Please also visit our website at www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Full listing of all School of Music offerings:

Registration

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

2018-19 Registration

Please read our School of Music Policies by clicking HERE.
Please download our 2018-19 Calendar for Private Lessons by clicking HERE.
To view our Frequently Asked Questions concerning our new Private Lessons and Suzuki registration, please click HERE.

Detailed tuition information is listed at the bottom of this webpage.

~ 3 Ways to Register ~

1. Online registration:

Available for all lessons and programs.
Links available on August 13th.


2. Phone registration:

Call us with credit/debit card information at (859) 341-8555.
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.


3. Paper registration:

Print out a form, attach a check, and mail/hand-deliver your registration.

Checks made payable to: Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

Mailing address:
        Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
        2551 Dixie Highway
        Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Drop-off mail slot:
        Secured mail slot beside the Northern Kentucky School of Music registration table on the 2nd floor, near the Immanuel church offices.
 



Detailed tuition information:

2018-19 program dates

Orchestras including Mozart Strings and Beethoven Strings, and choirs: (Semester system)

  • Fall 2018 semester: Sept – Dec
    Christmas break: Dec. 15, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
     
  • Spring 2019 semester: Week of Jan 7 – Apr 27
    Voices of the Commonwealth: Feb 13 - Apr 27, 2019 (10 weeks)

Private Lessons for all ages, and Suzuki Lessons:
Missed the starting date? No problem! Call us at (859) 341-8555.

  • Sept. 2018 - May 2019 Schedule:
    Make Up Week: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4
    Make Up Days: Nov. 19 - 20
    Thanksgiving CLOSED: Nov. 21 - 25
    Christmas Break CLOSED: Dec. 24 - Jan. 6
    Make Up Week: Feb. 25- Mar. 3
    Make Up Week: April 15 - 21
    Make Up Week: May 27 - June 2

Private lessons

Private lesson tuition is per per month September - May. Enrollment is open to all ages, including adults.

30-minute private lessons: $92.44/mo
45-minute private lessons: $131.56/mo
60-minute private lessons: $170.67/mo

For more info about private lessons, click HERE.

Suzuki violin, viola, and cello program

Suzuki tuition is per month September - May.
Includes 32 private lessons and 24 group classes (45-min classes).

30-minute Suzuki lessons: $120.78/mo
45-minute Suzuki lessons: $159.89/mo
60-minute Suzuki lessons: $199.00/mo

For more info about the Suzuki Program, click HERE.

Mozart Strings

Mozart Strings (Beginner/Level 1 class) tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Mozart tuition: $160 per semester per student.

Mozart tuition includes:

  • Weekly on-site class (60-min classes).
  • Private Lessons @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Online access to weekly practice videos.
  • 2 Super Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Mozart Strings t-shirt.

Mozart tuition does not include instrument rental.

For more info about Mozart Strings, click HERE.

Beethoven Strings

Beethoven Strings (2nd yr/Level 2 class) tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Beethoven tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Beethoven tuition includes:

  • Weekly on-site class (60-min classes).
  • Private Saturday lessons @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 2 Super Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Beethoven Strings t-shirt.

Beethoven tuition does not include instrument rental.

For more info about Beethoven Strings, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings

Intermediate (Level 3) auditioned string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Concert Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Concert Strings tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (90-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 4 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Concert Strings, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra

Advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Youth Orchestra tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Youth Orchestra tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (120-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 4 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Youth Orchestra, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia

Advanced (Level 5) auditioned high school string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Youth Sinfonia tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (135-min rehearsals) @ Southgate, 41071.
  • 5 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Youth Sinfonia, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices) 6th grade & up. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Children's Ensemble tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Children's Ensemble tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (120-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Multiple public performances.

For requirements and more info about the Children's Ensemble, click HERE.

Voices of the Commonwealth

Innovative choir (large group and small group) for adults who love to sing. No auditions for large group. Tuition is per 10-week term.

Voices of the Commonwealth tuition: $60 per 10-week term.

Voices of the Commonwealth tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (90-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Auditioned small group: Additional 30-min weekly rehearsal.
  • Performances with orchestra and professional soloists.
  • Travel/tours involved, but optional.

Tuition does not include individual scores.

For more info about Voices of the Commonwealth, click HERE.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Private Lessons (All Ages)

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel offers private instruction in:

Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double bass  |  Guitar  |  Piano  |  Organ 
Harpsichord  | Voice  |  Flute  |  Clarinet  |  Trumpet  | Percussion
 

We welcome students of all ages, including adults!

Our faculty members are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline. Click on an instrument above to see a list of teachers.

New Students: Contact Kristin Whiteker, kristin@immanuelumc.org or (859)341-8555, to get started!

