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Academy of Music Name Change

The Academy of Music, serving youth and adults in the Fox Valley, will now be known as the Lawrence Community Music School. This designation clarifies the school’s role in our wider community, eliminates confusion between the Academy and the Conservatory, and better represents the school’s welcoming, inclusive environment.

Read the full article here: Lawrence Academy of Music becomes the Lawrence Community Music School

EAP Topic: Adapting to Change

As part of the Employee Assistance Program, our provider ERC will present a session on the topic Adapting to Change.

When: Wednesday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Warch Campus Center – Cinema

Change is everywhere. Our health, family, or work environment are all potential areas where change happens. This change can dramatically influence how we cope day in, day out. At times it seems other people can handle change well and we ask ourselves, how are they able to handle it all? Through this session attendees will learn key strategies for understanding the response to change and fundamental ingredients necessary to effectively manage change.


Nancy Krueger, MA, LPC

Nancy has a rich and varied career, starting with her graduation from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in religious issues and her subsequent Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Nancy then worked for a rural county newspaper in Lancaster, Wisconsin, before moving to Milwaukee and taking another master’s degree, this time in industrial and labor relations. Nancy served as the personnel coordinator for Juneau County and later worked as parish pastor at a seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She earned a third master’s degree from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, this time in counseling. Nancy worked at The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley before joining ERC in 2015.

Open Gamelan Workshop

Learn what Balinese gamelan is all about in this fun and exciting cross-cultural workshop! Those of all ages are invited to try out traditional Balinese gongs, drums, and metallophones at this free event; no musical experience is required.

Instructor I Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana is an internationally esteemed performer, teacher, and composer of Balinese instrumental music.

When: Sunday, January 26, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Mursell House, 422 E. Washington St., Appleton
Admission: free and open to the public

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We hope to see you at the workshop!

(This event is hosted by the Lawrence Academy of Music.)

Annual Academy of Music Raffle

The Academy of Music is holding its annual raffle to benefit the Tutti Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to afford music instruction. Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased at the Academy office (100 West Water St.) as well as from any Academy student or teacher.


·         $500 Visa Gift Card or Academy tuition credit (winner’s choice)

·         Shiny Car Fast Pass (good for one car wash per week for one year)

·         Two 2019-20 Lawrence University Jazz Series season tickets

·         Four Float Light passes

The drawing will be held March 23, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. following the Academy Girl Choir concert at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Winners need not be present to win.

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Thank you for helping us provide access to the joy of music-making in our community!

Tutti! Raffle

The Academy of Music is hosting a raffle!  100% of the raffle ticket sales go directly to tuition assistance for Academy students with demonstrated need.  As of this writing, more than 1,500 community members participate in Academy of Music programs; approximately 1 in 15 receives tuition assistance.

You can purchase your raffle tickets, at $5.00 each, by contacting Cheryl Boyle in the Academy office (x6278 or ).  Each ticket holder has the chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card, two tickets to the 1:10 pm Labor Day game between the Brewers and the Cubs (at Miller Park), or two tickets to the 2018-19 LU Artist Series concerts.

The winning raffle tickets will be drawn the evening of Saturday, March 24th in the Lawrence Chapel at the conclusion of the Girl Choir concert.  The concert is webcast, so feel free to tune in between 8:15 and 8:30 pm to watch the drawing.  Winners need not be present to win.

Thank you for supporting access to music education.

Academy of Music Tutti Raffle

Thank you to the members of our staff and faculty who purchased raffle tickets to support the Academy of Music’s Tutti Scholarship Fund.  We are pleased to announce that the raffle raised more than $18,000 for Academy students with demonstrated financial need.

The raffle winners are:

Julie Stockwell, 1 oz gold bar
Amy Niesen, 49” smart LG television
Natalie McDonald, Shiny Car Fast Pass
John Ferris, Cena and Copperleaf gift cards

If you missed your chance to try your luck this time, be sure to contact us next February!