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The Music Academy is proud to be the only community music school in the state of Missouri to include Musicianship Classes in the regular enrollment fee for students in grades 1-12. Musicianship classes without private lessons can be taken for $60. Our progressive and comprehensive curriculum reinforces the basic skills needed for music study including theory, ear training, sight singing, and the exploration of various composers and styles of music. During the spring semester, students use skills learned to compose their own music for possible performance on a spring recital. Classes are taught in a fun atmosphere that encourages students to use their creative abilities. The curriculum is covered in seven levels, so students are not expected to progress to a new level every year.

Each new student (or returning student who is new to Musicianship Class) will be evaluated at a placement session to determine the most appropriate class according to age and ability. Sessions are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on August 25 and January 15, 2020 in room 201 of the River Campus Seminary Building. First and second grade beginners will automatically be enrolled in the Level 1 class for fall, and do not have to attend the Placement Session. New students in these grades who enroll in January will be evaluated to determine if an appropriate class is available. Generally, these beginners will wait and begin Musicianship the next fall.

Musicianship Class Schedule

Class Type Day, Time Location Instructor Students
Level I Monday, 4 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 201 Sherrie Troxel All beginning music students - grade 2 & under
Level II Monday, 4:30 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 201 Sherrie Troxel
  • Heidi Detjen
  • Ethan Diebold
  • Nora LaValle
  • Emmy Mills
  • Richard Surrat
  • Penelope Nienaber
Level III Monday, 5 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 201 Sherrie Troxel
  • Ben Cao
  • Kinsley Catoor
  • Estelle Detjen
  • Lucas Farnham
  • Evan Griesemer
  • Madelyn Nienaber
  • Aniston Schumer
  • Addie Wengert
  • Lukas Zhang
Level IV Monday, 5:30 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 201 Sherrie Troxel
  • Owen Blattel
  • Ty Blattel
  • Megan Brown
  • Noah Coleman
  • Maya Coleman
  • Joe Cao
  • Lyndsey Zhang
Advanced Monday, 6 p.m. Sherrie Troxel
  • Henry Rusten
  • Ethan King
  • Anna Ahrens
Level III Tuesday, 4 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 201 Sherrie Troxel
  • Caroline Bennett
  • Michael Bennett
  • Peyton Snell
  • Michael Snyder
  • Addyson Schwartz
  • Gabrielle Phillips
Level V Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 201 Sherrie Troxel
  • Asher Ahrens
  • Kasen Ahrens
  • Rylee Hart
  • Isaac Hupp
  • Jasmine Pfeiffer
  • Cohen Poe
  • Faith Soch
  • San Srikant
Basic Wednesday, 4 p.m. River Campus Seminary, Room 210 Sherrie Troxel
  • Clark Bennett
  • John Bennett

This is the best class for your student. However, if scheduling conflicts necessitate switching classes, please let Sherrie know ( so she can accommodate.

Instructional Fees

Musicianship class only (no private lesson) - $60

Interested in enrolling in the Music Academy?

The enrollment process for entry to the Music Academy is for new and continuing students. Registration is required each semester.

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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701