Concord Community Music School is welcoming new and continuing students for private lessons and ensembles, including several exciting new “Inside the Music” remote classes in musical theatre, traditional music, and Song Club that begin February 1. Please visit www.ccmusicschool.org for a list of offerings and biographies of our talented faculty members, who have been outstanding in staying connected with their students and delivering highly praised virtual teaching. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the spring semester for private lessons, with the popular student recitals and weekly performance workshops continuing on YouTube and Zoom this spring. Welcoming participation from young children, teens, and adults into their 90’s, financial aid is available and central to the Music School’s inclusive mission.
Voice instructor Tyler Shore returns to his roots at Concord Community Music School, as the school’s newest faculty member in voice and theatre. He is the fourth Music School alum to join the Music School faculty in recent years, along with Alana Chown (cello), who is also new this year, plus Scott Kiefner (bass), and Liz Faiella (fiddle).
Concord's McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a belated 30th birthday celebration for the Hubble Space Telescope on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m., to recognize three decades of amazing images and discoveries from this space telescope. Attendees can make star finders, vote for their favorite Hubble image, toast the telescope with cupcakes, and take home telescope image lithographs.
Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA), in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, has added three dates to their “Music in the Park” mini-concert series. The upcoming concerts – 3:00pm on Sunday, September 13, 20, and 27 – all feature faculty, alums, and friends of the Music School, and will take place at the Music School’s parkside stage, which overlooks beautiful Fletcher-Murphy Park in downtown Concord.
‘Into the Wild’ Exhibit Runs August 7-September 9
Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA), in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, presents “Music in the Park,” a series of six mini-concerts to take place Saturday evenings, July 18 through August 22, on the Music School’s outdoor stage, which overlooks Fletcher-Murphy Park in downtown Concord.
One of the most exciting outcomes from our season of remote learning has been hosting seven virtual recitals – featuring some 200 students overall! It’s been a wonderful way to applaud our students’ musical achievements, experiment with performance technologies, and maintain our musical community even though we can’t be together.
The public is invited to “Discover the music inside you,” when Concord Community Music School opens its doors for the free Community Music Fest, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, at 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord, New Hampshire.
The Kimball Jenkins, Inc. Board of Directors has announced that it has appointed Julianne Gadoury, an experienced arts administrator and Concord resident, to lead the nonprofit, effective March 17, 2020. As Executive Director of the School of Art, Gadoury will craft and implement a vision and strategy for Kimball Jenkins to be responsive to the needs of the community. The organization will continue its commitment to excellence in the arts and cultural programming, and historic preservation.
Join Concord Community Music School faculty member and multi-instrumentalist Eric Klaxton for an exploration of how three musical mavericks made a lasting impact on American culture, in the Bach’s Lunch Lecture “Pioneers of New Orleans Music: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Fats Waller,” Thursday, March 5, at 12:10pm. Trumpeter Louis Armstrong, a New Orleans native, championed New Orleans music around the country and world, eventually becoming a household name. Fewer know the name of clarinetist and saxophonist Sidney Bechet, another native to the Crescent City. As Armstrong was to the trumpet, Bechet was to the saxophone. Up in Harlem, New York, Fats Waller was writing songs and developing a style of piano playing that had roots in New Orleans that would in turn influence the New Orleans style for years to come.
You will learn from experts in the field, including a storyteller, historian, writer, interviewer, videographer and an archivist how they prepare and present legacy stories at the “Telling Your Family Story” workshop on Saturday, March 7, from 9am - 3:30pm at the School in Manchester. This workshop teaches how to uncover family or community stories, how to present them, and how to preserve them for future generations.