Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bucks County Choral Society Presents Two Special Holiday Concerts:

*****A Child's Christmas
for children of all ages, kid-friendly Christmas songs and activities and a visit from Santa

David Fitzpatrick, Conductor

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00AM

Doylestown Presbyterian Church
127 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA   18901

Tickets are $10 for individuals, $40 for a family of 4 or more
For tickets and info please visit www.buckschoral.org or call 800-838-3006 


*****Joyful Sounds of Christmas Carols with Brass
Featuring Stephen Chatman's Christmas Joy and the Fairmount Brass Quintet

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00PM

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road
Doylestown, PA  18902

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door
 For tickets and info please visit www.buckschoral.org or call 800-838-3006

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Halloween Recital November 4, 2018

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Halloween Recital
Jacobs Music Store, Doylestown
November 4, 2018
1:00PM


Above photos: Kevin Heinselmann, Jacobs Music, Doylestown store manager, demonstrating the wonderful Bluetooth Steinway grand piano

Trumpet Tune by W. Duncombe
Dance Op.61 No.10 by T. Oesten
Performed by Niklas Skjeveland

Fur Elise by L.V. Beethoven/A. Small
Performed by Claire Titus

Kangaroo Hop by B. Mills
Performed by Mark Nevin

Skeleton in My Closet by W.A. Rossi
Performed by Nathaniel Hilker

Teddy Bear's Trick or Treat by E.L. Lancaster
Performed by Grace Hilker

Pumpkin Patch by R. Lewis
Halloween Caper by M. Bober
Performed by Holly Titus & Ms. Whelan

Dragon Hunt by R. & N. Faber
Jumpin' Jazz Cat by R. & N. Faber
Performed by Noah Sciortino
Duet with Mrs. Ksiazek

Mystery at Black Water Creek by M. Mier
Shark! by R. Hartsell
Performed by Lucas Faunce

Halloween Scene by M. Bober
Green Frog Hop by R. & N. Faber
Performed by Russell Young

Fur Elise by L.V. Beethoven/A. Small
A Frightful Night by M. Leaf
Performed by Ariella DiNardo
Duet with Ms. Whelan

Phantom of the Keys by N. Faber
Legend of Madrid by N. Faber
Performed by Riley Haag

Mystery at Blackwater Creek by M. Mier
I Love the Mountains by Traditional/N. Faber
Performed by August Grace Young
Duet with Mrs. Ksiazek

Moonlight Sonata by L.V. Beethoven
Dreams Bright and Beautiful by M. Mier
Performed by Emma Spatz






BCAPT Co-Presidents: Belinda G. Ash and Lorrie Ksiazek
Participating Teachers: Lorrie Kziazek, Vivian Reed, Sylvia Rea, Caitlin Whelan 

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Fall and Halloween Recital November 3, 2018 at Cairn University

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Fall and Halloween Recital
Cairn University
Manor Hall
November 3, 2018
2:30PM

Etude in A flat Op.25, No.1 by F. Chopin
Performed by Caleb Kite, Cairn University piano performance major



Prelude to the Dance by D. Lanz
Performed by Varun Nair

Old McDonald's Ghost by L. Bastien
Witches Rock by J. Bastien
Witches on Broomsticks by M. Leaf
Performed by Ritika Nair with Mrs. Reed

Halloween by D.C. Glover
Zoom, Zoom Witch's Broom by N. Faber
Performed by Mollie Cohen with Mrs. Ksiazek

Mystery at Blackwater Creek by M. Mier
Jumpin' Jazz Cat by R. and N. Faber
Lily Cohen with Mrs. Ksiazek

Yellow Submarine by J. Lennon/Miller
Performed by Edmund Darrington with Leone Lee

Dearest Children, God is Near You by J.M. MaFarlane/Wolford
Performed by Tori Smith with Leone Lee 
Over the Rainbow by H. Arlen/Faber
Performed by Heather Taber with Mom, Anne Taber 

Cool Ghoul by C. Rollin
Performed by Zachary Ji 

Hark All Ye Nations by G. Root
Come, Come Ye Saints English Folk Song
Performed by Jason Ware 

Lunar Eclipse by N. Faber/Ware
Amazong Grace Folk Hymn/Ware
Performed by Olivia Ware 

Medieval Fair by N. Faber
Witches' Brew by C. Rollin
Performed by Jane Kalim

Minuet in G BWV anh.114 by A.M. Bach Notebook
Dance of the Scarecrow by M. Mier
Performed by Brandi Chesner 

Sonata in E Minor Hob. XVI:34 Mvt.I Presto by F.J. Hayden
Performed by Daniel Kim



BCAPT Co-Presidents: Belinda G. Ash and Lorrie Ksiazek
Participating Teachers: Lorrie Kiazek, Leone Lee, Irina Lurye, Vivian Reed 




Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Fall and Halloween Recital November 3, 2018 at Cairn University

Fall and Halloween Recital
Cairn University
Manor Hall
November 3, 2018
1:00PM

Etude in A flat Op.25, No.1 by F. Chopin
Performed by Caleb Kite, Cairn University piano performance major


Dark Horse by D. Lanz
Performed by Alex Tao

Minuet in G BWV Anh.114 by A.M. Bach Notebook
Adventures of a Ghost by L. Garrow
Performed by Nicholas Musmanno 

Gypsy Dance by R. Vandall
Performed by Lucas and Nicholas Musmanno

The Bear by V. Rebikov
Swami by J.R. Poe
Performed by Lucas Musmanno

Halloween Scene by M. Bober
Greedy Goblins by E. Greenleaf
 Performed by Talia Arace and Mrs. Ksiazek

They'll Be Back by N. Faber
Pumpkin Boogie by R. and N. Faber
Performed by Ryan Hubbard 

Howlin' Halloween by C. Rollin
Performed by Keira Lee 

Witches' Brew by C. Rollin
Performed by Aaron Lee 

Sonata in F Minor Op.2, No.1 Mvt. I Allegro by. L. van Beethoven
Performed by Amanda Lee 

Hot Pursuit by R. Vandall
Performed by Aaron, Keira, and Amanda Lee 

Waltz in A flat OP.69 No.1 by F. Chopin
 Performed by Joanna Fan 

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by E. Grieg
Performed by Theresa Callaghan  




BCAPT Co-Presidents: Belinda G. Ash and Lorrie Ksiazek
Participating Teachers: Lorrie Ksiazek, Leone Lee, Irina Lurye, Vivian Reed

Westminster College of the Arts December 2018 Events

Westminster College of the Arts December 2018

*****Westminster Opera Theatre: Die Zauberflote
Performed in German with English dialogue and supertitles

Mozart's tale of Prince Tamino and Pamina, young lovers caught in a battle between darkness and light. With the help of Papageno the bird catcher and three spirits guiding the way, love and truth triumph over all. 

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30PM

Order tickets online at the link below:

https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=WCCRU&tck=true 

Admission: $25 Adults, $20 students and seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663

Robert L. Annis Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

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*****Vox Blue Fall Concert
Timeless works from the Great American Songbook by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter. 
Also popular music by artists Stevie Wonder, Sara Bareilles, and more.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30PM
Gill Memorial Chapel
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

Admission: $20 adults, $15 seniors
$5 for Rider and high school students with ID; free for Rider University faculty and staff
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*****Westminster Symphonic Choir
Handel: Messiah
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Conductor
The Philadelphia Orchestra and a world-class ensemble of vocalists perform one of Handel's best-known masterpieces.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00PM

Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission: $48-$163
Tickets available through The Philadelphia Orchestra Box Office 
https://tickets.philorch.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=34362&redirect=true

They will also be performing with the New York Philharmonic:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:30PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30PM
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30PM 

David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center
New York, NY  10023

Admission: $34-$150
Tickets available through the New York Philharmonic Box Office:
https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1819/handels-messiah
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 *****Rider Musical Theater: Jerry's Girls
A cabaret tribute to American composer Jerry Herman

Music from characters such as Dolly Levi of Hello Dolly!, Auntie Mame of Mame, screen legend Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel, and the flamboyant ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles.

All female cast.

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00PM

Admission is Free!

Yvonne Theater
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence, NJ  08648

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 *****Holidays at Westminster

Westminster Concert Bell Choir - See Amid the Winter's Snow

November 30, 2018 at 7:30PM
The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Toms River, NJ
Admission - $20

December 1 and 2, 2018 at 4:00PM  Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540
Box Office: 609-921-2663

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors

December 7 at 8:00PM and  December 8, 2018 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM - An Evening of Readings and Carols
Westminster Chapel Choir, Concert Bell Choir, Schola Cantorum, Symphonic Choir

Princeton University Chapel
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544
Friday and Saturday evenings; $70, $55, $40
Saturday afternoon; $45 (general admission), $70 (includes $25 contribution to the Westminster Scholarship Fund and preferred seating)
Advance purchase is suggested. 
There is a SIX-TICKET LIMIT per event for all orders.
Box Office: 609-921-2663
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******Westminster Chinese Music Ensemble Fall Concert
The ensemble performs folk and modern music from different regions of China and Chinese diaspora.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is Free!

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*****Westminster Community Orchestra 
Holiday Sing-along
Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites and support our local food pantries

Includes a variety of styles, including carols and a fun sing-through of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:30PM
Robert L. Annis Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Free Admission
Donations of non-perishable food will be collected at the door. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Cancelled! Dr. Laura Williamson Lectures at Jacobs Music in Doylestown Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00AM

Willow Grove Chapter of the PA Music Teachers Association presents: 

Have you ever found yourself wondering, "Why aren't my students better sightreaders?" or "I wish my students were better practicers (if they do practice at all!). 

