UPDATED Online Summer Sturgis Dates:
June 15th - June 28th, 2020
This is an intensive online practice bootcamp designed to challenge and encourage our students to make daily progress in an online setting.
Each student will receive two online 30 minute private lessons per week and will be required to check in Monday - Saturday for their practice session. We will offer online evening classes Tuesday - Friday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. These will be masterclasses, technique classes, and music history lessons from your faculty and guest artists. Including Dr. Tze-Ying Wu and Mr. Ethan Young!!
Final virtual showcase: Sunday, June 28th 3 PM
Registration deadline: May 15th
Faculty: Katherine Williamson and Timothy MacDuff, violins Joanna Klett, cello
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SUMMER TUITION DUE JUNE 8TH, 2020
*PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR FALL 2020 IN PROGRESS*
The mission of the Sturgis Music Academy is to provide an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of high-quality musical education, based on the methods and philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Mimi Zweig and Paul Rolland. This is a proven method for developing confidence, creative thinking, and a general work ethic that will assist students' musical and non-musical endeavors. The students of the Academy receive weekly group and private lessons, as well as performance opportunities throughout the semester.
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- Program period:
- Spring: January 13 – May 9, 2020
- Summer dates: June 10 - July, 2020
- Offering weekly private and group lessons for violin and cello
- For violin, we accept students ages 5-18.
- For cello, we accept students ages 7-18.
- Offering group and individual performance opportunities
- Private lessons once a week (lesson length and teacher assignment determined by the instructor)
- Teachers for the private lesson might be different from the group lesson
- Fees (based on the length of private lessons):
- 30-minute private lesson: $480
- 45-minute private lesson: $640
- 60-minute private lesson: $800
- Fees include all group and private lessons and activities in the semester
- Group Class Schedule
Violin A (Beginner)-
Cello A (Beginner)-
*4:15 - 4:45
Cello B -Klett
Violin C - Williamson
*Please note: Group class times above for Spring 2020!!
Cello groups B and C are now in ONE group (Group B)
Violin groups C and D are now in ONE group (Group C)
Violin group E is now group D!
- Financial aid is available. (Contact the director for the application form)
- Registration and financial aid application deadline:
- Spring: January 3, 2020
- Tuition in full: (Contact the director for payment options)
- Spring: January 31, 2020
- Tuition by two installments:
- Spring: January 31, 2020, and March 13, 2020
Payable by check made out to Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (or ASO), cash, or credit card through https://www.arkansassymphony.org/sturgis-pay-online
- For private lesson, the location will be determined by the teacher.
- Group lessons are held at
- Byrne Hall: 2417 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR, 72207.
- Fitzgerald Hall: 2414 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR 72207 (Room B1 in the basement)
NO GROUP CLASSES OR LESSONS MLK Day, Monday, January 20th
NO GROUP CLASSES OR LESSONS SPRING BREAK March 23 - 29th
Spring 2020 Concerts
Sunday, March 1st, ASO Lobby Concert CELLOS ONLY
2:20 PM, Robinson Center
Saturday, March 21st, Annual Spring Gala
3:00 PM, Trinity Presbyterian
4501 Rahling Rd., Little Rock, AR 72223
Saturday, May 9th, Student Solo Recitals
4:30 & 5:30 PM, Byrne Hall
Faculty Contact Information
Katherine Williamson Director /Violin Instructor
- Telephone: 501-666-1761, Ext. 109
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Jones / Violin instructor
- Telephone: 312-805-1983
- Email: email@example.com
Joanna Klett / Cello instructor
- Telephone: 501-666-1761, Ext. 121
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the director with any questions!