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January/February 2020 at Academy of Sound

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

Music making a difference

Dear Academy of Sound community,

In this newsletter, we highlight a special musical project led by AOS Director of Education and voice teacher, Keith Hampton: The Lullaby Project.

We also catch up with former AOS student and instructor, Hannah Best.

Keep warm and keep practicing!


The Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new mothers and fathers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding child development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. Around the world, the project reaches parents in healthcare settings, homeless shelters, high schools, foster care, and correctional facilities.

Produced and directed by AOS teacher Keith Hampton, The Lullaby Project CD will be released on March 28, 2020, at the Overture Center in Madison. A live performance of music from The Lullaby Project will be presented that day for free, in three special Kids in the Rotunda shows.

Learn more at


Important dates to remember

Friday February 14: AOS closed

Saturday February 29: District solo/ensemble festival @ Verona

March 23 - 27: Spring break. No AOS lessons or classes

Saturday April 25: State solo/ensemble @ UW-Platteville

Our Spring Recitals are Sunday May 17, at Oregon Performing Arts Center (Oregon High School). Admission is free, with donations accepted in support of Academy of Sound Foundation providing music scholarships for kids.

You can always see the latest, and sync with us, at


AOS weather closures: Not always the same as Oregon schools!

ALWAYS check our

website, Twitter, or Facebook to confirm whether we are open or closed.

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