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Community String Orchestra presents fall concert featuring Spanish selections

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A free concert open to the public will be given by the Cumberland Valley School of Music Community String Orchestra on Tuesday, November 14 at 8 p.m. Location of the event is the Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel located on the Wilson College Campus.

For this program, director Herman Hopple assembled a collection of mostly Spanish selections centered around a string adaptation of the delightful “Andalucia Suite” by Ernesto Lacuona. 

“I chose the selections to appeal to both our musicians and our audience,” states the director, Herman Hopple. “It should be a very entertaining program.”

Orchestra members gather twice each year to rehearse and present two free concerts. About 30 string musicians from the Chambersburg area are coming together to be this season’s performers. Many of the musicians return to perform with the group and new members are welcome to join the group. Any string player interested is asked to contact the school at (717)-261-1220 for more information.

Hopple provides double bass and electric bass instruction at CVSM. A former public school string teacher and orchestra director, he has experience in teaching all ages of students.

Cumberland Valley School of Music Announces New Executive Director

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The Cumberland Valley School of Music Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Heather McEndree as the new Executive Director effective March 1, 2019. McEndree will succeed Paula Hepfer who will be retiring after 29 years of service to the school. 

McEndree has served as the Program Manager of the school since 2014, where her duties included program creation and management, faculty management and concert logistics. She performs and teaches flute and is trained as a Musikgarten specialist for early childhood education. Previous to her work at CVSM she worked as a public school music teacher in Washington County, Md.

“I’m delighted to pass the baton to Heather who is both very capable and passionate about the mission of CVSM” says Hepfer. “I have every confidence the school will flourish under her leadership.”

Cumberland Valley School of Music presents 29th Annual Gala Showcase Concert

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Cumberland Valley School of Music is pleased to present its 29th Gala Showcase concert program “More Than Four: Celebrating Musical Seasons” at the Thomson Alumnae Chapel on the Wilson College Campus at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 4th.

CVSM Program Manager Heather McEndree became intrigued with the notion that music can represent the seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.) and the seasons of life (birth, adulthood, etc.) both literally and figuratively. This performance features music from all genres and time periods, with a special focus on the music of Leonard Bernstein, celebrating his 100th birthday in 2018.

“It is such a joy to work with our faculty members, students and musical friends to put together a showcase concert,” said Paula Hepfer, CVSM’s Executive Director. “We have an immensely talented group of people who perform a variety of genres brilliantly. It is invigorating!”

The concert opens with Read More

Piano and Organ Masterclass and Concert

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FREE and open to the public

 

MASTERCLASS Thursday, 10/11/2018 6:30 pm

CONCERT Friday, 10/12/2018 6:30 pm

Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Wilson College

 

MASTERCLASS: an event in which students play in front of an audience and receive feedback and instruction from a guest teacher. The masterclass is open to the public; performance for the teacher is not required. It is an opportunity not only for students to perform, but also for the audience to get an intimate behind-the-scenes look in to the art of performing. Contact Heather at CVSM if you are interested in performing on piano or organ for the masterclass: 717-261-1220 x5 or heather@cvsmusic.org

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Barbara A. Masters has had an extensive career as a performer, church organist, accompanist, teacher, musical theater director and composer. Ms. Masters currently serves as Music Director at Visitation Church in Elmhurst where she directs two choirs. She is on the piano and organ faculty at Elmhurst College. Ms. Masters has performed concerts in the U.S. and abroad, most recently with the Visitation Choir at Notre Dame in Paris, Rome and Assisi.  Ms. Masters’ training includes two years at the University of Michigan, piano study with Reid Nibley; Bachelor of Music in Piano from Boston University with study under Alfred Kanwischer, Bela Nagy and Maria Clodes; Master of Arts from Brown University in Ethnomusicology under Bonnie C. Wade and Fredric Lieberman; Master of Music in Organ Performance at Youngstown State under Dr. Ronald Gould and harpsichord study with Marcelline Hawke. She holds a Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and is Dean of the Fox Valley AGO Chapter.   Ms. Masters lives in Elmhurst with her husband and has 3 grown sons and two grandchildren.

Corey Rotz Concert – “If I Ruled the World”

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On September 23, at 2 PM enjoy an afternoon of classic songs from The Great American Songbook, in Thomson Hall on the Wilson College Campus. Enjoy songs made famous by singers like, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Come Rain or Shine, Stormy Weather, Fly Me to the Moon, All The Things You Are, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and many others. Chambersburg native Corey Evan Rotz, joins forces with his longtime jazz trio for an afternoon of hits that will take you on a musical journey down memory lane.

For tickets CLICK HERE or call 717-261-1220

Student Scholarship Recipients Perform for Annual Recognition Concert

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Cumberland Valley School of Music plans to hold its annual Recognition Concert on Sunday, April 29 to feature the student recipients of the Merit Awards Scholarships and graduating seniors who plan to major or minor in a performance art (music, theatre and/or dance).

Free and open to the public, the concert will take place at the Ragged Edge Inn, 1090 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg. Each student will perform during the 3 p.m. concert.

According to Paula Hepfer, CVSM executive director, the Merit Awards Scholarship process was formed during the earliest years of the 28-year-old school’s existence. She recently Read More

Memorial Day Remembrance in Music

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Join area musicians this Memorial Day as they offer a free concert to remember the sacrifices of America’s fallen soldiers. Hosted by the Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM), the open-air concert will be held at the Chambersburg Memorial Park band shell on Monday, May 29th at 7:30pm. The concert will include a flag-folding ceremony to honor America’s veterans, and during the Read More

Free Encore Concert to Showcase Talents of Six Area Groups

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Six area performing groups will combine to present voice and instrumental music during the Encore Musicians Concert on Saturday, April 29, at Chambersburg’s First United Methodist Church. It will be the third annual Encore event sponsored by the Cumberland Valley School of Music.

Free and open to the public, the concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. Off-street parking is available in the lot adjacent to the 225 S. Second St. church.

Representing an important part of CVSM’s mission to provide education and performance opportunities to musicians of all ages, performers will range in age from 40 to 95.

Each group will perform a Read More

Local Kids Roll the Dice in Musical – Guys and Dolls Jr.

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A cast of 40 young actors will roll the dice on a production of Guys and Dolls Jr on Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th in Wilson College’s Laird Hall. The cast ranges in age from 7 to 18 and brings all the enthusiasm and energy of youth to this adaptation of the classic Broadway musical comedy Guys and Dolls. Adapted for young voices, the show features some of Broadway’s most memorable songs like “Luck Be A Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” Guys and Dolls Jr is the second collaboration between Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) and the Wilson College Performing Arts Series.
 
Considered by many to be one of the best-ever musical comedies, Guys and Dolls first opened on Broadway in 1950 during Broadway Read More

Children’s Music Activities in Waynesboro

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Music Makers, collaboration between Cumberland Valley School of Music and Destination ARTS!, is hosting Musical Play Parties this winter. The parties are for children between the ages of 3 and 8, and feature music, activities, crafts, and snacks.
 
The first two parties are a Princess Party on Saturday, January 21st and a Pirate Party on Saturday, February 4th from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM at Music Makers, 46 W Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. Children and families are encouraged to “dress the theme” for the parties.
 
The Princess Party will include Read More