Associate Director: David Zuniga
The Salvation Army has been making music since its earliest beginnings in nineteenth century London and it is an integral part of the services provided by the Greater Winston-Salem Area Command serving Forsyth, Davie, Yadkin, and Stokes County.
Salvation Army bands are modeled after traditional brass bands and students learn to play one of the following instruments; coronet/trumpet, alto horn, baritone, euphonium, tuba, or percussion. Students also select a second instrument as an elective from the following instruments; guitar, piano, drumline, and, through our special partnership with the Winston-Salem Symphony, violin.
The Winston-Salem Symphony has expressed their desire to continue a long-term partnership with The Salvation Army where both are committed to developing the music potential of economically disadvantaged students through a year round violin program and future expansion to other stringed instruments.
The Academy of Music and Arts offers three ten-week sessions of after school instruction during the school year and a seven week Summer Conservatory where students receive instruction five days a week. Instruction is group based and available for beginners to advanced students. Instruments for all classes are provided to students if necessary at no additional cost. Full and partial scholarships are available for students in challenging financial situations.
For more information or to register your child for an upcoming session, contact Associate Director David Zuniga at 336-970-0608.