*Fall 2021 Registration Now Open*
(Deadline to register is August 16th, 2021)
2021- 2022 SEMESTER DATES
Fall 2021 -- Monday, August 30th - Saturday, December 18th
Spring 2022 -- Monday, January 18th - Saturday, May 7th
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 4 -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
Annual Halloween Concert: Saturday, October 30th 3:00 PM Location TBD
Winter Solo Recital I: Saturday, December 18th 3:00 PM Byrne Hall
Winter Solo Recital II: Saturday, December 18th 4:30 PM Byrne Hall
*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.
Tuition deadline: September 24th, 2021
- Financial aid is available. (Contact the director for the application form)
- Registration and financial aid application deadline: August 16th, 2021
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
Byrne & Fitzgerald Halls - 2417 N. Tyler Little Rock, AR 72207
Faculty Contact Information
Katherine Williamson Director /Violin Instructor
- Telephone: 501-666-1761, Ext. 109
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Timothy MacDuff Violin Instructor
- Email: email@example.com
Joanna Klett / Cello instructor
- Telephone: 501-666-1761, Ext. 121
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Sturgis Teaching Artist Contact Coming Soon!!