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Summer Lessons at St. Francis Music Center

June 5 | St. Francis Music Center

Now is the time to sign up for summer lessons at St. Francis Music Center! Private lessons are available for piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, ukulele, accordion, all band instruments, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion and voice. All ages and all levels of ability, from the very beginners to advanced students, are welcome. 

St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts located on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. The music school is open to all and offers a wide variety of lessons and programs for all ages. Summer lessons begin on June 5 and run through August 18.

This summer the Center will also offer it’s very popular URock Summer Camp for middle and high school students who want to be in a band. Students will be divided into bands and perform together in a final concert. URock begins on July 21.

Finally, the Green Fair Folk Festival will be outdoors on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters on August 2. Along with green vendors, great food and lots of family fun will be art activities for the kids and great music on the stage all evening. The Green Fair Folk Festival is free and open to all!

Lots of excitement is going on at St. Francis Music Center this summer! To register for lessons, visit the website www.sfmusiccenter.org. All registrations for classes and lessons are now done from the website. For more information, call the Music Center at (320)632-0637. Financial aid is available.


 

Pine Country Bank donated $500 to the Music Center

The Franciscan Sisters are grateful to Pine Country Bank for the generous donation of $500 to support the orchestral program at St. Francis Music Center. Thank you! Pictured: Tina Scherping, Sister Adela Gross, Sister Bernice Rieland and Diane Korver.

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St. Francis Music Center Student Wins Honor

IsaacOlsonIsaac Olson, a flute student at St. Francis Music Center, was named one of the Youth Concerto Competition winners for the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.  Students from throughout central Minnesota were invited to audition before a panel of judges. 

Isaac currently studies flute at the Music Center under Kevin Stueven who has been Isaac’s teacher since he was 10 years old.  Isaac is now a sophomore at Little Falls Community High School and is involved in Jazz I and II, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, and the school’s flute choir.  At the Music Center Isaac has also participated in UROCK and performed with the St. Francis Community Chorale and the Concert Orchestra.

“Isaac was a featured soloist with the St. Francis Concert Orchestra in December. What a joy to work with him!” said Bobbi French, director of the strings program at the Music Center.  “His performance talent on flute was immediately evident. I am thrilled that the Heartland Symphony Orchestra has also recognized Isaac’s ability by naming him one of this year’s concerto competition winners.”

When asked for a few words about Isaac, Jonathan Laflamme, Director of Bands at Little Falls Community High School responded: “Isaac Olson is one of the most accomplished young musicians that I have ever encountered in 17 years of teaching music.  Isaac recently asked me to push him harder as a student; this is the first time I have been asked this. Furthermore, what is extremely remarkable, is the humility under which Isaac plays, relates and works with other students and adults. Isaac is the real deal.  This gem of a person comprised of an awesome blend of courage, talent, perseverance, desire for technical rigor, humility and a 'big-picture' disposition who accomplishes small or enormous endeavors with resplendent aplomb. I know his love for music will be contagious to everyone in the orchestra and in the audience. Congratulations Isaac!”

Isaac will be performing at the Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls on April 1 at 7:30 with the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.  He will also perform with the orchestra in Pequot Lakes on March 31 and in Brainerd on April 2.  For more information on tickets please contact the Heartland Symphony Orchestra at www.heartlandsymphony.com.

Isaac is the son of Jean Anderson, Steve Olson and the stepson of Brian Anderson.


 

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2016-2017 Calendar 

 

Fall Quarter..................

September 6, 2017 - November 27, 2016

Winter Quarter...........

November 28, 2016 - March 5, 2017

Christmas Break........

December 20, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Spring Quarter............

March 6, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Summer Session.........

June 5, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Summer Break............

July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Special Events

 

Halloween Recital....................................

October 30, 2016. 1 p.m.

Choir Christmas Concert......................

December 4, 2016. 2 p.m.

Holiday Recitals........................................

December 9, 10, 11, 2016

Orchestra Christmas Concert............

December 16, 2016. 7 p.m.

Honors Concert........................................

January 29, 2017. 1 p.m.

Keyboard Festival....................................

April 7 and 8, 2017

Spring Orchestra Concert....................

April 28, 2017. 7 p.m.

Spring Recitals..........................................

May 12,13,14, 2017

URock...........................................................

July 21-30, 2017

Green Fair Folk Festival........................

August 2, 2017