Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Frances Clark Center Teacher Education Programs at the New School for Music Study Winter 2020

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Teacher Education Programs
at The New School for Music Study
Register now for the Winter 2020 Pedagogy Course!

The New School for Music Study, the laboratory school of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, continues its pedagogy course offerings this winter with "Charting the Course: Excellence in Elementary Teaching and Beyond." This course will include five two-hour pedagogy forums designed to increase effectiveness in all areas of piano teaching from the elementary to late-elementary levels. The course will include lectures, reflection discussions on teaching, independent reading, observation of videotaped teaching, special projects, and webinars. On alternate weeks, Pedagogy Course with Practicum participants are invited to observe New School group and private lessons, as arranged with the Educational Director. Classes will be every other Wednesday, 10:00AM-12:00PM, running from January 8 through March 13, 2020.
I would recommend this course to any teacher. The result was that my students learned more this year with greater comprehension of concepts and were able to perform with confidence on the various student recitals I held throughout the year.
- Rick Seifert
Questions about Teacher Education Programs at NSMS?
Reply to this email and we'll be happy to help.
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey, serves pianists and teachers through its three divisions: The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Piano Magazine, and The New School for Music Study.

MAMTG Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild Registration Information Festival April 3-5, 2020

Student Music Festival

MAMTG's Student Music Festival is for students of all ages and performance abilities. Students can attend MAMTG's annual Student Music Festival in New Jersey. Competitions, assessments / evaluations, Talent Showcases and Ensembles Showcases for students in bands and groups. 

Student Music Festival 2020
April 3rd, 4th & 5th
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Princeton, NJ

MAMTG Student Music Festival returns to Princeton, NJ at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Festival '20 will include piano, strings, guitar, voice and musical theatre competitions, assessments/evaluations. Plus Talent Showcases and Ensembles Showcase. Subscribe to MAMTG emails below to stay informed on Festival 2020. Regular Deadline To Sign-Up is 2/1/20. Late Registration is 2/2/20 to 3/1/20.
Are you a member school or teacher yet? 
  • Remember to complete Member Registration and submit with payment by 2/1/20. 
  • mamtg.org/memberinfo
Are your students registered for their events yet? 
  • Make sure to collect all completed registration forms and payment by 2/1/2020. Mail one check equaling the total of all registration forms, postmarked by 2/1/20. 
Are you and/or your teachers aware of the festival rules and guidelines? 
  • Visit mamtg.org for more information so teachers can prepare their students for a successful Festival performance.

Please reach out to discuss the Festival. Getting your music school and students involved in MAMTG’s Student Music Festival ’20 adds great value for your students and parents. MAMTG’s Office will be closed 12/22/19 through 1/1/20 for the Holidays.  

(908) 301-6255
PO Box 1323
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Westminster Choir College January 2020 Events

 *****Westminster Conservatory at Nassau
Music from France for Piano Duet

Pianists Ikuma Huraiwa and Megan Hofreiter perform works by Faure Dolly, op. 56, Ravel Ma mère l’oye, Saint-Saens Le carnival des animaux, and Bizet Jeux d’infants, op. 22 for piano duet.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:15pm

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

Admission is Free

*****Westminster Conservatory at Nassau 
Histoires Musicales

Ikumi Hiraiwa and Megan Hofreiter, piano
Impressions of childhood through piano duets by Faure, Ravel, Saint-Saens, and Bizet

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30pm

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
Walnut Lane

Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is Free 

*****Westminster Choir: Homecoming Concert 2020

Welcome the Westminster Choir back to Princeton as it presents a program with repertoire rooted deep in Westminster Choir's history as well as works by Westminster Choir alumni, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its founding in 1920. Between these features, the choir will perform Benjamin Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecilia, reflecting Westminster Choir's spirit and mission as it "appeared and inspired" thousands of choral musicians over the past century.

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30PM

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
68 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ   08544

Admission is Free but tickets are required.

Box Office: 609-258-9220

Online: https://tickets.princeton.edu/Online/default.asp

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers 1st Annual HolidayFest December 1, 2020

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
1st Annual HolidayFest 
December 1, 2019
Bucks County Visitor Center
Street Road

 Lorrie Ksiazek and Students

Rebecca Decker and Students

 Sally Laessig and Students

Risa Rosenthal and Students

Belinda Ash and Students

Updated 12/19/19 Westminster Choir College December 2019 Events

 *****Westminster Symphonic Choir: Bach - Mass in B Minor

This work of towering musicality and deep spirituality is a fitting summation of J.S. Bach's epochal career; he finished it the year before he died. It's “above and beyond every piece of music that's been created for liturgical purposes,” says Yannick Nézet-Séguin. A setting of the complete Latin Mass, it demands superlatives, at the same time rendering them inadequate. Yannick's mastery of vocal music, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, distinguished vocal soloists, and the inimitable Philadelphia Orchestra will bring the Mass to life as a peak musical and spiritual experience for every listener.


