Easy as Lying: The Music of Shakespeare's Globe

Tuesday, June 5, from 7:00-8:15pm at the Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts. Program presented by the Grafton Public Library.

In this spirited musical celebration of William Shakespeare, you'll hear songs the Bard mentions by name, excerpts from his plays read aloud, and works by his talented musical contemporaries. The program includes music of Thomas Morley, John Dowland, Robert Johnson and others, all performed with period instruments and historic pronunciation. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities.

6:15-6:45pm *SPECIAL EVENT* Intro to Renaissance Dance
In this short workshop open to all, you'll learn the basics of English dancing from Shakespeare's time. Then, show off your new skills and perform a dance during the concert! No partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Recommended for grades Kindergarten and up.

FREE Admission, but please register here

Summer programs - openings available!

Register today for any of our summer programs in music and theater! 

Pinot and Piano for adults - This class is a chance for adults who have always wanted to play the piano to learn in a laid-back, welcoming, small group environment. Enjoy a glass of wine or sparkling cider!

So You Want to be a Composer? is a fun, creative week-long workshop designed to inspire and equip students to compose their own pieces of music! For ages 7-12.

Singing Circle - this interactive class acquaints singers ages 7-10 to their instrument through the basics of breath and body engagement, ear-training, sight-singing, and developmentally-appropriate repertoire, while building confidence and musical literacy. 

Private Lessons - call or email the office to schedule.

Granny Awards - theater for kids going into grades 3-7 

Sounds a Little Fishy to Me - theater for kids going into grades 1-2

AND MORE! 

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!

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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Thank you for your help!

Our Capital Campaign

We need your help! Your donation will support the renovation of the second and third floors of the Grafton Town House to become a performance arts center, with a ‘Great Hall,’ classrooms, studios and office space.
The Grafton Town House restoration project is essential to the future of our mission to continue to enrich the community through the arts. The restoration will allow Apple Tree Arts to offer more classes in music and theatre arts, a variety of performances and community theatre productions for all ages.

We appreciate your donation or pledge to the capital campaign. You can do it in four easy ways:

• Mail a check to us at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519
• Call us at 508-839-4286 to use a credit card (Visa, Master Card, or American Express)
• Visit us at One Grafton Common
• Donate online using PayPal

Thank you!