The answer to these questions will be given at next week's workshop.

Laura Williamson, known as a "teacher's teacher," will address these topics. Laura, who holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Performance and Pedagogy will bring a wealth of experience to her presentation and will offer strategies and insights into these important topics.

If you have never attended any of Ms. Williamson's workshops, I can tell you that you will not be disappointed.

*Developing Good Music Reading Skills in Students of All Ages

*Strategies for teaching note-reading, interval, and pattern recognition, keyboard topography, and the skill of sight reading.

*Also Teaching Students How to Practice

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers members are invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00AM

Jacobs Music 
4030 Skyron Drive
Suite F
Doylestown, PA  18902
215-658-0888

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Concerts November 17 and 18, 2018

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Fall Concert Series
Robert Loughran, Music Director
Steven B. Sweetsir, Assistant Music Director

*****YOBC Symphony Orchestra & Fanfare Winds
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00PM

Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Auditorium
700 East Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA   18901

Works by Holst, Hayden, Sibelius, Kalinnikov, Weber, and Reed
Featuring Performances by YOBC Concerto Soloist Competition Winners:
Isaac Osenberg, Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 mvt III
Gabriel Wingert, Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major mvt I

*****YOBC Philharmonia, Wind Ensemble & Prcussion Ensemble
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00PM

Maple Point Middle School
2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
Langhorne, PA  19047

Works by Bernstein, Strauss, Holst, Verdi, and Mozart

*****YOBC Junior-Intermediate Concert
Prima Strings, Concertino, Ripieno, and Wind Symphony

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00PM

Maple Point Middle School
2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
Langhorne, PA  19047

Works by Bartok, Holst, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky

Tickets: $12.00 Adults, $6.00 Seniors/Students

www.yobc.org

267-225-1908

Reminder Clipper Erickson Concert November 11, 2018

 Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers member Clipper Erickson presents:



On November 11, the centennial of the end of WWI, at 7:30 at Rock Hall on the Temple University Campus, I will give one of the most meaningful programs I have done in the last several years. I'm privileged to give the first performance of Laurie Altman's Sonata #10 "Aleppo" - a deeply moving and masterful work commemorating one of the seminal tragedies of our century so far. Paired with this is Nathan Dett's Eight Bible Vignettes - his final work expressing home for a new beginning for humanity. I hope that many of you can share this great music with me!

Warm regards and greetings,
Clipper Erickson

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dr. Carol Ann Aicher's Strategies and Challenges for Teaching Adult Students

We were pleased to have Dr. Carol Ann Aicher present a lecture to the Buck County Association of Piano Teachers in October:

Teaching Adults: Challenges and Strategies


Dr. Aicher is from the Manhattan School of Music and shared ideas for teaching piano based on the Learning as Process theory, which she studied for her Ph. D. dissetation, and which she has since helped to expand and refine. The techniques she presented are designed to engage all facets of learning and result in a relaxed and musical performance.
 For example, she showed how you could practice complicated rhythms by using words to vocalize the rhythms, then tapping - first, hands separately, then hands together - and, finally, moving to the keyboard. Or, to capture the musical feeling of a piece, you could practice by playing the melody with the right hand while playing the left hand on only the first beat of each measure - or vice versa, if the melody is in the left hand. She said that she would never ask a student to come to her with a piece of music already memorized. Rather, she would expect tht memory would come through careful attention to the process of practicing, which would also produce a pleasing performance.
We thank Dr. Aicher and hope to use these and other innovative ideas to help our students fulfill their personal musical potential.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Westminster College of the Arts November 2018 Events

Here are the events for November 2018:

 *****Holidays at Westminster
Tickets on sale November 1, 2018
Box Office phone and online sales begin at 10:00AM
In person sales begin at 1:00PM

December 1 and 2, 2018 at 4:00PM - Westminster Concert Bell Choir - See Amid the Winter's Snow
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540
Box Office: 609-921-2663

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors

December 7 at 8:00PM and  December 8, 2018 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM - An Evening of Readings and Carols
Westminster Chapel Choir, Concert Bell Choir, Schola Cantorum, Symphonic Choir

Princeton University Chapel
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544

Tickets: Friday and Saturday evenings; $70, $55, $40
Saturday afternoon; $45 (general admission), $70 (includes $25 contribution to the Westminster Scholarship Fund and preferred seating)
Advance purchase is suggested. 
There is a SIX-TICKET LIMIT per event for all orders.
Box Office: 609-921-2663

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*****Rider University Art Gallery: Harry I. Naar Watercolors: Observed an Imagined

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5:00-7:00PM

Artist's Talk: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:00PM 

Exhibit on display: Wednesday, October 31 through Friday, November 30, 2018
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00AM until 7:00PM
Sundays Noon until 4:00PM

