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Issue: Summer 2009 The arterly Notes Qu News from the Indian Springs Academy of Music Performances 08-09! Inside this issue: ISAM offerings Congratulations! Welcome new staff Faculty news Fees 2009-2011 2 2 3 3 3 Letter from the director 4 Up & Coming! Calendar 09-10 4 4 Meet our faculty..visit the Calendar-at-a-glance Aug 17—Sept 7 Summer Break Sept 8—Dec 19 Fall Quarter Nov 22-28 Thanksgiving Break Dec 21 Reschedule Day Dec 22—Jan 3 Winter Break ISAM website for complete bio’s Dr. Ya-L
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  Calendar -at-a-glance   Aug 17 — Sept 7Summer BreakSept 8 — Dec 19Fall QuarterNov 22-28Thanksgiving BreakDec 21Reschedule DayDec 22 — Jan 3Winter Break Dr. Ya-Liang Chang ,  piano  Originally from Taipei, Dr. Chang pursued herstudies at Boston Conser-vatory and her doctoratefrom CCM. Dr. Chang, a gifted teacher at alllevels, has receivedseveral teaching awardsthat include a facultyspecial recognition awardfrom Northern KentuckyUniversity.ISAM offerings 2 Congratulations! 2 Welcome new staff 3 Faculty news 3 Fees 2009-2011 3 Letter from the director   4 Up & Coming! 4 Calendar 09-10 4 Inside this issue: Performances 08-09!  The  Q uarterl y Notes  News from the Indian Springs Academy of Music Issue: Summer 2009 the INDIAN SPRINGS ACADEMY OF MUSIC 513-779-7373LOCATION: 9690 Cincinnati-Columbus Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 www.indianspringsacademy.comOffices: 9866 Indian Springs Drive Cincinnati, OH 45241  Mr. Ryan Heinrich , voice  A native of Fairfield,Ohio, Mr. Heinrich attended MiamiUniversity on a vocalscholarship beforetransferring to TheBoston Conservatoryfor his degree in Musi-cal Theatre. He bringsa wealth of experiencefrom his nationaltours! Meet our faculty.. visit the ISAM website for complete bio’s    Developmental String Program: Beginning this fall, Mrs. Marva Rasmussen will be offering her stu-dents this enriched, com-prehensive program to develop goodmusicianship as well as performanceskills. “PLUS” Classes, Music LAB and a monthly feepayment option are nowavailable to her class. Musical Theater Vocal Program:  designed for students wishing to pur-sue voice lessons to better their skillsfor local productions. Mr. Ryan Heinrich brings his rich ex-perience in musical theater to his stu-dents to guide them through their ownperformances! “Piano Partners” : Dr. Andrew Millar offers lessons forpairs of 2-4 students on Saturday.These sessions include keyboard skills,musicianship and ensemble playing. Elementary Theory:  new this year, this course is designedfor students ages 5-8 to strengthentheir literacy phase! “ Youth” Vocal Studies: Mr. Ryan Heinrich and Mrs. JenniferWeiland offer vocal lessons forchildren ages 6-12 to begin developingtheir skills and vocal training.Repertoire format includes popular(and familiar) songs at a gentlymoving pace. ISAM offerings…...  Congratulations... on outstanding accomplishments! NMCP* Exam “Distinctions”   Grade 1 Alan HsiaoGrade 1 Mei YuanGrade 4 Lillian LuGrade 7 Jessica SunHistory Grade 3 Emily Topp Page 2 The Quarterly Notes Sonatina Festival Gold Medal WinnersSpring 2009 Alexandria Wonser Julianne Wonser  OMTABuckeyeCompetition H.M. Winners  Thomas QuanAlexandria Wonser  *National Music Certificate Program The educational standard in private lesson music education www.nationalmusiccertificate.org   Keyboard KarnivalTrophy Winners Fall 2008 Emily FangJoanne LiMax PalaniSimon PunoLeanna Russell Harrison WalshLinda Yao Spring 2009 Emily Fang     Annual “Developmental Programs ” All Program Fees will be in-creased to address increased over-head expenses, several rate changesand a longer calendar next year.Overhead costs are being negotiatedfor 24-36 months and should remainunchanged through 2011.09-10 Calendars / Fee Sched-ules will be available soon. Mr. Asher Armstrong ... A recent graduate fromthe University of Tennessee atKnoxville,  Mr. Armstrong is pur- suing his Master’s degree in piano performance at CCM.  Mr. Armstrong main-tained a large private studio atthe Knoxville Community Schoolsof the Arts. An active performeras well,  Mr. Arms trong has per-formed as soloist with orches-tras, received numerous awards anddistinctions, accompanied extensivelyand was the staff pianist at his churchin Knoxville. New CCM Graduate Student Assistants  piano   Tuition Fees 2009-2011 News from the Indian Springs Academy of Music Page 3 When mailing to ISAM….  always use the “office address” NOT the location address Quarter Program and Theory  Fees unchanged; class offerings /schedules / registration will beavailable in August for Fall Quarter.  Music LAB Fees 15 min session $530 min session $8DevProg Annual LAB Fees (discounted)  15 min session $12530 min session $175 Due Aug 20  History, Harmony, Theory Classes Fees unchanged. Private Theory Coaching Fees unchanged. Mr. Timothy Smile... A native of Cincinnati, Timothy Smile   received his degree in Piano Performance fromWheaton College in Illinois, and is currently inthe MM Piano Performance program at CCM.Currently,  Mr. Smile is Associate Conductor/Accompanist for the Cincin-nati Choral Society and holdsa position as Graduate Assis- tant in CCM’s Secondary Piano Department under the super-vision of Dr. MichelleConda .  