Private lessons are offered at 3 locations: (Click HERE for maps)

  • Lakeside Park, KY 41017 (main campus)

  • Southgate, KY 41071

  • Boone County, KY 41042

Private Lesson Tuition:

  • 30-minute lesson: $26 per lesson/$92.44 per month, throughout the academic year

  • 45-minute lesson: $37 per lesson/$131.56 per month, throughout the academic year

  • 60-minute lesson: $48 per lesson/$170.67 per month, throughout the academic year

Academic Year Session:

  • 32 lessons September - May (for a copy of the 2018-2019 calendar CLICK HERE)

  • 4 Make-up weeks are built into the academic year calendar

  • Breaks for holidays are built into the academic year calendar as well

  • The monthly fee is created by multiplying the price per lesson by 32, and is then divided evenly over 9 months

  • Register once for the whole academic year

  • Our office will set up the recurring payments once you have made the first payment

  • A one-time $25 registration fee per family will be charged at the beginning of each academic year (To learn more about the registration fee CLICK HERE)

  • Any changes that need to be made concerning payment, length of lesson, or cancellation should be communicated with a 30-day notice (Call Kristin, (859) 341-8555 to make any necessary changes)

Summer Session:

  • June through August

  • You decide with your teacher how many lessons you can fit in over the summer

  • You register only for the number of lessons you can fit in over the summer

  • Payment is made up front and in full for the summer session

  • There is no registration fee applied to the summer session

Click here for registration information.

Click here for our school policies.

2018-19 NKYSM Recitals:
Free and open to the public

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)

  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 (2:00 pm)

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 (2:00 pm)

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 (2:00 pm)


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Mozart Strings

Northern Kentucky Mozart Strings

Level 1 Beginning string class (violin/viola/cello/double bass) for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
with no previous experience. Taught on-site at local elementary schools.


Mozart Strings meets weekly for 2 semesters: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr. Classes are taught on-site, before or after school. Each weekly class is 60 minutes.

Fall 2018: Week of Sept. 4, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018

Spring 2019: Week of Jan. 8, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Mozart Strings Tuition: $160 per semester per student. All Mozart Strings classes have an enrollment minimum of 14 students.

Tuition Includes:

  • 1 weekly 60-minute class, on-site before or after school.

  • Online access to weekly practice videos.

  • Private Lessons with Mozart Faculty @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017 (Sign up link sent after registration)

  • 2 Super Saturday Classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

  • 3 public performances total during the school year.

  • Mozart Strings t-shirt.

Click here for registration information.

2nd year students (or those with some prior experience) may enter the Beethoven Strings program.

If your Northern Kentucky school is interested in having these before-school or after-school classes, contact Susan Sullivan at susan.sullivan@nkyschoolofmusic.org or call (859) 341-8555. We will come and present a demo during the school day. This is followed by an informational parent meeting the next week which includes class registration and instrument rental.


Click here for registration information.

Mozart Strings 2018-19 School Schedule:

Choose the location and time that best fits your schedule.

Tuesdays
        7:30-8:30 am  Thornwilde
        7:30-8:30 am  Ft. Wright
        2:45-3:45 pm  Villa Madonna
        3:00-4:00 pm Summit View
        3:45-4:45 pm  Hinsdale
        3:45-4:45 pm  River Ridge
        4:00-5:00 pm  Goodridge/Connor MS

Wednesdays
        
7:20-8:20 am  Crossroads
        7:30-8:30 am  Longbranch
        
3:20-4:20 pm  Beechwood
        3:45-4:45 pm  Our Lady of the Assumption
        3:45-4:45 pm  Shirley Mann

Thursdays
        3:45-4:45 pm  Caywood
        3:45-4:45 pm  North Pointe
        3:45-4:45 pm  Stephens
        3:45-4:45 pm  Yealey


Super Saturday Classes:

Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
        Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 (9:00-11:00 am, dress-up encouraged)
        Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 (9:00-11:00 am)
        Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 (9:00-11:00 am)
        Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 (9:00-11:00 am)


Private Lessons:

Bonus private lessons available on Saturdays for no extra fee. 
Lessons are organized via online sign-up sheet. The link will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.


Performances:

        Saturday, December 15, 2017
                Holiday Concert (1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm)
                4 concerts total, Mozart Strings school assignments TBA
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
                $5 adult, kids are free

        Saturday, March 16, 2019
                Barnes & Noble Performance (12:30 & 2:00 pm)
                 2 concerts total, Mozart Strings school assignments TBA
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
                Free to the public

        Saturday, April 27, 2019
                Spring Concert (11:00 am, 2:00 pm, & 4:30 pm)
                3 concerts total, Mozart Strings school assignments TBA
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
                $10 adult at box office or online, kids are free

 


Practice Videos:


Mozart Strings: Fall 2018 Parent Meetings

The parent meetings (approx 45 minutes) will include class registration and instrument rental/sizing (students need to attend this meeting to be sized for their instrument of choice). If you cannot attend your schools parent meeting, you may attend another site to register for your school.

Monday, August 27th
          Beechwood Elementary 6:30 pm
          Longbranch Elementary 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 28th
          North Pointe Elementary 6:30 pm
          Stephens Elementary 6:30 pm
          Crossroads Elementary 6:30 pm
          Shirley Mann Elementary 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 29th
          
Goodridge (at Conner MS) 6:30 pm
          Thornwilde Elementary 6:30 pm
          River Ridge Elementary 6:30 pm
          Villa Madonna Academy 6:30 pm

Thursday, August 30th
          Caywood Elementary 6:30 pm
          Summit View Elementary 6:30 pm
          Hinsdale Elementary 6:30 pm
          Ft. Wright Elementary 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 6th
          Yealey Elementary 6:30 pm

Friday, September 7th
    
       Our Lady of the Assumption 6:30 pm

Instrument Pick Up: A Student and Parent Workshop
       
Sat. Sept. 8, 2018
       9:00 am - 3:00 pm
       @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
       Sign up for a time slot here


Our Mozart Strings faculty are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline:


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Beethoven Strings

Northern Kentucky Beethoven Strings

2nd-year string class (violin/viola/cello/double bass)
for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Taught on-site at local elementary schools.

