The William Pu Music Academy, located in the heart of the fast-growing North Fulton area, is Atlanta’s most premiere music academy. The Academy offers private and group lessons for students from K-12 on various instruments. Founded by William Pu, the former associate concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Academy includes a distinguished faculty made up of Atlanta-area musicians with strong professional and educational backgrounds. The unique combination of a distinguished faculty and a convenient location makes the William Pu Music Academy one of the most in-demand music institutions in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area!
The William Pu Music Academy Fall 2014 semester starts started accepting registration! The Academy semester is from August 11, 2014 to December 29, 2014 with total of 18 weeks excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. The Academy offers private and group lessons for the violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. Private lessons start at $135 per month for 30 min., $270 per month for 60 min. and group lessons start at $144 per month for 60 min. lessons. Chamber Music Program tuition is $250 with 5 sessions of 90 min. lesson per semester. To download the WPMA registration form, click here. Chamber Music registration form, click here.
We are very excited to announce that start from Fall 2014 semester; William Pu Music Academy will offer Chamber Music Program to selected registered WPMA students. WPMA believes that chamber music is an essential pedagogical tool for all music students along with solo and orchestra playing. Chamber music not only teaches students how to deal with essential skills such as listening, matching, cueing and balance, but rehearsing chamber music requires students to develops clear, constructive and supportive communication skills.
Violin, viola and cello students are assigned a chamber music group, rehearse and coach by a designate WPMA faculty once a month for 90 min. and perform at the end of the semester. All applicants are encouraged to submit early before the deadline. Chamber music opportunities for bass players are not guaranteed. Tuition for 5 sessions in the Fall 2014 semester is $250.
Individual applicants are required to complete a WPMA Chamber Music Registration Form along with tuition to William Pu Music Academy. For the registration form, click here.
We are very proud that three of our students received awards and recognition at the recent GMTA State Auditions for Instrumental, Instrumental Concerto, Voice and College Piano. Ling Yi Xin, age 15, was recognized as Conference Recitalist in the 10th and 11th Grade Division. She also was selected as the first alternate in the concerto competition. Grace Chen, age 14, received an Award of Excellence in the 8th and 9th Grade Division. Serena Gao, age 13, received an Award of Excellence in her 6th and 7th Grade Division. We are very proud of these students and of their achievements. Congratulations to Ling Yi, Grace and Serena!
17 year-old Justin Lee and 16 year-old Tony Gong, both our students, recently won first place and honorable mention in the high school division of the 2014 Georgia College’s Performance Competition for Strings. Justin won first place with an outstanding and expressive performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto while Tony earned his honor with his strong performance of the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole. We are so proud of Justin and Tony’s achievement. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians!