Max Mendez Voice Clinic
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Max Mendez Voice Clinic

Max Mendez is currently a Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Max has served as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for festivals and workshops throughout Idaho and Washington. He has been an active part of the Inland Northwest music community for the last 18 years. Choirs under his direction have performed concerts in Mexico, San Francisco, and Carnegie Hall. Mr Mendez will be sharing his insight on Body Mapping that he has been working with over the past two years.

The Music Conservatory is thrilled to host this esteemed visiting artist. The voice clinic is 2 hours with select participants receiving individual instruction. All voice students should attend. Viewing is open to the public. Participant cost is $35, others in attendance $5 suggested donation, MCS students are free to attend. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 to enroll. 

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Fall Serenade
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Fall Serenade

The Music Conservatory is thrilled to announce the annual Fall Serenade Concert 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 after the concert, included in the ticket price. No host wine bar. Tickets $20 adults, $5 MCS students and faculty.  

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Hansel & Gretel
Dec
22
to Dec 23

Hansel & Gretel

Bel Canto Opera and The Music Conservatory present an adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera, Hansel & Gretel. Performances at the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., Sandpoint on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. Bring the family! Special family tickets available for $25; $15 Adults, $5 MCS Students.

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Celebration of Arts and Culture
Jul
27
1:30 PM13:30

Celebration of Arts and Culture

MCS and Lost Horse Press invite you to a Celebration of Arts and Culture. A classical music collaboration with the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint featuring the Matsiko World Orphan Choir with community children, Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Musicians, Theater Group, and Percussion Fun Ensemble. This first annual event encompasses music, dance, and theater performances from community groups and Montana Shakespeare in the Park. Gates open at 1 pm with performances throughout the day culminating in Henry IV Part 1 at 6pm.

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The Murderous Flute
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Murderous Flute

Bel Canto Opera and the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint present The Murderous Flute, based on "The Magic Flute" by W.A. Mozart. This opera has a dark (very dark) twist. Tickets are 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.

 

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Spring Serenade
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Serenade

The Music Conservatory hosts its annual Spring Serenade Concert 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.   Concert begins at 5pm,  tickets: $10 adults, $5 children.  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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MCS All Stars Student Concert 4th annual
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

MCS All Stars Student Concert 4th annual

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 of the historic Panida Theater.  Come watch these talented young musicians 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.

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Children Performing for Children
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Children Performing for Children

Celebrate with over 100 local Music Matters! students for a concert representing Music in Nature and the Nature of Music. These young musicians are part of the Conservatory’s after-school fine arts initiative, which brings music into the schools all year long. You won’t want to miss our orchestras, choirs, and percussion troop perform. Bring the whole family and enjoy watching young performers. The concert is a one hour presentation and appropriate for the youngest of listeners as well as adults. Tickets are $5/Available at MCS office or the door. Children 5 and under are FREE.

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Andrea Olsen Voice Master Class
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Andrea Olsen Voice Master Class

Voice instructor Andrea Olsen comes to Sandpoint to work with Conservatory students on prepared literature. Students will present a prepared piece. Participation in this master class is limited, but there is space in the audience for learning. We encourage the public to attend ($10 suggested donation for general audience). Participant fee is $15, free for honors students. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 for more information.

Andrea Olsen, soprano, holds a B. M. in Voice and a M.A. in Music. She has been on the music faculty at North Idaho College since 2009 and Spokane Falls Community College since 2014. She is the soprano soloist at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist and has performed with the Spokane Symphony, Spokane Opera, CDA Opera, Bach Festival, Connoisseur Concerts, Spokane Choral Artists, and Spokane Kantorei. Andrea is CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) certified and her notable musical theater roles include Patsyin “Always, Patsy Cline,” Witchin “Into the Woods,” Lilyin “The Secret Garden,” Christinein “Phantom,” Cathyin “The Last Five Years,” Florencein “CHESS,” Mabelin “Pirates of Penzance,” Mariain “West Side Story,” and Fantinein “Les Misérables”. Andrea is a frequent adjudicator and clinician for music festivals in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana.

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Pianist Peggy Reich Presents Jewish Musical Reflections
Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

Pianist Peggy Reich Presents Jewish Musical Reflections

Concert pianist and piano teacher Peggy Reich returns to Sandpoint for her second performance, hosted by the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint.

Ponder this…how does one hear Judaism in music? How do you hear reflections of a religion or a culture? This will all be explored in the music of composers of Jewish descent. Concert pianist and piano professor, Peggy Reich, is returning to Sandpoint for a second performance hosted by the Conservatory.

Tickets are available at MCS and at the door on the night of the event. $15/ $5 students, 6 and under - free!

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Master Class with Concert Pianist and Piano Professor Peggy Reich
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Master Class with Concert Pianist and Piano Professor Peggy Reich

Join renowned pianist Peggy Reich for an exciting master class designed as a learning opportunity for intermediate and advanced piano students. 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. We encourage our students to attend the class, viewing is open to the public.  Participant Cost $35, general public suggested donation of $5.  Call MCS at 208.265.4444 to enroll.

 

 

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Bel Canto Presents Amahl and the Night Visitors and excerpts from Saint Saens Noel Oratorio
Dec
23
2:00 PM14:00

Bel Canto Presents Amahl and the Night Visitors and excerpts from Saint Saens Noel Oratorio

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.

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Fall Serenade
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Serenade

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.  

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Claudia Moots Solo Voice Recital
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Claudia Moots Solo Voice Recital

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.

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Vytautas Smetona Piano Master Class
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Vytautas Smetona Piano Master Class

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/

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Music Beyond Borders
Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Music Beyond Borders

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!

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String Master Class with Dr. Philip Baldwin
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

String Master Class with Dr. Philip Baldwin

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

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Fiddle Workshop Featuring Guest Instructor Carolyn Hatch
Aug
1
to Aug 4

Fiddle Workshop Featuring Guest Instructor Carolyn Hatch

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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/

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The Music Conservatory @ Evans Brothers, a featured non profit event.
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

The Music Conservatory @ Evans Brothers, a featured non profit event.

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!

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MCS Summer Camp Highlights Performance
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

MCS Summer Camp Highlights Performance

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.

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Galactic Journey: MCS Summer Camp Series
Jul
9
to Aug 10

Galactic Journey: MCS Summer Camp Series

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Sign up today to make sure your children get the chance to advance their skills beyond this galaxy. All camps are outer space themed!

Theater Camp
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.

Piano Camp
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.

Voice Camp
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.)

 

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Art Walk at MCS
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Art Walk at MCS

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/

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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  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.

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