Welcome to the Lawrence Academy of Music!

Founded in 1874, the Academy of Music is a nonprofit division of Lawrence University that seeks to provide outstanding musical opportunities for citizens of all ages in northeast Wisconsin. Click here for more information on each of our music programs, including private lessons, classes, ensembles, and summer camps. Please refer to the navigation menu to the left (or top on mobile) to further explore our website.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or are interested in private lessons, please click the button below to fill out an interest form.

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Click the buttons below to read through our announcements. You can also click here to view our calendar of upcoming events.

June 21 - Showing Off! Showcase

On Friday, June 21, students from our Showing Off! musical theatre workshop will present a showcase at 3:30 p.m. in Harper Hall. The showcase will feature musical theatre solos and group numbers that the students prepared during the week. This event is free and open to the public.

New Teaching Staff

Earlier this year, Mrs. Cheryl Meyer announced her retirement from the Girl Choir program and teaching Allegretto after 27 years of service to the program. Mr. Marty O’Donnell will also be stepping down from his four year position as the Symphonic Band teacher-conductor to enjoy being a new father later this spring. We are incredibly grateful for their service and wish them well in their new chapters in life.

Today, it is our pleasure to announce our new teacher-conductors for our Allegretto Girl Choir and Symphonic Band:

Please join us in thanking Mrs. Meyer and Mr. O'Donnell for their dedication to our Academy ensembles and in welcoming Mrs. Card and Mrs. Acy to our Academy teaching staff!


Open Registration

Registration is currently open for the following programs. Click on the program names for more information.

  • Beginning Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop
    • summer workshop for middle school students with any level of musical theatre experience and high school students with no prior experience
  • Ragazze Girl Choir
    • 2019-20 ensemble for students in grades 3-5 who identify as female and wish to sing
  • Symphonic Band
    • 2019-20 ensemble for students in grades 7-12 with at least 2 years of experience on their instrument

Report an Absence

  • Ensemble
    • To report an absence from an ensemble, please click here to fill out the Ensemble Absence form.
  • Private Lesson
    • To report an absence from a private lesson, please communicate directly with your teacher. Contact information is provided in the front of your Academy student notebook.



100 West Water Street
Appleton, WI 54911


711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911



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8:30-3:00 p.m.


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Saturday and Sunday as needed

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