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String Teacher Workshops

Violin Beginner Week

Violin and Cello Beginner Week

for ages 4 to 8

June 12-July 21, 2017

Get your budding violinist off to a great start with instruction especially for youngsters who have never played a string instrument.

To get a jump-start with their new instruments, students will have one week of daily group lessons (see schedule below). For each of the other […]

No lessons on Campus April 10, 11, 2017

Attention SAW Students and families:

Due to a fire on the UWM campus, the Music Building building will be closed this Monday and Tuesday.

Students who have individual lessons on Monday and Tuesday will receive lesson information from their teacher.

 

 

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You’re invited: 2017 Spring Concert

2017 Violin Competition Winners

Isabella Thiel (Infant Paganini)

Grace Woo (Concertino)

Congratulations to all contestants on their performance!

Thank you to graduate pedagogy students Kira Makeever, Heidi Barker, and Allan Russell for judging the competition.

Also, thank you to pianists Stephanie Lippert and Steve Ayers for accompanying all ten contestants.

Enroll Now!

Now enrolling ages 4 through 18

with focus on the violin, viola or cello

Founded in 1990, the String Academy of Wisconsin (SAW) has become one of this country’s model schools, offering students between the ages of 4 and 18 a comprehensive musical education with a focus […]

The Season of Giving

December 2016

“Being a student in the String Academy of Wisconsin was one of the most important things in my life. Without the String Academy and playing my violin I would not be where I am today. I just want to thank you for this.”

Share Your Heart!

When you play the Canal Street Bingo game at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino now through Dec. 15, you’re helping raise funds for area children’s charities, giving them the gift of a promising future. Half of each $3 or $7 Canal Street Bingo game purchased goes to the Heart of Canal Street fund, which totaled more […]

Halloween Spooktacular Concert 2016

October is here, so it’s time for a String Academy tradition: The Halloween Spooktacular! Come see the students in costume, playing some scary tunes (and some not so scary!) .

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2016, 10:30 AM Where: Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall Wear: Your Halloween costume, of course. Admission: Free and […]

2016 Milwaukee Arts Board Grant

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The String Academy of Wisconsin is grateful for the Milwaukee Arts Board and their continued support of our Urban Outreach program. SAW alum and SAW board member Marquis Gilbert was on hand to receive the ceremonial check.

Cultures in Harmony – Free Violin Recital by William Harvey

Cultures in Harmony

What is American culture? The Cultures in Harmony encourages YOU to answer that question!

To catalyze reflection on this important question,violinist William Harvey will visit all 50 states in the USA—one week per state—in a collaborative, educational, and participatory quest to highlight the many strands that combine to form the American cultural tapestry. In […]