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CONCORD CONSERVATORY MUSIC’S SUMMERENSEMBLE GROUP

CONCORD CONSERVATORY MUSIC’S SUMMERENSEMBLE GROUPKids and teens can learn and play classical, jazz, and pop songs with others this summer! The Concord Conservatory of Music’s Summer Ensemble Group for kids and teens is an enrichment program that provides excellent practice sessions, encourages musical conversations, and creates friendships among musicians of various abilities. CCM welcomes wind instruments, viola, cello, and double bass players to participate. Interested pianists and violinists can also inquire. Intermediate and advanced ensemble groups will cater to musician abilities—with no more than 5 musicians per group. Each group performs in a concert at the end of the session, and ensemble performers may also perform individual solos.

ConcordConservatory.org/programs/summer-ensemble-group/ ConcordConservatory.org. (978) 369-0010 or info@ConcordConservatory.org Financial assistance is available.

CCM presents TWO Bluegrass events April 29th

 

Southern Rail, a bluegrass concert

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Southern Rail’s performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. Southern Rail celebrates more than four decades of performing together. CCM faculty member Rich Stillman (banjo and harmony vocals, Jim Muller (guitar and lead vocals), Sharon Horovitch (acoustic bass and harmony vocals), and John Tibert (mandolin and harmony vocals) give us rich vocals on beautiful and creative bluegrass arrangements.

 

Concord Conservatory of Music Bluegrass Band Scramble

Saturday, April 29th starting at noon

If you’ve ever played in a jam session, or if you can play three chords in rhythm, come out and try your hand. Musicians enter the Scramble individually, and bands are created by picking names out of hats for each instrument, so bands have the tools they need. You and your new bandmates then have a two-hour practice session, with coaching from CCM instructors, to prepare songs and stage patter for a three-song turn in front of a sound system and a live audience. The Scramble is purely for experience and enjoyment. There’s no competition, and there are no prizes, just the chance to meet up and perform with other musicians from the area and try your skills in front of an audience. Come out and have fun!

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Concord Conservatory of Music Upcoming Concerts

 

Concord Conservatory of Music(CCM) presents BostonJazz Wisdom on Friday, March 24th, at 7:30 pm. Experience an evening of energetic, free-spirited, and innovative jazz led by jazz percussion legend Ra-Kalam Bob Moses. His colorful and multicultural music knows no boundaries. The all-star line-up features Dave Bryant on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and CCM faculty member Tsuyoshi Honjo on saxophone. Ra Kalam Bob Moses is one of the world’s great musicians, composers, and drummers and has played with many stellar musicians, including Dave Liebman, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Sanborn, and others. Concord Cultural Council, supported by the Mass Cultural Council, generously granted funding toward the 2022-2023 CCM Concert & Lecture Series. Purchase $25 General Admission tickets online  or at the door.

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GRAMMY Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers return to our area for one show only, bringing their new album “Brambletown” and their fan-favorite songs for singing and dancing. On Saturday, April 1, at 2:00 pm, the Concord Conservatory of Music presents the inspirational, infectious musical duo at the Acton-Boxborough High School. With humor and heartfelt connections to nature, their songs teach and entertain audiences of all ages. They have created their own unique sound with a touch of bluegrass, old-time, and folk. Funding support from The Dewey Rosenfield Foundation, Concord Cultural Council, and Mass Cultural Council have helped present the concert. $25 General Admission tickets in advance from ConcordConservatory.org or at the door (if not sold out). info@concordconservatory.org/(978) 369-0010. Concord Conservatory of Music is the area’s non-profit community music school at 1317 Main Street in West Concord.

So Much Happening This Winter at The Concord Conservatory of Music!

Exploring music’s role in developing children’s executive function

When you hear the first few beats of a favorite song, how do you respond? Do you start to tap out a beat, hum along, or feel particular emotions? It only takes those first moments to remind us of the power of music, and this power extends to all individuals, regardless of disability status. Many peer-reviewed scholarly articles explore and explain the varied benefits of musical education for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research on the subject has been taking placefor over 25 years, and countless children have benefited from music classes. Read on to learn the ways your child can benefit from a developmental music class!

Improves communication skills

Music has been shown to effectively enhance verbal and nonverbal communication in children with developmental delays. Research fromMcGill University and Université de Montreal has found increased connectivity between auditory and motor regions of the brain, which are believed to be related to the significant improvements in children’s communication skills and family quality life reported by their parents. Music can even be used to support children’s literacy.