Requirement: The completion of Mozart Strings, or 1 year of private lessons, or the equivalent. No audition required.

Beethoven Strings meets weekly for 2 semesters. Classes are taught on-site, before or after school. Each weekly class is 60 minutes.

Fall 2018: Week of Sept. 4, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018

Spring 2019: Week of Jan. 8, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Beethoven Strings Tuition: $190 per semester per student. All Beethoven Strings classes have an enrollment minimum of 14 students.

Tuition Includes:

  • 1 weekly 60-minute class, on-site before or after school.

  • Private lessons with Beethoven Faculty @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017. (Sign-up link sent after registration)

  • 2 Super Saturday Classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC.

  • 3 public performances total during the school year.

  • Beethoven Strings t-shirt.

Click here for registration information.


Beethoven Strings School Schedule:

Choose the location and time that best fits your schedule.

Tuesdays
        4:15-5:15 pm  Summit View
        5:00-6:00 pm  Hinsdale
        5:15-6:15 pm  Conner MS - Goodridge/Stephens

Wednesdays
        5:00-6:00 pm  Shirley Mann
        5:00-6:00 pm  Our Lady of the Assumption

Thursdays
        7:30-8:30 am  Longbranch
        5:00-6:00 pm  Caywood
        5:00-6:00 pm  North Pointe - North Pointe/Thornwilde


Super Saturday Classes:

        Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm, dress-up encouraged)
        Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
        Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
        Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)


Private Lessons:

Bonus private lessons available on Saturdays for no extra fee. 
Lessons are organized via online sign-up sheet. The link will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.


Performances:

        Saturday, December 15, 2018
                Holiday Concert (1:00 pm)
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
                 $5 adults at the door, kids are free

        Saturday, March 16, 2019
                Barnes & Noble Performance (3:00 pm)
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
                Free to the public

        Saturday, April 27, 2019
                Spring Concert (2:00 pm)
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
                $10 adults at box office or online, kids are free

 


Beethoven Strings: 2018 Parent Meetings

Parent meetings are approx 45 minutes. Please attend with your child to register and resize instrument if necessary (please bring your instrument). Attend any meeting to sign-up for any Beethoven Strings location:

  • Longbranch Elementary: Monday, August 27th 7:15 pm

  • North Pointe -Thornwilde & NP: Tuesday, August 28th 7:15 pm

  • Mann Elementary: Tuesday, August 28th 7:15 pm

  • Conner MS - Goodridge/Stephens: Wednesday, August 29th 7:15 pm

  • Hinsdale Elementary: Thursday, August 30th 7:15 pm

  • Summit View Academy: Thursday, August 30th 7:15

  • Caywood Elementary: Thursday, August 30th 7:15 pm

  • Our Lady of The Assumption: Friday, September 7th 7:15 pm


Our Beethoven Strings faculty are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline:


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Orchestras

NKYSM Orchestras

Click on an orchestra for more information:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings
Michelle Carroll, director

Young, intermediate (Level 3) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 5th-7th grade with 3-5 years experience.

Rehearsals: (2 options)
          Wednesdays, 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm.
          Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
          Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
           Connor Middle School, 3300 Cougar Path, Hebron, KY 41048

Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Fall 2018: Sept. 5, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018

Spring 2019: Jan. 9, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Concert Strings Tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Concert Strings Student Expectations.


Concert Strings Auditions:
Fall Auditions: Sat. August 25 and Sun. August 26, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC
(For new and returning students)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (1 or 2 octaves) C, G, D, F, and Bb Major.

  • Prepared work demonstrating the student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.

  • Total of 3 excerpts as provided, from:
    - Excerpt 1 for all instruments. Handel's Queen of Sheba, arranged by Fisher (Listen Here)
    - Excerpt 2 (excerpt 3 for Bass). Old Molly Hare, arranged by Dabczynski (Listen Here)
    - Excerpt 3 (excerpt 2 for Bass). Mancini's Carol for Another Christmas, arranged by O'Loughlin (Listen Here)
    Click to download excerpts:

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double bass

Spring Auditions: Sat. January 5, 2019 @ Immanuel UMC
(For new students joining mid-year)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (1 or 2 octaves) C, G, D, F, and Bb Major.

  • Prepared work demonstrating the student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.

  • Total of 3 excerpts as provided, from:
    - Excerpt 1 for all instruments. Handel's Queen of Sheba, arranged by Fisher (Listen Here)
    - Excerpt 2 (excerpt 3 for Bass). Old Molly Hare, arranged by Dabczynski (Listen Here)
    - Excerpt 3 (excerpt 2 for Bass). Mancini's Carol for Another Christmas, arranged by O'Loughlin (Listen Here)
    Click to download excerpts:

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double bass


2018-19 Concert Strings Performance Opportunities:

October TBA 
               Workshop and Joint Concert

 Saturday, December 15, 2018
                Holiday Concert (3:00 pm)
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
                $5 adults at the door, kids are free

 Saturday, March 16, 2019
                Barnes & Noble Performance (4:00 pm)
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
                 Free to the public

 Saturday, April 27, 2019
                Spring Concert (2:00 pm)
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
                $10 adults at box office or online, kids are free


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 7th-10th grade with 4-6 years experience.

