Our Fall semester began on August 13th and we're off to a great start!!!
Hoping you all enjoyed your Labor Day Holiday this Saturday September 8th is our first KASC Breakfast Club meeting at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. And we'll meet on second Saturday of each month for Oct, Nov, Feb, March and April. Check for updates on that schedule as well!
Fall Break will coincide with Knox County's Fall break this year- Oct 8-12
Lessons after 5:30pm on October 31st (Halloween) will be cancelled
Thanksgiving Break will be Nov 21-23 and Christmas Break begins Dec 22nd.
Our Academy Performance Classes, seem to be accomodating more students, later in the day, and has allowed for a nice variety of pieces and a very enjoyable class. Classes will still be held once a month on Tuesdays from 4:45-5:30
Our Homeschool Chamber Club will continue tomeet weekly through the entire year on Tuesdays from 4-4:45 where we will continue to work on healthy chamber music reading tactics.
Our advancing Cello Class is enjoying the opportunity to take part in more activities this year. And we welcome our new beginners Cello Class into the fold.
Our Suzuki Violin and Guitar Repertoire classes will begin the Fall semester with weekly meetings to get the new repertoire underway!
Our Creative Composition Class has been a HIT!!! for all of our Book 1 & 2 students, we have been composing melody lines and rhythm poems. This has been a great way to work through music theory concepts in a fun class forum, rather than old school workbooks. We've some very creative students here at the Academy.
OUR UP COMING FALL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULECongratulations to Evelyn and Corinne Hawkey, the first Graduates of the year. They performed in a double Graduation recital on September 2nd for family and friends. Corinne, Cello Book 6 and Evie Violin Book 7! Great Job Girls.
Our Graduation/ Solo Recitals for those students who have progressed over the summer and are ready for polished performances or graduations. Our next Graduation will be held September 18th during our Academy Performance Class.
Our annual Fiddling Concert at Deep Well Farms is set for October 20th and we will have our Dress Up Concert at Weston Place Atria Assisted Living Center on the following weekend. November we'll hold our Thanksgiving Concert at Shannondale Assisted Living and December, we will perform for the Kerbela Shriner's Christmas Party.
Our school will contiue to be a part of the KASC Breakfast Club meetings, to be held every 2nd Saturday of each month. This year's Practice-a-thon Fund Raiser will benefit our fellow Suzuki families of Puerto Rico who were devastated with the hurricanes of last season.
Bravura 25 Day Practice Club is underway and our club members are growing! Kids who have practiced 25 consecutive days are going to enjoy a group trip to the movies at the end of Sept. Those who have completed the 25 day challenge are working for the 50 day club, which will get to spend an afternoon at MAIN EVENT!
This year, Bravura will take part in the National Music Teachers Federation Festival in March, with selected students who will perform for comments and ratings.
OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF BRAVURA
Our students can take part in UT's Violin Festival in October, TCW Cello Workshop in February, selected students may participate in Federation Festival again this year, and our High School Students can take part in the Scholarship Auditions that we host, here in April.
Our Irish Concert is on the books for a maybe, although it is perhaps a bit too close to Spring Break again this year. Our Survivor Concert will be at the end of April and we will resume our performing with the East TN Renaissance Faire this May.