Academy at the Mansion 2019

Academy @ the Mansion – 2019

St. Joseph Arts Academy performs at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.

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April 6, 2019

St. Joseph Arts Academy
“Academy at the Mansion”
Get Lost in Time at the Concert of the Millennium.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Seatings: 10am & 1pm
Wyeth Tootle Mansion
1100 Charles St, St Joseph, MO 64501


Jommel Wing – The Happy Farmer – R. Schumann
Liam Douglas – Clouds – Zach Sobiech
– Boogie Woogie – Gose- Alfred
Reaganne Kovac – Andante – F. Carulli
Zoe Maloney – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Var. A -W. A. Mozart
Elle Albers – Song of Joy – Beethoven
Ella DeWeese – Concertino 1st Mvt.- L. Portnoff
Jommel Wing – Guitar Boogie – A. Smith
Kyra Albers – The Call of the Horn – Alfred

Clarinet Trio – Trio – D. Halloran
(Dani Dotson, Haleigh McCamy, Georgia Riley)

Alevia Bramlage – Malagueña – Traditional
Birdy: Charlie the Chimp – Alfred
Adam Taylor – Theme from “Star Wars” – J. Williams
Skye Waters – Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Eh Naw Naw – Ode to Joy – L.V. Beethoven
Jack Casey – Broadsword – J. Tull
Jack Wing – Gigue – F. M. Veracini


Guitar Ensemble – Ash Grove -Traditional
Prelude in A – M. Giuliani
Peter Gunn – H. Mancini
(Alevia Bramlage, Jaden Grimsinger, Molly Rodriguez, Stefan Mathies, Matthew Kelly, Ashlyn Ford & Anna Case)
Anna Case – Waltz – B. Calatayud
Stefan Mathies – Study in Am – D. Aguado
Landon Williams – The Rumble – Link Wray
Gabby CDebacca – My Heart Will Go On (From Titanic) – James Horner
Jaden Grimsinger – Andante – M. Giuliani
Ali Schuh – Happy Birthday – P. Hill/M. Hill
Derek Hamilton – Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi/Sambora
Ethan Miller – Star Spangled Banner – F.S. Key
Matthew Kelly – Hall of the Mountain King – E. Grieg

Ashlyn Ford – Pompei – D. Smith
Hank Judah – C Jam Blues/Wipeout – E. Ellington/Surfaris
Micah Shonkwiler – Waltz – B. Calatayud

Jalea Bernard – What a Wonderful World – Theile/Weiss
Molly Rodriguez: Brand New Key – Melanie Safka
Accompanied by Monica
Max Grable – Quiet River – Alfred

Ukulele Ensemble – Ode to Joy – L.V. Beethoven
– Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arr. I. Kamakawiwoʻole

(Ethan Miller, Molly Rodriguez, Ashlyn Ford & Anna Case)

The St. Joseph Arts Academy would like to thank…
St. Joseph Museums
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion
Our wonderful students and families
Our amazing instructors – Terry, Monica, Andrew, Emily, & JC.
Accompanists – Jolie Riley, Monica, Jason & Brent

The Write Notes – March 2019

The Write Notes
The Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy

Dear Students and Families,

Hope everyone is staying healthy and keeping their spirits up in the hard, MO winter. It’s been hard to keep the kids in school these days but we’ve remained open at the SJAA.

Thank you for the extra efforts to make the trip and make the time for music lessons on these cold and snowy days. You can’t stop the music!

Here’s a little news about the Academy and some things we are looking forward to.

Thank you for joining us on Facebook…

Please reply to this email email or give me a call if you need anything at all.

Best to all this week,
Jason and SJAA

Jason Riley – Director
(816) 294-4856 cell

St. Joseph Arts Academy
(816) 974-SOLO (7656)

The Nova Project Returns to France.

This month Jason will be touring in France with Anthony Glise and Ken Sugita as the Nova Project. It’s been a few years since their last performances there and they are looking forward to playing some great progressive classical music together again.

