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College of Visual and Performing Arts


Academy of Music

Program Information

Academy Brochure - Summer 2015 (pdf - 390 KB)

Academy Registration Form - Summer 2015 (pdf - 426 KB)


It is the mission of the Winthrop Academy of Music to offer a quality music curriculum to children and youth in our area, to maintain an outstanding faculty of music instructors, and to provide a laboratory and teaching experience for Winthrop students who teach and assist in the program.


The Academy has a strong faculty of professional artists/teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate music majors pursuing degrees at the university. All Academy faculty and graduate students hold degrees in their teaching field and have previous teaching experience. Undergraduate student instructors are majors in the field in which they teach. They are carefully chosen to teach in the Academy program and are approved and supervised by administration and faculty.


Regular attendance to all private lessons is expected of Academy students. Students are required to come prepared for each lesson. If unprepared the lesson cannot be made up. If it becomes necessary for a student to miss a private lesson, the instructor must be notified at least 24 hours in advance. Lessons missed by the student will be made up only if the instructor is able to arrange the time. Private lessons missed by the instructor will be made up.


Full payment for one 5-week session or the 10-week session is due at registration.


Students registered for lessons cancelled by the Academy receive full refunds. No refunds will be made after the first week of instruction.