Upcoming Events and Announcements:
CSM COVID RESPONSE & UPDATES:
Atoka String Quartet (Ms. Tara - CSM Violin) to perform at Gloria's in Warrenton Sunday, Sep. 27 at 4PM:
The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome The Atoka String Quartet to Gloria's Listening Room for a Sunday afternoon fundraiser to benefit the Gloria Faye Dingus Center for the Arts. The quartet, featuring 1st violinist Tara Planeta, is one of the Piedmont region's premier string quartets and will perform contemporary classics out of the American Songbook from the 1980s to today. Tickets are $15 and the seating capacity for this event will be limited so advance purchase is highly recommended. The doors will open at 3:30 pm and the concert begins at 4 pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase from Gloria's concessions bar. Children 12 and under admitted free with parent or guardian. All proceeds will go to The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Gloria's is a community gathering place, established in 2018, that is dedicated to bringing world-class entertainment, and the performing arts to Warrenton, Va.
Quentin Walston (CSM Jazz Piano/Composition) to perform at Franklin Part Arts Center 10/7 at 7p.m.!
Quentin Walston is returning to the Franklin Park Arts Center stage with his Trio! The jazz pianist will play alongside drummer Daniel Kelly II and bassist Ben Rikhoff. Quentin is excited to premier new compositions as well as revisit selections from his album, “Play” and Daniel Kelly’s recent EP, "The Gathering". To adhere to social distancing guidelines, the concert will be have limited, spaced seating as well as required mask usage in the lobby and concert hall. Quentin will be available to meet and speak with patrons outside after the show if weather permits. Limited seating (only 60 seats--get your ticket today!).
Tickets for sale at: https://quentinwalston.com/tickets/
If you are unable to attend the show for any reason, Quentin will be live streaming the concert on YouTube at the following web address:
Student Spotlight - Leah White (Studio of Ms. Lisa):
We love highlighting and celebrating our incredible students (and their teachers)! CSM'er, Leah White, has accomplished a lot this past year on her multiple woodwind instruments: Clarinet, Flute, Alto & Tenor Saxophone! Here's what her instructor, Ms. Lisa Fiorilli / Music (CSM Clarinet and Saxophone ), has to say about Leah: "My student, Leah, has been CRUSHING it this summer! She auditioned and earned a spot to attend the prestigious 'NYU Broadway Winds Summer Intensive' in July (virtual but still awesome!); she earned the Drum Major position at Riverside High School; and she not only completed CSM's '50 Days of Practice Challenge' this past summer, but just completed '100 Days of Practice Challenge' challenge this past Monday!"
Leah's goal is to play in pit orchestras on Broadway in the future! We are SO proud of Leah (and Ms. Lisa!) for all the hard work, passion and dedication shown this year. We celebrate all she has achieved this year and will achieve in the future!
Student Spotlight - Xander Ulreich (Studio of Mr. Matt): A HUGE congrats to CSM student, Xander U. on passing his RCM Level 1 Bassoon exam with a "First Class Honors with Distinction" standing - top marks! According to RCM, "this standing is reached by truly exceptional students. Students must demonstrate complete technical command and perform with a confident, masterful style. These students clearly show an authentic personal performance spark at the highest level."
This was Xander's first ever RCM Bassoon exam and we couldn't be more proud of him (and his incredible instructor, Mr. Matt) for such an incredible result! Way to go!!!
Did you know that CSM is a founding school for the The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program in the D.C. area? RCM provides a recognized national standard and sequenced program for people studying music privately, from beginner through advanced levels. The program's examinations allow students to track their progress and celebrate their accomplishments. In addition, the examinations provide measurable objectives for parents and teachers to better understand a student's musical growth. The program also supports independent teachers with innovative, high-quality resources.
Fauquier County Youth Orchestra - Admitting New
Members for 2020-2021 Season - NO AUDITION REQUIRED!
The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Diana Traietta, through the desire to provide quality music education and performing experiences to all students in the Fauquier County vicinity. FCYO has an open-door policy to any music student interested in being a part of our ensemble. Starting with just a few students in the back of a local music affiliate, Drum & Strum, the group has grown into what it is today.
***No audition required to participate!***
**Low tuition rates and financial aid available!**
*The FCYO Rehearses on Wednesdays at
Gloria's in Warrenton, VA from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
For more info., please contact Ms. Tara at:
Online Learning NOW AVAILABLE via Zoom! We are excited to offer online video lessons across all our lessons studios via Zoom! Online learning allows us to continue the learning process remotely, especially in light of our current circumstances. If you are unable to attend lessons on-site at CSM due to illness, social distancing or closure, we are still able to provide students with the opportunity to meet for lessons online via video conferencing lessons! One of the easiest and best services we’ve found at this time is “Zoom”. All you need is a internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone with microphone and camera. Your teacher will email a "Zoom" link to click to join a lesson live at your lesson time. Sign-up online or email: email@example.com for details! Also, check out the following links for more info. and Zoom Tips/Tricks!
Zoom Homepage Link: www.zoom.us
CSM Lessons Gift Certificates Available!: Give a gift that will last a lifetime! Special Music Lessons gift certificates towards private or class music lessons at CSM are now available! The PERFECT way to spread cheer this season while investing in a loved one or friend's musical future!
As an added bonus, take advantage of our special limited-time holiday lessons promo offer for new students: sign-up for lessons and receive TWO FREE lessons! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your customized CSM lessons gift-certificates today!
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