The El Sistema Music Matters! Youth Orchestra and Choir groups will play Christmas music at the Sandpoint Branch of the EBCL in the Multi Purpose room. Bringing music to the community!
The Music Conservatory’s annual Christmas Concert will include Amahl and The Night Visitors from Menotti, a Children’s Opera, as well as the Bel Canto Opera company performing excerpts from Saint Saens. Bring your children along for a gingerbread house building event and sing along caroling following the performance. First Lutheran Church, 526 Olive Avenue. Donations welcome.
The Music Conservatory hosts 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., no host bar. Tickets $20 adults, $5 MCS students and faculty.
Soprano Claudia Moots will be performing works by Schubert, Bach and Handel. Claudia has been studying under Brenda Rutledge of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint for 4 years. She will be joined by Caren Reiner on piano and Alyce Ispirescu, soprano. This recital will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 417 North 4th Avenue in Sandpoint. Free Admission.
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 forty years ago. He has been playing successfully in New York, 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 declares 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. Participant fee is $15. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 for more information or to enroll. Visit us at sandpointconservatory.org, or on Facebook at Music Conservatory. For more information on Smetona visit http://vytautassmetona.com/the-man/
Join us for this exciting end of camp performance at the Panida Theater. Our International Youth Orchestra Summer Camp participants will be live on stage with Sandpoint’s favorite twins, The Shook Twins, for this concert. Enroll in our camp & join the fun onstage, or come to watch!
A classical music collaboration with the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. Join us Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at The Heartwood Center at 7 p.m. for a classical music collaboration with the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. This international event features exchange students from the AUKA El Sistema Orchestra in Mexico, as well as visiting German musicians and MCS students. Special performance by guest viola soloist, Mariaya Ksondyzk, from the Boston Conservatory. Light appetizers with international flair will be served. Wine available for purchase. Purchase tickets at MCS located at 110 Main Street, Evan's Brothers Coffee or at the door ($10 Adults/$5 Students)
Strings Masterclass with Dr. Philip Baldwin. Spokane Youth Symphony Artistic Director, Dr. Philip Baldwin is the Director of String Studies and Associate Professor of violin at Whitworth University. His career has spanned the spectrum of string teaching and conducting. Dr. Baldwin serves as the concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony, and has appeared as violin soloist in concertos by Samuel Barber and Henry Wieniawski, and in Beethoven's Triple Concerto with David Demand and Max Held. He and his wife Dorothy (also a violinist and educator) have given violin master classes in England and Ireland, and throughout Washington, Maryland and Utah. Get input from a master on your piece. Call MCS office at 208-265-4444 to register for this class or come and observe for free
Violinists of all ages are encouraged to learn music in new ways, by ear and tablature, to catchy traditional fiddle tunes! All students will participate in an outdoor performance at Farmin Park on Saturday, August 4, directly following the camp. Come join the fun! Students will have the opportunity to work with Ms. Hatch in private lessons. Please call 208.265.4444 for more information or to enroll. $125/student, sibling discount available, 2nd child $100, 3rd child or more $50 each. Participants in our International Youth Orchestra Camp will receive a 50% discount.
Read Carolyn Hatch's bio here http://www.sandpointconservatory.org/workshops-master-classes/
Join Evans Brothers as they host the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint as their featured non profit for the month of July. Check out The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's mission and vision on display at Evan's Brothers while enjoying your favorite beverage. On July 21st the Music Conservatory will provide live classical music, during this very special day 15% of all proceeds will be donated to the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint! Thank You Evan's Brothers!
Join MCS for an afternoon of music and performance! Our Summer Camp Highlights production runs from 4-7 pm at the Heartwood Center. Catch all three hours of fun, or come and see your particular camper showcase their talent. Theater students will perform skits from Alice In Wonderland that they have prepared throughout the week followed by vocal performances featuring soloists from our choir camp. MCS piano camp participants will also be presenting their repertoire. This is a free event and the public is welcome to join. Please call 208.265.4444 for more information.
Sign up today to make sure your children get the chance to advance their skills beyond this galaxy. All camps are outer space themed!
July 9-20, from 9 a.m. to Noon
It is always fun to pretend or become someone else, if even for a moment. Learn to stand onstage and perform for an audience while having fun. Plus, connect with other kids who share your same passion for the creativity of the stage. Camp ends with a performance.
July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to Noon
Instructors: Melody Puller & John Fitzgerald
If your child would like to learn to play a duet, or participate as part of a piano ensemble this camp is for them. Sign them up for this versatile group style piano class. Campers will perform at a capstone piano concert on July 20. Teacher recommendation required.
July 16-20, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Singers will make new musical friends, while improving their singing skills. They’ll learn to sing in a variety of musical styles, with harmonies, and perform in a final celebration concert at the end of the week.
International Youth Orchestra Camp Half or Full Day
August 6-10, 9 a.m. to Noon or 2:30 p.m.
Your child will want to join us for the 6th annual MCS Summer Youth Orchestra Camp. This year features the return of guest conductor (our executive director, Karin Wedemeyer calls him “the return of the Jedi”) Dr. Philip Baldwin, Director of the Spokane Youth Symphony. Bringing together regional and international musicians from Mexico, this youth orchestra also reaches across borders. Daily practice, advanced ensembles, and master classes culminate in a finale concert on August 10 at the Panida Theater.
(Full Day Orchestra Camp includes advanced ensemble or afternoon crafts with artists from Creations and lessons in Djembe drumming.)
Join the Music Conservatory as it participates in POAC's 41st annual Artwalk! The 41st Annual Art Walk is brought to you by the Pend Oreille Arts Council in Sandpoint. Local artisans, galleries, and business owners through out downtown Sandpoint collaborate each summer for an event designed to showcase all that our unique town has to offer. Maps of the walking tour will be available throughout the downtown. For more information visit http://artinsandpoint.org/38th-annual-artwalk/
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 Panida Theater. Students have been picking up credentials throughout the northwest this season, with performances at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho and much more. Come watch these talented young locals and witness the best of their repertoire. Tickets are available at The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main Street (208.265.4444), or at the Panida the night of the event, $10 adults, $5/ Youth 18 & under. For more information visit us at sandpointconservatory.org, or on Facebook at Music Conservatory.
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.
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. Tickets will be available at The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main Street, or at the door the night of the performance, $15/adults, $10 youth 18 & under. For more information visit us at sandpointconservatory.org, or on Facebook at Music Conservatory.
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. Tickets will be available at The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main Street, or at the door the night of the performance, $15/adults, $5 youth 18 & under. For more information visit us at sandpointconservatory.org, or on Facebook at Music Conservatory.
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. Participation in this master class is limited, but there is space in the audience for learning. A master class is an opportunity for aspiring musicians, and music lovers in general, to watch an advanced lesson being taught. The information is valuable for all learners and watching a master class can be as fascinating as a performance! We encourage the public to attend all master classes. Suggested donation for audience is $5. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 for more information or to enroll. Visit us at sandpointconservatory.org, or on Facebook at Music Conservatory.For more information on Smetona visit http://vytautassmetona.com/the-man/
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Like us on Facebook for more event updates and class specials.
For the Love of Fiddle; Fiddlin' Around! A workshop with Ashley Dreyer, a U.S. Northwest Regional Contest winner.
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.
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.
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.
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