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Sturgis Music Academy

2022 - 2023 SEMESTER DATES COMING SOON

REGISTER ONLINE  for SUMMER 2022

PAY TUITION ONLINE HERE! 

Summer 2022 INFO

Duration: June 13th - July 1st

Tuition: $300.00 (Includes Sturgis + ASO Strings in price)

For the first two weeks, students will receive two 30 minute lessons/week and two group classes/week. Private lessons will be set up with your private teacher.

THE THIRD WEEK WILL BE HELD WITH SUMMER STRINGS @ 1818 RESERVOIR RD.

GROUP SCHEDULE (JUNE 13TH - 24TH)

Cello Book One 5:00 - 5:45 Monday                                     Violin Advanced 2:00 - 2:50 Tuesday                       General Music 3:00 - 3:50 Wednesday

Cello Book Four and Up 6:00 - 7:00 Monday                        Violin Intermediate 3:00 - 3:50 Tuesday                   Beginning Viola 4:00 - 4:50 Wednesday                  

Cello Book Two/Three 5:00 - 5:45 Tuesday                           Violin Beginner 4:00 - 4:50 Tuesday

SCHEDULE June 27th - July 1st

Daily 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ 1818 Reservoir Rd.

Final Concert 4:30 PM July 1st @ 1818 Reservoir Rd. 

Spring 2022 -- Monday, January 18th - Saturday, May 7th

Spring Solo Recital I - BYRNE HALL - May 7th, 5:00 PM

Spring Solo Recital II - BYRNE HALL - May 8th, 12:00 PM

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 virtual performance opportunities throughout the semester. 

We are hoping that we will be able to remain teaching in-person for the Fall Term. To do this safely, we are asking all of our students and parents to remain masked during group classes and to remain masked during lessons unless all parties at the LESSONS are fully vaccinated. You will be asked to wear a mask properly (covering nose, mouth and chin) during the classes. 

*August 10th Update - We will have the option for students to continue lessons virtually if you so choose. Do communicate this with your instructor/director upon registration.*

  Offering weekly private and group lessons for violin and cello 

    • For violin, we accept students ages -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: $500
    • 45-minute private lesson: $660
    • 60-minute private lesson: $820
  • Fees include all group and private lessons and activities in the semester      
  • Any non-Sturgis student of Ms. Jo or Ms. Katherine is welcome to attend any group class with a donation to the Education Department of $50/semester. 

  • Any Prelude Student is welcome to attend Bi-monthly Etude/Technique Class with a one-time fee of $5.
  • DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP

 VIOLIN CLASS TIMES

Beginning Violin: Mondays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON

Book One Violin: Mondays 4:00 - 4:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON

Book Two/Three Violin: Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON

Violin Etude/Technique Class: EVERY OTHER MONDAY 6:00 - 6:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON

CELLO CLASS TIMES

Beginning/Book One Cello: Mondays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Fitzgerald Hall KLETT

Book Two/Three Cello: Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Fitzgerald Hall KLETT

Cello Etude/Technique Class: EVERY OTHER MONDAY 6:00 - 6:45 PM KLETT

*Advanced Cello and Violin Students - Ms. Jo and Ms. Katherine are highly encouraging all students in book four or higher to apply for the ASO's youth ensembles. Your Sturgis bi-monthly group class is designed to pair with a youth orchestra.*  Please visit the youth orchestra tab for more information.      

Spring Tuition deadline: February 18th, 2022

  • Financial aid is available. (Contact the director for the application form)
  • Payable by check made out to Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (or ASO), cash, or credit card through https://www.arkansassymphony.org/sturgis-pay-online

  • Address: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra c/o Sturgis Music Academy 2417 N. Tyler Little Rock, AR 72207 Memo: Sturgis Academy Tuition

Location 

Byrne & Fitzgerald Halls - 2417 N. Tyler Little Rock, AR 72207

Faculty Contact Information

Katherine Williamson Director /Violin Instructor

Timothy MacDuff / Violin Instructor

Geronimo Oyenard / Violin Instructor

  •  Email: goyenard@arkansassymphony.org

Joanna Klett / Cello instructor

 

 

 

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