Celebrating our 20th Year!
(Established September, 1995)
The annual Helen Hayes Awards are Washington theatre's highest honors and bring together theatre makers and theatre lovers to celebrate excellence on Washington professional stages.
academy students perform
PERFORMING ARTS CAMP SUMMER 2016
FOR AGES 7-17…..LET THE PLAY BEGIN
Revel in Creativity, craziness, knowledge, friendship, fun and success with our Professional Teaching Arts Experts guiding each step of the way.
EVERY CAMPER IS A STAR!!!
Session Two July 5th - July 17th
Session Three July 20th - July 31
Session Four August 3rd - August 14th
Each session offers a final show for family and friends on the last Friday of Camp
- Early Bird Registration --10% off before March 1st, 5% by March 15th
- Sibling or multi session discount, 5% for each student or session
- Spring 2016 Academy students, take 10% off tuition
Half Day (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) $300
Extended Care A.M. for 2 weeks — $60 (Early drop starts at 8:15 a.m.)
Extended Care P.M. for 2 weeks — $150 (Afternoon extended hours until 5:00 p.m.)
Or, call to schedule in advance at $6 per half-hour.
There is no Extended AM or PM Care on the last day of camp.
IVIE TRAN level 3
AMY WATANABE level 3
GLORIA MOUDOU level 5
TIM BENTZ level 6
LEO DU level 6
JASMINE TRAN level 7
YICHI ZHANG level 7
JEREMY KEATON level 8
IVIE TRAN made sure she found time from practicing her piano to make a snow puppy!
The Dance and Drama recital originally scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at 3pm had to be cancelled due to weather conditions. It was rescheduled for Sunday, January 31 at the Universities of Shady Grove at 4:30. Check next month’s newsletter for more pictures.
The 16th Annual Honors Competition for Academy private students is coming up in Spring of 2016! The competition is open to all Academy-only private students. For the competition, students prepare one piece to perform for an outside judge on musicality, technique, memorization, presentation. The levels of the participants range from beginners through advanced musicians. Although most participate as soloists, but chamber music is highly encouraged! There have been amazing chamber ensembles that have participated! The judge selects the winners to perform at a ticketed concert one week later. The performances are high quality (beginners and advanced), and it is always a musically satisfying and an emotional experience for the audience at the concert. Keep an eye out for the competition forms and information.
MEET OUR NEW GUITAR FACULTY
Austin studied for seven years with Glenn Lyons at West Chester University. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music specializing in Guitar Performance. Aside from honing their skills on their instrument, Austin’s students benefit from building a solid foundation in music theory. He has spent time writing, recording, and performing with a former American Idol contestant. He is active in Catholic liturgical music directing choirs and composing new songs. Austin has taught every style of guitar and specializes in Rock (classic and modern), Pop, Blues, Classical, and Acoustic styles.
Peter began playing guitar in his native Cape Verde Islands at age 12. He went on to study music at Thayer Conservatory at Atlantic Union College and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His areas of interest include jazz, classical, composition and improvisation, and traditional Latin music.
Gift certificates are available! Call 301-947-970
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!
Total Collected in JANUARY: 108 pounds!
Be sure to read the newsletter each month to see if you are a winner!
SUZUKI VIOLIN NEWS
AI WEI LEE, Piano Faculty shouts out to two of her students that passed their Royal Conservatory Assessments with First Class Honors: IRENE GUGGENHEIM - Level 7 and ALEX JIN - Level 5
NATALIE BLANK, Dance Faculty shouts out to HAILEY ROSENBERG and RACHEL HAZELWOOD who will become dance assistants this spring. They'll be assisting with the Saturday morning classes and also working on a duet for the recital.
IMPORTANT ACADEMY DATES
March 5(if no Honors Recital) Monthly Private Student Recital
March 27-April 2 CLOSED for Spring Break
April 16 (if no Honors Recital) Monthly Private Student Recital
May 7 Monthly Private Student Recital
Spring Honors Competition and Concert
May 30 CLOSED for Memorial Day
June 4 Monthly Private Student Recital
ACADEMY POLICIES REGARDING SCHOOL CLOSINGS
- We do NOT BASE our decisions on Montgomery County Public Schools.
- Please make sure to check the website home page as THE SOURCE for information during weather events!
- As a general rule, we try to have firm decision made for afternoon and evening classes by 1pm. For Saturday morning classes, we will have notice posted by 7:30am.