Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

June 18, 2006

AACC names new conductor

Anna Binneweg is the new director and conductor of the Anne Arundel Community College orchestra.

Binneweg has an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic University and double master's degree in instrumental conducting and music education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a doctorate in conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Last year, she was selected for the National Conductors Institute with the National Symphony Orchestra, where she was a cover conductor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She comes to AACC from the Chicago-based Opera Moda, specializing in American opera productions, where she was director of music and from Loyola University in Chicago where she was orchestral director.

Community members who want to register for the AACC Orchestra through the noncredit continuing education course, Community Orchestra, can do so beginning July 26 by phone, fax, mail in person or online at www.aacc.edu/recreg.

Space in the AACC orchestra is limited. Auditions are by appointment only and are scheduled for Aug. 31.

For an audition appointment: Douglas Byerly, 410-777-7019 or www.aacc.edu/music/orchestra.cfm.

School to hold ribbon-cutting

A dedication ceremony for the newly constructed Indian Creek Upper School will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

The celebration of the school's grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting and a dedication ceremony. It will be held at 1130 Anne Chambers Way in Crownsville.

Information: Nancy Chalkley, 410-923-0485

July 15 is deadline for scholarship

July 15 is the deadline to apply for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship. The Maryland Higher Education Commission administers the scholarship. The amount of the award may be equal to the tuition and fees at the institution attended, but cannot exceed $8,650.

To qualify, the applicant must enroll for at least six credits each semester in a degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate program at a college or university or private career school in Maryland.

It is available to:

The sons and daughters of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died because of military service or who suffered a service-connected, 100 percent permanent disability as a result of military service.

Veterans who suffered a service-connected disability of 25 percent or greater because of military service.

POW/MIA's of the Vietnam Conflict and their children.

Children and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Children and surviving spouses of state or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered them 100 percent disabled.

State or local public safety employees or volunteers who became 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.

Information: Office of student financial assistance, 410-260-4565 or 800-974-1024 or www.mhec.state.md.us

Seats open for Imagination Day

A few seats remain for World Artists Experiences' first Imagination Day for children, focusing on the history of Egypt. Participants will be the special guests of the Egyptian Embassy in Washington on June 26.

Designed for children ages 8 to 12, the day also will feature events at the Egyptian Embassy and the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau. Children will learn about ancient Egypt and contemporary children's lives in that country. Children will be taught to speak and write some Arabic words and will be matched with an Egyptian pen pal.

An Egyptian lunch will be served.

Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Forest Plaza Shopping Center on Forest Drive. The bus will return about 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and there is a limit of three children per adult.

The cost is $50 per person. Registration is available at local library branches or by calling 410-956-2448. The registration deadline is June 21.

World Artists Experiences is a nonprofit organization in Arnold.

Information: 410-647-4482 or e-mail wae@comcast.net.

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