Admission is Free

Rider Art Gallery
Bart Luedeke Center
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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*****Westminster Choir Half Acre
 Westminster Choir presents a program taking its title from Dan Messe's song Half Acre
 Includes works by Johannes Brahams, Claudio Moneverdi, Eric Whitacre, and Ted Hearne
American folk songs and spirituals will also be included
Featuring pianist J.J. Penna

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00PM
Tower Hill Church
Red Bank, NJ
Admission: $20 adults, $10 students with ID

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540
Box Office: 609-921-2663
Admission: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors
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*****Rider Theater - Sophocles: These Seven Sicknesses
The author's seven surviving plays - Oedipus, In Trachis, In Colonus, Philoktetes, Ajax, Elecktra, Antigone
Combined to create a stunning portrait of the human condition, where the intermingling of chance and fate yields disquieting results.

Warning: Contains strong language and intense violence. For mature audiences only.

Presented in two parts, tickets are required for each part.

Please click the link below to see dates and times for each part of the performances:
https://www.rider.edu/events/rider-theatre-sophocles-these-seven-sicknesses

Preview Performances: Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Performances: Thursday, November 8, 2018 through Saturday, November 17, 2018

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors and non-Rider students
Box Office: 609-896-7775

The Theater in the Bart Luedeke Center
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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*****Westminster Williamson Voices: The Dreams That Remain
Performing music drawn from spiritual imagery inspired by life and meditation
Program includes works by: Rhinegerger, Whitbourn, Esenvalds, LaVoy, Relph, Gjiello, , Scheibe, Ames, Palestrina, and Chant Improvisation
Featuring two works by Thomas LaVoy, Westminster Williamson Voices alumnus: The Dreams That Remain and The Last Letter (work for baritone and choir commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00PM
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Box Office: 609-921-2663
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 students/seniors

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00PM
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Tickets are $35 for premium reserved, $25 general admission, $15 students
Order online:
https://cathedralphilaconcerts.org/
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*****Westminster Conservatory at Nassau
High Winds

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:15PM

Katherine McClure, flute
Melissa Bohl, oboe
Kenneth Ellison, clarinet

Music by Paul de Wailly, Marius Flothius, Sparre Olsen, Samuel Livingston

Niles Chapel
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is Free!
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*****Westminster Kantorei: Lily Among Thorns
Featuring works from the Italian Renaissance
Performs movemenrs of Palestrina's Missa Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas, Bach's Cantata 45 and works from the Italian Renassaince

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00PM
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students and seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663
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*****Westminster Jubilee Singers - Examine Me
Explores the Psalter (book of Psalms) and performs settings by African American composers
Features Psalm I by Nathan Carter
The Lord is My Shepherd Alleluia from Adolph Hailstork's I Will Life Up Mine Eyes
Margaret Douroux's Day and Night Praise
Works by Cedric Dent and M. Roger Holland

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:30PM 
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors
Box Office 609-921-2663
or order online at:
https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1227989&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=&version= 
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Kaleidescope Chamber Series
The Great War
World War I 100 Year Retrospective
Members of the Westminster Conservatory wind faculty perform music from the first decades of the 20th Century and related to the impact of World War I.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00PM

Gill Memorial Chapel
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

Admission is Free! 
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*****Westminster Opera Theater: Die Zauberflote
Performed in German with English dialogue
Mozart's magical ale brings us Prince Tamino and Pamina, young lovers caught in a battle between darkness and light. With the help of Papageno the bird catcher and three spirits guiding the way, love and truth triumph over all.

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30PM
or Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30PM
Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Presents Fall Recitals

The teachers and students of the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers presents their fall recitals this Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 2018.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:00PM-2:30PM
Traditional and Halloween Recital
Cairn University, Manor Hall
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:00PM-2:30PM
Traditional and Halloween Recital
Jacobs Music
4030 Skyron Drive, Suite F
Doylestown, PA  18902 

Please come and support these talented young musicians!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Clipper Erickson, pianist and member of Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers, in concert!




R. Nathaniel Dett Anniversary Concert - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Dett's death on October 2, 1943

Celebrate the start of our 20th Anniversary Season!

