Lots of new things coming to MAVA this school!

Look out for: 1. Monthly recitals for students. 2. MAVA youth orchestra coming back this fall 2014! 3. Master Classes with guest instructors and performers. 4. New recital location in South Riding, VA And more!

MAVA Summer Camp – New Location

Our June and July Summer Music Camps will now be located at the Primrose School of South Riding. This is their address: UMC Outreach Center 25350 Poland Avenue Chantilly, VA 20152

Join Now! MAVA Youth Orchestra!

The MAVA Youth Orchestra is back and now in South Riding, VA! Register now to join us for our first rehearsal on September 26, 2013. MAVA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SIGN UP HERE    

PIANO BOOK COVER DESIGN CONTEST! (private students only)

We are accepting cover designs (sketches welcome) for Alan Aranas’ children’s piano book! You can submit entries by emailing designs to info@musicacademyva.com Title: YOUTHFUL BEGINNINGS Open only to private music students

Students accepted to the Loudoun All County String Orchestra – Middle School

Congratulations to Megan Reddy (Eagle Ridge Middle School) and Raymond Hang (Lunsford Middle School) for being accepted to the Loudoun All County String Orchestra – 1st Violin section! Megan and Raymond are both private violin students of Mr. Alan Aranas. Hundreds of students auditioned for a seat in the orchestra on December 8, 2012. Keep up the great work everyone!

Youth Orchestra Registration Now Open for 2012-2013 Seasons!


June Music Camp a Success!

The 1st Music Academy of Virginia Music Camp in June of 2012 had created some fabulous recordings and music composition from the participants.  You can listen to audio from our Music Composers of the camp on our Audio Player above.   STRING ENSEMBLE: The level of play ranged from late beginner to late intermediate.  Our visiting music composer and instructor,
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Our group of young composers had a chance to work with our team of composers: Alan Aranas & Sebastian Valenzuela. The students worked on the following composition ideas: Melody writing. Music Sequencing on their laptops. Music notation on paper and in Sibelius/Finale. Utilized Reason and GarageBand (Apple) to explore their ideas. Students had their pieces performed and recorded.


STRING ENSEMBLES: We just finished our 2 week MAVA music summer camp! Mr. Sebastian Valenzuela is a visiting musician from the University of Wisconsin, and exposed the students to various music arrangements.  Mr. Sebastian comes from a jazz background and exposed them to many different ways to perform music.   They experienced standard chamber music like Mozart Quartets (Concert Classical),
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SUMMER MUSIC CAMP – Strings, Woodwinds, Jazz, Music Production, and more!!!

MAVA SUMMER MUSIC CAMP 2012 SIGN UP HERE  <– Please click here  JUNE 11 – JUNE 22  & AUGUST 13-24 The Virginia Volleyball Center 45685 Oakbrook Court Sterling, VA 20166   CLASSES OFFERED (click on class for detailed information): Entire Day – $495 9:00am – 12:30pm (Performance classes) – $295 String Music Ensembles (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced – Audition Required) Woodwind Ensemble ( Beginner
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