Rehearsals:
          Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
          Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Fall 2018: Sept. 6, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018

Spring 2019: Jan. 10, 2019 - April 29, 2019

Youth Orchestra Tuition:  $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Orchestra Student Expectations.


Youth Orchestra Auditions:
Fall Auditions: Sat. August 25 and Sun. August 26, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC
(For new and returning students)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (2 octaves) C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab Major.

  • 2-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.

  • Prepared work demonstrating vibrato and shifting. Piano accompaniment not necessary.

  • Total of 4 excerpts (5 for violin) as provided, from:
    - Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, arranged by Palmer (Listen here)
    - Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, arranged by Hoffman (Listen here)
    - Bud Woodruff's Alegria! (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:

Spring Auditions: Sat. January 5, 2019 @ Immanuel UMC
(For new students joining mid-year)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (2 octaves) C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab Major.

  • 2-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.

  • Prepared work demonstrating vibrato and shifting. Piano accompaniment not necessary.

  • Total of 4 excerpts (5 for violin) as provided, from:
    - Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, arranged by Palmer (Listen here)
    - Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, arranged by Hoffman (Listen here)
    - Bud Woodruff's Alegria! (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:


2018-19 NKYO Performances:

 Saturday, October 20, 2018 
                Workshop with Southbank Quartet (9:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Saturday, December 15, 2018
                Holiday Concert (5:00 pm)
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
                $5 adults at the door, kids are free

Saturday, March 16, 2019
                Barnes & Noble Performance (5:00 pm)
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
                 Free to the public

March 28-31, 2019 
                Competition and Tour - Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, April 27, 2019
                Spring Concert (4:30 pm)
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
                $10 adults at box office or online, kids are free        


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced (Level 5) auditioned string orchestra.
High school students only.

Rehearsals:
          Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 pm.
          New Hope Campus, 22 Wm Blatt Ave, Southgate, KY 41071 (Click here for map)

Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Fall 2018: Sept. 5, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018

Spring 2019: Jan. 9, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Youth Sinfonia Tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Sinfonia Student Expectations.



Youth Sinfonia Auditions:
Fall Auditions: Sat. August 25 and Sun. August 26, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC
(For new and returning students)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (3 octaves) A, E, Eb, and Ab Major.

  • Scales: (3 octaves) c, f, f#, and c# minor.

  • 3-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.

  • Prepared work demonstrating student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.

  • Sight-reading.

  • Total of 5 excerpts as provided, from:
    - Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso
    - Felix Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 7 in D minor
    Click to download excerpts:

Spring Auditions: Sat. January 5, 2019 @ Immanuel UMC
(For new students joining mid-year)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (3 octaves) A, E, Eb, and Ab Major.

  • Scales: (3 octaves) c, f, f#, and c# minor.

  • 3-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.

  • Prepared work demonstrating student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.

  • Sight-reading.

  • Total of 5 excerpts as provided, from:
    - Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso
    - Felix Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 7 in D minor
    Click to download excerpts:


2018-19 Youth Sinfonia Performance Opportunities:

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 2018 
                Youngstown Trio Workshop and Performance

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 2018 
               Guest Conductor, Michael Wheatley, Workshop and Performance

 Saturday, December 15, 2018
                Holiday Concert (7:00 pm)
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
                $5 adults at the door, kids are free

 Saturday, March 16, 2019
                Barnes & Noble Performance (6:00 pm)
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
                 Free to the public

March 28-31, 2019
                Competition and Tour - Williamsburg, VA

 Saturday, April 27, 2019
                Spring Concert (11:00 am)
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
                $10 adults at box office or online, kids are free


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Choirs

NKYSM Choirs

Click on a choir for more information:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble

Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble

Lauren Hatter Barnhill, Artistic Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices), 6th grade and up.

A great way to spend Wednesday afternoons! Meet new people, learn new songs, and travel to new places. Plus, sing a diverse collection of music from multiple countries in various languages. Styles also include Pop, Broadway, Jazz, Classical, and Folk. This choir has a rich tradition in choral music and performs in the community as well as across the state and nation.

Auditions:
Fall Auditions: Mon. August 27 (6:00 - 8:00 pm) & Wed. August, 29 (4:30 - 6:00 pm)
(For new and returning students)
Please call (859) 341-8555 or email kristin@immanuelumc.org for appointment.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Tuition:    $190 per semester per student.

Duration: 2 semesters per year, Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Fall 2018: September 5 - December 12

Spring 2019: January 9 - April 24

Registration information can be found on our Registration page.

 

Performances:

  • Winter Concert: Saturday, Dec 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
    Cathedral Basilica, Covington

  • Spring Concert: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
    Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
    With the Voices of the Commonwealth

  • Past events include:

    • Ken Lucas' retirement dinner.

    • Rosemary Clooney's Homecoming for KET.

    • Performance with the Canadian Brass at the Aronoff.

    • Singing the national anthem at a Red's baseball game.

    • Being the on-stage children's choir for the Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at the Taft Theatre.

    • Performing as a guest group for CarolFest in Music Hall.

    • Featured performers at the Kentucky Music Educator's Conference in Louisville on several occasions.

    • Featured performer at Governor Ernie Fletcher's inauguration.

