St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy

When the trumpeters and singers were heard as a single voice praising and giving thanks to the Lord, and when they raised the sound of the trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments to “Praise the Lord, who is so good, whose love endures forever,” the cloud filled the house of the Lord.

~ 2 Chronicles 5:13

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy

For hundreds of years, the practice of religion has been supported by the arts. Songs, poems, hymns, dances, and sacred images have been used in places of worship as aids to prayer and meditation. At St. Peter’s, music is a central part of our parish ministry in our worship services and our community. Teaching music to the greater Geneva community is a natural outgrowth of the pairing of music and the church.  With the dream of providing the community with wider access to music and dance, St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy was started in 2005 with a mission of providing “Arts for All.” 

The Arts Academy serves well over 200 students a year from all religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Programs and lessons are designed to supplement, extend, or enhance arts education so the Academy provides lessons that are not available in local schools. Offerings include lessons in choir, dance, Suzuki violin, fiddle, piano, string, guitar, organ, voice lessons, and more. While the Academy is an important part of the life of St. Peter’s Church, it is separate from the parish in terms of its day-to-day operations, its artistic development, and its programs.

Please visit the Academy Website and find out more.