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 individuals of all ages in northeast Wisconsin. Click here for more information on each of our music programs, including private lessons, classes, ensembles, and other musical opportunities. 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.

Interest Form


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

December Recitals

December studio recitals begin December 7! We invite you to join us in celebrating our students' musical journeys this semester; all recitals are free and open to the public.

A complete list of recitals is posted in the lobby and also can be found on our calendar:  https://www.lawrence.edu/s/academy/events
(click the event titles for more information)

Open Registration

Registration is open for the following Academy programs. Click on the program names for more information and registration.


Concert Tickets on Sale

Girl Choir Concerts: Yuletide Carols
December 14, 2 and 7 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
$15/adults, $10/students and seniors; reserved seating

The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm. Please note that the Box Office will be closed November 27-December 13; tickets will be available online through December 13. The Box Office will reopen the day of the concert, 12:30-3:00pm and 6:00-7:00pm. 

  • Purchase in-person: Music Drama Center, 420 E. College Ave. Appleton
    • $1 service charge if using credit card
  • Purchase over the phone: 920-832-6749
    • $4 service charge per transaction
  • Purchase online: http://go.lawrence.edu/buytickets
    • $4 service charge per transaction

Report an Absence

  • Ensemble
    • To report an absence from an ensemble (ASTRO, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Girl Choir), 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 instructor. 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



Monday-Thursday8:305:00 p.m.
Friday8:303:00 p.m.


Monday-Friday8:308:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday as needed

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The Academy of Music graphic: two sixteenth notes connected with a tie, stylized to look like a smiley face.