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February 2015 Newsletter: 30 Years of Musical Memories

Join us for an Anniversary Weekend to remember!

Alumni concert photos

30th Anniversary Alumni Concert
Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets at www.ccmusicschool.org
Featuring Music School alumni
Audrey Budington, fiddle; Emily Taubl, cello; 
Scott Kiefner, bass; & Mark Shilansky, piano; 
joined by their musical friends

Performathon & Community Open House
Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Students, alumni, & faculty perform all day, 
raising money for the Financial Aid Fund. 
Enjoy the instrument petting zoo, Story Corps, 
a community sing, jam sessions, & more!

Sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank with thanks to El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant. 


As the Music School celebrates its 30th anniversary season
we're shining the spotlight on a faculty member, an alumna, and a supporter.


 Musical Collaboration

 Faculty Member Kathryn Southworth

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Growing up in Vermont, Kathryn Southworth was part of a musical family. In the summertime, her family would gather on the front porch of their lakehouse to play music together. Her father played the piano, her brothers played guitar, and there was plenty of singing, which floated across the lake on summer evenings.

"People got used to us doing that, so they'd go out in their boats on the lake to listen to us," she recalls.

Read the full article here.

Music, Medicine, and Balance
Alumna Karen Boselli

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Karen Boselli was six years old when she became one of the first students at the Music School. The School's temporary home was a drafty building on Main Street, and Boselli remembers one thing in particular about those early days -- it was really cold.

"When you came in the door, there was this basket of knit slippers to put on, to keep your feet warm. You'd take off your boots and put on these booties," she laughs.

Read the full article here.


Commitment to Musical Community
Supporter Mike Lenehan

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Mike Lenehan saw his first opera in the '70s -- an Ingmar Bergman film adaptation of The Magic Flute.

He'd always loved classical music, but this was a revelation. "I thought, 'Where have I been?'"

Read the full article here.