Music School – Tadasei Wed, 25 May 2022 07:34:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Music School – Tadasei 32 32 ‘This Is Us’ Series Finale Review and Recap Made Us Cry the Perfect Amount Wed, 25 May 2022 07:34:26 +0000

At the start of the It’s us finale, all-time great emoter Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) effectively sums up my mood about writing this farewell to the NBC drama: “I’m fine. I am rightly sad and I am rightly anxious about this eulogy.

Last week, the extended Pearson clan said goodbye to matriarch Rebecca (Mandy Moore) in an episode that made me cry so much it hurt my head. It sounds like a terrible experience, and sometimes Dan Fogelman’s series leaned into misery – think bringing out the mystery of Jack’s death, for example. Headaches aside, “The Train” is a fine penultimate outing that highlights Moore’s terrific performance and Fogelman’s ability to weave an unexpected narrative into the familiar tapestry of Pearson.

“We” is much more understated by comparison, combining two elements the show excels at portraying: the mundane and the meaningful. In the “before” finale, the inclusion of Rebecca telling Miguel (Jon Huertas) that she’s not ready to let go of the memories of the days “when nothing big really happened” is a neon sign pointing to the Pearson family’s “Completely Free Saturday”. which coincides with the day of Rebecca’s funeral.

Choosing to pair a familiar weekend setup with a solemn ritual softens the overall tone, and the latter is (thankfully) less focused on the funeral itself and more on what’s to come. I haven’t lost sight of the fact that Rebecca’s demise in her twilight years spanned a decade, in stark contrast to the sudden nature of Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death when the Big Three were teenagers. It doesn’t matter that Jack has been dead for 30 years, because his legacy lives on in his children, grandchildren, and younger brother Nicky (Griffin Dunne). (Sorry, Jack, I’m still not done with your abandonment of Nicky after the Vietnam War.)

In the case of Randall’s eulogy, we never hear of his oratory skills, because Fogelman keeps those words mysterious. The short montage in the church is deliberately disorienting, and Randall later tells his three now adult children, “I don’t remember a single thing I said.” His grief also took on an unusually nihilistic tone. “It all seems so pointless, he intones before Deja (La Trice Harper) pulls him (and us) from the brink of despair.

No one is better at crying on screen or shedding a single tear than Brown, and his reaction to finding out he’s going to have a grandson after being surrounded by women his entire adult life is mood-shattering. Jack and Rebecca aren’t the only two parental figures commemorated by this family. Already told Randall he wanted to name baby William, which triggered my tear ducts. “Your grandson will be named after a man I’ve never met, but I know him because I know you. It doesn’t hurt.”

Already’s “very good news of a very sad day” highlights the cyclical nature of life (struggling not to sing Elton John Lion King hymn) that It’s us served from day one. The pilot episode combines tragedy and hope, and this pattern repeats itself throughout all six seasons.

Instead of opting for another abstract timeline, like last week’s depiction of the crash that happened on the same day as the Pearson house fire, this narrative is strictly Pearson-only. Spins are not necessary for the series finale which, on a scale of how I Met Your Mother for Six feet Under ground, draws closer to Alan Ball’s farewell to the Fisher family. (Although nothing reached the effectiveness of this final sequence set to Sia’s “Breathe Me”.)

The future isn’t quite mapped out, but we got a glimpse of Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) and Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) son’s rock star career. Adult Jack (Blake Stadnik) isn’t too out of touch to take his child to the park to play on the swings, as shown in the montage at the start of “Us.” If there’s one thing a multi-generational story tells us, it’s that swings are good no matter the era.

A swing is the reason Rebecca has a scar over her eye, but it’s a permanent reminder of her time with her dad. “I really wish I had spent more time enjoying it when it was all happening, instead of just worrying about the ending,” she says in the opening scene of “Us.” We don’t need Moore to break the fourth wall to understand that this line is a conniving nod to the characters we’re watching and our own lives.

We don’t know if Randall will become president or if Kate’s music school for the blind will turn into a global empire. Their mother told them to “live without fear”, and the Big Three have big ambitions to honor her wishes and their dreams.

