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Enrollment with Aspire Music Academy

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Enrollment Information:

Aspire starts 2018 with more fabulous performing opportunities than ever before!


In addition to the continuation of our groups from Fall Term, we will be starting up our Impact group, a mixed girls and boys performance group for grades 6-9.


The other exciting news is that our very own Miss Lori will be directing the Broadway revue Stars on Broadway 4 for Woodbury Community Theatre (WCT), playing in March 2018.  Aspire is arranging our Winter and Spring terms for 2018 into a single 5-month experience (early January through early June), with our usual Aspire rehearsals fitting alongside the rehearsals and performances for Stars 4

Details about audition requirements:

  • Performers new to Aspire performance groups are required to audition.
  • Aspire recreational groups do not require an audition.  
  • Stars on Broadway 4  (a/k/a Stars 4 - Rockin' Broadway) requires an audition (as do all MCAC/WCT shows). Auditions will be December 30 or January 2,4,5. You can sign up at :

Performers should be able to take part in both experiences and continue performing all the way through the end of the school year!  

Aspire will be scheduling performances for March as well as May and early June.


The five-month Aspire Winter/Spring Term rates (early January through early June) appear below.


Students in Aspire Music Academy pay a monthly tuition fee for their instruction, based on grade level and the group joined:


  • Grades 1-3: $65 per month – five payments:  total of $325

  • Grades 4-6: $75 per month – five payments:  total of $375

  • Grades 6-8: $85 per month – five payments:  total of $425

  • Grades 9-12: $95 per month – five payments:  total of $475


Families paying in full for a term in one payment receive a 10% discount on tuition for that term.  Discounts appear on our online payment portal, which is a part of the enrollment process.  For those choosing recurring payments, timing of those payments is also shown on the payment portal.

Additional fees may apply for costumes, music and supplies, appropriate to each age and performance level.

Rehearsal times for each group are listed on the Program and Groups page and updated on the calendar located on the Resources page.
More information on Aspire Music Academy is also available on the Merrill Arts Center website.

Send Us A Question

In Woodbury, Minnesota, Aspire Music Academy is hosted by the Merrill Community Arts Center (MCAC), home of Woodbury Community Theatre.  Aspire rehearsals and other instruction sessions take place at the Rivertown location of MCAC:


380 Rivertown Drive, Suite 300
Woodbury, MN 55125

Miss Lori's Studio

Individual lesson packages are also available from Miss Lori’s Studio. To schedule a private lesson with Miss Lori or another instructor, please email us at and please provide your student’s name, age and previous performing experience.