Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Instituto Allegro hosts open house Friday, launches Spanish-language praise and worship classes Saturday at Christ Church

Nicely dovetailing Sunday's article in the Tennessean about the growth of Nashville's Hispanic churches, the Allegro Institute (Instituto Allegro) (Blog / Twitter) will host an open house this Friday showcasing its slate of Spanish-language praise and worship music and multimedia classes, which begin this Saturday in its new location at Christ Church on Old Hickory Blvd.:
Wayne Hilton, international director of Músico a Músico, announced that Allegro Institute, founded in July of 2008 in Nashville by the teaching non-profit, Músico a Músico, also based in Nashville, will relocate to Christ Church, 15354 Old Hickory Blvd., effective January 16.

An open house will be held this Friday evening, January 15th at 7:00 p.m., where visitors can hear the MaM Band featuring many of the Instituto Allegro instructors, take tours of the new building, have personal conversations with all school instructors, and hear testimonials from students.

During this evening, five visitors will receive a certificate for one month of free weekly lessons.

For nearly two years, the Instituto Allegro music school has given classes all day each Saturday to lots of area Hispanic musicians. “Grateful for the [previous] location of the school but very excited about this new location as this move is being precipitated by growth,” Hilton says. The institute teaches all types of music including theory, voice and instruments like drums and percussion, keyboard, guitar and more with all classes conducted in Spanish.

“Our goal”, Hilton comments, “is to train a large number of church worship musicians & singers to not only serve in their own churches, but to prepare them for potential musical careers without limits. Most of our students are already involved in their churches throughout middle Tennessee and beyond. But, we’re not limited to teaching just a certain type of music. Music is universal and can transcend social, political and religious prejudice. So, we invite others to study on our campus with our main student body of Christian musicians. This is a three year program that we are very serious about.”

Starting Saturday January 16, Allegro Institute will be presenting group & individual lessons at their new location. This is a good move for Allegro because the next phase of our projected curriculum expansion is to create classes for all types of worshiping arts like dance, drama, mime, theater and other visual arts. Hilton sums up, “This new location allows us to be even more creative in our classes and ultimately promote our goal of a creative Christian Community of musicians and artists equipped for service in response to an explosion of growth in the world-wide church”.

For further information contact Allegro director, Rachel Vasquez at 804.7177 regarding student classes or teaching possibilities.
Read the Tennessean article about the growth of Nashville's Hispanic churches here.

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