Perhaps the most poignant part of this final conversation between siblings is when they do the “Big Three” chant that made its first appearance in the second episode. A cute invention by Jack connects the three children together and we see the origin of this ordinary Saturday at home. Young Kate wants to watch movies at home, and Jack pulls out the first performance, much to Kevin’s chagrin because he’s seen it “like a million times”.

Timelines pile up on timelines, and the scene cuts to Jack filming this original recital. Now it’s here It’s us may be considered too cheesy, but this is the last episode, and I welcome the additional cheesy encore.

In the present, Kate admits her nightmare is that busy lives will inevitably lead to the drift of the Big Three. The non-linear storytelling device revealed the many ups and downs, including the monumental falling out between Kevin and Randall, particularly over Rebecca’s healthcare. Differences are finally put aside and hurtful words are forgotten. Singing isn’t the glue that holds them together, but it is a tangible bond with their father. If only they had all inherited their mother’s musical talents. They could have taken this show on the road.

Flashes of the Pearson family’s past parallel what is now the near future. (One mystery the show doesn’t answer is what year it actually is, but I put it around 2032.) The paradox of always looking forward (when we’re young) or backward (as we get older) is essential to explain why It’s us strike a chord. Jack’s sentiments of “trying to enjoy the moments” sound like something you might find sewn onto a throw pillow or an affirmation to hang in your kitchen, but it also rings true. Clichés are cliches for a reason.

Covering large swathes of time in a family setup means most viewers will find something or someone that resonates. For my friends who had a baby during the pandemic, Kevin and Madison’s story struck a chord, and there are many details that match their new parents’ worldview.

To me, there’s so much about Nicky that reminds me of my dad, who died the year It’s us made its debut. Seeing this depiction of his struggles with alcohol and the warmth that Nicky exudes when he’s sober made me feel like I’m seeing my dad again. Therefore, I find it impossible to forgive Jack.

Every time I mention there’s a new episode of It’s us watch, my Catholic husband (with his tongue firmly stuck in his cheek) refers to this as “going to church”. The reason? “You don’t necessarily always want to go, but you always get something out of it.”

I lost count of the number of times through watery eyes I said the phrase “fuck this show” because of how close it was to bone. None of that sounds like affectionate terms, but I can assure you it is, and I’ve spent six years laughing, screaming (often at Kevin), and talking about this show, even when several crying emojis spoke louder than words.

The finale mixes levity and heartache with low-key MVP Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) shining in a final Worst Case Scenario game to unwind her husband Randall. Of the Big Three, Randall deservedly gets the lion’s share of “We.” This includes a poignant flashback to a conversation with William (Ron Cephas Jones) about the role of being a grandparent that explores the notion of unconditional love and the power of smell as memory.

Wrapping up a series of over 100 episodes is no easy task, especially in a time when the network shows like It’s us become a thing of the past. Fogelman and the extended set (thanks to the casting team) can rest easy since they blocked the landing. And luckily it didn’t give me a headache this time.

Disability businesses struggle to stay afloat Mon, 23 May 2022 05:39:01 +0000

Yangyel Lhaden

Almost six months after the Disabled People’s Organization (DPO), with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), established four businesses for people with disabilities (PwD), only one music school is operational today.

The prolonged lockdown has severely hampered businesses.

A total of 45 people with disabilities received music, sewing, baking and candy-making equipment to engage in group businesses.

Seven people with disabilities run the Kuenphel Entertainment of Visually Impaired music school in Pamtsho.

Before confinement, the music school had around 30 students. Today there are about three students.

The school not only teaches music, but also records songs, music, and composes songs.

A member of Kuenphel Entertainment, Sangay Kinzang, said he was grateful for the support that made him and his friends independent. “We always wanted to teach music, but we couldn’t afford musical instruments.”

The bakery, Healthy Options, operated from November but was unable to open after the lockdown.

The Bhutan Stroke Foundation, which takes care of the bakery, has decided to reopen the bakery only with reforms.

The bakery was supposed to be run by 15 disabled people, but only 12 decided to run and during the trial only six disabled people ran the business. They split the revenue.

Bhutan Stroke Foundation founder Dawa Tshering said without a mentor to guide members, it was a difficult experience for people with disabilities.

“They couldn’t work as a team because they all had different forms of disability,” he said. “Lack of capital and limited equipment was also a problem.”

