The non-profit Arizona Senior Academy exists to support lifelong engagement with extended learning, creativity and public service for adults in or near retirement. We are located in the Academy Village/Altura active 55+ adult community in the Rincon Valley of eastern Tucson. Founded by a former UA president, our affiliation with the University of Arizona helps the ASA provide a rich year-round menu of public concerts,  lectures, and activities. Each week we enjoy a range of talented artists, experts, scholars, and musicians as well as classes and activities for members, all of which provide active engagement in learning.

TANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

To our Members and Friends:

ASA live lectures and concerts are open to ASA members and the public.

A number of past lectures are available as Video Lectures: Click here.

Recorded Concerts by our presenters are also available via our Video Concerts. Click here

Arizona Senior Academy building and parking are wheelchair accessible.

The Koffler Great Room is equipped with an audio loop for the hearing impaired.

 

Current Presentations

LECTURE

Sabina Srokova

Monday, Lecture, June 17 2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room, “Neuroimaging of the Aging Brain: Exploring age-related differences in memory abilities with MRI” Sabina Srokova’s primary strand of work employs functional MRI to study why brain areas that once responded selectively to specific types of information become less specialized in older age, and how this phenomenon may relate to age differences in memory abilities. Read More…

 

 

 

 

LIVE CONCERTS

FRIDAY CONCERT JUNE 14th, 11:30am-12:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room

Vocalist Sheryl Ann McKinley & her Quintet present “The Magic of Astrud” – a tribute to the late Astrud Gilberto and her glorious bossa nova songs. Quintet includes Sly Slipetsky (piano), Max Goldschmid (horns), Rob Boone (trombone), Jack Wood (bass), and Aaron Szabo (drums).

 

 

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

DIGITIZED EVENTS


ART
. The Arizona Senior Academy and the AV Home Owners Association held a one day event with art produced by Academy villagers. Here is a slideshow that focuses on this art: click photo or here

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POETRY
: This Chapbook presents the poetry written during a class led by the well-known poet,  Nancy Fitzgerald. The poems were were recently presented to an audience in the ASA Great Room. For view of the Chapbook, click photo or here

 

 

PLAYS: This play-reading version of the delightful play, “Savannah Sipping Society” by Jones Hope Wooten involved a number of Academy Village residents, and was directed  by resident Mary Mitchell. Photograph by Deon Holt. Click here for video

 

 

 

About Us
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Samples of past events: Classical cello and piano by Sanda Schuldmann and Harry Clark; concert from Vail Chorale led by Academy member, Fritz Reinagel; lectures on topics in science and art; ASA concert by steel drum band from Empire High; concert by Ronstadt Generations; pre-season Downton Abbey preview at ASA via PBS and KUAT

The ASA mission supports extended learning, creative engagement, mentoring and public service over the entire span of retirement. It is located within Academy Village, a 55-plus retirement community in Southeast Tucson, Arizona.

All residents of Academy Village become full dues-paying Senior Academy members at age 60, providing support for the ASA. In addition to the concerts and lectures each week, the resident members have a number of amenities available to them.

The ASA support organization, Academy Services Corporation, runs the Academy Villas, an assisted living residence.

Live lectures and musical programs are available to ASA members and the public;  and videos of lectures and recorded concerts on videos are available on this website.

From time to time, our members and friends also make direct donations to sponsor the appearance of an artist or expert of special interest.

This mosaic depicts a sampler of past events, including a concert by the Vail Chorale founded and led by an Academy member, plus an early preview of the the final season of Downton Abbey which was co-hosted by ASA and our local PBS station KUAT.