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Capital Campaign

St. Paul, MN Media Contact: Kathy Graveskathy@parenteaugraves.com612-242-3184 Walker|West Music Academy today announced that Pat and Gary Sauer have made a transformational $4 million gift to make it possible for the organization to acquire and renovate a building in St. Paul at 650 Marshall Avenue. The gift, given to Walker|West’s “The Power of Music to Heal […]

We need your help tell the MN Legislature about Walker|West Walker|West could receive up to $5.4M through one time appropriation bills SF0674 (MN State Senate) and HF0869 (MN House) to use as a capital investment for our new facility. Securing funding for a new site is the cornerstone of our current capital campaign. The bill […]

Capital Campaign Updates As part of our Power of Music to Heal our Community Campaign, we are are moving to a new space. More than just a building for lessons and performances we are seeking to build a destination and resource for our community. We have the design and build team in place to do […]

Newsletters

Notes from the Walker|West Music Academy String Department The Walker West Music Academy String Department and Kamoinge Strings officially ended its 2023 – 2024 season with a series of performances during the week of Juneteenth and its annual string retreat one week later on Saturday June 29. What a season it was! As we celebrate Independence Day (July 4), Bastille Day (July […]

SUMMER PROGRAM UPDATES Register Now For Our Summer Camps!! “Grow Through Music” Summer Camp Our “Grow Through Music” camp offers a fun introduction to a variety of instruments for beginning students, and a way to reconnect with friends and instructors for returning students. Campers will learn in a supportive small group environment with a chance […]

Notes from the Walker|West Music Academy String Department Summer is coming! Before long those of us in the upper Midwest will enjoy what, I think, is the most beautiful time of the year. Some are already spending weekends at the cabin. And students are counting the days until they are free from school, and finals […]

Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West Honors Recital Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West Honors Recital You’re invited to the 11th Annual Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West Honors Recital on Sunday, May 19, at 4 PM at Camphor United Methodist Church. The recital will feature soloists, the Kamoinge String Ensemble, and the Advanced Youth […]

Notes from the Walker|WestMusic Academy String Department May is one of my favorite months. We celebrate Cinco De Mayo, early graduations  and most important, Mothers! In May we can feel with confidence, we’ve survived yet another  Minnesota winter and we can look forward to beautiful summer weather that makes living in the  Upper Midwest oh so worth […]

An Introduction to Jazz + Jam Session Led by Joan Griffith When: Saturday, March 23, 2024 1-5pm Where: Walker West Music Academy – 760 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 Presented by Walker West & She Rock She Rock Sponsored by Jazz88. Join Walker West’s Women in Jazz initiative for an interactive introduction to jazz […]

General

Join us on Saturday, September 7, 2024, when Saint Paul Almanac and Walker|West Music Academy unite to present Listen! An Evening of Poetry and Music. The performance will inspire a joyful evening brimming with a fusion and rhythm of sounds—an eclectic, dynamic flow of genres, moods, and styles—to edify and delight the Ordway audience. Listen! […]

Notes from the Walker|West Music Academy String Department The Walker West Music Academy String Department and Kamoinge Strings officially ended its 2023 – 2024 season with a series of performances during the week of Juneteenth and its annual string retreat one week later on Saturday June 29. What a season it was! As we celebrate Independence Day (July 4), Bastille Day (July […]

SUMMER PROGRAM UPDATES Register Now For Our Summer Camps!! “Grow Through Music” Summer Camp Our “Grow Through Music” camp offers a fun introduction to a variety of instruments for beginning students, and a way to reconnect with friends and instructors for returning students. Campers will learn in a supportive small group environment with a chance […]

Notes from the Walker|West Music Academy String Department Summer is coming! Before long those of us in the upper Midwest will enjoy what, I think, is the most beautiful time of the year. Some are already spending weekends at the cabin. And students are counting the days until they are free from school, and finals […]

Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West Honors Recital Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West Honors Recital You’re invited to the 11th Annual Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West Honors Recital on Sunday, May 19, at 4 PM at Camphor United Methodist Church. The recital will feature soloists, the Kamoinge String Ensemble, and the Advanced Youth […]

Notes from the Walker|WestMusic Academy String Department May is one of my favorite months. We celebrate Cinco De Mayo, early graduations  and most important, Mothers! In May we can feel with confidence, we’ve survived yet another  Minnesota winter and we can look forward to beautiful summer weather that makes living in the  Upper Midwest oh so worth […]

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