Dawa Tshering plans to offer a monthly payment system to members, promote the Healthy Options brand with its standard packaging, and introduce a mentor to guide PwDs in making the bakery work to its full potential with donor agencies.

A tailoring business, Lhagoe Tailoring, which started with five disabled people, now has only two members.

One member, Dorji Tamang, said that working in a group was not easy and it was discouraging when group members left.

“I am satisfied with my income and I intend to continue working here. I feel the need to return my gratitude to the donors and the DPO for creating this business for us, he said.

The sweets business, Bhutan Center for Disabilities, started briefly with five disabled people but could not continue the business after the lockdown as it was labor intensive and disabled people found it difficult to take it over.

Sources also said that the company was located on the third floor of a building, which made it difficult for members. “They couldn’t break into the market either,” a source said.

DPO Executive Director Sonam Gyamtsho said the prolonged lockdown hampered the progress of the group’s activities as they could not monitor it during the lockdown and problems arose during the lockdown.

“We couldn’t impart soft skills such as living together and working together to people with disabilities,” he said.

He said people with disabilities generally face socialization problems as they live in isolation most of the time. “They need three times as much support and we are looking at other alternatives to get their business going again, such as providing them with soft skills, introducing a mentor or someone to run the business with the obligation to employ at least a certain percentage of people with disabilities.”

Sonam Gyamtsho said their dream is to see people with disabilities as entrepreneurs and take charge of their own business, but they are still used to being employees.

Dawa Tshering said that among the 15 people with disabilities who have undergone bakery training, some are employed in the large bakery in Draktsho, while others have received support from other organizations to set up bakeries in their residence.

Some of the sewing equipment recipients also operate home-based businesses.

Bhakti Maya sews from her home in Tsirang while Tshering Dema also sews from her home in Haa.

The Manhattan School of Music held the 2022 gala in New York’s iconic Rainbow Room Fri, 20 May 2022 23:53:01 +0000

The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) hosted its 2022 Gala on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.

The gala honored Trustee Emeritus Carla Bossi-Comelli (HonDMA ’20) and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the School’s prestigious Orchestral Performance Program (OPP).

Hosted by Isabel Leonard (HonDMA ’21), an alumnus of MSM’s pre-college program and recently appointed faculty member of the school’s Vocal Arts College, the gala featured performances from faculty and distinguished alumni from the PPO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra, Harlem String Quartet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orchester symphonique de Montréal and New York Philharmonic.

Notable attendees included: Carla Bossi-Comelli, winner of the 2022 MSM Gala; MSM President James Gandre; President of the MSM Board of Directors, Lorraine Gallard; Katherine Aulitzky – Executive Director, American Austria Foundation; Tony Bechara – Abstract painter and President Emeritus of El Museo del Barrio; Ambassador Markus Börlin – Consul General of Switzerland in New York; Noreen Buckfire – member of the International Council of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Veronca Bulgari – President, Washington Square Park Conservancy; Fabrizio Di Michele – Consul General of Italy in New York; Adolphus Hailstork – MSM alumnus, American composer; Daisy Soros – Co-Founder of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans; Sylvia Hemingway – Administrator of the Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra; Elinor Hoover – chair of the board of trustees of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Dominique Laffont – Advisory Director of the Metropolitan Opera Board and sponsor of the Met’s Laffont Competition; Ambassador Philip Reeker – Acting Assistant Secretary of State, European and Eurasian Affairs; So-Chung Shinn Lee; Adrienne Vittadini – Hungarian-American fashion designer and philanthropist.

Following the school’s centenary celebrations in 2018-2019, which culminated in an all-star gala concert hosted by Alec Baldwin at Carnegie Hall, the school’s last two gala celebrations have been “virtual” in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2022 gala represented a return to in-person celebration and a return to the Rainbow Room, where the school has hosted several gala celebrations over the past few years.

Orchestral Performance Program

In 1991, the Manhattan School of Music inaugurated the Graduate Program in Orchestral Performance, the first accredited degree program of its kind in the United States.

Chaired by former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow for its first 30 years – Met Opera Orchestra Concertmaster David Chan takes over the program’s leadership this summer – the program produces fine musicians from highest artistic caliber, who are intensively prepared in the orchestral repertoire for careers as symphonic performers.

