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.

Open Registration

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

  • Symphonic Band
    • 2019-20 ensemble for students in grades 7-12 with at least 2 years of experience on their instrument

Paperless Billing

We are excited to offer paperless billing as an option to our registered families! Please click here for instructions on going paperless.

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 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.