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Thank you for your interest in the Fox River Academy!

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We hope that you explore and enjoy the many opportunities available to further develop your creativity at the Academy. After you peruse through Academy programs on our website, you may have some general questions regarding enrollment at Fox River. Below is a guide that outlines the various programs available to our students, describes policies and procedures, and provides other information regarding practice suggestions, etc. We hope you will find this information useful. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our programs or policies. Again, we look forward to helping you discover and grow your artistic gifts!

Music Class

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer an exceptional educational experience for each student, provided by highly qualified instructors in a comfortable setting. Our classes are designed to create a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages students to reach or exceed their personal expectations and goals.
  • Music Theory
    Basic Music Theory: Good comprehensive site for Music Theory: Music glossary:
  • Music History/Repertoire
    Overview of Music History: Classical composers and works timeline: Biography: Flashcards: Bach & Fugue Analysis: Composer’s Brief Biography:
  • Musical Instruments & Orchestra
    New York Philharmonic website. Great graphic and fun games: San Francisco Symphony website. Fun website for kids on introduction to orchestra: Basic information on Musical Instruments: Piano Technician’s Guild Official Website; History of Piano, etc: Lean about orchestra and interview musicians: Dallas Symphony Orchestra:
  • Musical Styles
    Description on various musical styles: Creating Music: Improvisation:
  • Music Games & Quizzes (Interactive)
    Ear Training: Theory, History, etc: Fun Music Games For Young Students: Students Can Test Their Musical Knowledge With Quizzes and Games:
  • Local Concert Venues and Orchestras
    The Fox Valley Philharmonic an Youth Symphony Orchestra: Northern Illinois University: Wheaton College: Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra: Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra: Aurora Youth Symphony: DuPage Symphony Orchestra: Salt Creek Sinfonietta: West Suburban Symphony Orchestra: Youth Symphony of DuPage: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Civic Orchestra of Chicago: College of DuPage: Paramount Theater: Village of Oswego- Venue 1012:,of%20Oswego%20and%20our%20partners
  • Great Art Links
    Artsonia website displaying Fox River Academy student works
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