Students are trained to participate fully in both performance and other non-musical aspects of life in the modern orchestra, such as orchestral governance, artistic planning, community engagement and development public. Graduates of the program populate many of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.

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Carla Bossi Comelli

Since 2009, Carla Bossi-Comelli has chaired the International Advisory Board (IAB) of MSM, a group of philanthropists and music lovers representing 12 countries.

The IAB unites to support the school and ensure the success of MSM’s extremely talented international students, including raising critical funds for scholarships.

Ms. Bossi-Comelli has been a strong supporter of MSM’s physical transformation over the past few years, helping to ensure that the school’s facilities are state of the art.

In 2011, she made a generous donation towards the renovation of what is now the Carla Bossi-Comelli Studio, one of the school’s most versatile performance spaces.

The Studio was inaugurated in 2012 and is constantly used for rehearsals and performances of jazz, classical music and musical theater, as well as for lectures and masterclasses.

Ms. Bossi-Comelli was also a lead sponsor for the renovation of MSM’s main performance venue, Neidorff-Karpati Hall, which reopened in 2018 to mark the school’s centennial.

She led the charge to raise funds for this much needed and highly visible project among the IAB and other international friends of the school.

The “International Advisory Council Lobby”, an elegant space adjoining the room, is the result of his successful efforts.

Manhattan School of Music

Founded as a community music school by Janet Daniels Schenck in 1918, MSM is recognized today for its more than 985 extremely talented undergraduate and graduate students who hail from more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 States; its innovative programs and world-renowned artist-teacher faculty that includes musicians from the New York Philharmonic, the Met Opera Orchestra, and the top ranks of the jazz and Broadway communities; and a distinguished community of accomplished and award-winning alumni working at the highest levels of the musical, educational, cultural and professional worlds.

The school is dedicated to the personal, artistic and intellectual development of budding musicians, from its pre-university students to those pursuing doctoral studies.

Offering classical, jazz and musical theater training, MSM grants a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

True to MSM’s origins as a music school for children, the pre-college program continues to provide superior musical education to 475 young musicians ages 5-18.

The school also serves some 2,000 New York City school children through its Arts-in-Education program, and another 2,000 students through its critically acclaimed and pioneering distance learning program.

Photo credit: 1) Michele Wright, Edward Lowenthal, Caitlin Anto, Jennifer Anto, Chris Anto. 2) 1 Daisy Soros, Marco Pecori, Carla Bossi-Comelli 3) Isabel Leonard and James Gandre. 4) Chiona Schwarz and James Gandre, guests.

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]]> Music Exec Justin Lubliner Buys a Sleek Los Angeles Home – DIRT Wed, 18 May 2022 20:07:00 +0000

In the early 2000s, while still a student in his twenties at USC School of Music, Justin Lubliner formed the marketing and public relations firm The Darkroom. . He then converted the company into a record label and consulted with Republic Records’ A&R team, and eventually partnered with Interscope Recordings. Her big breakthrough came in 2015, after hearing Billie Eilish’s song “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud and then signing her to the Darkroom/Interscope team.

“When I met Justin, I felt like he was the only person out of everyone I met that year – and I met a lot of people – who really saw something and believed in it,” Eilish said. Billboard in a 2020 post. “He had no plan to turn me into something different. He really saw me for exactly who I was and wanted to support that. I think it’s rare.

Fast forward to today, and the “Bad Guy” singer has become the youngest artist in history to sweep all four major Grammy categories (album, song, record, best new artist); and she recently won the Oscar for ‘Best Original Song’ for the James Bond theme ‘No Time to Die’, from the film of the same name. Lubliner’s impressive list of clients also includes DJ-producer Gryffin, alternative producer Oliver Malcolm and pop singer-songwriter Max Leone.

Now the 31-year-old entrepreneur has built on his success – he’s been nominated for Billboard’s “40 Under 40: Rising Stars” and Forbes list of “30 under 30” influential young players – in the purchase of a house in Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip. The sellers were John Wise, co-founder of software company InvestCloud, and his wife Kim, who sold the place to Lubliner for nearly $6.6 million.