    • Taping for TV's Mickey's 100th birthday celebration shown on Christmas Day.

    • Hosted at National Children's Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall in 1998 and 2002; returned as a participant in 2014.

  • Past tours to Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Champagne, Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto CA, Windsor CA, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., and San Antonio.

Awards:

  • Nashville Worldstrides Onstage Competition

    • Rating: Gold

    • Adjudicator’s Award for scores above 95

    • Outstanding Choral Ensemble of the competition (all other choral ensembles were high schoolers)


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Voices of the Commonwealth

Voices of the Commonwealth

Tony Burdette, Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Adult Choral Music for a New Generation

A fresh new approach for busy adults in the 21st century. Fit the joy of singing into your hectic schedule! This choir meets weekly for a 10-week period and then performs a concert with orchestra and professional soloists. The programming is diverse, fun, challenging, and educational.

There are no auditions required to sing with Voices of the Commonwealth, BUT music-reading skills are required, and choral experience is highly recommended. In addition, each member must be committed to excellence and be willing to work hard, not only in rehearsals, but on your own time, to make our performances the best they can be!  

Rehearsals: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park 41017
        Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (full group)
        Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:00 pm (VOCE auditioned group)

Fall 2018 Term: September 4 - November 13, 2018 (10 weeks)

Spring 2018 term: TBA

Tuition: $60 per 10-week term. Tuition does not include individual scores.

Registration info can be found on our Registration page.

For more information, contact Tony Burdette: tonyburdette@juno.com


Performances:

  • Fall 2018 Concert: LUX: The Dawn From On High by Dan Forrest (Regional Premier)
    Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:00 pm
    St. John's United Church of Christ, Newport, KY
    To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE

  • Spring 2019 Concert: "Around the World in 80 Minutes (or so!)"
    With the Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble.
    Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
    Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Musikgarten

Group music classes for children and a caregiver geared towards exploring music and enhancing early child development.

Each Musikgarten class we offer meets once a week for 2 semesters: Sept - Dec and Jan - May. 

Fall 2018: Week of Sept. 4, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018 (14 weeks)

Spring 2018: Week of Jan. 8, 2019 - April 27, 2019 (14 weeks)

Tuition: $190 per child/per semester

Tuition includes all take home materials and a once a week class.

For registration information, CLICK HERE.

Classes and Times:

  • Family Music for Toddlers (18 mo. - 3 yrs.)
    Fridays 10:30 - 11:20 am

  • Cycle of Seasons (3 yrs. - 4 1/2 yrs.)
    Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Why Musikgarten?

Children are naturally drawn to music. They love to listen to it and move with it. Our program not only draws on a child's natural love of music, but also uses music to develop many skills that are appropriate for young children.

In our baby classes, we focus on creating bonding moments between the child and caregiver. Many of our activities include bouncing, which helps to develop the child's balance and sense of a steady beat. We focus on exposing the babies to each part of our curriculum. This focus allows them to start internalizing the things we sing and play so they are even more prepared for future music education in our toddler classes.

Our toddler classes focus on developing a child's impulse control and social abilities. We also work on learning to repeat sung and spoken patterns, while continuing to incorporate an internalization of a steady beat. Language development is also a large part of our curriculum. We use listening, pictures, and music to help the children learn words and their proper associations.

With our preschoolers, we continue to develop the same skills within the child. At this age, there is in an obvious improvement and understanding. We will see much more independence in the child from the caregiver, and they will begin to be more social with each other as well as the other adults in the classroom. This is also the age where their creativity and imagination explodes. Our curriculum works to help develop the already booming creativity of the preschooler and uses it to enhance their learning in other areas.

Suzuki Program

Northern Kentucky Suzuki Program at NKYSM

What is the Suzuki Method?

The Suzuki Method is inspired by the ease and manner with which children learn their native language or "mother tongue". Developed more than 50 years ago by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki Method is now taught worldwide on many instruments, including violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, guitar, and harp. Recently, Suzuki voice and trumpet were introduced.

Dr. Suzuki’s approach adapted some basic principles of language acquisition. Scroll down to read more about Dr. Suzuki's approach.


About the Northern Kentucky Suzuki Program at NKYSM

Our program offers Suzuki violin, viola, and cello.

For beginner students, private lessons are 30 minutes each. Beginner parents are also taught violin/viola and share the lesson with their child. We encourage prospective families to contact us about scheduling lesson observations.

Our Suzuki teachers are professional musicians with a minimum of an undergraduate degree in music performance. They have also taken Suzuki Teacher Training courses through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and have extensive Suzuki experience.

For more information, send an email to:
suzuki.nkysom@gmail.com


2018-19 Suzuki Program information:

During the academic year, September - May, Suzuki students receive:

  • 32 weekly private lessons. See our locations.

  • 24 group classes (45 minutes each), as scheduled at Immanuel UMC. Contact us for the Suzuki Program calendar.

  • Several opportunities for public performances both as a group and individually.

Immanuel UMC: 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, 41017

Academic Year Tuition:

  • 30-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $120.78/month

  • 45-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $159.89/month

  • 60-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $199/month

  • A one-time $25 registration fee per family will be charged at the beginning of each academic year (to learn more about the registration fee CLICK HERE)

Registration information can be found on the Registration page.

School policies can be found on the Policies page.

