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Group ukulele classes, virtual concert opportunities, AOS in the news, & student spotlight

Academy of Sound innovates during a historic year

Spring 2021 Virtual Recital


The 19th annual Academy of Sound Spring Recital will be presented virtually, with a premiere on Friday, May 14, 2021.


More information on registration and viewing will be announced soon.

 

Buy a ukulele & get 5 free group lessons


Next class begins February 23

You'll learn songs, chords and basic techniques with other kids who are also beginners.

This class meets virtually on Tuesdays from 4:15PM to 5PM


Registrations due by February 8th.


More info & registration HERE




 

Make Music Oregon

Rojo, drum teacher

Make Music Oregon is a community music-making event for everyone!


We will be celebrating music education and lifelong music making by presenting a March "Music In Our Schools Month" Virtual Community Concert.


The concert will be broadcast by OCA Media, and will include OSD students, families, alumni, educators, and Oregon area community members.


Recordings due February 28, 2021.


Click here for more information on Make Music Oregon, including dates & submission guidelines for participation.


 

Mariposa Learning Center open despite COVID-19

"What was once a partnership idea that existed inside the minds of two educators is now a reality despite a pandemic that rages onward. Last spring, the partners were unsure of how their vision would come to fruition, even with Mariposa Learning Center deemed an essential business under the state’s Safer at Home orders." “It was always meant to be,” Chisman said of opening Mariposa despite the small lapse in timing. Read the article in its entirety here.

 

Student Spotlight: Diego Wooldridge

Diego's teacher, Nancy Cox, says:


Diego's ability to master and perform technically demanding pieces is memorable. Even more noteworthy, he works tirelessly to improve his performances. He accepts suggestions that may seem like obstacles at first. These obstacles lead him to a higher level of mastery and musicianship when completed. Diego is a tireless pianist, driving himself to new levels of accomplishment with his chosen pieces. His December recital piece, "Interstellar," was beyond awesome. He continues his studies by improving and polishing his performance of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C-minor. Diego is both a challenge and a joy to work with.


GREAT WORK, DIEGO!

 

Teacher Spotlights

Nancy Cox