If you are a new or potential student, please contact the PHAME office – at 503-764-9718 ext. 2, or firstname.lastname@example.org - before registering. All prospective students are required to visit at least one class and meet with a staff member prior to registering.
Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. Once a class is full, registration for that particular class will be closed and unavailable online. Early registration is highly recommended.
Registration for Winter Term begins Monday December 16, 2013.
The class schedule for Winter Term (running Tuesday January 21st – Thursday May 8th) is available for download as a pdf here .
PHAME’s current term schedule is below.
PHAME Term 1 2013 Class Schedule: September 3 – December 12, 2013
20 classes to choose from!
Tuition Assistance is available at different levels for all who request it.
Please contact Jessica Dart for more information (email@example.com)
Please note that some classes have overlapping schedules,so plan your individual class schedule accordingly. « Indicates a conflict with the timing of another class on the same day.
Creative Writing will meet twice a week. Students who wish to take Creative Writing should be available to meet on Tuesdays (12:30-1:30) AND on Thursdays (1:30-2:30).
All other classes will meet once a week.
There are two sections of Songwriting and two sections of iPad Music Lab. Students who wish to take Songwriting should only sign up for one section, not both. Students who wish to take iPad Music Lab should only sign up for one section, not both.
There are two sections of Acting scheduled for Mondays, and one section scheduled on Tuesdays. Please be sure to register for Acting on EITHER Monday OR Tuesday, not both.
¤ indicates an “audition only” class. Two classes on the schedule (Chamber Ensemble and Theatrical Collaboration) allow participation through audition only. Students who wish to participate must audition, but not all students who audition will receive a place in the class. Details regarding auditions can be found on page 4 of the downloadable schedule above.
No other PHAME classes require an audition, and we remain committed to ensuring that the vast majority of our programs are open to any PHAME students who wish to participate.
M O N D A Y - doors open at 1:00pm
|1:30—2:30||SONGWRITING, SECTION 1 Tuition: $135
Why perform other people’s music when you can write and perform your own? Students can write their own songs or participate in writing group songs. Whether you’ve written songs before, or are ready to write your first song, you’re welcome to come explore your creative musical side! Please sign up for EITHER Section 1 OR Section 2, not both (see Section 2 schedule on reverse). Class size limit: 6
|2:45—4:15||COSTUME DESIGN Tuition: $205
Ever wanted to create amazing costumes for characters you see onstage, or maybe even create your own character through a costume? Now is your chance! Sewing skills aren’t necessary, just a flair for fashion and a bright imagination. Class size limit: 12
|4:30—5:45||ACTING Tuition: $165
Learn to create a story onstage through acting exercises, games, character development, and other techniques. Topics will vary according to class section and instructor. Registered students will be divided into two classes with a limit of 10 students per class. Another section of Acting is offered on Tuesdays. Please register for Acting on EITHER Monday OR Tuesday, not both. Class size limit: 10 per section
|6:30—7:30||CREATIVE MOVEMENT Tuition: $135
Learn a variety of creative movement techniques in this fun and challenging class. Improve body awareness, flexibility, and spatial awareness. This is a great class for both actors and dancers! Students of all skill levels and body types are encouraged to participate. Class size limit: 18
T U E S D A Y – doors open at 11:30am
|12:00—1:15||YOGA « Tuition: $125
Improve balance, flexibility, and focus in this peaceful yet challenging class. Recharge and clear your mind so you’re ready to take on the rest of the day! Students of all abilities, body types, and experience levels are welcome! Wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. All equipment will be provided, though students who have their own yoga mats are welcome to bring them. Class size limit: 15 « Conflicts with Creative Writing
|12:30—1:30||CREATIVE WRITING« Tuition: $135
Work on your writing – short stories, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, whatever you’ve got! – in this class geared for writers of all skill levels. Students who register for Creative Writing must be available to meet twice per week (Tuesday 12:30-1:30 AND Thursday 1:30-2:30). Class size limit: 5 « Conflicts with Yoga
|1:45—3:00||CHAMBER ENSEMBLE¤ Tuition: $180
The PHAME Chamber Ensemble is a brand new, auditioned, performance-based class. Using voices, instruments, and even iPads, the Chamber Ensemble will rehearse and perform pieces from multiple styles and genres from Folk to Pop to Classical. In addition to rehearsing new material, the class will focus on fundamentals like ensemble playing, rhythm, and harmony. Chamber Ensemble members will be asked to make a significant commitment to being available for on call performances throughout the year. Those who audition and are accepted into the Chamber Ensemble will be expected to participate in the class all year long.
|3:15—4:30||ACTING« Tuition: $165
Learn to create a story onstage through acting exercises, games, character development, and other
techniques. Topics will vary according to class section and instructor. Two additional sections of Acting are offered on Mondays. Please register for Acting on EITHER Monday OR Tuesday, not both. Class size limit: 10
« Conflicts with Visual Art
|3:00—5:00||VISUAL ART« Tuition: $205
Students will explore a variety of mediums and styles of visual art, both two and three dimensional. Paint, draw, sculpt, collage, collaborate, and create! Class size limit: 18 « Conflicts with Acting
|5:45—6:45||DANCE Tuition: $135
Learn a variety of movement styles and dance techniques in this active, fun, and challenging class. Students of all skill levels and body types are encouraged to participate. Class size limit: 20
W E D N E S D A Y – doors open at 12:30pm
|1:00—2:00||RHYTHM & HAND DRUMMING« Tuition: $125
If you like to bang on drums, shake rain sticks, clap your hands and explore rhythms from all over the world have we got a class for you! This class will focus on basic rhythm and ensemble skills while immersing students in music from all over the world. Students will explore rhythm and group drumming while playing bongos, congas, hand clapping, doumbeks, shakers, rhythm sticks, rain sticks and more. From basic beats found in Western music to West African rhythms, you’ll explore and even perform a variety of sounds and rhythms! Class size limit: 15 « Conflicts with Playwriting
|1:30—3:00||PLAYWRITING« Tuition: $165
Learn the basics of writing your own play, from script formatting to creating believable dialogue. Bring your creativity, a notebook and pen (or your laptop if you want to!), and your willingness to try something new! Class size limit: 10
« Conflicts with Rhythm & Hand Drumming AND iPad Music Lab, Section 1
iPAD MUSIC LAB, SECTION 1 ~ Tuition: $155
In the iPad class, you’ll use technology to explore music and composition in a group environment. From creating funky beats to lyrical melodies students will work with the instructors and their classmates to create original electronic music and learn more about what music composition is all about through music apps on iPads. Another section of iPad Music Lab is scheduled immediately following this one to allow more students to take the class. Please register for ONLY ONE section, not both. Class size limit: 8 « Conflicts with Playwriting
|3:45—4:45||iPAD MUSIC LAB, SECTION 2« Tuition: $155
In the iPad class, you’ll use technology to explore music and composition in a group environment. From creating funky beats to lyrical melodies students will work with the instructors and their classmates to create original electronic music and learn more about what music composition is all about through music apps on iPads. Another section of iPad Music Lab is scheduled immediately before this one to allow more students to take the class. Please register for ONLY ONE section, not both. Class size limit: 8 « Conflicts with Theatrical Collaboration
|4:00—5:15||THEATRICAL COLLABORATION « ¤ Tuition: $180
Explore the creation of theatre from scratch. Theatrical Collaboration will be a creative lab of sorts, where curiosity, new ideas, and experimentation might lead to material used in PHAME’s original production set to premiere in 2015. Participation in this class is through audition only, and those who are accepted into the class are expected to participate throughout the school year. « Conflicts with iPad Music Lab, Section 2
|6:00—7:00||CHOIR Tuition: $90
PHAME’s largest class welcomes anyone who enjoys singing in a group, regardless of skill level. Choir members will have several opportunities for public performance throughout the year, at venues such as the Grotto Festival of Lights and the Mississippi Street Fair. Class size limit: 60
T H U R S D A Y – doors open at 1:00pm
|1:30— 2:30||CREATIVE WRITING«
Students who register for Creative Writing must be available to meet twice per week (Tuesday 12:30-1:30 AND Thursday 1:30-2:30). This is the second meeting time of the week for Creative Writing students.
« Conflicts with Songwriting, Section 2
|1:30—2:30||SONGWRITING, SECTION 2« Tuition: $135
Why perform other people’s music when you can write and perform your own? Students can write their own songs or participate in writing group songs. Whether you’ve written songs before, or are ready to write your first song, you’re welcome to come explore your creative musical side! Please sign up for EITHER Section 1 OR Section 2, not both (Section 1 is scheduled on Mondays). Class size limit: 6 « Conflicts with Creative Writing
|2:45—4:15||MUSICAL THEATRE Tuition: $165
Keep your song and dance skills sharp while working on your musical theatre acting style in this fun class that teaches you how to be a triple threat! Explore scenes and songs from your favorite musicals, and learn to love shows that are new to you, too! Class size limit: 15
|4:30—5:30||FROM BACH TO TUPAC: MIND-BLOWING SOUNDS! Tuition: $125
Have you ever wanted to rock out on an electric guitar or learn how a violin works? Freestyle and breakdance with a DJ? Sing with amazing jazz musicians or create sounds on electronic instruments you’ve never even heard of? If so, this class is for you! Term to term, we will explore music of all kinds, and to help us along our journey, we’ll have incredible guest artists each week. Class size limit: 15