2024 Spring Student Recital Dates Announced

2024 Spring Student Recital Dates


Friday, April 26th, 2024

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Guitar Students of Mike Ridenour

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon:  Guitar & Bass Students of Collin Smith and Bob Songster
1:00 – 2:00 PM:  Guitar & Bass Students of Andrew Thelston
2:30 – 3:30 PM:  Guitar & Bass Students of Andrew Thelston
4:00 – 5:00 PM:  Voice Students of Angela Hayes

Saturday, May 4th, 2024

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon:  Piano Students of Emily Songster
12:30 – 1:30 PM:  Piano Students of Emily Songster and Kevin Ayesh
2:00 – 3:00 PM:  Piano Students of Anita Robertson
3:30 – 4:30 PM: Piano Students of Anita Robertson
5:00 – 6:00 PM:  Piano Students of Anita Robertson

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

2:00 – 3:00 PM:  Drum Students of Jeff Lott
4:00 – 5:00 PM:  Woodwind & Brass Students of Leslie Zarnowski & Emily Songster
5:30 – 6:30 PM:  Voice Students of Joanna Best

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon:  Cello Students of Tinder Burris
12:30 – 1:30 PM:  String Students of Jan Daugherty, Carolyn Tackett, & Eben Mann
2:00 – 3:00 PM:  String Students of Emily Vaughn
3:30 – 4:30 PM: String Students of Emily Vaughn
5:00 – 6:00 PM:  String Students of Claudia Malchow and Andrea Jackson

 

 

 

Congratulations! 2023 High School Western Regional Orchestra Chair Placements

CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our Music Academy string students for their Western Regional Orchestra Chair placements last weekend at the NCMEA Orchestra Clinic. We are very proud of our students and their real-world musical accomplishments.

Sean Maccaroni – 24th Chair Honors (Violin 1); Alexis Rubianes – 13th Chair Honors (Violin 2); Rokem Bayne – 2nd Chair Honors (Viola); Deepkia Haywood – 13th Chair Honors (Cello); Katrina Bryan – 7th Chair Repertory (Violin 2); Avery Corn – 15th Chair Repertory (Violin 2); Eric Perry – 3rd Chair Repertory (Viola); Rochely Gallardo – 6th Chair Repertory (Viola); Aiden Chacon – 7th Chair Repertory (Cello).

A special thank you to our private lesson faculty members: Jan Daugherty, Matthew Pierce, and Jamie Leigh Bennett as well as Henderson County High School Orchestra Directors: Amanda Tant and Tiffany King for their tireless contributions to the success of these students.

2023 Spring Recital Dates Announced

We are please to announce our 2023 Annual Spring Recital dates for May and June.  All recitals will be held in the performance room at the Music Academy of WNC.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

12:30 PM – Emily Songster 1 (Piano)
1:30 PM – Emily Songster 2 (Piano)
3:30 PM – Anita Robertson & Kevin Ayesh (Piano)
7:00 PM – Elizabeth Churchya   (Piano)

Friday, May 12, 2023

7:00 PM – Michael Ridenour (Guitar)

Saturday, May 20, 2023

1:00 PM – Jeff Lott (Drums)
3:00 PM – Angela Hayes (Voice)
4:30 PM – Joanna Best (Voice)

Friday, June 2, 2023

6:00 PM – Andrew Thelston 1 (Guitar)
7:15 PM – Andrew Thelston 2 (Guitar)

Saturday, June 3, 2023

10:00 AM – Leigha Turner/Emily Songster/Jamie Leigh Bennett (Brass/Woodwinds)
11:30 AM – Ashlee Booth/Jamie Leigh Bennett (Strings)
1:00 PM – Emily Vaughn 1 (Strings)
2:30 PM – Emily Vaughn 2 (Strings)
4:00 PM – Eben Mann/Claudia Malchow (Strings)
6:00 PM – Jan Daugherty/Carolyn Tackett/Quartets (Strings)

2022 Spring Recital Schedule


Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Drums & Percussion
Students of Josh Dunn & Will Miller
Music Academy of WNC

Thursday, June 2, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Woodwinds/Strings
Students of Jamie Leigh Bennett
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 3, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Guitar/Ukulele
Students of Michael Ridenour
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 9:30 AM
Violin/Viola
Students of Jan Daugherty
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 11:00 AM
Violin/Viola/Cello
Students of Carolyn Tackett, Eben Mann, Matthew Pierce
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 1:00 PM
Violin/Viola
Students of Rhona Reagen
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 2:30 PM
Violin/Viola Recital #1
Students of Emily Vaughn
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 3:30 PM
Violin/Viola Recital #2
Students of Emily Vaughn
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 5:00 PM
Voice
Students of Joanna Best
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM
Guitar/Bass
Students of Andrew Thelston
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 10, 2022 – 5:30 PM
Piano Recital #1
Students of Kevin Ayesh
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 10, 2022 – 6:00 PM
Piano Recital #2
Students of Laura Thiel
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 10, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Piano Recital #3
Students of Laura Thiel
Music Academy of WNC

2020 Spring Recital Schedule Announced


Guitar, Bass & Drum Recital
Students of Mike Ridenour,
Andrew Thelston & Josh Dunn
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Woodwind & Brass Recital
Students of Jamie Leigh Bennett & William Funderburk
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Piano Recital
Students of Lauren Cason
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Voice, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin Recital
Students of Tyler Cason
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12:30 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Piano Recital
Students of Laura Thiel
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Strings Recital
Students of Emily Vaughn, Eben Mann, Carol Bjorle, Carolyn Tackett & Matthew Pierce
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Strings Recital, Conservatory & Academy String Quartets
Students of Jan Daugherty
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Congratulations to Meghan Woods on her American Idol Golden Ticket Win

Congratulations to Meghan Woods for receiving her golden ticket to complete in the American Idol competition in Hollywood, California. Meghan studied voice and piano with our own Tyler and Lauren Cason over the past year at the Music Academy of WNC. We wish Meghan the best of luck in Hollywood as she competes for the next American Idol.

Click HERE to read the Times-News article on Meghan’s win.

Spring Student Ensembles Recital Will Be Held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Our Spring semester Ensembles Concert will be held this coming Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Music Academy of WNC located at 1411 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. Concert starts at at 2:00 PM. We have two middle school string orchestras, a string quartet, and a string trio performing. If you are interested in a string ensemble or private string lessons (violin, viola, cello, double bass) then we invite you to attend this concert to learn more about our programs. Admission is free and we hope to see you there.

Congratulations To Music Academy Student Daphne Bickley – July 23, 2016

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Congratulations to Music Academy viola student, Daphne Bickley, for winning the “Miriam Cannon Hayes Scholarship” at the 2016 Cannon Music Camp held at Appalachian State University this summer.  The award is given to one outstanding student each year and is chosen by the Cannon Music Camp faculty. Daphne receives a full-scholarship (plus meal plan) to attend Cannon Music Camp in 2017.  Daphne is the viola student of Jan Daugherty.  Congratulations Daphne!!!  We are VERY proud of you!

2016 Annual Spring Student Recitals Are This Coming Weekend

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We will be holding our annual spring recitals this coming Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening in the performance room at the Music Academy of WNC. We are very proud of all of our students, their hard work, and dedication and look forward to hearing them perform this weekend.