Nestled on a half-acre plot – secured by walls and gates – the square, two-story structure was built in the 1930s and has since been “recently upgraded with high-end designer finishes”, according to the list.

Friends of Music Helps Fund New Drums for Martinsburg High School Band | Journal-news Tue, 17 May 2022 03:00:00 +0000

MARTINSBURG — Friends of Music recently awarded Martinsburg High School a $500 grant to help purchase new drums for its marching band.

The school’s band director, Casie Rogers Adams, applied for the grant as part of a successful effort to raise money from the community to replace all of the current drum line drummers, who were 14 years old and desperately needed to be replaced.

This effort was successful and the school has now purchased a full set of Pearl Championship marching drums.

The Friends grant covered the cost of a snare drum.

“The Martinsburg High School Bulldog Band is grateful to receive the Friends of Music grant,” Adams said. “(Our new) drums will be used for the first time this summer for our drumming and music camp, as well as throughout the season for football games, competitions and other community performances. The students and I We are extremely excited about our new percussion equipment and additions to the Bulldog Band program.”

The Friends grant is part of an ongoing Friends grant program to support music education in schools in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. The organization’s grants are usually for musical instruments and supplies not covered by regular school budgets. The Friends also provide scholarships to talented local students pursuing studies in music.

The Friends of Music organization is a non-profit group based in Shepherdstown founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. It supports the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the only professional classical music orchestra in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and one of only three such orchestras in the state. For more information on Friends, visit

How Music Attracted Me From The Age Of Nine – Zilly Tiger Sun, 15 May 2022 11:29:59 +0000

Oguro Ibos, better known as Zilly Tiger

A of the life’s greatest discoveries is for find your goal the word go. It creates a sense of direction and builds a wall against misguided beliefs and advice.

Italy-based Nigerian singer, Oguro Ibos popularly known as Zilly Tigers was blessed to have found his own purpose when he was still in primary school at the age of nine years.

God didn’t break the cloud to speak to him in a still, small voice, he identified what excites him, and he naturally acquired the strength and armor to overcome the obstacles.

Zilly Tiger had the idea to start writing his own songs as a teenager, and he started singing them, performing the lines in real life with instruments at events and shows. And in that moment, he realized that using his gift in service to others can help him find his own sense of true purpose.

The 31-year-old music star from Uromi in Edo State attended Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.

In 2016, he fulfilled his dream by releasing his first single titled “Way back”. A year later, Zilly Tiger hit the airwaves with two new singles: “Tonight”, in which he featured Ejoba, and later “Small small”.

In 2017, fate brought him closer to his childhood friend, Jimoh Abiodun Prince, also known as Zeel Tiger, with whom he formed the group Two Tigers.

Zilly Tiger also attended the same university with Zeel Tiger, also from Edo. The two clicked and are now touring Europe together, entertaining their Diaspora fans with sweet melodies, as well as the growing fan base in Nigeria.

“At first, strangers thought it would be hard to understand our song, but once it’s on the air, they’re all on their feet, vibrating and dancing the whole time,” Zilly Tiger said.

Greenpoint this week: Angels Cafe, Our Voices exhibit and more Fri, 13 May 2022 19:30:00 +0000

Hello Greenpointers,

Looks like it’s shaping up to be another dreary and gray weekend. Wake me up when summer has officially started.

Take a first look at a cool new exhibit coming to North Brooklyn – a celebration of fifty years of neighborhood activism. Meet the new resident of Newtown Barge Park, a gorilla named Peace.

DEC delayed its decision to grant National Grid permits in Greenpoint, for the millionth (ok, seventh) time.

The recent court decision could challenge Greenpoint’s political representation.

Get your bagels with a charity side at the brand new Angels Cafe. Other openings this week include Fan Fried Rice Bar and Hungry Burrito. Community Cookbook featured a cocktail recipe from recently opened Mexican restaurant Xolo.

In music news, we spoke to Jeremy from Jeremy and the Harlequins about his band’s new album. We also spoke to Caroline Lazar of Bungalow Music School.

North Brooklyn hosts many trivial parties. Find out which one is right for you here.

This weekend offers plenty of ways to roll up your sleeves and give back. Get inspired by our weekend roundup.