2018-19 Suzuki Program Performances: Open and free to the public

  • TBA


Dr. Suzuki’s approach towards music education adapted some basic principles of language acquisition:

Parental involvement in a nurturing environment.
The parent learns to play the instrument before their beginner child does. This allows them to better understand what the child is learning. During daily practice, the parent becomes the "home teacher" and provides demonstration for and assistance to their child. They are expected to participate in all lessons and classes alongside the student.

A healthy learning environment is emphasized, and is created by the parent and the private teacher in partnership. This environment includes structured practice, sincere encouragement, acknowledgement of the child’s efforts, appropriate praise, and patience, with minimal distractions.

An early start.
While it is never too late to start learning an instrument, the most important developmental years are the early years. Listening to classical music can begin at birth. Lessons can begin as early as age 3 or 4; many students begin during their preschool or kindergarten years.

Listening and repetition.
Children listen to words over and over again as they learn to speak. Likewise, Suzuki students listen repeatedly to recordings of professional musicians performing the Suzuki repertoire.

Small, progressive steps in a non-competitive setting.
Each student learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered well. Previous repertoire is continually refined and polished, and is frequently used as a platform for learning new, more complex techniques. By the time a Suzuki student reaches Violin Book 4 (there are 10 books), he/she will know over an hour’s worth of music by memory.

Other important aspects of the Suzuki Method include the use of a well-designed curriculum and peer learning. Note reading is not taught until basic playing techniques have been mastered, making the Suzuki Method an ideal way for young children to learn the violin.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Teaching Faculty

NKYSM Teaching Faculty

All of our faculty members are professional musicians with
university degrees in their discipline.

Click on an instrument or program to see the associated faculty members:

Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double bass  |  Suzuki Program  |  Piano  |  Organ  |  Harpsichord
Voice  |  Guitar  |  Flute  |  Clarinet  |  Trumpet  |  Percussion  |  Musikgarten 
Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble
Voices of the Commonwealth


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel: Leadership

Violin faculty
Viola faculty
Cello faculty
Double bass faculty
Piano faculty
Organ Faculty
Voice faculty
Guitar faculty
Flute faculty
Clarinet Faculty
Trumpet faculty
Musikgarten faculty
Drums and Percussion faculty

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Southbank Quartet

Southbank Quartet

The Southbank Quartet is the Quartet in Residence of the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM). The group was formed in 2012 and is referred to as "Musicians at work!" All members are dedicated to the community’s needs, with a targeted focus on youth outreach and enrichment.

The Quartet members teach private lessons to over 90 string students at NKYSM. The members also teach and direct the Mozart (1st year) and Beethoven (2nd year) Strings Programs, which offer an introduction to stringed instruments and repertoire. These classes are offered as after-school classes for 3rd - 5th graders in 14 local Kentucky elementary schools. The Southbank Quartet continues to reach other students through workshops with the Youth Orchestra and Youth Sinfonia at NKYSM, and with Connor and Highlands Middle and High School String Programs. When the group is not making their mark on the community’s youth through education, they are busy performing for students and families and sharing the beautiful gift of music!

Congratulations Southbank Quartet!

The Southbank Quartet was given an initial $10,000 grant to perform in local schools and to help assist their mission in educating our community’s youth. Since that first gift, $11,500 has been added.

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel sincerely thanks Albert E. Harris for this amazing gift!


The Southbank Quartet:

Musicians in Concert!

2018-19 Performances:

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018: "Gift of Music" with Chancel Choir Immanuel UMC, (9:00am and 11:15am)
  • Monday - Friday, August 20-24, 2018: School Demo and Performance at 14 local Kentucky Elementary Schools
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Midday Musical, Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 East 4th St, Covington 41011 (12:15 pm)
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018: Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (2pm)
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018: Workshop for NKYO, Immanuel UMC, (9:30am - 3:00pm)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Live @ Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (12:10pm)
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019: Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (2pm)

Additional school performances TBA


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Summer Programs

2018 NKYSM Summer Programs

For information about private lessons, click HERE.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Summer Program Registration

NKYSM Summer Program 2018 Registration

Plan to join us for a fun-filled and exciting summer!
For a full listing of our summer programs, click HERE.
For private music lessons, click HERE.

~ 3 Ways to Register ~

  1. Online registration:
    Click here to be directed to our online payment provider.
     
  2. Paper registration:
    Print out the form (one per participant), attach a check, and mail/hand-deliver your registration.

    Click this link to access the form: Available Spring 2019

    Checks made payable to: Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

    Mailing address:
            Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
            2551 Dixie Highway
            Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Drop-off mail slot:
            Secured mail slot beside the Northern Kentucky School of Music registration table on the 2nd floor, near the Immanuel church offices.
     
  3. Phone registration:
    Call us with credit/debit card information at (859) 341-8555.
    Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Chamber Players

Chamber Players

2019 Dates TBA

Experience an additional dimension to music through small ensembles, with each student playing their own individual part. The students become soloists within their small group, refining and developing skills of leadership, musicality, and confidence.

