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More than 60 piano students from throughout New England will present concerts and recitals from June 26 through July 1 as part of the Piano Monster Festivals at Plymouth State University.

The Senior Piano Monster Festival, for students in grades 8-12,  is scheduled for June 28 to July 1 with a Senior Festival Concert on July 1 at 4:00 p.m. Admission to the concert is $8.00.

In addition, selected festival participants will perform in student recitals the evening before the concert. The senior recitals are June 30 at 8:15 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at Plymouth State University and are free and open to the public.

The Junior Piano Monster Festival, for students Junior Festival Concert, featuring musicians in grades 5-8, is scheduled for June 24 - 27 with a Junior Festival Concert scheduled for June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Admission for the concert is $8 and will be held in the Hanaway Theater in the Plymouth State University Silver Center.

The junior recitals will be June 26 at 8:00 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at Plymouth State University.

Susan Avery, associate professor of music education at Ithaca (N.Y.) College, is conductor of the piano ensembles. Donna Smith, who teaches and directs music in Gold Canyon, Arizona, conducts the Digital Keyboard Orchestras. Carleen Graff, Professor of Music at Plymouth State University, directs the Festivals.

Begun in 1993, the Piano Festivals give young students the opportunity to collaborate and perform as part of groups and ensembles. For many, this is their first experience interacting with other pianists and an opportunity to advance their skills. In addition to rehearsals, camp students also attend specialty classes such as jazz piano, musical notation, composition and harpsichord. Camp instructors include PSU faculty, students and alumni many of whom are now active piano and music teachers. Junior campers also participate in a Handbell Choir or a Percussion Ensemble and all sing in the Festival Chorus.

For piano teachers, a special Teacher Seminar is scheduled for June 26-27.

For more information about the Piano Monster Festivals visit plymouth.edu/go/piano or call (603) 535-2313.

The Piano Monster Festivals are open to students in grades 5-12 who are currently taking piano lessons. Daily activities include rehearsals of ensemble music under a conductor, percussion ensembles, vocal groups, master classes, conducting, creativity, Improvisation, history and theory challenges

Jul ’12
2:00 pm

July 5 at 2pm
Smith Recital Hall

The Hans Christian Andersen classic about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.

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Jul ’12
8:45 am

Pakistani Flag Raising Ceremony



Please join us in welcoming the 2012 State Department Delegation with the Pakistani Flag Raising Ceremony

July 6, 2012

Hartman Union Building

8:45 - 9:15 AM

Panther Wrestling Camp

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Panther Wrestling Camp
3 Tiers
Elite Camp, Intensive Camp, and Future Camp.

For more information please contact Matt Eldredge at mseldrege@plymouth.edu

Jul ’12Jul

Creating Effective, Real World STEM Ed. Programs for High School Students

Instructions, training and hands-on experiences in designing and implementing STEM (Science, Math, Engineering and Technology) high school programs that inspire and engage students and are cost effective and sustainable. This course is for superintendents, principals, curriculum advisers, and teachers wishing to design and implement plans for a STEM program in their schools and school systems.

Day One: Immersion in STEM (Hands-on immersion in real world STEM exercises, emphasizing aerospace and robotics fields)

Day Two: Instructional methods for teaching/learning STEM (lecture and discovery exercises, training in new technology)

Day Three: Developing curriculum plans for students and teachers (using community resources, practical methods for in-class and extra-curricular programs)

Instructor: Dr. Jordan Cox, aeronautical engineering professor, FIRST Program Manager, now with Parametric Technology Corporation (Needham, MA)

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-12

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Lamson Learning Commons

Cost: $450

Software provided in class: FloEFD.Pro, Mathcad prime 2.0, Creo Elements/Pro 5.0

Registration (including housing information): plymouth.edu/community-education/tag/technology

Questions: Linda Hammond (lahammond1@plymouth.edu) (603) 535-2868

Jul ’12
2:00 pm

Children’s Theatre: Aladdin

July 12 at 2pm
Smith Recital Hall

What will Aladdin wish for from the magical Genie of the lamp?  Will he marry the Emperor’s daughter?

Tickets are $6 for adults & children.

For tickets, call 603.535.2787 or online at silver.plymouth.edu

Volleyball Day Camp

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Plymouth State University Volleyball Day Camp

July 16-19, 2012
9:00 AM - Noon - Grades 1-8
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Grades 9-12

Camp tuition is is $65 prior to June 1st, and $85 for registrations received after June 30th.
Tuition includes t-shirt, individualized instruction from current PSU players and coaching staff.

For more information please contact Plymouth State Head Coach, Chris Kilmer at cjkilmer@plymouth.edu.

Jul ’12
2:00 pm

Children’s Theatre: The Golden Bird

July 19 at 2pm
Smith Recital Hall

Three brothers compete on a quest to capture the golden bird, a golden horse, and a princess in a golden castle.  Which brother will win?

Call 603-535-2787 for tickets ($6 each).

Jul ’12
6:30 pm

July 19, 2012; 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley, NH

Join Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment post-doctoral scholar Denise Burchsted to learn all about beavers. Denise will introduce participants to these amazing rodents and discuss her research looking at the impacts of beaver ponds on stream habitats. The program will begin with an indoor session and then head outdoors to explore a local beaver pond. Bring bug spray and an extra layer of clothing and wear shoes that can get wet and/or muddy.

Fee: There is no charge to attend this program thanks to generous support from Plymouth State University. Transportation from the indoor session to the beaver pond will be provided.

Advance registration requested. To register contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at programs@thereycenter.org or 603-236-3308.

Ages: This program is designed for adults and families with children ages 8+.

Jul ’12Jul

LEGO Engineering Camp for Boys and Girls Entering 3rd or 4th Grade – All New!

Instructor: Janine Neggers
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 23-27, 2012
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Location: Hartman Union Building, Hage Room
Cost: $290

Our focus for campers will be using several new sets of advanced Lego parts, being presented with challenging model builds, and learning about and using pneumatics. Lessons will demonstrate the use of mechanical lifts, nets, drills, ramps, and more. Campers will explore and experiment with power systems, sequence and control, pressure prototyping, kinetic and potential energy. They will also be delving into “missions,” that involve real world challenges and are solved through critical thinking, science and technology. Of course, battlebots will be part of the fun again this year. Spaces are limited.

Register Today!