CHELMSFORD -- The Chelmsford Center for the Arts hosts a World Wide Music Day concert to benefit Musicians Without Borders on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Musicians Without Borders promotes access to music as a basic human right and a powerful tool for social change, especially for people in war-torn communities. Musicians from all over the world are invited to pay tribute to the power of music, and join in the effort to bring music to children, young people and adults living in poverty, exile, and fear due to war. CCA's concert, hosted by Jaimie Dunphy, will feature performances by: Wind Trio (Eileen Yarrison, Amy McGlothlin, and Bill Kirkley); Night's Blackbird; The Somervillebillies; Electric Standard; Capital Six; and Mill City Trio with Seth Peterson. Suggested donation is $10.
The Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble returns to CCA on Sunday, June 25, for an afternoon of classical music, starting at 3 p.m. The program features Charly Bethel on oboe, Jennifer Gilman on clarinet, Guy Urban on piano and Beth Welty on violin, plus guest artist Tracey McGinnis.
Attention singers, ages 8-18: Boston Conservatory graduate and Chelmsford native Erika Kiyoko Taylor is offering a six-week session of vocal instruction that runs from June 26 through July 31. This series of private lessons is for beginners and older students who want to prepare for musical auditions in the new school year. Tuition is $150 for six lessons, 30 minutes per week. Call 978-250-3780 for more info.
The CCA is offering two art classes for students 8-14. The Castle Creative, with Debra Bretton Robinson, runs July 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Explore royal-themed art projects through painting and sculpture. Draw royal self-portraits, create a cardboard castle and crowns, decorate swords and make dragons out of pipe cleaners. Tuition and supplies $175. Artist Michael S. Viera returns with Cartooning and Anime Drawing, July 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon. The course will teach shading, proportion, style and the creation of original characters. Tuition $165. Register at chelmsfordarts.org or call 978-250-3780.