Master Class with Vytautas Smetona
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Master Class with Vytautas Smetona

Master Pianist Vytautas Smetona, joining us from Cleveland, Ohio will teach his unique style.  Vytautas is well known on the east coast, debuting in New York debut at Town Hall fourty years ago. He has been playing successfully in New Your, London and everywhere in between during his career.  Among the orchestras with which Mr. Smetona has appeared as piano soloist are the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony. Audio Magazine declars Vytautas posseses “Fantastic technique, and better than that, a big concept of his music”. We are honored to present the community the amazing opportunity of a one day immersion master class.  Call MCS (208.265.4444) for more information or to enroll.  Enrollment is limited, however all are welcome to come observe the student teacher interaction in the Music Conservatory main auditorium.  For more information on Smetona visit http://vytautassmetona.com/the-man/

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Piano Concert with Vytautas Smetona
Mar
11
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Concert with Vytautas Smetona

Listen to master Pianist Vytautas Smetona, joining us from Cleveland, Ohio. Vytautas debuted in New York at Town Hall, and has been playing for over forty years. Audio Magazine declares Vytautas displays “Fantastic technique, and better than that, a big concept of his music.”  Tickets are $15 each and are available at The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main St. or at the door the day of the concert.  

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The Journey of the Light
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Journey of the Light

This opera experience embarks on a journey to find the illuminous light. Journey of the Light is a collaborative performance with the Pend Oreille Chorale under the direction of Mark and Caren Reiner, and features dancer Autumn Whitley and cellist Sam Minker. Come enjoy this continuation of Bel Canto’s 2016 performance, from Dark to Light.

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Children Performing for Children
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Children Performing for Children

Celebrate with over 100 local Music Matters! students as they perform the works of Tchaikovsky – part of the Conservatory’s after school initiative which brings music into the schools all year long. You won’t want to miss our orchestras, choirs, and new this year – percussion troop.  Bring the whole family and enjoy watching young performers.  The concert is a one hour presentation and is perfect for the youngest of listeners as well as adults.  Tickets are $5 and are available at the MCS office or at the door (Panida Theater) the night of the performance.

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MCS All Stars Student Concert
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

MCS All Stars Student Concert

Join us for this talented show comprised of the very best of MCS. Our hardest working and highest achieving students bring their talent to the stage at the historical PanidaTheater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at MCS or at the Panida box office the night of the show.  All proceeds support our Honors Program.

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 Student Recitals
Jan
24
to Jan 25

Student Recitals

Join our private students as they showcase their skills. 

January 24 will highlight intermediate students at MCS at 6pm

January 25 will be showcasing both the beginning and advanced students.

Beginning Students: 4pm at Heartwood Center

Advanced Students: 6:30pm at Heartwood Center

Bring the family and enjoy a cookie reception following the performances.  Please contact our office at 208.265.4444 for more information.   

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Music Matters Hansel & Gretel Performance
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters Hansel & Gretel Performance

Join us for this wonderful holiday children's opera!  A combination of drama and music created for family entertainment.  Featuring children from our Music Matters! after school outreach programs as well as many other student performers. Performance followed by a cookie and hot cider reception.  Fun for all!  Suggested donation of $10.  

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Fall Serenade
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Serenade

The Music Conservatory host's its annual Fall Serenade Concert and dessert auction to benefit all MCS Scholarship Programs, including tuition assistance, Music Matters! after school outreach and Honors Programs. The concert will feature works by the great masters, performed by Music Conservatory artist instructors. Join us for an appetizer and wine reception before the concert and bid on one of our outrageous desserts (donated by local restaurants and pastry chefs).  Reception begins at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m., appetizers included in the price of the ticket, no host bar.  Tickets $20 adults, $5 MCS students and faculty.  Support our Scholarship programs!  Contact us at 208.265.4444, sandpointconservatory.org, or email mcs@sandpointconservatory.org.  Like us on Facebook for more event updates and class specials.

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For the Love of Fiddle; Fiddlin' Around! A workshop with Ashley Dreyer, a U.S. Northwest Regional Contest winner.
Nov
3
to Nov 4

For the Love of Fiddle; Fiddlin' Around! A workshop with Ashley Dreyer, a U.S. Northwest Regional Contest winner.

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Do you play violin and want to expand your repertoire? Come to the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's For the Love of Fiddle; Fiddlin' Around! Workshop. Violinists of all ages are encouraged to learn music in new ways, by ear and tablature, to traditional fiddle tunes in various genres. Jamming skills and etiquette are taught, encouraging students to play with other musicians. Students will learn about the many different styles of fiddling - such as contest fiddling, bluegrass, swing, celtic, and more.  Students will play back up techniques and fun show tricks, culminating in an end of workshop performance!  Every student will walk away from this workshop able to play at least one fiddle tune, opening up a whole new world of music. Join the fun! Fiddle workshop cost is $35/one day or $60 for both, you may register for one day or both! View link for more information.  Call MCS at 208-265-4444 to enroll. 

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A Musical Journey Featuring Pianist Peggy Reich
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

A Musical Journey Featuring Pianist Peggy Reich

Join Peggy Reich concert pianist and piano professor from New York in this Music Conservatory concert offering.  Presenting A Musical Journey through Latin America and beyond with the spicy 'sounds of Habanera.'  The distinctive sounds of the Habanera are presented in different approaches from around the world.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for faculty and students of MCS, available at The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main Street, Sandpoint, or at the door of the Heartwood Center the night of the show.  

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Master Class with Concert Pianist and Piano Professor Peggy Reich
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Master Class with Concert Pianist and Piano Professor Peggy Reich

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Join renowned pianist Peggy Reich for this exciting master class.  Ms. Reich began her piano studies at age 5 at The Hoff Barthelson Music School in New York, and continued through her teens with Baruch Arnon of the Juilliard School of Music. With increasing dedication to her music, she enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied under Menahem Pressler (The Beaux Arts Trio) and Dr. Joseph Rezits, eventually being awarded a degree in piano performance.  The Music Conservatory is thrilled to host this esteemed visiting artist.  The class is 2 hours with each student receiving individual instruction.  Class is limited to six participants, however we encourage our students to "audit" the class and viewing is open to the public.  Participant Cost $35, (includes entry to Sunday concert), Auditors and general public suggested donation of $5.  View link for more information about our master classes. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 to enroll.

 

 

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Support MCS @ The Scenic Half
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Support MCS @ The Scenic Half

Join Executive Director, Karin Wedemeyer, and voice instructor Brenda Rutledge, as they raise funds for the Music Conservatory voice department and the MCS Children's Opera by competing in the Scenic Half Marathon.  A well-known and established race, the Scenic Half Marathon attracts hundreds of runners from all across the country who come to Sandpoint to participate in this annual event. Support music by donating at https://www.gofundme.com/running-for-the-love-of-music

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

ALL STAR CONCERT

Invitation to hear our most distinguished young musicians at the Panida Theater.

Outstanding Students will take the stage and share beautiful music from classical to contemporary! 

Come and help celebrate their accomplishments!

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