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Upcoming Classes!

Classical Music: A Primer - 10/5, 11/2 
Guitar Classes - 10/4
Ukulele Classes - 10/4, 10/5

Piano Classes - 10/10, 10/13
Reading Music I -  9/14-10/12
Reading Music II - 10/19-11/16
Music Theory - call MAEC

Intro to Recording -  10/4, 11/8
 Audio Engineering 101 - 10/4, 11/8

Audition Preparation: call MAEC
Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music! - 9/18, 10/16
Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety - 10/13, 11/3
Coping with Grief & Loss - 9/22, 10/20

Hear My Voice - 10/4, 10/25

Creating Your Life Story in Song - 10/9, 11/6

Improving Your Church Choir - 10/11, 11/1

Drum Circles - Call MAEC

3M - Music, Movement & Meditation - call MAEC

 Ensembles:
Celebration Singers- 9/13-12/13
New Horizons Beginner Band - 9/12-12/14
 New Horizons Bands - 9/12-12/14

PCC Symphony Orchestra - 8/22-12/5

(Enroll with Pitt Community College's Department of Continuing Education)

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 Music Academy families, students, alumni and friends:

The Roaring 20's: Friday, November 3, 2017, 6-10pm, Holiday Inn on Greenville Boulevard

Come and celebrate 20 years of community music making on Friday, November 3. Celebrate with Dinner, Desserts, Music, Entertainment and a Silent Auction.  Help us celebrate and continue to raise awareness and funds for continued community music. Reservations are needed by October 20 at the Music Academy. Call 252-353-6232 or email: maec@musicacademyec.org. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

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You can still make it to MAEC!  

10th Street is closed between Evans St and Dickinson.  However, you can still make it through for MAEC!  It looks confusing with road closure and detour signs, but no worries!  See you at MAEC!

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    History of Music Academy of Eastern Carolina

    ♪      Established in 1997 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), community music school offering music instruction and music therapy services for people of all ages and abilities.

    ♪      In the spring of 1997, MAEC was awarded a New Arts Schools and Centers startup program grant with the National Guild for Community Arts Education (formerly the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts): including intensive training in nonprofit arts management, seed funding, and a multi-year partnership with a successful community music school in Trappe, PA.

    ♪      The Music Academy started the first lessons and music therapy services in July 1997 with two teachers, one music therapist and three families in a 1600 square foot facility, offering both music instruction and music therapy services.  Within four months, the program grew to six teachers, two music therapists and over one hundred students!

    ♪      MAEC first's facility was next door to a music retailer, Pearson Music on Greenville Boulevard,  this unique partnership allowed both to grow together.

    ♪      By 1999, the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina had outgrown the 1600 square foot Greenville Boulevard location, requiring expanded teaching space.  In addition, the music retail was merging with McFayden Music retail at this time.

    ♪      When the neighboring retail space became vacant, the Music Academy doubled its teaching space.  MAEC continued to grow and quickly fill the new 3200 square foot space beyond capacity!

    ♪      In 2003, Music Academy of Eastern Carolina was fortunate to move into a 10,000 square foot property at 1400 Red Banks Road. Formerly a methodist church, this property provided great flexiblity for teaching, performing and music therapy services. Through grant funding with local foundations, renovations were completed, studios were created and a paved parking lot was prepared for a new Music Academy home!

    ♪      By 2004, Music Academy had over twenty faculty and 250 students, providing many families with their dreams of making music and providing many community musicians and arts organizations a facility to present concerts, recitals, rehearsals, meetings and more.  A community home for the arts was a reality!

    ♪      By 2007, despite continued music making, expenses for the building and property maintenance costs were insurmountable – more than the program budget could sustain!  Private investors stepped in with property needs, allowing the Music Academy to continue community music making in this location.

    ♪      When the national economy fell, the Music Academy was not immune.  While MAEC maintained fifteen or more faculty, meeting facility operating expenses continued soaring beyond the programming budget and general fundraising efforts.  Music programming continued during this time, and Music Academy operated "on a wing and a prayer!"

    ♪      In 2012, the property investors decided to offer the property for general purchase, leaving MAEC to dream of another benevolent investor.  After much consideration, the Music Academy Board of Directors decided to launch a multi-year capital campaign. This was the first MAEC capital campaign and would have allowed the Music Academy to purchase the Red Banks Road property, without the liability of a bank loan, and continue to provide quality community arts services for generations to come!  

    ♪     After much discussion, deliberation and consideration, the MAEC Board of Directors determined in 2013 that the Music Academy would benefit by seeking a new home.  Unfortunately, the MAEC capital campaign was not launched at a time our community could support this endeavor.  Over the tenure of the Music Academy, the program has thrived on community support.  While the Red Banks Road has been a great location, it was felt that it is time to move to another location and continue to serve our commuinty in new and growing means!  While we were all (students, faculty and commnity) anxious with this change, we were also excited to continue serving our communities musical endeavors!  We believed the Music Academy was a program, not a building.  And, moving simply meant adjusting and growing in new and yet unforseen ways.

    ♪     2014 brought a new chapter to the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina.  The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina joined the Greenville Uptown Arts District, finding a new home, directly across the street from The Greenville Museum of Art on Evans Street.  Moving out of our Red Banks Road facility in December 2013 was accomplished successfully and smoothly with the assistance of many community volunteers.  A gift from an anonymous donor allowed for MAEC to prepare a new home.  After completing the necessary construction and remodeling for studio space, we began teaching in February 2014 in Uptown Greenville! 

    ♪     2015 saw more new ventures as MAEC joined the First Friday Artwalk activities with Uptown Greenville.  In addition to providing recitals and concerts throughout the year, we added First Friday events September - May. Summer music camps were added with Pitt Community College's programs.  MAEC began its particiaption with a Music Zoo at the PirateFest a well!

    ♪     2016 was a time for MAEC to serve the community with music ensembles, music instruction, music therapy and more! New programming of music ensembles with the Jarvis Unit of the Boys and Girls Club began as well as other fun programming. Summer camps continue and partnerships with the Greenville Museum of Art are happening!  MAEC is enjoying the life of Uptown Greenville!

    ♪     2017 is a momumental year for Music Academy of Eastern Carolina - it's our 20th Anniversary for providing community music programs!  It is through the generosity of our community, families, students and patrons that MAEC continues to serve eastern Carolina!  Thank you for all your support! ' We look forward to seeing what the future has in store with the Music Academy in eastern Carolina!