Academy of Music


Music Lessons

Academy of Music instructor teaching UNW student to play the cello

The Academy of Music is a music program sponsored by the University of Northwestern Department of Music. The Academy offers private lessons, group music lessons and ensembles taught by University of Northwestern students, graduates and faculty.


UNW Orchestra Children's Concert

UNW Orchestra Children's Concert Peter and the Wolf poster

Coming up on November 17

Free, one-hour performances at 1 and 7 p.m.

Reservations required

Registration opens:

October 1 for the 7 p.m. concert

October 15 for the 1 p.m. matinee

Second Harvest Heartland Food Drive

In conjunction with the UNW Orchestra Children’s Concert, the Academy of Music is sponsoring a virtual food drive with Second Harvest Heartland. Our concert is free, but in lieu of a ticket fee, we would appreciate your considering a donation to Second Harvest Heartland.

Make an online donation to Second Harvest Heartland.

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