23 Wall Street, Concord, NH 03301 Phone 603-228-1196 Click here to email us.
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Piano Monster Camp at Concord Community Music School is open to students currently taking piano lessons from elementary through advanced levels, and completing grades 4 through 12. The daily activities will be held in the Community Room at CCMS.
• Perform in multi-piano ensembles under a conductor • Experience the excitement of teamwork and ensemble playing• Participate in other ensembles and specialty classes chosen by the student • Participate in a final concert on Friday, July 10th at the end of the final class session
Students, with the guidance of their teachers, will select a "group level" and and purchase music from the following list:
Kathryn Southworth is Dean of Students and Faculty at the Concord Community Music School, where she previously held the position of Piano Department Chair for many years. She holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and an M.M. in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Illinois, where she studied with renowned vocal accompanist John Wustman. She is Immediate-Past President of the New Hampshire Music Teacher Association and has studied piano and pedagogy with Marvin Blickenstaff, improvisation with Forrest Kinney, and conducting with Herbert Henke and Daniel Moe.
Rebecca Herst, piano department chair at Concord Community Music School, holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the Hartt School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Hartt Talent Scholarship. At Hartt she studied with Leonard Seeber and Paul Rutman, with a concentration in collaborative piano. Rebecca has performed throughout the Northeast, and has taught at Fairfield County School of Music and the Community Music Center of Boston. She adjudicates regularly in the New England area, and is the Music School’s site coordinator for the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program.
Carleen Graff was professor of music at Plymouth State University for 46 years and taught piano performance, piano pedagogy, and class piano. She is the recipient of the MTNA Master Teacher Certificate, the MTNA National Fellow Award for Distinguished Teaching, the NHMTA Teacher-Member of the Year Award, and the 2017 Steinway Top Teacher Award. She has served MTNA in many positions at the state, division and national levels, has had articles published in several journals in the US and Europe and has presented at EPTA conferences in Europe. A workshop clinician, soloist and chamber pianist, Dr. Graff adjudicates throughout the US and Canada. She continues to teach pre-college age students and adults.
Hailey Kelley graduated from Plymouth State University in 2019 with a degree in Music Education (K-12). She is currently in her first year of teaching at Ashland Elementary School where she teaches general, choral and instrumental music. Hailey continues to teach piano in the area and to play piano in pit orchestra settings, as well as a choral accompanist for several schools. She taught and counseled at the Plymouth State University Piano Monster Festival for four years. After two years as President of the PSU Collegiate Chapter of MTNA, she is now an active member and is the Plymouth site chair for the NHMTA Evaluations.
Ruthie White is a junior music education scholarship student studying piano with Dr. Carleen Graff. At PSU she has performed with the Piano Ensemble, University Chorale, Jazz Workshop, the University Symphonic Band, and in two concerto concerts. She is president of the Collegiate MTNA chapter and has attended two national conferences. She is currently the Band Fellow for PSU Symphonic Band and the Fellow for theory classes. Ruthie teaches piano lessons to students of all ages. She also has accompanied vocal and instrumentalist students, and recently played second keyboard in the pit orchestra for the PSU production of The Addams Family.
Christian Copeley Christian Copeley holds a B.A. in Music and Graphic Design fromAssumption College. A Concord Community Music School alumnus, he studied piano with Rebecca Herst and Kathryn Southworth and has been a recitalist and competitor on both piano and organ. He has arranged music for and directed small choral ensemble and has played for various churches throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Indiana. Christian is currently pursuing a masters degree in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame, where he enjoys teaching a roster of piano students.
The Community Room at Concord Community Music School is on the Fayette Street side of the building, and is best accessed through the main entrance off the parking lot at 24 Fayette Street in Concord, NH. Please call for information: 603-228-1196.
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