Mr. Smile is newlymarried; he and his bride re-side in Montgomery. Fee Schedule A Rate unchanged; pre-payments dis-counts discontinued; Registration Feesand music included. Fee Schedule B, C, D Rate slightly increased; pre-paymentsdiscounts discontinued; RegistrationFees unchanged. Fee Schedules “E”   CCM graduate students Referral Fees: unchanged gram to teachers’ organizations in Seat- tle, Bainbridge Island, Boulder, Colo-rado Springs, St. Paul, Eau Claire andWatertown, WI.  Mrs. Vail will bespeaking again in Washington, Oregonand Colorado this fall.Congratulations to  Jennifer and Cleighton Weiland  on the arrival oftheir first daughter, Adelaide! Mr . Clinton Pratt received a TeacherEnrichment Grant from the MusicTeachers National Association to attenda week long teacher training workshopthis summer at Carnegie Mellon Univer-Congratulations  Miss Ellen Nettle-ton   on her recent appointment tothe cello section of the DaytonPhilharmonic! Well done, Ellen!  Mr. Clinton Pratt received certi- fication as “Certified Teacher of Music” by the Music Teachers Na- tional Association (MTNA). Thiscertifies his high level of profes-sionalism and dedication to hischosen profession.In January and February,  Mrs.Sheila Vail   gave presentations onthe National Music Certificate Pro-sity in Pittsburg.Congratulations — again — to  MissEllen Nettleton on her appointmentas sabbatical replacement for PansyChang (cello) at Miami University!ISAM faculty members CherylStaats, Clinton Pratt, and SheilaVail   all attended the Mu-sic Teachers NationalConference in March,attending classes, lec-tures and concerts; and bringinghome lots of new ideas, new music,LAB software and many new friends! Faculty news….    Fall Theory classes will beginthe week of September 14.Enjoy wireless internet in theISAM waiting room! Log on to “isam” and use 5137797373 to gain access.ISAM offers two recital for-mats: FORMAL RECITALS havea dress code, present tradi-tional repertoire (piano repertoiremust be memorized), and are tapedfor broadcast on local commu-nity television (students not requiredto be included in the broadcasts). INFORMAL (  JR Recitals ) have no dress code, no reper-toire guidelines, no memoryrequirement. Participation ineither or both is welcomed!Mark your calendars! The ISAMFall Quarter Recitals are sched-uled for Saturday, December 12at Church of the Saviour.Private theory coaching is avail-able at any time in any subject.ISAM will be closed for Labor DayMonday Sept 7. Up and coming! To enroll at theIndian Springs Academy  please contact Academy director  Mrs. Sheila Vail 513-779-7373sheilavail@aol.com Fall Quarter Begins Sept 8 “PLUS” Class week Developmental Programs Oct 19-24 ISAM Keyboard Karnival Nov 7 Thanksgiving Break Nov 24-28 “PLUS” Class week Developmental Programs Dec 5-11 Fall Quarter Recitals Church of the Saviour Dec 12 Last Day Fall Quarter Dec 19 Reschedule Day Dec 21 Winter Quarter Begins Jan 4, 2010 Letter from the director Dear ISAM family!It is hard to believe that we are now entering year 6 at our present location. We have all enjoyedthe benefits of our very comfortable facility and good neighbors! I continue to be inspired by my col-leagues at ISAM — all wonderful, professional teachers — each immensely and uniquely talented. It has beena true privilege to work side by side some of the best teachers in Cincinnati — indeed, in the Tri-state area!Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our students (and their families) and faculty, ISAM is recognized as one of the regionspreeminent Music Academies!Looking back at 2008, we have much to be thankful for! We said good bye to many graduating seniors, salutingthem as they travel far and wide to the next phase of their lives! I also reluctantly bid farewell to my long time friend and colleague, Daria Duh. After teaching together for a decade, Daria’s family at home required her full attention. It waswith a sad heart that I accepted her resignation and wished her God’s speed in her challenges ahead. ISAM also says good -bye to guitarist Chad Fagerland. We remain grateful for his contributions and wish him the greatest success in his manyendeavors! Most worthy of recognition are the many, many accomplishments of our students over the last year, includingthose listed on page 2. Congratulations to all on a job well done! With the current economic climate, ISAM faces the challenges of addressing it’s many needs as well as the needs of its faculty, clients and students. Though we continually endeavor to keep our costs down, after more than 5 years, ithas become necessary to increase some Fee Schedules. Even with this small increase, ISAM fees remain competitive. It ismy sincere wish that all student may continue their studies as we continue to look for brighter signs on the economic horizon. As September approaches, I look forward to welcoming this year’s new students and to the ever present freshness of the new beginning! We welcome two mentoring teachers this year - both from CCM! They are both warm, personableand inspiring young professionals. Continuing the ISAM tradition, 2009-2010 can look forward to many wonderful events and performances! ISAM will enjoy the growth of the string program with the addition of the “Developmental Violin Pro-gram” and ISAM will present the bi - annual “Concerto Concert” in the spring. This year will be our best yet!  My most sincere wishes to all ISAM families, students and faculty for a fabulous year ahead! Sheila Vail
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