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You’re Invited: Florestan Duo, December 3 @ 3:00pm


The Florestan Duo, comprised of String Academy and UWM faculty member Stefan Kartman (cello) and Jeannie Yu (piano), present a recital of Chamber Music with friends.

Bach/Siloti Adagio
Samuel Barber Cello Sonata
Richard Strauss Cello Sonata
Tchaikovsky “Pezzo Capriccioso” 

The Florestan Duo have been in residence in Milwaukee, giving performances together and as part of the regional chamber music scene in groups like Mosaics (Milwaukee) and The Rembrandt Chamber Players (Chicago) among many others. Stefan and Jeannie perform locally, nationally, and internationally with concerts at home, in chamber music festivals like the Midsummers Music in Door County, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Point Counterpoint in Vermont, as well as abroad for Chinese State institutions like the China Conservatory of Music.



Date:  Sunday, December 3
Time:   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location:  Music Recital HallMusic Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States+ Google Map

2017 Fall Concert

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are finally dropping, and the students of the String Academy are busy preparing for our Fall Concert.  We hope you can join us for an inspiring concert showcasing our talented young string players.

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 10:30 AM
Where: Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall.
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Hope to see you there!



Faculty Performance: Jichen Li with the Sheboygan Symphony

Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Jichen Li with Sheboygan Symphony


When: Oct 07, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm

The first concert of the 99th Season: “Celebrating 99 Years of Community Enrichment”

Guest Soloist: Jichen Li, Violoncello


Mozart | Symphony No 36 “Linz”

Tchaikovsky | Variations on a Rococo Theme – Jichen Li, Violoncello

Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 2 “Ukrainian”

Tickets may be purchased by:

Downloading Ticket Order Form
In person at 826 N 8th St or phone at (920) 208-3243 or online at
Ticket Office hours are 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm weekdays. The ticket office will also be open 2 hours prior to the start of show.

2017 Scholarship Benefit Concert


Scholarship Benefit Concert

featuring String Academy Students
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall
Reception to follow
$30 per person • Please call for advance tickets
Phone (414) 963 4729

Violin 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 five weeks, students will receive a half-hour individual lesson and an hour group lesson.

June 12 – 16: Daily group lessons will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

June 12 – July 21: A half-hour individual lesson at a time to be arranged with the instructor and a group lesson once a week on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Register now!

Violin and Cello Beginner Week

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.



You’re invited: 2017 Spring Concert


Concert: Wauwatosa Presbyterian Concert Series

The String Academy will be presenting a concert this coming Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 pm as part of the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Concert Series (2366 North 80th Street, Wauwatosa, WI).  We hope you can join us!

2017 Violin Competition Winners

Isabella Thiel
(Infant Paganini)

Grace Woo

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 on the violin, viola or cello. Highly qualified artist faculty provide musical instruction based on the methods and philosophies of Mimi Zweig, Shinichi Suzuki, and Paul Rolland. The special training, experience, and expertise of the SAW faculty in the musical training of young people results in students playing with technical ease and musical sensitivity.

click here for Online Enrollment Application