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Wednesday, January 28 2015 @ 11:16 PM MST

About the Academy


The Irish Cultural Center grew out of a cooperative public-private partnership between the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department; the Arizona Department of Transportation; a Sister City relationship with Ennis, Ireland; and the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, a local non-profit coalition of affiliated Irish and Celtic organizations.

The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies is a major program of the Irish Cultural Center. The goal of the Academy is to offer the highest quality educational and cultural programming. Offerings include music, dance, art, history, literature, drama, crafts, language, and traditional activities.

Classes Term Schedule and Registration

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ACADEMY OF IRISH & CELTICS STUDIES TERM 1 2015 STARTS JANUARY 5TH

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The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies begins its first term of 2015 on January 5th. The cost for dance or language classes is $125.00 for the 10 week term (minimum 3 person class).  The cost for Reader's Theater/Drama is $100 (Minimum 6 person class). Music lessons are all private lessons and are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. Private classes may be adjusted to fit your schedule. The cost for private lessons is $200.00 per ten-weeks of 30 minute classes.  60 minute private classes are available at $400 for the ten-weeks.  Tuition may be pro-rated for late starters. NOTE: Private tuition is available in all subjects. A number of scholarships may also be available.
If a teacher has two students at the same level, that teacher may decide to have both in the same class for an hour as long as both students and teacher are in agreement with the arrangement.

For further information, please call Pat McCrossan at the Academy office (602) 864 2357 or main number at 602-258-0109 Email: academy@azirish.org  Visit the academy website at www.iccacademy.com

The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Call Mary at 602-258-0109. RSVP requested.

 
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THE ACADEMY OF IRISH & CELTIC STUDIES BEGINS FIRST TERM ON JANUARY 11TH

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesYou can still sign up for classes for Term 1 2010.  Tuition will be pro-rated.  The Academy of Celtic Studies began the first term on January 11.  The cost for music and language classes is $100.00 for the 8 week term. Private lessons are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. The cost for private lessons is $20.00 per 30 minute class and $40.00 per 60 minute class. For further information, please call (602) 254-6094.

The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.  Call Mary at 602-258-0109. Class days and times vary, and can usually be adjusted to suit your schedule.  If you are interested in participating in the Academy, it is not too late to begin.

Classes offered:
5-String Banjo (Clawhammer)
5-String Banjo (Scruggs Style)
Accordion
Bagpipes
Banjo (Irish Tenor)
Bodhran
Ceili Dance
Fiddle
Guitar
Harp
Highland Dance
Irish Language
Irish Step Dancing
Mandolin
Music Theory
Piano/Keyboard
Pipe Band Drumming
Slow Seisiun
Welsh Language
Whistle/Flute
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CELTICA !

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesCeltica! Founding Director, Coleen Hogan-VanSlyke, and the Irish Cultural Center, are very pleased to announce that the roster of singers for Celtica! has been released after several months of auditions. She and Accompanist Melody Perry are beginning rehearsals on Tuesday evening, January 12.
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TERM 1 OF ACADEMY OF IRISH & CELTIC STUDIES BEGINS JANUARY 11th

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The Academy of Celtic Studies begin the first term on January 11.  The cost for music and language classes is $100.00 for the 8 week term. Private lessons are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. The cost for private lessons is $20.00 per 30 minute class and $40.00 per 60 minute class. For further information, please call (602) 254-6094.

The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.  Call Mary at 602-258-0109. Class days and times vary, and can usually be adjusted to suit your schedule.  If you are interested in participating in the Academy, it is not too late to begin.

