String Academy 2

2020-21 Season and Registration OPEN – deadline September 7th to reserve your spot in String Academy 2!
Sign up by September 1st and receive a $20 discount!

This season will look different than in the past, with online rehearsals in the fall to ensure everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the unusual circumstances, we have a unique and valuable musical experience waiting for you! Look for registrations soon!

Your conductors, Lauralie Kallinen and Dale Bradley, are so glad you are a part of this wonderful orchestra. They have designed a program of online rehearsals and performances that will continue to help students grow musically and stay connected and engaged in their ensembles!

Each rehearsal will be split into two interactive sessions, led by the conductor and/or a professional strings coach. Students will be divided into smaller group sectionals or mixed ensembles. This will give them more individual attention and instruction specific to their instrument, while learning how each section of the orchestra fits together. The music will be challenging enough to hold their interest, but accessible to give everyone a successful experience. Students will play for each other, develop better listening skills, and enjoy many music education extras. We will also include techniques for playing along with music tracks at home, using SmartMusic, and recording themselves!

The goal is to create a virtual concert by the end of January that will showcase their accomplishments and progress, and give them something to be proud of. It all adds up to an exciting, educational, and rewarding season of music-making!

We will resume in-person rehearsals as soon as it is safe to do so, and school facilities are available for our rehearsals. At that time, SA2 South will meet in the South area of town, and SA2 North in the north area of town. We look forward to our 87th season with you!

Help your child move to the next level – it’s exciting and fun!

Current SA2 Families – please CLICK HERE to fill out our important survey!
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String Academy 2 (SA2) is the perfect “first orchestra” for students who have taken String Academy 1 classes, or for any student with one year of strings instruction. There is no audition required.

String Academy 2 program fee is $310 for the year, and $90 for instrument rental, with payment plans available. Scholarships for program fees or instrument rentals are available to any family that qualifies. Application included in registration.
SA2 North and SA2 South rehearse on different nights, and at different locations to offer more convenient options to families.
String Academy 2 South: Mondays, 4:15-5:45pm with Lauralie Kallinen. First rehearsal Mon., Sept 28, 2020
String Academy 2 North: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm with Dale Bradley. First rehearsal Tues., Sept 29, 2020

Be sure to subscribe to the google calendar below and check regularly for rehearsal and concert updates.  

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE: If your child is ill, or there is a family emergency, please call your registrar: Lisa Morgan 541-968-3435. Registrars are responsible for taking attendance, answering questions, and helping your child feel comfortable during rehearsal. If your child is not in rehearsal, she will call the primary contact first, then the secondary. She is also responsible for staying until your child is picked up. Please be sure to pick up your child on time!

Congratulations String Academy 2!

Your first concert was a wonderful success! {SEE CONCERT PHOTOS HERE} You sounded terrific!