Coachings: Five (5) 120-min coachings, and additional 120-min practice sessions. Each group is scheduled individually.
Example coaching times are Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Final concert: TBA

2019 Chamber Players Tuition: $190 per student

2019 Chamber Players Auditions:
    TBA

Audition Requirements:

  • Intermediate Level:
    • A Major scale (2 octaves)
    • B-flat Major scale (2 octaves)
    • Prepared piece (Please provide two copies for the audition)
       
  • Advanced Level:
    • A-flat Major scale (3 octaves)
    • B minor scale (3 octaves)
    • Prepared piece (Please provide two copies for the audition)

Contact Ellen Stephens to schedule an audition: ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Summer Strings Club

Summer Strings Club

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Dates: TBA

For students who have completed Mozart Strings, Beethoven Strings, Concert Strings, or 1-3 years of private lessons.

No audition required. Approximately 3rd-6th grade.

Fun weekly activities: Orchestra, sectionals, special workshops, and spirit wear contest!

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

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Final Concert: TBA

2019 Tuition: $160 per student

To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

You might also be interested in:

Masterworks for Strings (NKYO, Sinfonia, or 3+ years of private lessons. No audition)
Chamber Players (intermediate and advanced auditions)

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Masterworks for Strings

Masterworks for Strings

Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:45 pm
Dates: TBA

For students in NKYO, Sinfonia, or 3+ years of private lessons.

No audition required. Approximately 7th-12th grade.

Weekly activities: Orchestra, sectionals, and special workshops.

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Final Concert: TBA

2019 Tuition: $190 per student

To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

You might also be interested in:

- Summer Strings Club (Mozart/Beethoven Strings, Concert Strings, or 1-3 years of private lessons. No audition)
Chamber Players (intermediate and advanced auditions)

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Every Child Can!© An Introduction to Suzuki Education

Every Child Can!© An Introduction to Suzuki Education

Day and Time TBA
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

ECC Trainer: TBA

Every Child Can! (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to music education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers, and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, ECC includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, and the benefits of Suzuki pedagogical training.

A fast-paced, engaging, and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas' (SAA) Teacher Development Program.

Qualifications to participate:
High school graduation completed or within 6 months of graduation, plus age 17 or older. There are no instrument proficiency requirements. (No audition is required.) There will be no auditor status for this course.

ECC tuition: $95. Includes box lunch and SAA course credit. (Camp shirt not included.)

Childcare: $20. Sign-up required (info emailed after registration received). Lunch and snacks not included.

Our location is 8 miles south of downtown Cincinnati, near I-75 South at I-275.
Free parking. Wheelchair-accessible building.

ECC registration: Click here for the Summer Programs Registration page.
Please include your email address! Further info will be emailed to you.

Registration deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018

ECC refund policy: Written notice (email is ok) received by May 25: full refund. Received by June 1: $45 refunded. After June 1: non-refundable.

The Every Child Can! course will be followed by a Suzuki Summer Workshop, June 10-12. Observers are welcome! Click here for details about the Suzuki Workshop.

For more information, contact Dr. Myra Yeung at suzuki.nkysom@gmail.com

Click HERE for information about the NKYSM Suzuki Program.

Click HERE to see other Summer Programs at NKYSM.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Suzuki Summer Workshop

Northern Kentucky Suzuki Summer Workshop

Date TBA
2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Workshop faculty:
        TBA

Enrollment: For violin students who use the Suzuki Method and who have attended Suzuki group classes.

Full-day program: (Violin Books 1 to 8+)
Sunday’s schedule includes a “play-in” (informal group concert) and a Parent Talk with Mrs. Azrak and Dr. Gottlieb.

Daily classes (Mon & Tues) include masterclass, large group, repertoire class, technique class, fiddle or viola class, and crafts.

Full-day tuition: $125. Snacks and t-shirt included. Bring a bag lunch. Parents are encouraged to attend their child’s classes.

After-care (4:00 - 5:00 pm) is available for $10 each day (Mon/Tues). Sign-up required! Info will be emailed after registration received. A minimum number of students is needed for this to be offered.

Half-day program: (Violin Pre-Twinklers)
Sunday's schedule (2:00 - 4:00 pm) includes a “play-in” (informal group concert) and a Parent Talk with Mrs. Azrak and Dr. Gottlieb.

Monday & Tuesday's daily classes (9:00 am - 12 noon) include large group, small group, masterclass, snack time, and a craft.

Half-day tuition: $70. Snacks and t-shirt included. Parents are encouraged to attend their child’s classes.

Workshop observers:
We welcome teachers and college students to observe the play-in, Parent Talk, group/rep/tech classes, and masterclasses! Please, no food in the classrooms.

Workshop observer fee: Cash at the door.
        Sunday: $5
        Monday, Tuesday: $20 each day

Our location is 8 miles south of downtown Cincinnati, near I-75 South at I-275.
Free parking. Wheelchair-accessible building.

Suzuki Summer Workshop registration: Click here for the Summer Programs Registration page.
Please include your email address! Further info will be emailed to you.

Registration deadline: Extended! Please contact Myra asap.

Suzuki Workshop refund policy: Written notice (email is ok) received by June 4: full refund. Received by June 7: 50% refund. After June 7: non-refundable.

Want to learn more about the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning? Take a look at the "Every Child Can!" (ECC) course on Saturday, June 9! Click here for more details about ECC.

For more information, contact Dr. Myra Yeung at suzuki.nkysom@gmail.com

Click HERE for information about the NKYSM Suzuki Program.

Click HERE to see other Summer Programs at NKYSM.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Theatreworks

Theatreworks: Musical Theatre & Fun With Acting

Lisa Bodollo, director

For ages 6 to 14. No previous experience required!

