Fall 2012 Continuing Education Catalog
Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.
Personal Enrichment Music & Dance Piano for Adults (Beginner) For the adult who always wanted to learn how to play the piano but never had the opportunity or the time, this class is for you! Learn the basics of music through the piano keyboard with a patient and gifted piano instructor who will make your first musical experience fun and enjoyable. Learn about rhythm, time signatures, the basics of reading music and simple five-finger melodies. Keyboard skills such as theory, ear-training, ensemble playing and sight-reading will be emphasized. Wed 6:00pm to 8:00pm 10/10-12/12/12 CE7102-F01 20 hrs. 10 sessions $379 Vocal Training for Adults (Basic) Do you want to sing like a professional? Learn to do it the proper way by attending our voice class. This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of vocal production and will acquaint students with the necessary tools to develop vocally. Class instruction includes basic breathing, breath control and vocal exercises. Guitar for Adults (Beginner) Designed to introduce the fundamentals of the guitar to the aspiring guitarist with little or no previous knowledge of the instrument. Course incorporates basic information about the guitar (such as guitarsetup, the strings, the fingerboard and frets, tuning the guitar, etc.) with an exploration of the various techniques and styles of guitar playing. M & W 6:00pm to 8:00pm 10/29-12/12/12 CE7101-F01 28 hrs. 14 sessions $299 Belly Dancing for Adults Reap all the benefits that come along with learning Middle Eastern belly dancing. Experience weight loss and toning; improve stamina, strength and flexibility; reduce stress and physical, emotional and mental anxieties; and develop concentration. M & W 6:00pm to 7:00pm 10/29-11/28/12 CE7105-F01 10 hrs. 10 sessions $139 Baila Salsa Tue 6:00pm to 8:00pm 10/23-11/20/12 CE7103-F01 10 hrs. 5 sessions $139 Learn how to sizzle on the dance floor with our extended salsa class. Develop a strong foundation of basic moves and add some flair and style with show-stopping moves to impress your partner! Vocal Training for Adults T & Th 6:30pm to 8:30pm 10/9-11/1/12 CE7106-F01 16 hrs. 8 sessions $149 Tue 6:00pm to 8:00pm 11/27-1/8/13 CE7104-F02 10 hrs. 5 sessions $139 T & Th 6:30pm to 8:30pm 11/13-12/11/12 CE7106-F02 16 hrs. 8 sessions $149 (Advanced) FREE WORKSHOPS Tito Puente: Celebrating the History of Latin Music and the Man Who Helped Create It This free seminar series will highlight the history of Latin Music and Tito Puente based on the book "Mambo Diablo My Journey with Tito Puente" and the impact Tito had on music the world over. Hosted by author Joe Conzo, noted music historian and producer, these seminars will kick off with a book signing and discussion about Tito Puente’s remarkable life and how he rose from humble beginnings in New York’s El Barrio to international fame and recognition. Books will be available for sale in the Hostos Book Store. The following Saturdays will be divided into 3 sections concentrating on Tito and the Latin music culture. Section One will explore the early years. Section Two will focus on the New York City club scene. Section Three will honor Tito’s contribution to the world of music especially and his indelible influence on AfroCuban jazz. Guest speakers will share their experiences with Tito and the importance of his impact on music beyond Latin. The Tito Puente Exhibit is housed at Hostos and available for viewing. Saturday Oct. 13 10:00am-1:00pm Book Signing and Discussion Saturdays Oct. 20 & 27 10:00am-1:00pm Tito’s Early Years Saturdays Nov. 10 & 17 10:00am-1:00pm New York City Club Scene Saturdays Dec. 1 & 8 10:00am-1:00pm The World of Music Register by calling 718-518-6656 to make a reservation for one or all of the events 718-518-6656 c e d u @ h o s t o s . c u n y. e d u w w w. h o s t o s . c u n y. e d u / c o n t e d u 43