Provides a multi-sensory learning experience

While you may think of music as something comprised simply of sound, musical experiences are multisensory and thus provide a ripe opportunity to support children’s development. Through music-centered learning, children are encouraged to touch, hear, see, vocalize, and move, all of which aid in well-rounded development. The use of props, visual aids, and physical movement in addition to song keeps students engaged and excited!

Improves attention

The patterns in music canhelp children remain attentive, especially since many respond better to auditory cues rather than visual ones. There are different types of attention; these include sustained, selective, and alternating. Sustained attention the ability to continuously focus on something, selective attention is the ability to focus on something when other things are occurring in the room, and alternating attention is the ability to switch between tasks with different mental demands. Many children with ASD struggle with transitions and step-by-step routines, but integrating music has been shown to smooth transitions both physically and emotionally.

Looking for a fun and productive way to support your child with a developmental disability? Look no further than the Concord Conservatory of Music’s new Tones of Fun on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 for ages 3 – 6 and 5:15 – 6:00 pm for ages 7 – 9.The Concord Conservatory of Music is committed to providing equal access to music classes for all children.

Learn more and sign up!

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1317 Main St, Concord, MA 01742

 

 

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So much happening at Concord Conservatory of Music!

Join us at Concord Conservatory of Music’s Discovery Day Open House!

Saturday, September 10th, from 1 – 3 pm—a free, fun, and interactive event for kids and adults! Experience our Instrument Exploration, which allows you to play instruments in a safe environment. We’ll guide you to determine which instrument is right for you and your kids.

Sign-up for free Music & Movement and Group Keyboard demo classes and sample the Concord Open Bluegrass Jam (3-4 pm) at concordconservatory.org. Enter a raffle at Discovery Day for a chance to win a free 2022 CCM fall group class! Anyone registering for a group class at the Discovery Day will receive a 10% discount. Financial assistance available. 978-369-0010.

 

 

Free Trial Group Classes at Concord Conservatory of Music

Sign-up for a free kids or adult group class during the week of September 12 – 17th! CCM Group Classes for kids and adults provide excellence in music education balancing rigor with the joy and fun of creating music. Small classes give each student individual attention, yet learning in a social experience. Discover all our Early Childhood classes, Group Keyboard, Rhythmic Solfège, Beginner Vocals, and the Girls Chorus for kids as well as banjo, guitar, and ukulele classes for adults. Financial assistance available.

Sign-up at ConcordConservatory.org

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Be a band or ensemble member at Concord Conservatory of Music

Playing in a group unlocks opportunities for advancement, skill development, and fun! CCM welcomes all musicians to join an ensemble, including students not participating in private lesson instruction at the school. All strings and piano players can join a chamber or jazz group. Want to rock it out instead? We encourage percussion, guitar, electric bass, piano, saxophone, and trumpet players, in addition to singers, to join a Rock Lab. We’ll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music. Get weekly coaching from professional musicians plus access to workshops and performance opportunities. ConcordConservatory.org/info@concordconservatory.org/(978) 369-0010. Financial assistance available.

Register for Classes, Courses, Teams & Workshops!

Concord Art

Concord-Carlisle Adult Community Education

Concord-Carlisle Youth Football

Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer

CCYSoccer

Concord Conservatory of Music

Concord Public Library

Concord Recreation

Concord Youth Theater

Umbrella Arts

 

 

Music Opportunities @ Concord

Concord Conservatory (CCM) 

The Concord Conservatory of Music offers all the benefits of traditional music lessons from the convenience and safety of your home. Through simple, user-friendly technology, skilled CCM instructors come to you live via online music lessons.

No matter your age, or your interests, there’s something for you at CCM! Kids, Teens, Adults, Lifelong Learners

Learning music in a group setting can be motivating and fun for students of any age and any skill level. Choose the best learning environment for you:

  • Classes: Develop your music skills in a relaxed, collaborative setting with people like you
  • Ensembles: Join a performance-based group with others of a similar age or skill level. Choose from classical chamber music to rock or jazz and more.

Full details and schedules are online! Click here to register.

Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord

We specialize in music lessons for students of all ages!

  • Winter/Spring 2021 lesson registration is open! Please click here for more. 
  • All our lessons will be online in the until further notice; we look forward to returning to in-person lessons when we can.
  • New group classes are starting up in in 2021! Click here to see a listing.

2020 marks IMSCC’s 40th anniversary! We are celebrating this special year by sharing faculty and student performances online with you throughout the fall. Click here to enjoy a new performance each week!

For four decades, the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord has brought the highest level of individual musical instruction to the students of Concord and Carlisle. Founded in 1980 by the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District to serve the musical needs in our communities, our distinguished faculty of professional musicians and educators provide instruction for close to 400 student musicians. Located in the towns of Concord and Carlisle, Massachusetts, classes are given at a variety of locations throughout the schools.