Last but not least, you may have seen the viral TikTok of two guys sitting shirtless on our famous Xi’an local dishes. We spoke to one and got the scoop on #TheLedge.

In and around North Brooklyn

A recent Curbed piece featured Sparrow Funeral Home

Greenpoint will see soon a new artistic place opening this summer on Franklin Street

This Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., NYC DOT is organizing a Public Design Workshop for Berry Open Street

Coffee On The Go: Central Station will add a location at Wilmette Metra Station Thu, 12 May 2022 04:07:49 +0000

Wilmette commuters will soon have a more convenient way to get their morning caffeine fix.

Central Station Coffee & Tea is expected to open a secondary location inside the Wilmette Metra station, possibly by mid-summer, according to store owner Katie Degen.

Wilmette Village Council on Tuesday May 10 approved a two-year license agreement between the Village and Central Station for concession service inside the station.

Degen told The Record that the station business will be an “extension” of Central Station, serving takeaway coffees, teas, basic espresso drinks, pastries and packaged snacks.

Central Station opened at 1050 Central St. in downtown Wilmette in June 2021, and around the same time Degen came up with the idea of ​​having a presence at Metra Station.

“I started asking The Village as soon as we opened,” she said. “That was always in my plan.”

Degen added: “I feel like it’s an obvious extension of coffee. We already have a strong commuter crowd and that will make them more convenient, and we can also branch out to more commuters. »

Central Station owner Katie Degen (centre) talks to a customer on the first day of the store in 2021.

Wilmette’s Metra station is owned by Union Pacific Railroad, which has an agreement with the Village of Wilmette that allows the village to partially lease the space, according to village documents.

The former Wilmette cafe The Rock House previously held a lease for the space from 2015 to 2019. Rock House, which doubles as a music school, also occupied the storefront that now houses Central Station. Rock House has since focused solely on his musical education.

In a memo to village council, Wilmette business development co-ordinator Lucas Sivertsen said the decline in commuter traffic – linked to the pandemic – from 2020 to 2022 suspended occupancy of the vacant Metra concession area .

With travel on the rise again, the Village issued a request for proposals — limited to Wilmette businesses with active food handling licenses — for the space in March. Central Station would have been the sole claimant.

In its proposal, Central Station expressed a desire to rehabilitate the space with updated counters, equipment and lighting, at its own expense, according to the village. The annual lease is $3,000.

Degen expects its Metra dealerships to be open from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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Spend the summer with the Hoff-Barthelson School of Music Tue, 10 May 2022 11:56:49 +0000

Enrollment is now underway for the Hoff-Barthelson School of Music’s popular summer arts program for students entering grades 1-10 and for students of all ages, Summer School.

About the Summer Art Program

The popular Hoff-Barthelson School of Music Summer Arts Program is the perfect setting for an engaging, challenging and fun-filled summer arts program. Students of all levels try out new instruments, learn skills on the instruments they already play, experiment musically, take daily group lessons and perform weekly. The 2022 program begins Monday, June 27, 2022 and runs through Friday, July 29, 2022. Students choose programs tailored to their individual needs and interests. Morning Only, Extended Day, and Afternoon Only options are available.

For young children, the summer arts program is a great way to try out instrumental and vocal music – perhaps for the first time – and discover their particular passions. Older students kick off the school year with a bang as they gain confidence in playing a band or orchestral instruments. All students enjoy opportunities to play together in large and small ensembles, explore new instruments, and discover new musical styles while forming lasting friendships.

Lessons, workshops and performance opportunities include singing, eurythmy (learning music through movement), instrument lessons, chamber music, choir, large ensembles, music lessons, jazz and popular music, visual arts and a theater workshop. An exciting Music Technology Workshop class for grades 4-10 gives students the chance to try their hand at using cutting-edge software and hardware technology to support their own creative projects.

New for 2022 is the Crossroads Ensemble. This set for students in grades 4-10 focuses on playing arrangements of popular music, the Great American Songbook, jazz, and world music with an emphasis on improvisation. Open to all instruments, this offer is inspired by classical musicians including Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell who have embarked on projects that combine classical musical skills with a wide variety of music and musicians. Students write songs and make their own arrangements using Finale or Garage Band notation software – no experience necessary!

