SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Nurturing the Art of Excellence
“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare
Welcome to our newest faculty!
Please welcome a new member of the Ars Nova Faculty. Dr. Joseph Fleetwood will be teaching piano. Joseph is highly experienced in two distinct but complementary schools of piano playing: The British school as established by Tobias Matthay, and the central European school established by Czerny, and taught through Leschetizky to the Schnabels. The guiding principles of both schools is beauty of tone and phrasing, in which the music is given space to breath, and the character of the music is allowed to speak to the audience through the performer. The Matthay tradition teaches that beautiful sound comes through physical relaxation and an understanding of the inner workings of both the player’s body and the piano, and the central European tradition teaches that characterization comes through the observation of proportions, and that tone production is a primary consideration integral to the structure of a piece.
Please welcome a new member of the Ars Nova Faculty. Josey Poppin will be teaching voice starting fall 2022.
Each student receives one private lesson, with four performance classes included in each 18-week session for voice and piano. Tuition includes weekly classes in theory and Sight-singing/Ear-training.
Contact the office at 256 883-1105 for the contact information for each teacher.
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Ars Nova, Incorporated is a 501(c)3 status non-profit organization dedicated to the performing arts, with an emphasis on music. Operated under it’s auspices are a school for training in voice, piano, cello, harp, children’s music, and theatre in addition to a production company which performs plays, musicals, and opera.
Ars Nova admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
Ars Nova Performances are supported in part or in whole by these generous programs.
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” – Sergei Rachmaninoff