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Welcome to PRESTO

Performing Arts Education Outreach at Salisbury University

Drop-In Office Hours for Spring 2017

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Monday: 11am - 1pm

Tuesday: 1pm - 2pm

Wednesday: 3pm - 5pm

Thursday: 4pm - 5pm

Friday: 11am - 1pm

*Located in Fulton Hall room P14

PRESTO Spring 2017

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Important Dates/Information:

Registration: Jan. 1 – Feb. 11
Financial Aid/Scholarship Deadline: Jan. 15
Classes Begin: Week of Feb. 13

PRESTO Recital May 16, 2017

What is PRESTO?

PRESTO is the performing arts education outreach program at Salisbury University. PRESTO offers quality instruction to students of all ages, levels and abilities in the Salisbury community and surrounding areas. It is housed in Fulton Hall, where participating students and their parents have the opportunity to access its facilities, faculty expertise and students. Individual lessons in piano, strings, voice, guitar and most band and orchestral instruments, theatre, and musical theatre are available. Various classes for pre-college students and adults are also offered.

Registration for the Spring 2017 Session is open now through February 11, 2017.


Adult Group Piano Lessons 

Have you always love piano music, and wish you could play? Did you take lessons as a child and want to refresh your skills? Do you currently play and want to improve? The Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning with PRESTO are offering group piano lessons for adults. This 12 week course will take place in the piano studio at Salisbury University in Fulton Hall.

The class is taught by Pianist Alex Cooper, a SU senior pursuing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, with an emphasis on piano performance/pedagogy, conducting and composition.

Alex began studying the piano at the age of six, and has developed a variety of musical interests throughout his development as an artist. As a pianist, he has a particular affinity for jazz, and is an active performer in the Salisbury and D.C. Metro region. Most recently, Alex shared the stage with professional and internationally renowned drummer Donald Edwards. Alex also serves as the Music Director of First Baptist Church in Princess Anne, for which he conducts, oversees and arranges for the choir in addition to coordinating the music for Sunday services.

As a music educator Alex has been teaching piano privately for six years and is currently active as a PRESTO student piano teacher. Upon graduation from Salisbury Alex hopes to attend graduate school in order to teach music at the collegiate level.

Register Now!

Instrument Barn

The Instrument Barn program seeks to facilitate the collection of unused instruments from Wicomico County residents and then re-distribute them to qualifying, low-income students. Every student should be entitled to music education despite his or her socioeconomic status. Approximately 47% of all local public school attendees are below the poverty line standard. Therefore, almost half of our public school student demographic is unable to buy or rent an instrument and is not afforded the same level of accessibility and equality in their academic endeavors.

Do you have an instrument that isn't being used? Consider donating it to The Instrument Barn program. Sponsored by the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Wicomico County Partnership for Families and Children, and the Roothbert Fund. Bring your instrument to Salisbury Music and Instrument Repair and receive a tax-write-off!

Donate or Apply Today!


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