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Now Accepting Financial Aid Applications

The String Academy of Wisconsin (SAW) hereby announces that the financial aid application for the 2014/2015 school year is now available on the SAW website for families requiring financial assistance for their children to study at the String Academy. The application deadline is Friday, June 6.


Announcing the MSO Master Class Series

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is collaborating with the String Academy of Wisconsin and the Peck School of the Arts to present a series of guest artist master classes in 2009-10. Three of the MSO’s guest artists-Jeremy Denk, Johannes Moser, and Garrick Ohlsson-will visit prior to their MSO concerts to work with Peck School and String […]

Support the SAW with We Care at Pick ‘n Save

As the 2009/2010 school year begins, we would like to remind all of you about our participation in the “We Care” program at Pick’n Save grocery stores. Through this program, Pick ‘n Save donates a portion of the profits from each registered person’s purchases to local non-profit organizations, including the String Academy […]

Yo Yo Ma Dress Rehearsal

On Monday, October 4, 1993, a group of fifty String Academy students, parents and faculty observed cellist and SAW Advisory Board member Yo Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott prepare for a duo recital that evening in the Pabst Theater. Here are the impressions of SAW Cello Faculty member Trischa Seaman.

Yo Yo […]

From the Mailbag. . .

June 22, 1992

“On behalf of everyone here at the Milwaukee Foundation, we want to sincerely thank you for the wonderful performance delivered as part of our Annual Meeting last week. We have had rave reviews about the high quality of your performance and want you to know how much your participation was appreciated. By […]

Faculty Happenings

David Becker has had a very busy Spring acting as principal viola in the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and performing with Waukesha Symphony, Skylight Opera Company, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and Oshkosh Symphony. He will return to the Brevard Music Center in July.

Sara Edgerton has played performances with the Skylight Opera this year in addition […]

What To Do In The Summer Music Camps

by Mimi Zweig

Summer study can be a very important part of a young person’s education. It is a time to meet other serious music students, experience a different teaching environment and feel the joy and independence of learning without the constant supervision of a parent. (Sometimes, this is a relief for all.) There are […]


THE STRING ACADEMY 10 COMMANDMENTS WHICH WILL INSURE EXCELLENT PROGRESS Master the correct notes (Attention to correct position). Play with correct rhythm (Practice all etudes and repertoire at least once a day with the metronome). Make sure all bowings are correct and well-marked in your music. Use correct fingerings. Attention to intonation. Shifts – Isolate […]