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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.

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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.

Spring 2023 Registration

Spring registration is open for private lessons, groups & ensembles, and Worship Arts lessons. The spring semester begins January 17, 2023.


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.


Upcoming Events

Academy Faculty Recital

Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Academy Ensemble Recital

Monday, May 1, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Academy Recital

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 6:00 PM

Academy of Music - General Recitals

Monday, May 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Academy of Music General Recitals

Monday, May 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM

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
Adjunct Instructor: Violin,...

Brittany Henry Quinn, an active performer and teacher, is director of the Academy of Music, teaches private...

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Lily Christensen

Academy of Music Office Coordinator

Office Hours: Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00,...

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