April 2015 Newsletter: Award-Winners Take Center Stage

Music School Singers Hit the National Stage

National Choir

Nine current and alumni members of the Music School's Purple Finches children's chorus were selected to participate in the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference Choirs, following a nationally competitive audition process.


Congratulations to Olivia and Wyatt Dodd of Dunbarton, Tessa Foley of Concord, Sophia Isaak of Durham, Rose Kosciuszek of Weare, Tess Parrott of Rochester, Harriet Pearce of Hopkinton, Amelia Smith of Bow, and William Veenstra of Canterbury.


All students performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the finale concert at the OAKE National Conference, a four-day event bringing together teachers, conductors, and clinicians from across the country. 


"It's magical. It truly is," said Olivia Dodd, who sang in the Concert Women's Choir. "You walk in, you know all this music that you've been studying for months, and you know nobody there. And yet we all open our mouths and start to sing the samemusic. And we're instant friends, because we all know the same stuff and have the same interests."




Clarinet Students Selected to Perform at New England Concert Festival



Five clarinet students of Music School faculty member Stephanie Jenkins earned places in the New England Music Festival Association's Concert Festival, held at Keene High School in March.

 Pictured, from left to right, are Glynnis Cummings of Concord, Fiona MacWhinnie of Concord, Jacob Goldsberry of Weare, Damien McGuire of Lisbon, and Miranda Kaplan of Concord. Congratulations to all!

 Glynnis, Fiona, Jacob, and Damien will be onstage at the Capitol Center for the Arts this Saturday, April 18, representing theMusic School in New Hampshire's All-State Concert.

 VIDEO: See a clip of the Festival Orchestra's performance...