Friday Evening Afterglow

Often on Friday evenings after vespers we gather around the piano and sing together. Mr. Rasmussen plays the piano. Sometimes students join on their instruments. We sing our favorites from the hymnal - "O When Shall I See Jesus?", "It is Well With My Soul", "I'd Rather Have Jesus"- and many others. It isn't [...]

Students Prepare for Recorded Christmas Concert

During a typical school year, first semester ends with a Sabbath afternoon Christmas concert, drawing parents and families from around the state and beyond. Of course, this year is anything but typical. In lieu of the live concert, we are working hard to record and produce a concert that you can live stream anytime [...]

Over 400 Attend Christmas Concert

There's nothing like music to bring in the Christmas season. We were blessed Sabbath afternoon with a beautiful concert organized by the music director Bruce Rasmussen and the entire music department. Over 400 family members and friends crowded into the sanctuary, spilling over into the aisles and the lobby. Around 60 students sang, rang [...]

Belissimi Cerchi Surprised with Donated 5th Octave

It was with some trepidation that the members of Belissimi Cerchi, Wisconsin Academy's touring bell choir, met in the principal's office last week for a "talk." Music director Bruce Rasmussen had called them to meet there to discuss ways in which they weren't quite meeting their full potential as a music group. Something was [...]

A Sabbath Full of Music

This past Sabbath, students in our select singing group, the Choralaires, gathered at 10:15 in the chapel to prepare for church. Under direction of music director Bruce Rasmussen, they reviewed challenging passages and polished their sound. This Sabbath was the first time the Choralaires sang for church service. After putting on their robes in [...]

Music Groups Tour Four States

In early March, students in Choralaires and Belissimi Cerchi visited six schools, five churches, and a nursing home on a four-state tour including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. In addition to performances, they worked with students in Adventist schools, helping preparing them for the upcoming MusicFest. While in Kentucky, the visited the Creation Museum [...]