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Taylor School at Mississippi College Offers Guitar Lessons

August 26, 2013

Starting its seventh season, the Taylor School at Mississippi College is offering guitar lessons this fall.

Tanja Miric, an adjunct instructor of guitar at the MC Department of Music, is teaching the classes on the Clinton campus. A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she began playing the guitar at age eight. Tanja came to the USA in 2003 and continued her guitar studies at Hinds Community College and Mississippi College where she studied under Dr. John Ingwerson.

During her undergraduate studies, Miric won numerous awards for her guitar playing and academic excellence, including the Mississippi Guitar Festival. The MC graduate received her master’s in music at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is completing her doctorate in music at the University of Minnesota.

Tuition for the courses will be $350 per semester. Mississippi College faculty, staff and their dependents receive a 10 percent discount.

Classes at the Taylor School are open to students, young and old, in metro Jackson. The guitar lessons will be 30 to 45-minute sessions and provide flexibility in scheduling at the Aven Fine Arts Building . Students taking guitar lessons must be at least seven years old.

The fall semester began Monday August 26. But students are welcome to enroll throughout the semester.

Based at the Aven Fine Arts Building, the Taylor School is named for Ralph Taylor, who retired as an MC music professor after 43 years of service in 1999.

MC’s arts enrichment school offers classes in piano, voice and other subjects. Students who enroll have access to facilities at the Department of Art and Department of Music.

For more information on guitar classes or other courses, contact Taylor School Director Michael Rushing at 601.925.3230 or go to http://music.mc.edu/the-taylor-school.


Photo: Mississippi College adjunct guitar instructor Tanja Miric. The award-winning MC graduate is teaching guitar lessons at MC's Taylor School this fall.

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