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Jamie : March 26, 2019 10:23 am : Concerts, Media, Photos


Jeremy Kimm 2019 String Academy of WI Violin Competition Winner with SAW Ensemble

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Off to a great start!

Jamie : September 25, 2018 12:55 pm : News, Photos, Student News

Some scenes from the String Academy as we kick off another exciting year:


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2018 Violin Competition

Jamie : February 13, 2018 8:41 am : Concerts, Events, News, Photos, Student News

2018 Violin Competition 


Jayanth Suthan

Concertino – G. Perlman

(performing at the Spring Group Concert on
Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 am in the PSOA Recital Hall)

Jeff Zhao

Sicilienne & Rigaudon – F. Kreisler

(performing at the Benefit Concert on
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm in the PSOA Recital Hall)

Congratulations to all contestants on their performance!

Thank you to MSO violinist and SAW Alum Alex Ayers for
judging the competition.

Also, thank you to pianist Steve Ayers for accompanying all fourteen contestants.

2018 Violin Competition “Concertino” Contestants, Parents, Grandparent, Judge & Pianist

 2018 Violin Competition "Sicilienne & Rigaudon" Contestants, Parents, Judge & Pianist

2018 Violin Competition “Sicilienne & Rigaudon” Contestants, Parents, Judge & Pianist

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Spring Concert Photos by Jonathan Kirn

ddrexler : May 7, 2015 5:56 am : Concerts, Photos
SAW parent and photographer Jonathan Kirn was at our Spring Concerts and brought his camera.
Please enjoy the results here, where you may view the full set of photos, and even purchase prints at a special SAW price if you so wish.  Thanks again for your excellent work, Mr. Kirn!
Gallery Link:

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Halloween Photos

jhofman : November 5, 2014 8:15 am : Media, Photos

Check out the latest set of photographic magic from Saturday’s 12:30 Halloween Concert by SAW parent and photographer Jonathan Kirn. Thank you, Jon!

To see the full set of photos, click here:
(You may order prints or digital downloads)

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The View from Vieau

jhofman : February 19, 2014 1:01 pm : Photos

String Academy students at Escuela Vieau School

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Photogenic SAW

jhofman : April 11, 2013 1:47 pm : News, Photos
We are again privileged to have some more incredible photography by SAW parent and professional photographer, Jonathan Kirn. Please visit kirnphotos.com to find galleries from the winter Bayshore concert, as well as the most recent spring concerts and dress rehearsal.  There are many more photos than the small sampling below, so you must go see for yourself, and try to find your favorite violinist or cellist!
As always, you may purchase prints or downloads at a greatly reduced rates from his website.  Thanks again to Mr. Kirn for his special talents and time.

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Picture This: Halloween Photos

jhofman : November 9, 2012 9:21 am : Concerts, Media, 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!

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Festive Week of Strings [photos]

jhofman : June 18, 2011 10:34 pm : Events, Photos

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Photo Op

jhofman : January 7, 2011 10:30 am : Media, Photos

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 or comments can be directed to him at jonathankirn (at) gmail.com.  We thank Mr. Kirn for using his talents to capture some magical String Academy moments!  Click on the link to see for yourself:


photos by Jonathan Kirn
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