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String Teacher Workshops

Summer in China

Drexler Katman Jeanie China 2015

This past June, String Academy faculty members Darcy Drexler and Stefan Kartman gave a series of workshops for the Chaoyang District music teachers, masterclasses and performances for the China Conservatory of Music Middle School, and met with government officials to discuss ways to improve music education in Beijing’s largest school district. Under the auspices of […]

Free Concert: The Vickery Three

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The Vickery Three Presented by The String Academy of Wisconsin Tuesday, August 19, 7:30pm UWM Peck School of the Arts Free Admission

Artists

Nathan Vickery, cellist in the New York Philharmonic and active chamber musician Allison Vickery, award-winning pianist attending the University of Indianapolis Peter Vickery, violinist in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and faculty […]

Cellist Stefan Kartman to Join SAW Faculty

Stefan Kartman, cello faculty

The String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM is pleased to announce the hiring of Stefan Kartman as its newest cello faculty. Stefan Kartman is currently Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In addition to solo performance, he has performed to critical acclaim as cellist of the Kneisel Trio […]

Welcome, New Faculty!

Lea Matthys

This fall we are excited to welcome new cello faculty member Lea Matthys to the String Academy of Wisconsin. She will also be teaching our music theory classes. Ms. Matthys comes to us from Cincinnati with her husband, Joel Matthys, composer and new music theory professor at Carroll University. Please help make Ms. Matthys feel […]

Darcy Drexler: A Trip to Brazil

by Darcy Drexler

Last October, I was invited to Brazil and presented string pedagogy lectures, gave masterclasses and worked with string teachers at the 8th Nathan Schwartzman Festival in Uberlandia, Brazil and then in Porto Alegre at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Founded by Cora Caparelli, the Schwartzman Festival is led […]

Welcome, New Faculty!

This fall we are excited to welcome two new faculty to the String Academy of Wisconsin: Michael Ferraro and Peter Vickery. Both Peter and Michael bring excellent credentials and experience with them, and we look forward to what they will contribute to our school. Please help us make them feel at home by saying hello […]

SAW Receives Award for Excellence in Youth Music

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The String Academy was recently chosen to be the recipient of the 2012 Civic Music Association Award for Excellence in Youth Music for the Urban Students in Arts Scholarship Program, and was presented this award at their annual Educator Awards Ceremony. We are honored to be recognized for this important program, and would thank […]

Free Concert: Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra

This Saturday, January 14th there is a great opportunity to see a free concert with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and Bel Canto Chorus. String Academy faculty Jamie Hofman will be performing, and Mayor Tom Barrett will be participating. Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony (based on String Quartet No 8 ) will be […]

Katherine Brooks named Studio Teacher of the Year

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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Katherine Brooks

Katherine Brooks, from the SAW violin faculty, has been selected by the Civic Music Association to receive this year’s Studio Teacher award at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 6. Scott Cook from the SAW cello faculty was the 2008 recipient of this award.

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Faculty News

Scott Cook was awarded the 2008. Studio Teacher of the Year award from Civic Music Association. He received the award at ceremonies last May. Congratulations, Scott!

Jamie Hofman taught and performed at the Eastern Music Festival this past summer, where he has been a faculty member since 2005.

Darcy Drexler performed with the Great Lakes […]