Westminster Symphonic Choir
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Event Schedule:

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30PM
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00PM

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

Ticket Sales: 215-893-1999
Online: www.philorch.org

*****Rider Musical Theatre: A Grand Night for Singing

A Grand Night for Singing is a musical revue featuring a range of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It includes lesser-known works such as Allegro, Me and Juliet and State Fair along with songs from hit musicals Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. 

It was nominated for two Tony Awards, for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. 

Event Schedule:

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Spitz Theater
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ   08648

Ticket Information:

Admission is Free, but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Please contact the box office to reserve your seat.

Box Office: 609-896-7775 or email BLCboxoffice@rider.edu

*****Jingle Bell Jazz: Phil Orr and More

Jazz pianist and Westminster alumnus Phil Orr is joined by the nationally-recognized Michael O'Brien on bass and Sean Dixon on drums to perform traditional yule fare in thoughtful reworkings in swing, post-bop, Brazilian, Afro-Latin, New Orleans and even klezmer-infused jazz styles.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00PM
Robert L. Annis PLayhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey  08540
Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors

Box Office: 609-921-2663


*****Wesminster Chinese Music Ensemble
Youth, Athletics and Romance

The Westminster Chinese Music Ensemble performs traditional and modern songs and dances from various parts of China and the Chinese Diaspora.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00PM

Hillman Performance Hall
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey  08540

Admission is Free

*****Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Love Came Down at Christmas

Join the Westminster Bell Choir as it presents "Love Came Down at Christmas" at Grounds for Sculpture. Experience the true meaning of the Christmas season through original works, transcriptions of light classics and beloved carols.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00PM

Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton Township, New Jersey  08619

Admission: $23 Members, $28 Non-Members

Order tickets online:


*****Westminster Community Orchestra: Holiday Sing-Along

Come and sing along to a program of timeless holiday favorites! This free program will include a variety of styles, including carols and a fun sing-through of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Free-will donations of non-perishable food will be collected at the door. All contributions will be distributed to area food pantries.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 

Robert L. Annie Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey  08540

Admission is Free

*****An Evening of Readings and Carols 2019

A spectacular evening of holiday music for choir, organ and brass performed in the grandeur of the Princeton University Chapel, featuring Westminster’s choirs and the renowned Solid Brass

Advance purchase is suggested. There is a SIX-TICKET LIMIT per event for all orders.


Westminster Chapel Choir
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Westminster Alumni Choir

James Jordan, conductor
Joe Miller, conductor
Kathleen Ebling Shaw, conductor
Tom T. Shelton, Jr., conductor

Guest Artists
Ken Cowan, organ
Solid Brass ensemble

Teresa Hui '04
Joseph F. Whall

Event Schedule:

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM 

Princeton University Chapel
Princeton, NJ  08542

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)
Box Office: (609) 921-2663

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

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1 at 10:00AM

*****Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Love Came Down for Christmas

The Westminster Concert Bell Choir shares the true meaning of the Christmas season through original works, transcriptions of light classics and beloved carols.

Sunday, December 15, 2020 at 4:00PM

Bristol Chapel
Princeton, NJ 


Westminster Choir College
An Evening of Readings and Carols 2019 Broadcast
WWFM The Classical Network broadcasts a live recording of Westminster Choir College's 2019 Evening of Readings and Carols. This spectacular evening of holiday music for choir, organ and brass performed in the grandeur of the Princeton University Chapel, features Westminster’s choirs and the renowned Solid Brass.
Monday, December 23  8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25 
3 p.m. 
Listen on the radio or online. 

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Winter 2020 Events

Register for YOBC Preview Day
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Bucks County Community College 

Master Class with David Kim,
Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Master
Violin Master Class
Saturday, January 25
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Composers Workshop, presented by Erin Busch
Saturday, January 25
10:00 – 11:30 am
Registration details coming soon!

YOBC Friend Day 
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Master Class with Jonathan Blumenfeld,
Philadelphia Orchestra Oboe
Oboe Master Class
Saturday, February 8
10:00 – 11:30 am