Featuring Dett scholar and pianist Dr. Clipper Erickson

There will be a pre-concert chat by Dr. Clipper Erickson and Dr. D Brainerd Blyden-Taylor at 7:00PM

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30PM 
Tribute Communities Recital Hall 
York University, Accolade East
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

 Tickets are $40.00, Students and Seniors are $25.00

Click the link below to order:
https://secure1.tixhub.com/yorku/procurement/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=1600&cboEvent=728



Celebrating piano music in the African-American tradition.
Repertoire includes:

Eight Bible Vignettes - Nathaniel Dett's work of reconciliation and renewal
Boogie Lux - World premiere by Laurie Altman
Music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Margaret Bonds, Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00PM

Tickets:
$20 for General Admission
$15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
$5 for School and College students with ID
$15 per person for groups of 10 or more

609-392-6409 or
1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Arts and Culture Center
101 Scotch Road
Ewing, New Jersey

http://1867sanctuary.org/event/clipper-erickson-american-music/#ticket



 Aleppo - Laurie Altman's Piano Sonata #10
Also featuring Eight Bible Vignettes - Nathaniel Dett's epic work of reconciliation and renewal

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:30PM - the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

Rock Hall at Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Concert is Free!

https://www.clippererickson.com/event/laurie-altman-and-david-finko-world-premieres-at-temple-university/

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bucks County Choral Society Presents Israel in Egypt Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Bucks County Choral Society featuring Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia's Baroque Orchestra, presents George Frideric Handel's Israel in Egypt, a Baroque period masterwork.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road
Doylestown, PA   18902

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
For tickets and info visit:
www.buckschoral.org

800-838-3006

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Langhorne Council for the Arts Looking for a New Board Member

The Langhorne Council of the Arts is looking for a new Board member! LCA is dedicated to providing outlets and fostering appreciation for the arts in the Langhorne community (and nearby neighborhoods). 

Through concerts and a variety of other events, money is raised for arts scholarships for local young people in grades 6-12. Students submit samples of their art and/or video of their perforomance and 6 students are then selected every spring to be recipients. 

Please visit http://www.langhornearts.org to learn more.

Please call Pat Mervine at 215-752-0854 or email info@langhornearts.org if interested.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Dr. Carol Aicher Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:45AM

The Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers is proud to present a lecture by Dr. Carol Ann Aicher on 
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:45M until Noon with a short break at 11:00AM. 

Jacobs Music
4030 Skyron Drive
Suite F
Doylestown, PA  18902

Her topic will be:

Teaching Adults: Challenges and Strategies

Carol Ann Aicher earned her Doctorate of Education from Columbia University Teachers College; a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Mahattan School of Music; a Piano Pedagogy Certificate from MSM's Piano Pedagogy Institute; and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Music History from Oberlin College Conservatory.

Dr. Aicher frequently lectures on pedagogy, presents workshops and adjudicates at festivals and competitions. As an educational consultant she has developed teaching assessments and curriculums based on the National Education Standards for various institutions. Dr. Aicher served as Vice President of the Northeast Chapter of the College Music Society from 2012 to 2014 and was West Chester University's first honorary member of the international music sorority Sigma Alpha Iota.




As both soloist and accompanist, Dr. Aicher has performed at many venues and is a founding member of Mod 2, a duo with English Horn player Kevin Chavez. Together with Mr. Chavez and Ryan Michael Hartman, Dr. Aicher hosts the podcast "Greenroom Conversations: The Process, Unplugged," a series of interviews with performing arts professionals. "Greenroom Conversations" explores successful individual careers for themes that may help listeners make their own artistic way.

Dr. Aicher was Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at West Chester University f Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2003. The Graduate Pedagogy courses she has taught at Manhattan School of Music since 2001 are for all majors; this approach using principles and skills that are applicable to every musician is a specialty that she and predecessor Vera Wills developed that is unique in the field of pedagogy. In 2016 she was awarded the President's Medal for Distinguished Service is the highest honor bestowed upon the Manhattan School of Music Community by the President of the School. It is given to members of the MSM Community who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the School.

Dr. Aicher incorporates contemporary educational philosophies and brain-based research into her courses. The curriculum is focused on increasing the students' understanding of their own learning skills in order to help themselves as well as others. Understanding the learning process allows students to benefit from core thinking and learning skills in solving musical problems. The "Learning as a Process (LAAP)" philosophy of teaching, which was the subject of Dr. Aicher's dissertation, has eveolved to include new learning techniques to strengthen the connection between learning, practicing and performing; to reduce performance anxiety and to facilitate peak performance.

Kevin Chavez, Dr. Carol Aicher, and Ryan Michael Hartman combine their diverse backgrounds within music to interview professionals who work in the performing arts.GRC looks to explore the successful performer's individul path in the arts to discover themes that will help listeners with their own artistic path. Interviews include Grammy winning artists, Broadway and Classical performers, as well as composers, producers, teachers, and many more from the music community.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/s01e13-carol-ann-aicher/id921328004?i=1000327926624&mt=2  

Monday, October 8, 2018

Martha Schrempel on Claude Debussy Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Willow Grove chapter of PA Music Teachers Assn. All BCAPT member are invited to attend free of charge.

Our chapter will host Martha Schrempel, a Julliard graduate, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Temple University.

Dr. Schrempel has performed throughout the US, Europe and the Caribbean. She has toured the Czech Republic four times and has given Master classes in Bulgaria and Albania.

She is on the faculty at Moravian College. Her presentation will include a discussion of Claude Debussy's musical style and what makes it so unique and how to present it to students.

