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UW-Whitewater Adult String Academy

The String Academy faculty believes learning music through a string instrument is stimulating, rewarding and creative. It requires the use of both hemispheres of the brain, which encourages problem solving and spatial reasoning.  Adult String Academy is available to adults and high school students.

Date: 2019 - 2020

  • Fall: September 1st - December 20th
  • Spring: January 28th - May 31st

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Online registration closes 12/1/19 for fall and 5/1/20 for spring at noon.  Contact chandles@uww.edu if you would like to attend after online registration closes.  Registration required.  We do NOT accept walk up registrations.

$50 per 60-minute lesson.   The teacher will schedule 60-minute individual lessons.   Repertoire and etudes will be chosen according to the student's interest and abilities.  All levels are welcome.

Note: Upon receipt of your registration, the coordinator will contact you to set up private lesson times

Fees Include

The event fee includes one (1) 60 minute lesson and insurance.  

Missed Lesson

A two-day notice must be given to the teacher if a lesson must be missed.  The lesson will then be rescheduled as agreed upon by both teacher and student.  If a lesson is missed without prior notice, the lesson may not be rescheduled. All cancellation requests must be submitted to chandles@uww.edu; provide registrant's name and event session. 

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Check In

Participants should plan on arriving approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the session for check-in at Greenhill Center of the Arts.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. Vehicles arriving after Parking Services office hours may purchase a parking permit from the vending machine located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive.    Membership permits are available for purchase.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Staff

Leanne League, Co-Director

Leanne League

Leanne League teaches violin and viola at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Leanne was named the 2010 Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin chapter of the American String Teachers Association. She has given master classes and clinics throughout the Midwest at both high schools and universities. Sought after as a performer in many different roles, Leanne is the associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony, the assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and a member of the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio.


Susan Chandler, Co-Director

Susan Chandler

Susan Chandler has been a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater since 2009. She teaches String Pedagogy, String Techniques, multiple Music Education Methods courses and supervises student teachers. She is a Master Level Adjudicator for the Wisconsin Music School Association and a frequent guest clinician with school orchestras throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Susan retired as Director of Orchestras from the Kettle Moraine School District, where she taught for 23 years leading her orchestras on international tours to England, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand and within the United States to multiple state and regional music conferences.


Emma McAlister

Emma McAlister

Emma McAlister earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from UW Whitewater and a Masters in Music Education with an emphasis in Suzuki Talent Education from UW Stevens Point. She has extensive experience teaching private violin lessons, group classes, and coaching orchestra sectionals. At UW Whitewater she had the privilege of being concertmaster of the UW Whitewater Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra. While at UW Stevens Point she was assistant concertmaster of the UW Stevens Point Symphony. She enjoys working with students of all ages.


UWW String Education Majors - advanced level standing

UW-Whitewater String Education Majors will assist in the Academy and teach the private lessons. These students are training to be music teachers and have received specific training in teaching young children. The private lesson teachers meet with the Academy Director regularly and provide a written record of each lesson to track each student's progress.


Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.