Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Investigating Our World! (age groups; 3.5 -5 years, 6-9 years, 9-12 years)

For ages 3.5 through 12 years, there is something fun for you! These multidisciplinary courses are designed to enhance appreciation for world around us through fresh approaches to understanding various aspects of crafts, science and the performing arts.

Registration deadline for all classes is two weeks prior to the start of the class. 

Minimum enrollment must be met two weeks prior to the class start date.


Animal Parade

Age: 3.5 to 5 years

In this class, inspired by Camille Saints-Saëns “Carnival of the Animals”, your little one will explore the animal kingdom and the instruments used by Saints-Saëns to represent each animal. Through listening, literature, art, and movement, your child will transform into the many animals portrayed in this classical composition. Come join us as we become part of the Carnival!

Tuition: $105
Class Time:  July 9-13, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Meeting location: SCAA
SCAA Instructor: Abigail Johnson

The Orchestra: Listen, Learn, Create

Age: 6 to 9 years

Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and many other historical composers, created amazing musical compositions. Thankfully, because of the skilled musicians who recorded their works, we can still hear these composers’ masterpieces as they were intended to be heard. But who are these musicians, and what makes the music they play so amazing? Each day, students will focus on a specific instrumental family. They will be given the opportunity to hear the difference between instruments, learn about the mechanics behind each instrumental family, and then apply this to creating their own instrument. This program will give your student a greater understanding and appreciation for the music that they hear and the instruments that work together to create these sounds.

Tuition: $105
Class Times: July 9-13, 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: SCAA
Instructor: Abigail Johnson

Behind the Performing Arts: How do we do that?!

Age: 9 – 12 years

We all love to sit back and watch the beauty of dance, or hear the sounds of the orchestra, or enjoy the way theater can capture our emotions. But do you know the science behind these artforms? How does the body anatomy and physiology work together to create movement? How do sound waves and acoustics affect the way that we hear sound? What part of the brain is responsible for creativity and memorization? Each day we will focus on a different form of performance art and the science behind it. Through observation, experimentation, and creation, your student will gain a greater understanding of how these art forms relate to us on multiple levels because of the science behind them. Let’s explore!

Tuition: $140
Class Dates: June 25-29, 9-11:00 a.m.
Location: SCAA
Instructors:  Abigail Johnson