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September 2019 at Academy of Sound

Updated: Oct 29, 2019

Hello AOS Students, Families, and Friends,

Welcome, and welcome back, to fall! It's time to get once again into the "groove" of lessons, practice, and all the magic that comes with music study and performance.

Important dates to remember

Thursday, October 31: closed (no lessons)

Monday, November 24: OPEN (lessons as scheduled)

Tuesday, November 25 through Sunday, December 1: closed (no lessons)

Sunday, December 15: Holiday recital 3pm, Oregon Performing Arts Center

December 23 - January 2: closed (holiday break)

January 13 - January 17: conference lessons

Monday, January 20: closed

New sign

Our partners at First Presbyterian Church have upgraded the sign welcoming visitors to our beautiful building. Check it out next time you're here!

National Night Out drawing winners

Academy of Sound held a drawing at the 2019 National Night Out in Oregon. Three winners were chosen. Each won an instrument from the Academy of Sound store.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhoods and partnerships, heighten crime prevention and drug prevention efforts, and send a message to criminals that businesses and neighbors are working together to fight crime. There were different booths for area organizations/businesses, emergency vehicles available for viewing along with personnel, games, free food, demonstrations, and much more.

Musical opportunity

Madison Opera's FREE High School Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications through September 30, 2019.

The program offers high school juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to explore the world of professional opera. With behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and performances, one-on-one interaction with professional artists and industry experts, and guidance on training, the apprentices receive a thorough introduction to the production process and careers in the performing arts.  Many former apprentices have gone on to sing in the Madison Opera Chorus.

Apprentices will have the opportunity to: -meet and dine with distinguished guest artists -attend rehearsals and performances -participate in masterclasses and workshops -attend Opera Novice and Opera Up Close previews -speak with Madison Opera staff and crew on working in the opera industry -take a backstage tour of the Overture Center -have a great time while learning about what it takes to bring an opera to life

The program is free of charge, generously underwritten by Madison Opera’s supporters. More information about the program can be found here.

Visit to apply.

New & returning teachers

Mr. Chris and Mr. Keith are both returning to Academy of Sound after time away and other adventures.