehearsing of a musical theater piece. At the fourth and final session on Friday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., the children will perform the work before an audience of friends and family.
Since the number of participants must be limited, parents should sign up their children as soon as possible either at the Oneida Library, 220 Broad St., or by phoning 363-3050.
Legos come to the OPL Feb. 21
During winter break, elementary-school students can pick up the pieces and construct marvels of the age when Oneida Public Library offers Legos at the Library Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.
The bounty of Legos comes from the secret cache at the Mid-York Library System in Utica, so there are plenty of pieces to go around. Children are welcome to bring their own sets of Legos as well.
The program is free and open to all elementary-school students.
For more information, stop by the library, 220 Broad St., or call 363-3050.