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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.

Special Concert: Anna Frtiz, cellist/folksinger

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We are pleased and excited to welcome SAW alumna Anna Fritz back to Milwaukee to give a special concert this Sunday, June 14 at 7:00, 3224 N. Gordon Place.

Anna Fritz is a cellist and folksinger based in Portland, Oregon. She trained as a classical cellist in the Midwest, then migrated to the […]

String Academy Salutes 2014 High School Graduates

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These six students collectively attended a total of 64 years at SAW! We are proud of their high school accomplishments and excited about what lays in store for them. Some of their String Academy highlights included Violin Virtuosi trips and performances at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and at Northwestern University for Violin Pedagogy weekends(2014 and […]

Alumni News: Sarah Kapustin, Rubens Quartet Release New CD

The Rubens String Quartet has just released a new CD recording, featuring works of Josquin Desprez, Mozart and contemporary Dutch composer Joey Roukens. Most exciting to the String Academy is violinist Sarah Kapustin, who is a String Academy graduate.

The Rubens Quartet is in residence in The Hague, performing throughout the Netherlands, Europe, and abroad.

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SAW Alumnus Erin Aldridge to Present Recital

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The String Academy is excited to welcome back one of our most distinguished alumni, Dr. Erin Aldridge, to Milwaukee as she presents a guest recital on Friday, March 19th. Dr. Aldridge graduated from the String Academy in 1993 and went on to receive her doctorate degree. She is currently Professor of Violin at UW-Superior. She […]

SAW Alum Alex Ayers Pays a Visit

On Saturday, January 9th, violinist and String Academy alum Alex Ayers (class of 2007) performed for several group classes. On the program were solo caprices by Paganini and Bach’s second Solo Sonata. After performing, Alex talked about life at Indiana University, where he is currently a Junior music performance major studying with Mimi Zweig. It […]

The Quarter Note – Opus 18 No 1 – December 2008

In this issue: * Among many other student accoplishmients at the SAW, Thaddeus Wasielewski won first place in the 15 to 19-year-old category, playing Allegro Brillante, at the Lake Park Talent Contest.Scott Cook was awarded the 2008 Studio Teacher of the Year award from Civic Music Association. * Alana Dust is appointed as cello faculty * SAW Alum Sarah Kapustin has been appointed first violinist of the Rubens Quartet, based in The Hague. * Cellist Jacob Wunsch won first place in the state-wide American String Teachers Association (ASTA) competition. Read all about it! […]

Sarah Kapustin Appointed to Rubens Quartet

String Academy alum Sarah Kapustin has been appointed first violinist of the Rubens Quartet, based in The Hague. This well-established young quartet has an extensive touring schedule. They already have professional management in Europe, and are seeking international management, a United States debut and a residency at a musical institution.

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Alumni News

The Nicolet High School Symphonic Orchestra premiered Linnea Snyder’s Opus No. 1 on June 3, 2008. This nine minute composition is a fanfare for full orchestra. Linnea is a 2008 SAW alumna and former student of Katherine Brooks. She is a freshman theory and composition student with a minor in French at Boston University.

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Alumni News

Alex Ayers made his debut with the Waukesha Symphony last November 4th and 6th as soloist in the Bach E Major Concerto. He is a freshman violin major at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. This past March, he performed with other IU violinists on the Prairie Home Companion radio show.

Maiken Knudsen has received […]