Desirable technique needed to play this music will be examined as well as the imagery and stories behind Debussy's music. 
Works in a similar style by other composers will be explored including music for beginners and intermediate students.

The location for this workshop is at Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090

We are fortunate to have the use of the Recital Hall which is on the first floor. The Hall has a magnificent Grand Piano, which together with Martha's playing, will do justice to Debussy's music.

There is ample parking in the back of the building and the entrance to the building is also in the back.

Look forward to seeing you at Settlement on October 17th at 10:00AM.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Crescendo International Competition in Pennsylvania and Around the World

We are pleased to announce that Crescendo International Competitions has finally arrived in Pennsylvania!


The first competition will be the Crescendo International Music Competition (ages 5-21) held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Cairn University in Langhorne, and Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Jacobs Music in Center City Philadelphia. Students pick one day to audition. The 1st and 2nd place Winners’ Recitals will be held in Carnegie Hall in early 2019. 


The second competition will be the Little Mozarts Music Competition (ages 3-14) held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Jacobs Music in Doylestown. 1st and 2nd place Winners’ Recitals will be held in Carnegie Hall in Spring 2019.


Students can audition for either competition with one piece on any musical instrument, up to 6 minutes in length. In order to make Crescendo Competitions in PA a success in its first year, we ask that you send us a preliminary plan of 1) the number of students you are planning to send to each competition, 2) which locations you will attend, and 3) which instruments your students will audition on (e.g. piano, violin, cello, flute, voice, etc). This preliminary information is due October 1, 2018 to crescendocompetitionpa@gmail.com. The final official deadline for submission of the full application is November 1, 2018.  


More detailed information is available on the website at https://www.crescendocompetition.org/. For additional inquiries, you can text us at 267-334-2729 or email crescendocompetitionpa@gmail.com.


We welcome Crescendo to Pennsylvania and are looking forward to making new friends!

Here is more detailed information about the entire competition:

We are delighted to announce that Crescendo International Music Competition 2018-2019 is now open for registration.  

Please refer to the competition web site at https://www.crescendocompetition.org/international-competition/main for more detailed information. 
For teachers and students in Pennsylvania, you can contact the director of Crescendo Competitions in PA, Olga Bondarchuk-Huque at 267-334-1787 or crescendocompetitionpa@gmail.com



Our mission is to inspire individuals to pursue their passion for music through involvement in competitions, master classes and other educational programs. Crescendo’s vision of placing Teachers and Students at the center of the process distinguishes us from other music competitions. 

We believe that the expert in anything was once a beginner. And young musicians need Encouragement, Inspiration and Motivation. 

Our objective is not simply to select the best musicians, but to reward those who demonstrate a passion for music and show considerable progress, talent and unwavering dedication.

Since our first event held in 2007 our programs have grown tremendously and we have been getting numerous thank you letters from parents, teachers and contestants.  As the name suggests, Crescendo Competitions is gradually growing louder and stronger thanks to your support and dedication to music education.



This year we have added three new audition locations, two in Pennsylvania and one in Seoul, Korea.

 Auditions will be held at the following locations and dates:

1. USA, NJ - November 11, 2018 at Westminster Conservatory at Rider University, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton NJ 08540
2. USA, NJ - November 25, 2018 at Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ, 07006
3. USA, NY - November 18, 2018 at "244 Rehearsal studios" at 244 West 54th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10019
4. NEW: USA, PA - November 18, 2018 at Cairn University, Music building, 200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047
5. NEW: USA, PA - December 02, 2018  at Jacobs Music, 1718 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
6. USA, MA - November 18, 2018 at Sharon Music Academy, 112 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067
7. USA, MI - November 17, 2018 at  Music department of Madonna University, 36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150
8. USA, WA - November 18, 2018 at Chopin Academy of Music, 58 Front Street N, Suite 200, Issaquah, WA 98027
9. USA, CA - November 18, 2019 at  Pacific Institute of Music, 540 Plaza Dr Suite 130, Folsom, CA 95630
10. Canada, BC - November 22-25, 2018 at Tom Lee Music City Stage, 728 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
11. Canada, ON - November 24, 2018 at Euromusic Centre, 2651 John Street, Unit 8, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 2W5
12. Canada, ON - November 16, 2018 at Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa, 1481 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 1C5
13. Canada, AB - November 16, 2018 at Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary, 76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2H 3A7
14. Canada, QC - December 2, 2018 at Université de Montréal, Location de la salle Jean-Papineau-Couture (B-421)
15. NEW: Seoul, Korea - December 1, 2018 at ABRSM Korea Centre 716 Eonjuro Gangnam-gu Seoul Korea 06058 (ABRSM 한국센터  (06058) 서울시 강남구 언주로 716)
16. Italy, Padua - November 12-14, 2018 at Padua Conservatory, Via Eremitani 18, 35121 Padova PD, Italy



Deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.  No applications will be accepted after November 10, 2018.