Classes offered:
5-String Banjo (Clawhammer)
5-String Banjo (Scruggs Style)
Accordion
Bagpipes
Banjo (Irish Tenor)
Bodhran
Ceili Dance
Fiddle
Guitar
Harp
Highland Dance
Irish Language
Irish Step Dancing
Mandolin
Music Theory
Piano/Keyboard
Pipe Band Drumming
Slow Seisiun
Welsh Language
Whistle/Flute


ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR FIRST TERM

The Char and Jim Marquardt scholarship has been established to acknowledge their significant contribution to the Valley Irish Music community. The mission of the Char and Jim Marquardt Scholarship is to continue Char and Jim’s tradition of nurturing local Irish music by assisting qualifying students of the art and tradition.  The Char and Jim Marquardt scholarship will be awarded once per term and will pay half of the tuition for the selected students of the Phoenix Irish Cultural Center (ICC).

Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship by submitting the designated application for the upcoming term. A committee, consisting of the members listed below, will review the applications and select the recipients.  A scholarship will cover only the term for which it was awarded. A new application and selection process will occur before every term. The Char and Jim Marquardt scholarship is funded by memorial contributions from members and friends of the Valley Irish Music community. The administration and committee membership is renewable every term. The initial beneficiaries of the Char and Jim Marquardt scholarship are the students of the Music Academy of the ICC. However, the scope of this scholarship may change at the discretion of the Committee Members.
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ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR FIRST TERM

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesThe Char and Jim Marquardt scholarship has been established to acknowledge their significant contribution to the Valley Irish Music community. The mission of the Char and Jim Marquardt Scholarship is to continue Char and Jim’s tradition of nurturing local Irish music by assisting qualifying students of the art and tradition.  The Char and Jim Marquardt scholarship will be awarded once per term and will pay half of the tuition for the selected students of the Phoenix Irish Cultural Center (ICC).
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OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE FOR AUDITIONS

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesDue to an enormous response, additional auditions have been added for January.  Contact Ms. Van Slyke for your opportunity to audition.

In partnership with The Irish Cultural Center, a new professional level 16 -20 voice Chorale known as “ Celtica! ’ will be holding auditions for experienced singers and/or instrumentalists (Celtic) with a love for the music of the Celts throughout history. Founding Director of Music and Conductor Coleen Van Slyke, announces auditions, held in the Center’s Cottage starting on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM. Interested singers and/or those who are proficient in the instruments of the Celts should email their interest, brief resume, and contact information to celticachorale@gmail.com. Replies will contain more information and the details of the audition process. Regular rehearsals will be held Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 9:30PM.
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TERM 4 ACADEMY OF CELTIC STUDIES BEGINS OCTOBER 12

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesThe Academy of Celtic Studies begins the four term October 12.  The cost for music and language classes is $100.00 for the 8 week term. Private lessons are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. The cost for private lessons is $20.00 per 30 minute class and $40.00 per 60 minute class. For further information, please call (602) 254-6094.
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TERM 3 ACADEMY OF CELTIC STUDIES BEGINS IN AUGUST

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesThe Academy of Celtic Studies begins the third term in August.  The cost for music and language classes is $100.00 for the 8 week term. Private lessons are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. The cost for private lessons is $20.00 per 30 minute class and $40.00 per 60 minute class. For further information, please call (602) 254-6094.The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.  Call Mary at 602-258-0109. Class days and times vary, and can usually be adjusted to suit your schedule.
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MEET THE ACADEMY TEACHERS

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesPat McCrossan (Director of Studies) Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, 5 string Banjo, Music theory.  Sheila Maguire - Fiddle. John Good - Whistle, Flute and Welsh language.  Vicki Champion - Irish language.  Steve Colby - Clawhammer banjo, Bouzouki, DADGAD guitar. Sharon Judd - Step dancing. Michelle West - Bodhran.   Sandy Voris - Bagpipes.
There are 78 students presently studying with the above mentioned teachers.  The music students love to perform, and have done so at, BEERFEST 2014, ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND FAIRE, and at various functions at the Center.  For information contact Pat at iccacademy@cox.net phone 602-254-6094.  Visit the students website at www.iccacademy.com
Picture of some of the students in performance at the 7th Arizona Irish Festival, October 2007.