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July 2020 Newsletter

Accents & Illuminations Newsletter – July 2020 Below is our Quarterly update from July 2020. Violin students and siblings Wacheke, Mukuhi, and Wangari strike a pose. Read more about their musical family on our blog. Walker|West Accents & Illuminations July 2020 Newsletter Powering through with Music We’ve made several major changes since early spring, specifically moving…

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Virtual Lessons Bring National Reach for Walker|West

Virtual Lessons Bring National Reach for Walker|West We are incredibly excited about our new initiative, “Walker|West without Walls”. Part of this new venture is pursuing new ways to gather, grow and explore through music. Our world moves with the use of technology. We’ve seen an uptick in virtual music learning because of COVID19. Through donor…

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Why Walker|West: Wacheke, Mukuhi, and Wangari

Why Walker|West: Wacheke, Mukuhi, and Wangari “Walker|West Without Walls – At Home,” our social media series, gives us access to the many layers of our community. Families, in particular, are foundational to our work. From Grant West and Tom West to Debbie Duncan and Mr. Duncan (her brother), to the Hashel sisters, and more –we’re…

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Walker|West 2020 Founder’s Awardee – Ariam Hashel

Walker|West 2020 Founder’s Award Recipient – Ariam Hashel Each year, Walker|West Music Academy acknowledges our graduating seniors for their commitment to their music education. This year, we honor the Class of 2020 for their perseverance through the Covid-19 Pandemic and moments of community unrest in response to systemic injustice. Additionally, the Walker|West Founders Award is…

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Walker|West Pursues Bold New Vision

Walker West Music Academy Pursues a Bold New Vision A summary of the 2020-2023 strategic plan and the full document are available for review. Walker West Music Academy is making one of the largest changes in its 32-year history. We are refocusing the organization on making a bigger difference in the lives of families and…

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COVID-19 Update: Summer Music Camp & Jazz Intensive

Walker|West Summer Program Update Summer is fast approaching and decisions must be made about our Summer Music and Movement Camp and the Jazz Intensive programs. We want to assure parents that our top priority is the safety of our students and families. Conditions and social distancing recommendations related to the COVID-19 outbreak are changing regularly….

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April Newsletter

Update Big Changes for Everyone Suddenly life has changed for us all. Now music and community seem even more essential than they did just weeks ago. We remain dedicated to bringing you hope, healing and joy through the power of music. While we are glad we can continue to teach lessons remotely, we miss seeing…

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COVID-19 Update

WALKER|WEST MUSIC ACADEMY RESPONDS TO COVID-19 Walker West Music Academy is committed to the safety and well being of our students and their families, our staff, and the entire community. With rising public health concerns surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are doing everything we can to limit its potential spread. In light of the recommendation…

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Amir Saffar Workshop Feb. 11

Workshop with New York Composer & Jazz Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 11 Walker|West Performance Hall 760 Selby Ave., St. Paul Free and Open to the Public RSVP Iraqi-American composer and jazz trumpeter Amir ElSaffar will present a master class at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 11 in the Walker|West performance hall. He will…

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Register for Session 3 Lessons Today!

Register for Session 3 Music Lessons Today! Registration is open for Walker|West’s Session 3 music lessons. Whether you are a new or continuing student, please call 651-224-2929 or register online to reserve your preferred lesson time, day and instructor. Session 3 begins February 10 and ends April 25. We’re looking forward to making music with…

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