Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Investigation: Our World! (age groups; 3-6 years, 6-9 years, 9-12 years)

For ages 3 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.


Explore My Town

Age: 3 to 6 years

How does our town work?  What happens inside those buildings we walk past everyday? Let’s explore our town together. Offered on four different days throughout the summer -each day will focus on a specific job or community service member. The day will begin at SCAA by reading a story, followed by a craft and/or activity centered around that day’s adventures, and then we will walk to a local business to learn more in person. What a great way to learn more about our town and how things directly affect us. Childcare provider must be present at all times.

Tuition: $TBA (4 classes/visits)
Class Dates: TBA
Class Time: 2.5 hours per class/visit
Meeting location: SCAA 301
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, 10:30 a.m.-noon
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