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SSC Summer Music Festival 2023

Snow is finally falling, so naturally that means it’s time to think about summer! Registration for this year’s edition of Summer Music Festival at South Shore Conservatory starts on January 30th. There are a bunch of wonderful programs to choose from for musicians in grades 4 through college. I have the privilege of working with Band Explorers, and both the Summer and Festival Wind Ensembles. Visit this link and check out the flyers below for more information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

New England Music Camp Chamber Music Intensive

This summer’s shaping up to be a busy one – I’m also looking forward to teaching at NEMC’s Chamber Music Intensive from July 25th to August 8th! We’re lucky to have so much wonderful chamber literature for our instrument, and it will be a joy to explore it in such a beautiful setting. Please see below for program details, deadlines, etc.

The New England Music Camp Chamber Music Intensive (CMI) is a 2-week program for gifted high school musicians between the ages of 14-18 yrs old (strings, winds, and piano) on the beautiful shores of Snow Pond.

How to apply:

Applications are open through March 15th (this is a soft deadline).

Applicants will be required to submit an audition video of 1 or 2 selections from the standard and/or contemporary repertoire; the required excerpts*, and one teacher recommendation.

*Upon submitting your application, excerpts for your instrument will be sent out by CMI Registrar Bethany Neidbala. 

There is financial aid available.

Any questions, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Marian Powell or CMI Program Director,  Jo-Ann Sternberg 

SSC Summer Music Festival 2022

I’m thrilled to be teaching at South Shore Conservatory’s Summer Music Festival again this year! Programs are available for students in grade 4 through college. Some of last summer’s highlights included a faculty-student Mozart octet performance, a world premiere for wind ensemble, and many wonderful hours of learning and music-making. For more information, please visit: – registration is due by June 15th, so don’t miss out!

South Shore Conservatory Summer Music Festival

Join me at South Shore Conservatory for an outdoor, socially-distanced Summer Music Festival experience! There’s nothing better than the joy of making music together in person, especially after how isolated we’ve all been during the past year. Musical opportunities are available for students in grade 4 through college, and tuition assistance is available. I hope to see you there!

SMFConnect – Virtual Summer Festival

In light of the ongoing pandemic, South Shore Conservatory is now offering a virtual summer festival, SMFConnect. Designed for students in grades 5 through college, the structure and schedule of the program is flexible, allowing students to pursue different interests and levels of time commitment. I will be offering group lessons (grades 5-6), private lessons (grades 7 and up), horn masterclasses, and audition workshop. Hope to see you there!SMFCONNECT 2020-blue-gold-page-001

Andromeda Quintet Brass Week

Now that summer weather is here, I’m pleased to announce Andromeda Quintet Brass Week – a brass chamber music program my colleagues and I are running in Wellesley from July 23rd through 27th.

The program is designed for students ages 13-19, and is open to individuals or pre-formed groups. Participants will explore the brass chamber and ensemble repertoire, while learning how to rehearse efficiently, and listen critically. Performance skills will be strengthened through daily masterclasses, followed by a formal recital at the end of the program. For a detailed schedule, and to register, visit:

Andromeda Quintet Brass Week

Summer Wind & Brass Exploration

It’s hard to believe with a chill still in the air,  but summer is right around the corner… This June, WCMS is offering a week-long afternoon camp for students who want to join the band next fall! Designed for those entering grades 4 through 7, students will learn the basics about each instrument family, and find the woodwind or brass instrument that’s right for them. Instruments are provided, and financial aid is available. You can register here, or contact me if you have any questions.Woodwind and Brass Festival flier 2018