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Picture This: Halloween Photos

Thanks again to SAW parent and photographer Jonathan Kirn, we have a new batch of amazing photos from the Halloween concerts. Please click the link below to see the full gallery, where you can also order prints of any that feature your favorite young violinist or cellist. Enjoy!



Festive Week of Strings [photos]

Photo Op

Professional photographer and String Academy parent Jonathan Kirn took some incredible photos at the Fall dress rehearsals and concerts for use on our website. These photographs are posted at www.kirnphotos.com and are also available for viewing and purchase. The prices reflect the cost of printing and delivery of the prints and photo products. Any questions […]

Bertrand Stone Featured in Milwaukee Chinese Times

Bertrand Stone in Milwauikee Chinese Times

Bertrand Stone, a String Academy student, was featured in the April edition of the Milwaukee Chinese Times for his arrangement of Horse Race which was premiered on the 2010 Spring Concerts. Horse Race (赛马) is traditionally performed on the Chinese erhu, a two-stringed instrument held on the lap and played up-right with a bow. Bertrand […]

The SAW Spangled Banner Project

On Saturday, January 30, almost 60 String Academy students participated in a recording of a special arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, affectionately referred to as the “SAW” Spangled Banner. The level of excitement and discipline was was overwhelming, and the results speak for themselves. Congratulations to all who were involved! Keep your fingers crossed […]

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 […]

And the winner is . . .

We are pleased to announce the winner of the String Academy 2009 Art Competition is the Boyland family with this excellent design. Look for this design more in the future. Maybe on a t-shirt? For all the other entries, check out our gallery on facebook.


A Video Highlight from the Fall Concert

From our latest concert, the Advanced Violin Ensemble performs an incredible El Clavel by Monti:

See more highlights on our YouTube channel.

Listen to Darcy Drexler on Lake Effect

Lake Effect is a local radio show on public radio, WUWM. This episode was originally aired live on May 8, 2008. You can tune in weekdays at 10 A.M. and 11 P.M. locally on 89.7 or listen online here.

Lake Effect on the String Academy with Darcy Drexler May 9 2008


Turn Back the Clock

Snapshot of Original SAW Website from 2001

With the launch of our new website, it’s a great time to pause, look back, and see how far we’ve come. With Web 2.0 and high-speed internet, we’ve now gotten used to audio, video, lots of pictures, and a constant stream of information.

Here is a snapshot of the SAW website circa 2001, from webarchive.org. […]