Jason will be out (and missing lessons) from Mar.14 – 26. Lessons and classes will resume on Mar. 27. Some students will get 3 lessons in the Month of March but some will only get 2. You will be credited or charged accordingly!

Students will be receiving extra assignments and instructions for upcoming recitals this week.

SJAMTA Recital – March 10, 2pm – (Daylight Savings) Potter Hall MWSU
SJAMTA Evaluatives
Apr. 13 – Deadline is Mar. 13 for student names.
$15 payable to SJAA. Students will play 2 pieces in differing styles, sight-reading and scale test and a short paper test.
A great opportunity to get some feedback from a professional adjudicator.

2019 “Academy @ The Mansion”
Get Lost in Time @ the Concert of the Millennium.

Saturday, April 6
Wyeth Tootle Mansion
1100 Charles St, St Joseph, MO 64501

10am & 1pm
$8 – Adults
$6 – Seniors & Under 12

Enjoy classic & contemporary music performed by the musicians you love from the St. Joseph Arts Academy.

Solo & Ensemble Selections for Violin, Voice, Piano, Guitar & Ukulele in this sprawling, refined late-19th-century mansion featuring period furnishings & art.

For Advance Tickets…
Stop by the SJAA or Ask your Teacher

In support of community arts, Wyeth Tootle Mansion and the St. Joseph Museums.

Welcome to Our Newest Students!

Keira, Elle, Anna, Jackson, Bell, Steven, Max, Austin, Thomas, Logan, Jocelyne & Trevor!

Upcoming Recitals
Mar. 11 – SJAMTA Contest Pre-clinic, MWSU 8am-12pm

Mar. 12 – Student Recital, 2pm. Potter Fine Arts Rm 112, MWSU campus

Apr. 1 – Music at the Mansion, Wyeth-Tootle Mansion

April 7 – Charles Iner, Senior Guitar Recital, 4pm. O’Malley/McAllister, Benedictine College Atchison KS

April 14 – MU Guitar Day. University of Missouri – Columbia.

April 22 Evaluative Auditions

Apr. 23 – Student Recital, 2pm Potter Fine Arts Rm 112, MWSU campus
Honors Recital 330 at First Presbyterian Church


June 15 – “HawkFest” Blues & Jazz Festivall, Coleman Hawkins Gazebo, Academy Blues Set, 1230pm.

Fall Recitals – TBA

Holiday at the Mall – TBA

Student of the Month
Our March “Student of the Month” is…

Alex P.!!!

Alex recently participated in the Monster Concert on guitar but he’s also a serious student and competitive swimmer.

Besides being an advancing guitarist, Alex set his personal best and fastest times this swimming season. He also took 2nd place in the city wide Math competition for his age group.

We’ll help him celebrate with an iTunes gift card!

Way to go, Alex! Congratulations on your hard work and accomplishments.

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.

RETAIL – Are you ready for your next book? We now offer very limited retail including some accessories and books. Let us know if you need strings, tuners, cables or if you are in search of a musical gift.

TEACHERZONE – Is our online platform. If you receive notifications from them, it’s not spam, it’s from us. Let us know if you have any trouble using it or logging in.

PAYMENTS/POLICIES – Payments are due at the first lesson of each month to secure your time slots for that month. 48 hours notice is required for credited missed lessons. Thank you!

IS YOUR TEACHER FULL? – We have very limited spaces for guitar and violin right now. We are working hard to acquire more space and interviewing for the best new teachers for our team. Besides instrumental and voice lessons, we will be offering early childhood and group classes as things come together.

Thank you for reading “The Write Notes” – Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!

It’s going to be a great month.

Please encourage the advancing musicians in your life and in our community. We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to our music success!

