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Academy of Music

The Academy of Music seeks to provide quality musical instruction and performance opportunities for community members of all ages and backgrounds to develop their God-given gifts.

Important Updates:

This summer, we are offering both virtual and in-person lessons with safety and quality being our highest priorities. Read our COVID preparedness plan here.

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The Academy of Music is a community music program sponsored by the University of Northwestern Department of Music. The Academy offers private lessons, group music lessons and ensembles taught by Northwestern students, graduates and faculty.

Summer 2021 Registration

Register anytime throughout the summer!

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Instructor Information

Want to get to know the teachers who work in the Academy of Music? Our instructors are passionate about music and giving every student a solid foundation to grow musically.

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Program Policies

View program policies regarding tuition, attendance, and expectations.

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Academy of Music Events

Check out our calendar to know when registration opens, recitals and concerts are scheduled and to save the dates for our summer camps.

See upcoming events Explore our summer music camps!

Academy Scholarship Fund

The Academy of Music Scholarship Fund helps in enabling lower income families to participate in music instruction offered by the Academy. Donate a tax deductible gift to a worthy cause.


Department of Music

The Department of Music provides an environment that fosters musical and academic excellence, Christian community, and exceptional preparation for the next generation of musicians and leaders.

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We really appreciate the Academy and instructors and all the flexibility and creative solutions that they have adopted with the COVID situation. Thanks for keeping things going!
Great quality instruction at a reasonable price.


Inclement Weather Information

The Academy of Music only cancels lessons for bad weather when the University of Northwestern cancels events for that day. Call 651-631-5310 to find out if the campus is closed. If the student decides to cancel a lesson due to bad weather when the Northwestern campus is still open, the instructor is not obligated to make up the lesson. Call the Academy of Music office at 651-631-5108 if you have questions.

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