St. Francis Music Academy offers scholarships, free concerts


INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE – St. Francis Music Academy is pleased to announce that partial scholarships are still available for students enrolling for the fall semester.

Featuring a world-class faculty, including members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and other professional musicians who have distinguished themselves as performing artists around the globe, the Academy is open to students of all ages and offers a rare level of music instruction in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, trumpet, guitar and harp, as well as chamber music, choral instruction, music theory and musicianship.

Also offered are Music Together family classes designed for parents, grandparents and caregivers with children ages birth through 5 years.

Two Open Houses featuring various SFMA classes have been scheduled for 11 a.m. on both Oct. 14 and Nov. 18, and everyone is invited to participate.

Operating as an extension of the music ministry of The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi, under the direction of Dr. Alina Voicu, Director of Music, SFMA also offers monthly Music Corner activities and concerts, open to the larger community free of charge.

Concerts are scheduled on Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. each day.

Grounded in the belief that music has a unique ability to affect the human condition and impact society, SFMA invites and welcomes everyone to attend.

SFMA operates on an open enrollment system, and registration forms and the SFMA Calendar are available online at or at The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi located at 3545 Cahaba Valley Road in Indian Springs Village (the phone number is 988-4371).

For more information about SFMA programs, scholarships, Open Houses and concerts, visit the SFMA website or, or email Voicu at