Wesleyan College looks forward to welcoming campus students and their families from PEN Education Centre, Ontario, Canada, for a special concert Friday, August 26, 7:30 PM, Pierce Chapel. A group of talented musicians ages 12 – 15 will present a family-friendly, free concert featuring solo and ensemble performances including contemporary music and jazz blues on piano, bass guitar, drums, and electric keyboard. In addition to the Canadian students' performances, Wesleyan students and faculty will contribute to the program by performing several colorful pieces in classical and contemporary genres, led by Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Chenny Gan.
PEN Education Centre, a private enrichment school in Ontario, Canada, opened its doors in January 2020 to provide before- and after-school care offering small, structured, academic core-subject classes. The robust K-12 curriculum supports art, music, and computer science in a technology-rich learning environment. The approach to PEN programming is interdisciplinary, emphasizing the way different subjects interact, for example, maths and music, traditional visual art and digital art, and augmented reality and virtual reality. The school’s philosophy is to help children be healthy and happy learners, and the goal is to create self-motivated students who have an appetite for learning.
Wesleyan College’s music department offers world-class faculty, gorgeous facilities, and multi-faceted degree programs. Students can choose a performance track with an emphasis on voice, piano, or organ; a general music track for studying any instrument or combination of instruments including voice, keyboard, brass, woodwinds, strings or percussion; or pre-music therapy which gives students the coursework needed to more easily and quickly enter a master of music therapy program. Wesleyan recently introduced a master of arts in music program that integrates technology components throughout curriculum and assignments to prepare musicians to practice their discipline in an increasingly digital and intersectional world.