Hill-Murray Performing Arts Academy offers private instruction on the following instruments; voice, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, string bass, percussion, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, English horn, alto-tenor-bari saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba. Small ensemble participation is also offered; Flute Choir (piccolo, standard flute, alto flute, bass flute) and Brass Choir (French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba). All are welcome – you do not need to be enrolled as a Hill-Murray student to participate in private lessons or small ensembles.
Private Lessons: flexible scheduling is available and will be coordinated between the instructor and family. All private lessons will be delivered in a “virtual” setting unless a Hill-Murray student chooses to schedule their private lessons during the day, during WIN time. All students who participate in private lessons are welcome to participate in our Performing Arts Academy Band and/or Orchestra large group ensembles for FREE (a savings of $575). Students who participate in the Performing Arts Academy large group ensembles have a concert at Christmas (typically in a large venue like the Mall of America – or a zoom performance during a pandemic), an opportunity to perform a piece during our Solo/Ensemble contest (late February), and an Almost Summer outdoor concert, All are welcome – you do not need to be enrolled as a Hill-Murray student to participate in private lessons.
Small Ensembles: Students in 6th grade – 12th grade are welcome to participate in our small ensembles. Flute Choir and Brass Choir rehearse before school and will meet in person during first quarter of the academic school year 2020-21. Virtual or in-person rehearsals will be determined on a quarter by quarter basis. All are welcome – you do not need to be enrolled as a Hill-Murray student to participate our small ensembles.
Please contact Mrs. Juli Baecker if you have any questions regarding the Performing Arts Academy: jbaecker @hill-murray.org