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Heidi Knudsen to Receive Arts Leadership Award: Concert to Benefit String Academy of Wisc. Scholarship Fund

The twenty-sixth annual Scholarship Benefit Concert on May 23rd will feature current String Academy of Wisconsin students and ensembles.

By - May 6th, 2016 03:34 pm
Heidi Knudsen. Photo courtesy of the String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Heidi Knudsen. Photo courtesy of the String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is proud to announce Heidi Knudsen as recipient of its 2016 Arts Leadership Award, in recognition of the outstanding leadership and generosity of spirit that she has extended to the String Academy of Wisconsin during her tenure with the organization. The award will be presented during the school’s annual Spring Scholarship Benefit Concert, which begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, May 23 in the Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, on the UW-Milwaukee campus.

Ms. Knudsen is retiring at the end of May after serving for the last sixteen years as Office Administrator for the String Academy of Wisconsin. She is also a flutist and a performing member of Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony.  

The twenty-sixth annual Scholarship Benefit Concert on May 23rd will feature current String Academy of Wisconsin students and ensembles. This year’s String Academy Concerto Competition winners, violinist Grace Woo and cellist Ian Wasserman, will be accompanied by the SAW Chamber Orchestra. The program will also showcase students ranging from beginners to the most advanced. Proceeds from this event will benefit the school’s Scholarship Fund, which helps to provide talented, financially disadvantaged students with the opportunity to study at the String Academy. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $30 per person and may be obtained by calling the String Academy of Wisconsin at 414-963-4729. Further information about the String Academy may be found at:  www.stringacademyofwisconsin.org.

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