Whether students are beginning a new instrument or honing skills developed through many years of practice, IMSCC is dedicated to helping young musicians excel. Our teachers work one on one with students to help them develop basic skills, learn repertoire, and prepare for performances. With close ties to school music departments, IMSCC teachers are well equipped to help students prepare for ensemble playing, both in school and beyond. IMSCC graduates have gone on to conservatory programs and professional careers in music.

IMSCC is part of Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education, in association with the Concord and Carlisle school music departments. We are a self-funded non-profit program.

 

Make some music! Here are some options …..

Concord Conservatory (CCM) Offers Introductory 4-Pack for New Students

The Concord Conservatory of Music offers all the benefits of traditional music lessons from the convenience and safety of your home. Through simple, user-friendly technology, skilled CCM instructors come to you live via online music lessons. Your customized Online Lesson-4-Pack is 4 half-hour private lessons at 25% off (valid for new students only and subject to instructor/instrument availability). Limit one/student. All you need is an internet connection, a computer with a mic and camera (standard with most computers). Complete the New Student Inquiry Form to get started: https://concordconservatory.asapconnected.com/#PrivateLessons

We’re taking all the summer music online! 

More summer experiences being added daily.Learn from CCM’s experienced instructors on the virtual platform combining high-quality instruction with the excitement of making music with other students who love music. Each program will include Zoom sessions, and other resources to supplement the learning.

Young Guitarist Ensemble
Songwriter Camp
Ear Stories – Story Writing Inspired by Music
Chord Knowledge for Guitarists, how to progress from beginner to advanced chord shapes
Playing Our Musical Earth
Karaoke Camp – The art of learning to sing a live performance
Group Keyboard Summer Exploration
Beginner Vocals – Summer Singing
Track Builders: Introduction to digital composition using GarageBand

IMSCC Summer Programs
Full details and schedules are online! Click here to register.

  • Summer Band, Jazz Workshop & Orchestra with Anna Anderson, Kevin Maier & Chris Noce
  • Trumpet Workshop with Ryan Noe
  • Trombone Choir with Alexei Doohovskoy
  • Small Ensembles: Woodwind chamber groups with Rachel Juszczak and String chamber groups with Sargis Karapetyan
  • Percussion Ensemble* with Timur Rubinshteyn
  • Performance and Audition Classes*: The Joy of Performing (for winds) with Brian Diehl, Audition & Performance
  • Class (for strings) Winds with Sargis Karapetyan
  • Bassoon Reed Making Rachel Juszczak
  • *New programs!

New students are welcome to start lessons this spring. Interested students, please submit a lesson inquiry here.

Questions? Call us at 978-318-1432 or contact Debbie directly at 978-341-2490 x7653.

 

Events

Music & Invention Concert and Lecture

Explore how music and invention interact and influence each other.

How does music inspire new ideas and inventions? How do composers use invention to create new sounds and experiences? How does music reflect and transform the world we live in?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the Music & Invention Concert and Lecture, presented by the Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) on Friday, March 8th at 7:30 pm. Join renowned composer, inventor, and educator Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab to explore the multi-faceted relationship between invention and music. Performed by CCM faculty artist, pianist Yoko Hagino, guest violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones, guest cellist Ariana Falk, and graduate students from the MIT Media Lab, this promises to be a wild ride of music and celebration of bold but beautiful ideas.

Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Frederic Rzewski, Liza Lim, Marianne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, and three recent compositions by Machover, including the U.S. Premiere of Resolve Remote for violin and electronics. Witness how a musical idea can develop into a full-length composition, how music can mirror and adapt to its environment, and how composers can challenge and expand our listening habits.

From bow-and-string to new interactive interfaces and from AI to singalong, please join us for a very unusual evening of sounds and ideas that will spark imaginations, open minds, and bring delight. Whether you are interested in classical, experimental, or electronic music, you will find something to appreciate and enjoy.

Get your tickets today at ConcordConservatory.org. We thank our Lead Sponsor, Emerson Health, and our Supporting Sponsor, Middlesex Savings Bank, for making the 2023-2024 CCM Concert & Lecture Series possible. The Series is also supported in part by a grant from the Concord Cultural Council and Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, local agencies that the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, supports. Thanks to our sponsors, we can bring quality and diverse concerts to our community.
About CCM Concord Conservatory of Music: It is a community of people who are passionate about music education. CCM enrolls over 500 students annually and offers programs for all ages and abilities. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord, MA, and 17 surrounding communities. Its curriculum includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities. Financial assistance is available.