Winner's recitals (second round) traditionally will be held in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on following dates:

• January 12, 2019 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM);
• January 13, 2019 (12:30 PM, 4:30 PM);
• January 19, 2019 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM);
• January 20, 2019 (12:30 PM, 4:30 PM);
• January 26, 2019 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM);
• January 27, 2019 (12:30 PM, 4:30 PM);
• February  9, 2019 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM);
• February 10, 2019 (12:30 PM, 4:30 PM);
• February 17, 2019 (12:30 PM, 4:30 PM).


Winners of the 2018-2019 Crescendo competition are eligible to participate in the Student Exchange Program which will be held in Germany, Austria or Japan.

For your convenience we have launched a new on-line registration system where all participants will register, apply for auditions, get results and register for recitals.  Applications are accepted on our main website - look for the blue “Apply Now” button, or you can go directly to https://crescendoregistration.org and start there.




The new system requires users to register as a Teacher, a Parent or an Independent Student.  Each user gets a profile to apply for auditions, track audition results and register winners for recitals by their choice.  Teachers and Parents add students to their profile and manage all aspects of the competition for their students.  Students that register as independent or are made independent by teachers manage themselves.  

Once you register please be sure to look for email notifications from noreply@crescendocompetition.org in your email box, add it to your email address book to ensure messages are delivered to your Inbox.

Wishing you and your students a successful 2018-2019 season!



Brief instructions how to register to the competition:
1. Go to https://crescendocompetition.org , and click the blue “Apply now” button.
2. You will be taken to our new signup and registration system.  Once there click the “Sign Up” button in the right upper corner.
3. Choose how would you like to register: as a teacher, a parent or as an independent student. Teachers may add as many students as they want and register them for the competitions. If a teacher will decides that the student should apply to the recitals on their own the teacher can separate the student’s profile by pressing the “set as independent” button. Parents don’t have that option.
4. Fill out the registration form and press “Register”. Your profile will be created. Please go to your email box and find an email from noreply@crescendocompetition.org with your login and temporary password. You may change the password later.
5. Go to  https://crescendoregistration.org and click the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner and enter your login information.
6. Click “Add student” and fill out the fields with student information. Optional - if your student studies another instrument with a different teacher you may add that teacher too.
7. Apply the student for auditions of your choice by pressing “Register for Competition” button at the lower left corner or “Auditions” button on the main menu bar at the top of the page.
8. Fill out the audition registration form.
9. Participants may apply for auditions as many times as they like for solo and/or ensemble performances.  One composition performed at one audition location is considered one entry.
10. Choose the payment option: you may choose to pay on-line or send a check (once the check is received an administrator will mark your application as “paid” in your profile)
11. Your auditions information will be available in “Auditions and Payment” on the main menu bar at the top of the page.
12. The time of the audition will be assigned to your audition application in your profile at least 1 week prior the audition.
13. Audition results will be uploaded to your profile within 1 week after the auditions. You will receive an email with audition results and personalized links to register for a recital of the second round, reserve the tickets and pay the recital fee.

Sincerely,


Crescendo International Competition Committee



Crescendo International Music Competition is a non-commercial non-profit organization registered in the USA under IRS code 501(c)(3) which operates since 2007 exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

 

Westminster and Rider October Events




Westminster College of the Arts and Rider University Present Their October Events

*****Rider University Art Gallery: Mel Leipzig

Octogenarian

On Display Wednesday, September 26 through Friday, October 26, 2018
Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center
Rider University
Admission is Free


*****Broadcast WWFM: Sounds Choral
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00PM
Gabriel Crouch peaks with Joe Miller about Westminster Choir's new recording: Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir
 

*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00PM
Beethoven for Three, Four, and Five
Westminster Conservatory faculty performs works by the Romantic master for trio, quartet, and quintet
Hillman Performance Hall
Westminster Choir College
Admission is Free


*****Rider Musical Theater
Oklahoma!
Rogers and Hammerstein's 1943 Musical
Preview - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:30PM
Performances - Thursday, October 11-Sunday, October 14, 2018
Yvonne Theater
Rider University
Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and non-Rider students

Box Office - 609-896-7775


*****Westminster Symphonic Choir: Romantic Reveries
An evening of arias and choruses by Romantic composers
Performed by Westminster Symphonic Choir, Westminster Festival Orchestra, Soprano Justine Aronson, Conductor Joe Miller
Tickets are $35 adults, $25 students and seniors

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00PM
Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center
545 Meadow Road
Princeton, NJ  08540 


*****Visiting Artist: Stephen Buzard

Concert organist and Director of Music at St. James Cathedral, Chicago

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:00PM
Recital
Princeton University Chapel
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:30-4:00PM - Master Class in Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane 
Princeton, NJ  08540

