Announcing a new Bucket Drumming Ensemble at 77 Arts Academy! Geared for ages 6-10, In this ensemble, we will explore working together as a team to create and compose short pieces for an ensemble of found-object percussion instruments. Each session, students will build a repertoire of different rhythms and grooves as building blocks for creating a larger […]
August 17, 2014 Our Executive Director continued with fundraising for charity this year. He raced for The Make-A-Wish Foundation raising over $500 and completing the 2014 Ironman Timberman triathlon consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run. “Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical […]
Click on the podcast to listen to Julie Spring, our harp and piano instructor, perform with the Chicago Harp Quartet in April. http://blogs.wfmt.com/livefromwfmt/?powerpress_pinw=325-podcast
Our third annual mid-year recital was a wonderful. 30 students performed throughout the day on Saturday. We had a wonderful turnout of parents, friends, grandparents, and family members. It was great to see everyone performing and enjoying the recitals. At the end of each recital, we continued our tradition of having our teachers perform. Our […]
We had a great turn out of art works (40+ paintings) from many of our art students during the mid-year art show. It’s great to see all the improvements they have made this past year. Many voted for their favorite art works. The weights for each vote […]
The American Prize is pleased to announce Julianne Gearhart, one of our voice instructors, as the soprano WINNER of the Chicago Oratorio Award, 2014. Click on link for details: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/ CONGRATULATIONS JULIANNE!
“We are grateful for the enthusiastic support and valuable help Julianne gave Teddy, and it was just what he needed! We are thrilled he has been accepted and will enter Longy School of Music of Bard College in the fall to continue to study classical vocal performance.” Best, Tom C.
Brendan Buckley was recently featured in an interview for Boston Opera Collaborative, which can be found here: http://blog.bostonoperacollaborative.org/?p=78 Also, on April 27th, he will be a featured judge for the 2014 All A Capella competition, hosted by WERS. The link is here: http://wers.org/2014/03/19/wers-presents-9th-annual-all-a-cappella-live-show/
Nicholas won 2nd place in the oil/acrylic category for grades 3-5 at the Westford Regional Art Event. The judge for the children’s art submissions was Michael S. Vieira. Nick’s teacher is Donna Gordon. Nick was thrilled about the award, and he really enjoyed the event overall! Congratulations Nicholas!
OUR TEACHER ALEX CONWAY RECEIVED THE SECOND PRIZE IN THIS YEAR’S PRESTIGIOUS JAMES PAPPOUTSAKIS FLUTE COMPETITION AND IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE BILL GRASS MEMORIAL PRIZE. CONGRATULATIONS ALEX!