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Sturgis Music Academy

FALL 2022 - registration deadline extended to August 18th!

Tuesday, September 6th - Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Tuition Deadline: September 29th, 2022

SPRING 2023 dates - register by December 16th!

Tuesday, January 17th - Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Tuition Deadline: February 3rd, 2023

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2022/23 Performance Dates 

Sunday, October 30th @ 3:00 PM Halloween Gala, The Lawn at Byrne Hall

Saturday, December 17th @ 3:00 PM Solo Recital I, Byrne Hall

Saturday, December 17th @ 5:00 PM Solo Recital II, Byrne Hall

Saturday, April 8th @ 3:00 PM Spring Group Concert, Location TBD

Saturday, April 29th @ 3:00 PM Solo Recital I, Byrne Hall

Saturday, April 29th @ 5:00 PM Solo Recital II, Byrne Hall

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. 

*COVID 19: Masks are optional but encouraged for all ASO youth programs at this time. Do not hesitate to communicate with your instructor if you prefer a virtual lesson. 

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. 

  • DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP OR FOR A COPY OF ACADEMY HANDBOOK

VIOLIN CLASS TIMES

Allegro Violin: Mondays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON (Beginner Class)

Vivace Violin: Mondays 4:00 - 4:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON (Intermediate Class)

Presto Violin: Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45 PM Byrne Hall WILLIAMSON (Advanced Class)

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

Advanced Cello: Mondays 6:00 - 6:45 PM Fitzgerald Hall KLETT     

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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