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String Teacher Workshops

SAW Receives Award for Excellence in Youth Music

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 […]

Johannes Moser Masterclass

Kartik Papatla observes a demonstration by Johannes Moser

On January 10, 2010, Johanness Moser gave a guest masterclass at the String Academy. The masterclass was one in a series of classes made possible by a partnership with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the String Academy of Wisconsin, and was […]

Tom Springmann: Fond Farewell

The father of three SAW alumni, Tom Springmann, passed away last May following a brief illness. Tom and his wife, Joyce, were major supporters of the String Academy while their sons Philip, Daniel and John were students. Tom was a pianist who gave untold hours of his time serving as a SAW accompanist over many […]

Joyce Litzky Kurnow Legacy Piano Fund

Several years ago, String Academy benefactor Susan Weistrop established a Piano Fund to honor the memory of her deceased mother, pianist Joyce Litzky Kurnow. The purpose of the fund was to support the String Academy‚Äôs ongoing need to pay trained pianists to play for students in group classes, solo recitals, and group concerts. The following […]

Generous Grants

SAW gratefully acknowledges several generous grants for the 1993 year. SAW received $5,400 from the Wisconsin Arts Board to help support the 1993-4 Scholarship Fund. This is the first state funding that SAW has received.

For the third year, the Milwaukee Arts Board awarded SAW a grant to continue its work with students from the […]