Academy of Music & Arts

Associate Director: David Zuniga

The Winter session begins September 8 and ends May 21, 2014.

We are now taking applications.

Information           Application


The Salvation Army Winston-Salem Academy of Music and Arts is an intensive after-school program for young people wishing to develop their musical talent. There are three sessions of the academy during the school year: the Fall Session (September – November), the Winter Session (January – March), and the Spring Session (March – May). Each session is about 10 weeks long.  
Who May Attend. The Academy of Music and Arts is open to any students ages 8 through 18.

Classes. All students of the Academy of Music and Arts receive instruction in brass band and an elective. The following is a brief description of each:

Brass Band - Students learn to play one of the following instruments: cornet/trumpet, alto horn, baritone, euphonium, tuba, or percussion.  These are the instruments found in a typical Salvation Army band (which are modeled after traditional British brass bands).  Students are placed in one of three bands according to their ability, from beginners to advanced. 

Elective – Students are placed in one of the following classes: Guitar, Piano, Drumline, or World of Music. All classes have limited space, and if necessary, an audition will be given. 

Class Times. Classes take place every Monday and Thursday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  The daily schedule is as follows:

5:00 – 5:45 Band
5:00 – 5:45 Elective

5:45 – 6:30 
Elective5:45 – 6:30 Band

Location. All Academy of Music and Arts classes take place at The Salvation Army Washington Park Corps building, located at 1411 South Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.  

Transportation is available on a limited basis from The Salvation Army Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club, The Salvation Army International Corps and Boys and Girls Club, and The Salvation Army Kernersville Corps. 

Instruments.Instruments are available for each student attending the Academy of Music and Arts. Students are allowed (and encouraged) to take their assigned instrument home while they are a part of the Academy. Of course, if a student owns their own instrument, they are more than welcome to use it.  

Cost. The cost to attend each session of the Academy of Music and Arts is $50 per student.  This money is due on the first day of each session. 

Registration. Applications for the 2013-2014 season of the Academy of Music and Arts may be picked up at the Washington Park Corps on 1411 South Broad Street. Completed applications can be returned in person, faxed to 336.722.2623, or mailed to: 

The Salvation Army 
Attn: David Zuniga
1411 South Broad Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127 

We will notify applicants on acceptance to the program soon after we receive your application. Spaces for the program are very limited, so please turn in your application as soon as possible.  If spaces open up throughout the year, students on our waiting list will be called first.  

Contact Us. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: David Zuniga, Director 336.499.1196 ext. 104, or cell 336.970.0608.