Virginia Pearce Glick Young Musicians' Program

A young child performing a recital
A Group of children performing with teachers
A group of children and teachers

The Miami University Virginia Pearce Glick Young Musicians' Program is geared towards pre-college aged students (5-18 years old) in the Oxford community and surrounding areas. Instruction is offered in violin, viola and cello. The Young Musicians' Program promotes musical literacy through a combination of the best teaching methods currently available, including the Suzuki Method. Students in the program develop a foundation for lifelong musical engagement and appreciation of music through private lessons, group classes and formal recitals. Additional outreach events are optional such as performing at nursing homes, baseball games, Suzuki group play-ins and participating in the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Festival (earning trophies!).

kids playing In general our program follows the Ohio Department of Education Music Standards by “independently or collaboratively performing a varied repertoire of music”. For the weekly private lessons, students will be placed with the appropriate faculty member based on age and skill level. In addition to private lessons, students attend monthly group classes to have a three-fold experience:

  1. Collaborative skill building
  2. Increase theoretical knowledge of music
  3. Learning to perform comfortably in front of peers with mutual support

The program ends each semester with a formal recital, providing an opportunity for students to perform on stage, showcasing the music they have learned to their family and friends.

 For more information about the Young Musicians' Program please contact director Christine House-Shumway at or (513) 314-8610.

To sign up for lessons please fill out our Registration Form

Virginia Pearce Glick

Virginia Pearce Glick Virginia Pearce Glick attended Miami University to study music education in the School of Fine Arts, and graduated in 1930. She earned her way through school by singing soprano in a quartet at the Presbyterian Seminary Church, participated in several university choral performance organizations, and after graduation taught vocal music in Sandusky, Ohio for 65 years. She was devoted to music and its powerful impact on children. It greatly influenced her decisions throughout much of her life, and she will live on through her generous contributions to the musical life of young people at Miami.