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Sturgis Music Academy

Registration for SPRING Semester '19 (Jan 7 - May 4) and is ready. Please click below to sign up!

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The mission of the Sturgis Music Academy is to provide an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of high-quality musical education with a focus on violin, based on methods and philosophies of Mimi Zweig, Shinichi Suzuki, 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 Academy will also emphasize the partnership between parents and student in dealing with the challenges of learning the violin. The students of the Academy receive group and private lessons each week, as well as performance opportunities throughout the semester. The Academy now offers cello lessons as well. 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Program period:
    • Fall: August 20 – December 15, 2018
    • Spring: January 7 – May 5, 2019
  • 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 determined by the instructor)
  • 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 classes and activities in the semester

Tentative Group Class Schedule 

  Monday Tuesday
4:15-5:15p Violin A Violin B
5:15-6:15p Cello A Violin C
6:15-7:15p Cello B Violin D

Important Announcement

  • Financial aid is available. (Contact Tze-Ying for the application form)
  • Registration and financial aid application deadline:
    • Fall: August 17, 2018
    • Spring: December 28, 2018
  • Tuition in full: (Contact Tze-Ying for payment options)
    • Fall: September 7, 2018 
    • Spring: January 25, 2019
  • Tuition by two installments: 
    • Fall: September 7, 2018, and October 19, 2018
    • Spring: January 25, 2019, and March 8, 2019

Location

  • 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.

Tentative Fall Semester Calendar

  • August 20—Private and group lessons begin
  • August 20—Monday group lessons held in Fitzgerald Hall2414 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR  72207
  • September 3 and 4—No group classes
  • September 11—Tuesday group classes held in Fitzgerald Hall2414 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR  72207
  • September 30—Pre-ASO concert performance at 2:30p in the Robinson Performance Hall (VIOLIN C and D ONLY)
  • October 27—Halloween Concert at 3:00p in the Trinity Presbyterian Church (4501 Rahling Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223)
  • November 12 and 13—No group classes
  • November 19—Thanksgiving break begins (no group and private lessons) 
  • December 15—Solo recitals at 3:30p and 4:30p in Byrne Hall

Tentative Spring Semester Calendar

  • January 7—Private and group lessons begin
  • January 8—Tuesday group lessons held in Fitzgerald Hall: 2414 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR  72207
  • January 15—Tuesday group lessons held in Fitzgerald Hall: 2414 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR  72207
  • January 21—No Monday group classes
  • February 19—No Tuesday group classes
  • February 24—Pre-ASO concert performance at 2:30p in the Robinson Performance Hall (CELLO GROUPS ONLY)
  • March 5—Tuesday group lessons held in Fitzgerald Hall: 2414 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR  72207
  • March 18—Spring break begins (no group and private lessons)
  • March 30—Spring Gala Concert at 3:00p in the Trinity Presbyterian Church (4501 Rahling Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223)
  • April 1 and 2—No group classes
  • April 27—Solo recitals at 3:30p and 4:30p in Byrne Hall
  • April 29—Last week of lessons

Information about Summer Session '19 (June 17- July 19) is coming soon. 

Faculty Contact Information (click name for bio)

Sturgis Music Academy Director Ms. Tze-Ying Wu / Violin instructor

Graham Jones / Violin instructor

Katherine Williamson / Violin instructor

Ethan Young / Cello instructor

 Please contact Tze-Ying for any questions!

 

Backstage: The ASO Blog

Sturgis Music Academy Summer Gala Concert, July 1, 2017

 

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