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READY, SET, FALL 2016
ACADEMY GETS READY FOR THE FALL 2016 SEMESTER
Fall Semester 2016-17 (All semester classes/lessons finish in mid to late January. Private instrumental lessons use all 20 weeks from beginning day/week. However, Piano Classes and Suzuki Violin are 18 weeks. All other classes are 16 weeks.
Private Instrument and Voice - 20 weeks of lessons beginning the week of August 29, 2016 through January
Suzuki Classes - 18 weeks of private lessons beginning the week of August 29, 2016 through January
Piano Classes - 18 weeks beginning from September 8 and end the 3rd or 4th week of January depending on which day of the week your class meets.
Music in Me Classes - 16 weeks beginning Thursday, September 15 or Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Dance Classes - 16 weeks beginning from September 7, 2016 and ending in late January depending on day.
Acting Classes - 16 weeks beginning week of September 13, 2016
ACTING STUDENTS AUDITION
CARLYE JEANNE FENNER, Private Acting Adult student of Phil Hosford, attended an
IMTA event in New York. She sent the following note about her experience;
“... I wanted to write to you to let you know that my IMTA experience was amazing. It's all thanks to you for taking your time to give me a lot of helpful Acting Lessons. I successfully completed my Competitions, made many terrific friends, met a ton of amazing people & it was ALL a wonderful experience for me. The good news....I got 3 Callbacks from Agents! I'm clearly ecstatic about it all. Fortunately, the Agencies that reached out to me are ALL in New
York, NOT Los Angeles. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how I did & I attended MANY Seminars & have gained SO much confidence & knowledge in 1 week about the Industry. I'll definitely keep in touch with you because you are a terrific Acting Teacher.”
ACADEMY STUDENTS PERFORM
EVELYN SONG is a piano student of Natasha Dukan. Her Senior Recital was held on June 4th at Montgomery College and was a great success. The audience was thrilled with her performance on both, violin and piano and called "Brava" with standing ovations at the end.
Here are some clips from Evelyn's concert:
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 Spring, I. Allegro ( with Annabelle Song ) https://youtu.be/qjMIDdJoC9U
Khachaturian: Waltz from "Masquerade" ( with Annabelle Song ) https://youtu.be/b3mvvI7aPps
Rachmaninoff Musical Moment No. 4 in E Minor Op. 16 https://youtu.be/NoDmyrkR7pM
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Mahita Damodara, is a Suzuki Violin student of Academy faculty Ms. Leslie Smile for over a year. As a 4th grader in Diamond Elementary School, Gaithersburg, Mahita had participated in the State-wide ‘If I were Mayor’ essay-writing contest.
She was chosen as one of the 55 semifinalists from the nearly 3,000 entries representing Maryland's best essays on each students' vision to help make their community healthier. She was also the only student from the city of Gaithersburg to receive this honor.
She was invited along with her family to attend the Gaithersburg City’s Municipal Council meeting on June 6th and was given an opportunity to read her essay and presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. The event was telecast on the city’s local TV channel too!
SUZUKI VIOLIN NEWS
Ms. LESLIE SMILE, Director of the Suzuki Violin program at the Academy sends the newsletter lots of news and activities of her students.
Sending good luck and bon voyage to JEREMY KEATON, who played cello with our group class for the last couple of years. We will miss him and the fun variety he added to our Chamber Music.
Sending good luck and bon voyage to MAHITA DAMODARA, a wonderful student that is moving to New Jersey.
And this month’s $25 winner is SHARIAR VAEZ-GHAEMI, Academy Piano student of Yi Ling Shih.
Call the office at 301-947-9705 to collect your prize.
Be sure to read the newsletter each month to see if you are a winner!
MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE Admission to the monthly recitals is non-perishable food item for the Manna Food Pantry. The Academy has been contributing to this community food pantry for years. Even if you aren’t attending the recitals, feel free to drop off a donation in the front lobby. THANK YOU!
IMPORTANT ACADEMY DATES 2016-17
9/5/16 - Labor Day-No Classes 11/23/16 - 11/27/16 - Thanksgiving Break 12/24/16 - 1/1/17 - Winter Break- No Classes 4/10/17 - 4/16/17 - Spring Break-No Classes 5/29/17 - Memorial Day-No Classes 7/4/17 - Independence Day-No Classes
Private Student Recitals
(If enough students sign up, we will run 3 recitals: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, each date)
October 1, 2016
November 5, 2016
December 3, 2016 January 7, 20