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Academy of Music

The Academy of Music seeks to provide quality musical instruction and performance opportunities for community members of all ages and backgrounds to develop their God-given gifts.

Important Updates:

Summer camp registration is open! View camp offerings and register.

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The Academy of Music is a community music program of the University of Northwestern Department of Music. The Academy offers private lessons, classes, and ensembles taught by Northwestern faculty, graduates, and students. Our instructors are passionate about music and giving every student a solid foundation to grow musically.

Summer 2022 Registration

Summer registration opens May 1 for private lessons and summer camps. Lessons begin June 1.

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Instructor Information

Meet the instructors who teach in the Academy of Music.


Academy Scholarship Fund

The Julie Johnson Scholarship Fund assists in enabling lower income families to participate in music instruction. Become an Academy of Music supporter with a tax deductible contribution.

We really appreciate the Academy and instructors and all the flexibility and creative solutions that they have adopted with the COVID situation. Thanks for keeping things going!

Inclement Weather Information

The Academy of Music only cancels lessons for bad weather when the University of Northwestern cancels events for that day. Call 651-631-5310 to find out if the campus is closed. If the student decides to cancel a lesson due to bad weather when the Northwestern campus is still open, the instructor is not obligated to make up the lesson. Call the Academy of Music office at 651-631-5108 or email academymusic@unwsp.edu if you have questions.

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Brittany Quinn, M.M.

Director, Academy of Music
Faculty Level II Instructor

Brittany Henry Quinn, an active performer and teacher, was most recently violin and viola faculty and chamber...

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Emily Rouse

Academy of Music Office Coordinator
Faculty Level I...

Office Hours: Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00...

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