The school’s exceptional faculty of top performers and music educators provide personalized attention to each student every day.

Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Need-based financial assistance is available. Register before May 31 and save!

About summer courses

Hoff-Barthelson will also be offering in-person and online summer classes — for all ages, including adults.

Because summer is a season of recreation, travel, and new adventures for students and teachers, Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Lesson program is designed to allow for maximum flexibility. Teachers set their own schedules, as do families. Students can register for as many lessons as they wish. Some students choose to schedule two lessons per week; others schedule classes every two weeks; travel times are adapted; and classes can take place on campus, online, or both.

Students have the opportunity to participate in in-person and online performance workshops and recitals at no additional cost. Since tuition does not include music lessons or ensemble opportunities, prices are considerably lower than for the academic year. In addition, the School is pleased to offer a 5% discount on the purchase of packages of four lessons or more per student with a single teacher and an 8% discount on packages of 6 lessons or more per student with one teacher. Students can get a head start on new music for fall and fight summer learning loss. They can also try new instruments. Parents can find out if a little one is ready for private instruction through “test driving” lessons during the summer.

In-person summer courses are offered until July 29, 2022; Online summer courses are offered until September 2, 2022.

For more information and to register, visit; call 914-723-1169; or email

McNary’s Music Celebration Lights Elsinore Sun, 08 May 2022 17:04:59 +0000 McNary High School Performing Arts Groups held their celebration of music at the historic Elsinore Theater in Salem on Tuesday, May 3, in what is hoped to be the first of a new annual tradition.

Carlos Sanchez plays clarinet during wind ensemble rehearsals for McNary’s Music Celebration at the Elsinore Theater on Tuesday, May 3.

McNary High School Performing Arts Groups held their celebration of music at the historic Elsinore Theater in Salem on Tuesday, May 3, in what is hoped to be the first of a new annual tradition.

The Highlander Classics Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Advanced Symphony Orchestra presented a two-hour performance, showcasing each of the groups.

Once in their seats, Sean Williams, Director of Orchestras, welcomed the audience. He said bands manager Elizabeth Herring was the driving force behind the evening – a welcome performance after COVID has forced concert cancellations in recent years.

The evening began with five selections from the Highlander Classics, led by director Dr. Jeffrey Larkin. Voices filled the theater, followed by cheers and applause.

After a change of scenery, the Chamber Orchestra takes the stage with five pieces. Hannah Eggert was the star player of Girl with linen hair (Claude Debussy). Benjamin Standley on viola and Tyshin Nguyen on cello were the star musicians of October (Eric Whitacre).

Nguyen, a senior, marveled at the grandeur of the Elsinore Theatre, saying its acoustics were better than at the Ken Collins Theater in McNary, where the orchestra performs regularly.

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Elizabeth Herring, gave the audience three toe-tapping pieces.

The Advanced Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Williams, ended the show. They played three tracks, with alto saxophonist Sam Banton the featured performer on mourning song (MLDaniels).

The last piece of the evening, Peace be on earth (Miller & Jackson), saw the Highlander Choir lining the aisles to accompany the orchestra.

Tyler Payne, a percussionist, was happy to celebrate his birthday on the Elsinore stage with his friends. He also plays the euphonium and has participated in the popular Tuba Christmas held annually at the Elsinore Theatre.

The best part of the evening for Hannah Kuper, clarinetist and concert master, was performing with friends. “Everyone is friends,” she said.

Salem-Keizer is recognized statewide as having strong and sustained arts programs, particularly in the area of ​​music. One hundred and fourteen pupils proved Tuesday at the Elsinore Theater that the support was justified.

Victor Ceja warms up on flute during wind ensemble rehearsals at the Elsinore Theater for McNary’s Celebration of Music on Tuesday, May 3.Trumpeters perform during rehearsals for McNary’s Music Celebration at the Elsinore Theater on Tuesday, May 3.Sean Williams conducts the McNary Chamber Orchestra during rehearsals for the Celebration of Music concert at the Elsinore Theater on Tuesday, May 3. Dougie Howard plays violin during symphonic rehearsals for McNary’s Celebration of Music at the Elsinore Theater on Tuesday, May 3.