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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on Facebook for more event updates and class specials.
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.
This very special fundraiser features two talented pianists from MCS: Levi Hill and Cody Moore. Proceeds will help to send the two young artists to Interlochen Music School this summer. Tea time treats will be available after the concert. Individual ticket $10, family $30.
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.
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.
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!
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.
End of semester student recitals will be held two consecutive evenings, with performances beginning at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. both days. There will be a brief theater performance between shows on Thursday at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
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 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 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!
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.