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ASA DAY - May 19th, 2024 (RSVP required)

Activities for everyone! All ASA DAY activities are free. RSVP Required.

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Two concerts during the day featuring all Academy ensembles

Aquarius Wind Ensemble and Lyra Chamber Players

Aries Youth Chamber Orchestra and The Orion Youth Orchestra

World premier of Opus 1 (Composed by Academy students during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Activities for younger/beginner students

Free “Discovery” classes

Instrument making workshops

“Find your favorite instrument” room

Musical games and crafts

Activities for older students with some experience

All-Day Live auditions

Instrument repair and advice

Meet college recruiters

ASA Day Schedule

10am: Registration Opens 

10:00am-5:00pm: Live Auditions - Application Form Required (Excludes Discovery)

12:00-4:00pm: Arts and Crafts Room 

12:00-5:00pm: College Room - Information and college advice by select universities

12:00-5:00pm: Instrument Petting Zoo - Experience, try and pick your future Instrument 

12:00-5:00pm: Luthiers Corner - Meet esteemed instrument makers (minor on-site instrument repairs and consultations)

Lukas Wronski (NY) and Rebecca Hannigan (MD)

1:00-1:25pm: Free Discovery class for ages 4-6 

1:45-2:10pm: Free Discovery for ages ages 6-9

3:00pm: Discovery showcase - All ages

1:30-2:30pm: CONCERT! Aquarius Wind Ensemble and Lyra Chamber Ensembles

5:00-7:00pmCONCERT! Aries Youth Chamber Orchestra and The Orion Youth Orchestra

ASA Day will take place in Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD, 21401

Musical Training:

- Improves verbal memory and childhood literacy

- Benefits brain plasticity throughout a life time

- Creates superior multi-sensory processing skills

- Increases blood flow to the brain

- Improves executive function

- Helps boost academic achievement

- Cultivates social skills

 Select articles about the effect of music training on a child's brain:

Article: Music Classes Strike a Chord in Kids' Brain Development: Study. ~US News & World Report

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