- Published on Monday, 01 April 2013 16:01
The Carnival of the Animals
Saturday, April 13, 2013
7:00 p.m., Coronado Performing Arts Center
Join us on Saturday, April 13, 2013, for a production of The Carnival of the Animals as part of one segment of an event entitled “Bold Moves” allowing Music Academy students to be showcased alongside, not only the Rockford Dance Company members, but also the members of Fatally Unique the hip-hop dance troupe that found fame on America’s Got Talent. The event takes place at 7:00 p.m. at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Watch for piano student performances in the lobby prior to the 7:00 p.m. performance. Contact the CPAC Box Office at 815.968.0595 for more information.
- Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 20:45
Heartstrings: Connections between Music and Medicine
A Benefit for The Music Academy
6 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013
The University of Illinois College of Medicine
1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, Ill.
The Music Academy and The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford invite you to join the celebration!
Cocktails, Sumptuous Hors d'oeuvres, Elegant Desserts by Chef Paul Sletten of Abreo. Pre-concert performances by Music Academy students. Concert by Music Academy alumni. joining us from around the country. Post performance jazz by Music Academy alumnus.
Over our 27 year history, we have been captivated with the connections between music and medicine and the sciences. The rigorous education we provide prepares aspiring physicians and scientists. Knowing this, many area physicians understand and seek out this kind of training for their children. Among the alumni returning for this celebratory gala are those who have excelled in their fields as surgeons, scientists, researchers and leaders in scientific fields. Alumnus Dr. Anantha Mallia, puts it this way, "Music Academy's gift is teaching its students an understanding of life through an understanding of music – the uncanny ability to teach students valuable life lessons while communicating the beauty of music."
With that in mind, the UIC College of Medicine is providing us with a unique venue in the new and architecturally significant school of pharmacy to showcase the musical ability of current and past students.
$90 per person, or plan ahead and form an "ensemble" of eight for $700. Form your group now!
- Published on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 19:41
New this fall! The Music Academy offers the Academy Youth Chorale on Saturday mornings! Our voices are our natural instruments. We use them to speak, laugh, cry, and sing. Academy Youth Chorale (AYC) gives young singers the experience of discovering and fine tuning their own natural instruments.
In weekly sessions, students grow in confidence as they learn to hear musical intervals and how to shape a phrase and sustain a tone through natural breathing techniques. Academy Youth Chorale members can apply what they learn as singers to the study of any other chosen instrument.
AYC promotes individual self-esteem through fun, stimulating teamwork and setting realistic goals. In Academy Youth Chorale, young musicians discover the enjoyment of working together to create a delightful artistic experience for themselves and their listeners.
Academy Youth Chorale classes meet Saturday mornings during the school year and is open to community students 8 - 12 years of age. No audition is required. Chorale instructors are Libby and Jesse Parker.
- Published on Monday, 24 September 2012 16:08
Spooky Suzuki Open House
Saturday, October 13, 2012
3 - 6:00 p.m.
Join us for our first annual Spooky Suzuki Open House, Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3 – 6:00 p.m.
The afternoon will include performances by Music Academy students (some spooky, some not!); the World Premier of Music Academy’s “Rock River Twinkle” (now that could be spooky!); a Silent Auction; an Instrument Petting Zoo and spooky crafts for little people; and spooky treats! Join us for a great afternoon of music and fun! This event is a great way to check out the Music Academy and all the organization offers! We hope to see you there!
The Music Academy
226 South Second Street, Rockford
(corner of South Second and Oak Streets)
- Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 15:34
For immediate release: 3/15/11
Contact: Music Academy Foundation Board President,
Jim Epperson, 815-979-9131
Rockford, Ill., - The Music Academy Foundation Board announces the relocation of The Music Academy of Rockford College effective July 1. Currently, The Music Academy of Rockford College (MARC) is housed in Svenson Hall on the Rockford College campus. Its new location will be Loreen Hall, 226 S. Second St., through a partnership with First Lutheran Church.