Calendar

The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts dozens of events and programs in the Catawba community and serves over 20,000 people each year. The majority of these programs are free and open to the public and reach out to all ages, from children to seniors. 

Mar
9
Mon
Folk Ensemble @ HMF
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The Hickory Music Factory Folk Ensemble is a group that meets weekly. Students explore playing in an ensemble setting while learning traditional and contemporary folk tunes. They perform at varies places towards the end of the semester. Instruments in the ensemble include guitar, violin, ukulele, cello, mandolin, banjo, percussion, bass, and voice.

Mar
10
Tue
Mozart Kids – ages 4-5 @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting February 4th – April 28th

Mozart Kids ages 4-5 years old 12:30 – 1:00                                                  

Cost – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467 sschlag61@gmail.com

Bach Kids – ages 6-7 @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 10 @ 1:15 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:45 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting February 4th – April 28th

Bach Kids ages 6-7 years old 1:15 – 1:45

Cost – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467 sschlag61@gmail.com

Beethoven Kids – ages 8-9 @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting February 4th – April 28th              

Beethoven Kids ages 8-9 years old 2:00 – 2:30

Cost – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467   sschlag61@gmail.com

Jazz Combo @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The HMF Jazz Combo offers students an opportunity to explore Jazz styles in a small group setting. The program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to excel in small ensemble performance, emphasizing Improvisation, reading chord changes and playing from simple lead sheets.

The HMF Jazz Combo is available to Junior High and High School students who schedule and pass an audition.

Instrumentation needed for the group; Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set/Percussion/Vibraphone

The ensemble will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm beginning Jan.14.

For more info or to schedule an audition please contact;

Rick Hefner at 828-638-0501 or rickhefner@gmail.com

Mar
12
Thu
One Music for All – Homeschool Chorus @ HMF
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering a homeschool chorus ensemble for upper middle school and high school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

Mar
15
Sun
Scholarship Applications Due @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Scholarships: The Hickory Music Factory offers a limited number of scholarships to students. These are awarded on a quarterly basis and applications need to be submitted before the 1st of each quarter to be eligible for that cycle. Financial need is assessed through written applications by the HMF board of directors. Funding for scholarships and work study programs are made possible through the Mark Weaver Scholarship Fund that helps provide lessons and programs to youth in the community who may not have the means to do so. It also helps with the purchasing and maintenance of instruments and equipment.

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Merit Scholarships: Merit scholarships are awarded to musically gifted youth in the area between the ages of  8-18yr that would like to further their music education. Applicants are required to audition and perform a piece of music of their choice. To apply, please fill out the scholarship application form and mail it in along with your video to the address on the application. Merit Scholarship Application

Work Study ScholarshipWork Study scholarships are awarded to youth in the area between the ages of 8-18yr for HMF music lessons, camps and classes. No skills are required however, applicants are required to work off their monies received by helping at HMF events and woking at the facility. To apply, please fill out the work study application form and mail it to the address on the application.  Work Study Scholarship Application

Mar
16
Mon
Folk Ensemble @ HMF
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The Hickory Music Factory Folk Ensemble is a group that meets weekly. Students explore playing in an ensemble setting while learning traditional and contemporary folk tunes. They perform at varies places towards the end of the semester. Instruments in the ensemble include guitar, violin, ukulele, cello, mandolin, banjo, percussion, bass, and voice.

Mar
17
Tue
Mozart Kids – ages 4-5 @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting February 4th – April 28th

Mozart Kids ages 4-5 years old 12:30 – 1:00                                                  

Cost – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467 sschlag61@gmail.com

Bach Kids – ages 6-7 @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 17 @ 1:15 pm – Jun 9 @ 1:45 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting February 4th – April 28th

Bach Kids ages 6-7 years old 1:15 – 1:45

Cost – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467 sschlag61@gmail.com

Beethoven Kids – ages 8-9 @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting February 4th – April 28th              

Beethoven Kids ages 8-9 years old 2:00 – 2:30

Cost – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467   sschlag61@gmail.com

Jazz Combo @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The HMF Jazz Combo offers students an opportunity to explore Jazz styles in a small group setting. The program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to excel in small ensemble performance, emphasizing Improvisation, reading chord changes and playing from simple lead sheets.

The HMF Jazz Combo is available to Junior High and High School students who schedule and pass an audition.

Instrumentation needed for the group; Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set/Percussion/Vibraphone

The ensemble will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm beginning Jan.14.

For more info or to schedule an audition please contact;

Rick Hefner at 828-638-0501 or rickhefner@gmail.com

Mar
19
Thu
One Music for All – Homeschool Chorus @ HMF
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering a homeschool chorus ensemble for upper middle school and high school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

One Music for All – After school music program (Middle School) @ HMF
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering after school ensembles for middle school school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

Mar
20
Fri
One Music for All – After school music program (Elementary School) @ HMF
Mar 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering after school ensembles for elementary school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.