West Michigan Junior Strings

Winter Semester Registration Now Open

West Michigan Junior Strings registration for winter classes is now open and will run through Friday, January 5, 2017. Classes are open to students from 4 years old through high school who wish to study violin or cello. Classes start the week of January 9. Locations available are the White Lake area, Hart Middle School, and the Ludington Arts Center.

Since 2009, the West Michigan Junior Strings has offered violin and cello instruction to students ages 4 to 18, using a creative blend of the Suzuki Method and traditional string pedagogy. It has grown into a program serving students in over three counties with highly-skilled and committed faculty who are dedicated to fostering Suzuki’s vision that “every child can.” Dr. Suzuki's philosophy embraces the idea that all children are born with musical ability which can be nurtured at an early age through their environment, listening, imitation, and by working closely with a parent at home.

Focusing on creating a musically-nurturing environment, the Junior Strings reaches out to communities that have no existing string programs in the public schools. Students and parents meet with their instructor once a week for private lessons and monthly group classes, showcasing all progress at the end of the semester with a combined recital.

The West Michigan Junior Strings is a program of the Arts Council of White Lake. For more information or to register, please contact Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056. All registration materials are available online at www.artswhitelake.org.


REGISTRATION FORM:  Junior Strings Registration Form WINTER 2017.pdf

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Scholarship Form 2017.pdf

RELEASE FORM: Release Form 2016-17.pdf

WHITE LAKE CALENDAR: Winter 2017 White Lake Calendar.pdf

HART CALENDAR: Winter 2017 Hart Calendar.pdf

LUDINGTON CALENDAR: Winter 2017 Ludington Calendar.pdf

Registration Options:

1. Register here on-line

    Download forms and email to                    sondra@artswhitelake.org

2. Download forms listed on the left, fill out, and                   mail to:

     ACWL - Music, 106 E. Colby St., Whitehall, MI 49461

 3. Download forms listed on the left, fill out,      bring to the ACWL - 106 E. Colby St.


Important Fundraising Dates:

1. Sub Sandwich Fundraiser: (Students receive ½ of all sub proceeds they sell.)

Take orders and collect $ February 20, 2017

Turn in orders with payment on or before March 9, 2017

Pick up and deliver subs on March 23, 2017

2. Program Book Ads: (Students receive ½ of all ads they sell.)

Ad forms distributed April 21, 2017

Ads with payment due May 9, 2017


Many thanks to the Electric Forest 

for their support!

Scholarship Funds Made Possible by the 

Blyth Family Foundation 

Little Point Sable Fund

of the

Community Foundation for 

Oceana County

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