Jason Riley

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St. Joseph Arts Academy
2027 N. 36th Street
St Joseph, MO 64506

Monster Concert 2019

Monster Concert 2019

Saturday, January 19th
Potter Fine Arts Theater, MWSU
2pm Call – Tune/Rehearse Room 108
3pm Concert

Ticketed event for friends and family.  6/8 dollars for advanced tickets.

The SJAA was asked to provide the Volunteers needed to sell/take tickets and usher.  You could pick all or part of the time from 1130-330ish.

Thanks in advance for your consideration or let me know if you can help.


Thanks for playing and for supporting this neat event.
816 294 4856 for call or text

Cast – (We’ll update this as students confirm or deny!)

Ashlyn Ford
Stefan Kratz Mathies
Molly Rodriguez
Matthew Kelly
Alex Patterson
Jalea Bernard
Alevia Bramlage
Jaden Grimsinger

More to come!

Carol of the Bells – Traditional (All Play)

Ash Grove – Anonymous (Parts)
1- Alevia, Molly, Stefan
2- Matthew
3- Jalea, Ashlyn
4- Alex, Jaden

Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk (All Play)

Carol of the Bells

Link to sheet music
Carol of the bells

Ash Grove

Audio – Fast

Audio – Slower



Use these only for your specific part!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

For practicing with other parts!

Parts 1 & 2
Parts 1,2 & 3
Parts 1,2,3,4

Blue Monk

Link to sheet music
Blue Monk

Monster Concert 2019

The 365 Day Practice Challenge

The 365 Day Practice Challenge
The Goal here is to make your practice a part of your everyday routine. You will only need to practice the days you sleep or the days you eat! The amount of time is not as important as the act of just being with your instrument for a little while everyday. (Those who dedicate themselves to 20 minutes per day will have over 121 hours of practice invested.) You’ll be a confident and advancing musician!

365 Day Practice Challenge

Trails West 2018

The SJAA is excited to be a part of the Trails West 2018 concert lineup!

Saturday – August 18, 11:15am
City Stage
(parallel with 12th street & near the main entrance)

Parents & Performers:

Enter through the main entrance on 12th street and proceed to the city stage.

Each performer and (1) guardian should have wrist band for entry (816 294 4856 if you didn’t get yours)

Please arrive by 1045 for set up/tune-up.

There is a group performing before us so we’ll just have a few minutes to get everyone and everything in place.

Take lots of videos and pictures but most of all enjoy the show! We are making memories!!!

Set List

Ensemble – Guitar Boogie

Ensemble – Prelude in A

Alevia – Oye Como Va

Alex – Wonderful World 

Ashlyn – Wildwood Flower

Liam – Rock Anywhere/Pastoral

Lucy- The Call of the Horn/ Quiet River

Danica – Hallelujah

Vivian – I got sun in the Morning

Molly – Landslide

Jallea – Branle de Pictou

Reaganne – AngelFoot

Ensemble – Peter Gunn

Ensemble – C Jam Blues

We Cut the Ribbon – Welcome to the St. Joseph Arts Academy

A truly beautiful, Missouri, spring morning outside the SJAA!  Thanks to the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, MWSU Alumni Association, Center for Entrepreneurship and to the students, families and friends who were able to join us.

We cut the ribbon on our new commercial location.  Great to show everybody around, talk and have some great refreshments.  We are so excited to be teaching and learning in our new space!

St. Joseph Arts Academy
2027 N. 36th Street
St. Joseph MO 64506
(in the Beck Road Center)

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Ribbon Cutting for St. Joseph Arts Academy

We are celebrating the opening of our new commercial location with a Ribbon Cutting from the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce!

Tuesday, April 24 at 11am

St. Joseph Arts Academy
2027 N. 36th Street
St. Joseph MO 64506
(in the Beck Road Center)

All students and families are invited to attend.  A brief Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by an open house with refreshments.

Please come to show your support and check out our new home for Music Lessons in St. Joseph!

BIG THANKS to all who have worked so hard with us to make it happen.