Summer 2019: TBA

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Theatreworks is a fun, safe backdrop where students can come together to learn "Fun With Acting" or "Musical Theatre" in an artistic playground. Our professional teaching staff is the finest in the city and always looks forward to working with students of this age. Educational: Yes!!!  And plenty of Summer Camp fun!!!

Choose the category that most interests your child. Each category is divided into youngest, middle, and oldest groups.

Fun With Acting concentrates on improvisation, character development for the stage, voice/imagination activities, pantomime, script creation, acting games, storytelling, set/prop design, and acting skills.

Musical Theatre emphasizes Broadway songs and choreography, script creation, acting games, movement fun, prop/set design, and musical acting skills.

All participants receive a Theatreworks t-shirt.
 
Theatreworks Tuition: $180

Click HERE for Summer Program registration

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Guitar + Ukulele Camp

Guitar + Ukulele Camp

Instructors: Dr. Chris Wilke and Sarah Wilke

For ages 7 & up. Minimum 6 months experience.

Summer 2019: TBA

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Final Concert: TBA

This camp will explore technique, small ensembles, special topics, and Intro to Improvisation including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, and Bluegrass.

2019 Tuition: $160

To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Concerto Competition

Julia Bartles Concerto Competition 2018

The Julia Bartles Concerto Competition is presented by the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel. This concerto competition is a biannual event for instrumental students ages 5 – 18 in the Tri-State area.

Each instrumental division has a required concerto movement. The first-place winner of each division will perform with the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia and professional friends at the Final Concert and Awards Ceremony. The second- and third-place winners of each division will be presented an award at the Awards Ceremony.

Application Deadline: TBA, 2020
Application fee: $60

Auditions: TBA, 2020

Dress rehearsals: TBA

Final Concert and Awards Ceremony: TBA. $10 at box office or online.

Questions? Email Ellen Stephens at ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org


Divisions and Repertoire

Piano Elementary (through Grade 6)
     TBA

Piano Intermediate (through Grade 10)
     TBA

Piano Advanced (through Grade 12)
     TBA

Violin Division (through Grade 12)
     TBA

Viola Division (through Grade 12)
     TBA

Cello Division (through Grade 12)
    
TBA


Competition Rules

  • Completed applications must be post-marked or received by deadline date.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Auditions are scheduled and grouped by division.
  • Audition times will be emailed to each participant after deadline date. No changes will be made to the audition schedule or the dress rehearsal schedule.
  • All works are required to be performed by memory.
  • Winning students are required to be available for the dress rehearsal dates (TBA) and the concert date (TBA).

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

About Us

About the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
(NKYSM)

Website:   www.nkyschoolofmusic.org
Phone:       (859) 341-8555
Email:         kristin@immanuelumc.org

NKYSM main campus:

        Immanuel United Methodist Church
        2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

 

NKYSM satellite locations:

Immanuel New Hope Campus:
        22 Wm. Blatt Ave, Southgate, KY 41071
        GPS address: "22 Wm Blatt Ave, Newport, KY 41071"

 

Immanuel Boone County Campus:
        1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence, KY 41042

 

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Policies & Safe Sanctuaries

Tuition policy
  • Tuition is required prior to a student's 1st lessons/classes.
  • New private-lesson students may enter at any point during the year and prorate their tuition.
  • Tuition is only refundable with 30 days notice.
  • If you paid tuition in full, a prorated amount is refundable with 30 days notice.
  • Please contact Kristin to request a refund or call (859) 341 - 8555.
  • For registration information, click HERE.
Lesson cancellation policy
  • Four(4) make-up lesson are permitted from Sept. 4th - May 31st.
  • Lessons cancelled by the student with at least 24-hours notice will be rescheduled.
  • Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be rescheduled.
  • Emergencies will be taken into consideration case-by-case with the instructor.
Safe Sanctuaries policy

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel is committed to providing a "safe sanctuary" for children and persons of all ages to experience music education. We have established policies that protect this environment. We commit to compliance on our part and expect it from those who entrust their children to us.

  1. All students under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult (other than the instructor) over the age of 18, who will remain in the immediate vicinity with a visual contact of the student and instructor during the private lesson.
     
  2. All classes and lessons will be taught in rooms with windows, or the doors will remain open during lessons.
     
  3. All NKYSM instructors will have yearly background checks and will comply with the guidelines for "Screening and Hiring of Paid Staff" as specified in our policy.

If you would like to have a full copy of our policy, please contact Kristin Whiteker, Operations Manager: kristin@immanuelumc.org

Snow policy
  • If serious weather conditions occur, a decision to close will be published by email, website, and/or phone messages by 2:00 pm.
  • Variables to be considered:
    • Whether sidewalks and parking lots can be cleared of snow/ice before traffic flow arrives.
    • Whether an authorized staff member is available to secure the building at closing.
  • Check our website at www.nkyschoolofmusic.org or call (859) 341-8555 after 2:00 pm.
  • Cancellations of schools will not determine our closings as the variables are quite different.
Parking policy
  • Free parking is available in our parking lots.
  • Please do not park in designated handicap spots unless you have an appropriate permit.
  • At Immanuel UMC in Lakeside Park, please refrain from parking on Arcadia Ave, as this is residential street parking.

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

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