6:30-8:30PM - Sacred Music Lab, Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is free for all events!
Box Office - 609-921-2663

For more info and Mr. Buzard's bio, please visit:

https://www.rider.edu/events/visiting-artist-stephen-buzard


*****Westminster Conservatory at Nassau
The House of Life
Timothy Urban, baritone and Kathy Shanklin, piano
Ralph Vaughan-Williams' The House of Life, a song cycle on poetry of Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:15PM

Niles Chapel
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is Free

*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital - First Sonatas
AnnaLotte Smith, piano, performs the first-published sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev
Mozart: KV 279 in C Major
Beethoven: Opus number 1 in F Minor
Brahms: Opus 1 in C Major
Prokofiev: Opus 1 in F Minor

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is Free!


*****Westminster Community Orchestra: Halloween!
Halloween-themed program with decorations and family friendly atmosphere

Westminster Community Orchestra, Conductor Ruth Ochs

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00PM
Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Admission is $15 adults, $10 students and seniors


*****Westminster Schola Cantorum - Faure's Requiem, John Tavener's Funeral Ikos, Geistliches Lied, Op. 30 and other works
Fall Concert, Conductor James Jordan
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:30PM
Bristol Chapel, Westminter Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is $20 adult, $15 students and seniors

Box office: 609-921-2663

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BCAPT Member Susan Ma at Carnegie Hall


Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers member Susan Ma will be performing at Carnegie Hall! Susan will be joined by other musicians playing piano, viola, cello, flute, and more!

What: International Music & Arts Society Musicians' Concert
When: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00PM
Where: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
              154 West 57th Street, New York, New York
              
Tickets are $35.00 and going fast! Purchase yours while they are still available!
Contact Susan for tickets at:
pianosma@gmail.com

Or:
Tickets may be purchased at Carnegiehall.org
CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800
Box Office at 57th and 7th

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cairn University's Piano Day

What: Piano Day at Cairn University
           Masterclass and other performance opportunities
           Performances by Cairn faculty members
           Recital by Cairn University piano majors

Who:  7-12 Grade Students

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
            1:00-4:00PM

Where: Lewis Holmes Recital Hall
             Cairn University
             Manor Avenue 
             Langhorne, PA   19047-4342
             215-702-4324
             http://www.cairn.edu

Cost if free but all students and teachers need to register for this event!

Registration closes October 10, 2018. Click the link below for the form.

https://cairn.edu/pianoday/

Contact Abbie Mulhern with any questions: amulhern@cairn.edu

Monday, September 17, 2018

Teacher Education Programs in Kingston, NJ


New Teacher Education Programs are being offered at the New School for Music Study in Kingston, New Jersey. Programs include fellowships, apprenticeships, applied teaching practicums, pedagogy courses, workshops, and summer intensives.

Please contact Amy Glennon for more information:

aglennon@nsmspiano.org

 To learn about all programs, click the link below:
http://www.nsmspiano.org/teacher-education/overview/

Courses:

*****Frances Clark Center Apprenticeship Program
Foundational teaching experiences for recent music school graduates and new professionals. A certificate will be awarded at completion of three terms.

Three terms of 10 weeks each.

Cost: $2500 - coursework, practicum, program books, and materials. Private piano instruction is additional. Scholarships available.

Schedule:

Fall Term 1 - October 1-December 14, 2018 (application deadline September 21, 2018
Winter-Term II - January 7-March 15, 2018 (application deadline November 1, 2018)
Spring - Term III - April 1-June 14, 2019 (application deadline February 1, 2019)

To apply for the apprenticeship program, click the link below:
https://form.jotform.com/81924108179966

*****Pedagogy Course and Applied Teaching Practicum
Five pedagogy sessions. Special topics, guest appearances by master pedagogues through FCC Residency Program. Focuses on observation of lessons and classes at the New School of Music Study

Cost Pedagogy with Practicum: $475.00 per term

Schedule:

Fall-Term 1 - October 1-December 14, 2018 (Registration September 1-30, 2018)
Winter-Term II - January 7-March 15, 2018 (Registration December 1-28, 2018)
Spring-Term III- April 1-June14, 2019 (Registration 1-31, 2019)

Pedagogy only (2-hour course, five sessions per term) - $250.00
Practicum only (10 hours of guided observation) - $250.00

To register for the pedagogy course, click the link below:
https://form.jotform.com/82404668988979


*****Frances Clark Center Residency Program
Seminars on special topics.

Schedule:
Dr. Jennifer Snow - Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dr. Catherine Kautsky - Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dr. Sara Ernst - May 2019, TBA

Cost: $30.00, free if enrolled in pedagogy course and Clavier Companion subscribers

Location:
The New School for Study
4543 Rt. 27
Kingston, NJ  08528

To register for the residency program, click the link below:
https://form.jotform.com/82404872388970