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HCS Sponsors Summer Sing-Along

The Harbor Country Singers (HCS), the area's community chorus, is sponsoring an outdoor summer sing-along at the Three Oaks Arts & Education Center on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm (eastern). Everyone is invited to join in. Michigan COVID-19 guidelines now allow...

Pokagon Grant Helps Expand Scholarship Program

Pokagon Grant Helps Expand Scholarship Program

The School of American Music has received a $10,000 grant from the Pokagon Fund, which enables SAM to extend its need-based scholarship program this summer up to 100 percent of the cost of lessons. "With families feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are...

Online Music Lessons from SAM Now Available

The School of American Music (SAM) is offering online courses in Piano, Violin, Voice Guitar, Ukulele and Mountain Dulcimer, effective immediately. Under Michigan guidelines, the school has suspended face-to-face lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAM has been...

Two Simple, Painless Ways to Donate to SAM

Now there are two ways you can donate to the School of American Music--without opening your checkbook. Give-back programs from Amazon and Harding's will rebate a portion of your purchase amount to SAM, and all you have to do is sign up. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent...

Classes Are Cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis

In keeping with Michigan State requirements for educational institutions, the School of American Music has ceased operations for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. As soon as we get the all-clear from the State of Michigan, we will immediately open and get back to...

SAM Leads School Assemblies

SAM Leads School Assemblies

The School of American Music is leading four elementary school assemblies aimed at providing school-wide music enrichment. The assemblies are held at Chikaming Elementary School and Three Oaks Elementary. So far, the assemblies have covered five main elements of...

Free Concert February 28 with Oboist Jennet Ingle

Free Concert February 28 with Oboist Jennet Ingle

The School of American Music (SAM) will present an oboe, viola and piano program featuring oboist Jennet Ingle on Friday, February 28, 7pm EST at the Converge Church in New Buffalo, Mich. The concert, part of SAM's Free Family Concert Series, will feature the world...

‘Viola Virtuosity’ Theme of January Free Family Concert

‘Viola Virtuosity’ Theme of January Free Family Concert

SAM will present "Viola Virtuosity!" featuring renowned violist and composer Rudolf Haken and violist/violinist Kunito Nishitani at a free concert on Saturday, January 25, 7pm EST, at the Converge Community Church in New Buffalo. The concert, part of SAM's Free Family...

SAM Performers Open Pokagon Fund Board Meeting

SAM Performers Open Pokagon Fund Board Meeting

SAM Executive Director Donna Mitchell, Harbor Country Singers member Ginny Gooldy and Linnea Berg opened a recent Pokagon Fund board meeting with a medley of holiday music. After the performance, Mitchell updated the board on SAM's 2019 activities and gave a preview...

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