Registration for spring programs opens Dec 1

Registration opens on Dec 1 for our spring programs, including private lessons and ensembles. 

If you want to keep your same lesson day/time as in the fall, you will need to register and make a payment no later than Jan 2, 2018. After then, your lesson day/time will be released to the public as available. 

Handel's The Messiah Concert Dec 1

Celebrate the holiday season at Apple Tree Arts’ evening performance of Handel’s The Messiah presented by the Community Chorus with soloists and a chamber orchestra under the direction of Chuck Brown on Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. Admission is $15/adult and $5/student in advance, by clicking here or visiting us at Apple Tree Arts.  Seating is limited. Buy your tickets today!

Claflin Hill - Apple Tree Arts Chamber Series Concert

The Inaugural Season of our new Chamber Music Series gets under way with an exciting and eclectic cornucopia of offerings performed by CHSO musicians who are also faculty members at Apple Tree Arts! Amy Carroll, Kathryn Haddad and others join Paul Surapine and his sister Beth Surapine in the music of Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms, Beethoven, Villa Lobos and more to launch this new collaborative project! Tickets are $19/adults, and $15/student, and are available at the ATA office, at www.claflinhill.org, or at the door.

NOTE: All current Apple Tree Arts students are admitted FREE

 

Winter registration is open

Registration for our winter programs is now open.

Check out our NEW theater program - Acting Adventures, for kids in grades 2-6, as well as our popular grades 1-4 theater - Snoozy Snowflake. 

We also offer our Show Choir, plus another NEW program - Improv to the Max!

Early childhood classes begin the week of January 2, 2018

Private lessons are ongoing for the fall semester, but there are still openings - check it out online!

Web registration for for new students

Parent portal for existing students

 

$219,000 grant awarded to Apple Tree Arts!

Apple Tree Arts was awarded a $219,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) for the continued renovation of the Great Hall and the studios and classrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors!!

We have the matching funds required to receive the grant. Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts was thrilled to be given the grant for the second time from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “It’s an amazing honor to receive a grant commensurate with the amount highly worthy organizations in the state received,” said Blanchard. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Science and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum were given a similar amount.

The MCFF received 131 applications for the highly competitive grant round with $28 million sought for projects. The awards included 61 capital grants totaling about $8.9 million and 18 planning grants totally about $400,000. Donna Blanchard executive director of Apple Tree Arts was thrilled to be given the grant for the second time from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “It’s an amazing honor to receive a grant commensurate with the amount highly worthy organizations in the state received,” said Blanchard. Apple Tree Arts, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Science and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum were given a similar amount.

Integrated sound and lighting systems, black-out window treatments, stage rigging and curtains for the Great Hall are all included in the grant, as well as providing audio equipment and smart boards for Apple Tree Arts’ classrooms and practice studios on the second and third floor of the building. 

We are thrilled!

Share a Chair Fundraiser!

We are launching a Share a Chair Fundraiser! For only $250, families can sponsor a chair for the Great Hall. Each chair will be outfitted with a plaque honoring a person of your choice: a student, a parent, or in memory of a loved one. These chairs will be used for performances and events in the Great Hall for years to come!

Click here to order your chairs today!

Community Chorus performs Handel's Messiah

The community chorus will perform Handel's Messiah in the Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts on Friday, December 1, at 7pm. The performance includes four professional soloists and a chamber orchestra. 

Tickets will be available at the door. 

New Registration Process!

Apple Tree Arts is excited to announce that we are now using Jackrabbit Music to manage our classes! This software will make things simpler and more streamlined on our end so we can better communicate with our families and students!

If you or a member of your family is currently enrolled in a class at Apple Tree Arts (summer or fall 2016), please check out your new Customer Portal. Please make sure your contact information is correct and kindly update it if not. Click here for Customer Portal.

If you or a member of your family is not currently enrolled in a class but plan to enroll in the future, please go to the Web Registration Form. Please enter your contact information and a Customer Portal page will be created for you. Click here for the Web Registration Form.

Through your new Customer Portal, you will be able to:
Enroll in classes (private lessons must still be scheduled through the office)
View student/class schedule
See payment history
Pay bills
Update your contact information

You will receive emails through Jackrabbit from noreply@jackrabbittech.com. Please enter this email into your contacts so these important messages are not filtered to Spam.

Enrollment for Grades 1-4 Theatre: How to Train Your Reindeer and Show Choir begins on November 1st. Enrollment for all other Winter/Spring Semester classes will be available on December 1st.

Please don't hesitate to call us at 508-839-4286 or email us at appletree75@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

Thank you!
Apple Tree Arts' Staff

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