academy

The Susanville Symphony Academy of Music

The mission of the Susanville Academy of Music is to encourage and provide a positive and educational musical experience for young people and adults.

The core curriculum that the Academy teaches includes ear training, rhythm, harmony, note reading and ensemble performance.  All students will be evaluated by the Academy’s staff so that they may be placed in the levels of instruction that is appropriate for their musical skills.

Susanville Symphony Academy of Music

Beginning Band

Instruction is offered for the following instruments: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, and snare drum. Students do not need to have experience playing the instrument or reading notation. The goal is to be proficient at playing the instrument, playing in a group, and able to read basic musical notation. Students will also learn performance techniques. Each student will be mentored and evaluated for the appropriate musical skill level.

Requirements: Students must be eight years of age or enrolled in the third grade in school. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. Students may provide their own instrument or they can borrow one with a refundable deposit. Classes begin the first week of October. The season continues on a regular schedule through the month of March. The students will perform in a recital in the month of March. Classes are held in the evening at Meadow View School in Susanville in Rm. 9.  For more information please contact Carol Fontana at (530) 257-3153.

Beginning Strings

Instruction is offered for the following instruments: violin, viola and cello. Students do not need to have experience playing the instrument or reading musical notation. The goal is to be proficient at playing the instrument, playing in a group, and able to read basic musical notation. Students will learn performance techniques.

Requirements: Students must be eight years of age or enrolled in the third grade in school. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. Students may provide their own instrument or borrow one for a refundable deposit. The Beginning Strings class has two different levels of instruction: Beginning strings class is for elementary and middle school age students. Intermediate strings class is for adult violin, viola and cello students. The director will determine which class is most appropriate for each student. Classes will begin the first week of October. The season continues on a regular schedule through the month of March. The students will perform in a recital in the month of March. Classes are held in the evening at Meadow View School in Susanville in Rm. 9.  For more information please contact Carol Fontana at (530) 257-3153.

Academic Calendar

2015-2016 classes will begin the in the first weeks of October and end in late Spring.  Weekly classes are held in the early evening and are located at Meadowview School in Room 9.

Tuition & Fees

For information about current tuition and fees, please contact Carol Fontana at 530-257-3153.  Some scholarships are available for low income students and adults.  Instruments are available at no charge with a refundable deposit.

 

Carol Fontana
Academy Director

In addition to serving as concertmaster for the Susanville Symphony, Carol Fontana is the director and instructor for both the Susanville Youth Orchestra and the Academy of Music.
“The music academy and the youth orchestra are exciting parts of our organization and provide more ways for the community to get involved,” Fontana says. “Our audience and patrons are already an integral part of the Susanville Symphony. The music academy adds to that by giving young musicians and young at heart musicians the chance to begin an instrument or pick up an instrument they might have set aside years ago."
Read the whole Carol Fontana Bio

donate

  

 

Partners

ACSO