Theatre & Music Classes
The Black Box Theater located in the historic section of the Gunnison Arts Center is the perfect setting for the Performing Arts! Youth and adult theater classes and programming are offered year-round and there are always opportunities for local thespians and directors to get involved. Be sure you’re on our weekly e-mail list to receive notices about upcoming auditions and events. The Gunnison Arts Center also houses a great music studio located on the second floor of the historic portion of the building.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
The Gunnison Arts Center will issue a full refund for the price of class or workshop registration until the class has begun and will only issue Gunnison Arts Center credit after the class has begun. The Gunnison Arts Center will not issue refunds for event tickets under any circumstances.

Enrollment:
All classes have a minimum enrollment of 4 students unless otherwise noted. If the minimum is not met the decision to cancel a class will be made. Some classes have limited enrollment. Students are considered registered only after full payment for the class has been received. GAC active members will receive a 15% discount on class tuition.




Music Classes
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Music in Film: A Look Inside
Friday, January 11. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Spend a night at the movies with local film score composer, Samuel Joseph Smythe. Begin the evening with a private viewing of Disney’s ‘Epic Mickey’, Oscar nominated ‘Buzkashi Boys’, and festival winner, ‘Buttons in the Ground’. Stick around for an inside look at the process of writing music for film, followed by a question and answer time with the composer. Appropriate for ages 13+. Black Box Theatre.

Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students.
















Arts Center Singers

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 28.
Rehearsals: Mondays, February 25 – May 13. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No rehearsal on 3/18.
Dress Rehearsal: May 15th. (5:30 pm.)
Concerts: May, 17 & 18. Doors 6:30 pm, Concert 7:00 pm.
Located on WCU Campus in the Quigley Art Building Kincaid Concert Hall

If music feeds the soul, then singing warms the heart. Appealing to music lovers of all generations, community choral music continues in the Valley with the Arts Center Singers. Under the direction of Alicia Belgiovane, the choir consists of local singers who will rehearse for 12 weeks and will perform a concert for the community. Rehearsals will be held in Quigley Hall Room 130 and the concert will commence in the Kincaid Concert Hall in the Quigley Building on WCU Campus. Max 45 singers. Please see requirements and expectations before signing up for the Choir.

Requirements/Expectations for new singers: Singing is demanding physically and requires standing for extended periods during rehearsals close to the performances, and breath support endurance. It is expected that participants are able to handle the physical requirements necessary. Singers need to attend a minimum of 9 out of 12 rehearsals to be able to participate in the performance. Singers are welcome to still sing in the group if they cannot meet these requirements. Please contact Alicia Belgiovane at alicia.belgiovane@gmail.com for questions.

Returning Singers: $85, includes music to keep.
New Singers: $100, includes music folder & music to keep.

Concert tickets: $15/adults, $12/members & snrs (60+), $5/students & kids.
For concert tickets click HERE.




The Art and Craft of Songwriting
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. February 13 & 20.

A two part workshop exploring the art and craft of songwriting; topics covered will include the creative process, song idea and concept, form and structure, rhyming patterns, melody, and overcoming obstacles such as finishing a work in progress that seems stuck. All levels and genres welcome. Bringing an instrument and a work in progress (or an idea for a song) is encouraged but not mandatory.
Instructor: Chris Coady. $50/student, $42.50/members.















Beginning Ukulele for Adults ~ (Ages 16+)
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. March 5 – April 16. (No class 3/19)

Students will learn the basics of the Ukulele, including the core fundamentals such as notes, chords, strumming and picking. Each student will receive their own sheet music to take home to practice. Students must bring their own Ukulele. Min 4, max 10 students. GAC Music Studio.
Instructor: Toni Todd. $75/student, $63.75/members.











Theatre Classes
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Intro to Acting ~ (Ages 9 – 11)
Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, & May 18.

This fun, action-packed class will use theatre-based games and activities to focus on the basic tenants of acting: trusting yourself, confidently using your voice, and being in the moment. No experience necessary, just bring your amazing imagination and readiness to play! This class will be held once a month on Saturdays. Please pre-register, min 6 students to run each session. GAC Dance Studio.
Instructor: Heather Hughes.
Tuition: $25/student per session, scholarships available.









Intro to Acting for High Schoolers
Saturdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, & May 18.

Whether standing on a stage is your greatest love OR your biggest fear, this is the class for you. Using theatre-based games and activities, we will lean in to the basic tenants of acting: trusting yourself, being in the moment, and confidently using your voice. Whatever your career hopes, these skills will serve you! NO experience needed, just come ready to play! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that stay on your feet. This class will be held once a month on Saturdays. Please pre-register, min 6 students to run each session. GAC Dance Studio.
Instructor: Heather Hughes.
Tuition: $25/student per session, scholarships available.







Creative Play ~ (Ages 0 – 4)
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 am.
Winter Session: January 22 – March 5.
Spring Session: March 26 – May 8.

It’s never too early to get your little one’s imagination going! Join us for 45 minutes of playtime based in stories, music and SILLINESS. Parent or caregiver must be present. Minimum 4 students to run session. GAC Dance Studio. Instructor: Heather Hughes.
$80/session or $150/both sessions.