Our Fall semester began on August 13th we a bunch of FREE GROUP sessions for Book 1 Club, Composers and our Violin Technique class. We're off to a great start!!!
September 3rd we will be closed for Labor Day Holiday. Our first KASC Breakfast Club meeting is set for September 14th and continues on the 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 SCHEDULE The weekend of August 25th, we will hold our Graduation/ Solo Recitals for those students who have progressed over the summer and are ready for polished performances or graduations. September we will hold our annual Fiddling Concert at Deep Well Farms (date TBA) and October we will have our Dress Up Concert for one of the area Senior Living Centers. 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, 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.