Upcoming Events and Announcements:
Congratulations to the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation Scholarship Recipients! How about some GOOD NEWS?! CONGRATULATIONS to all our CSM students who received the annual "Phillip A. Hughes Foundation" Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate "an aptitude in and passion for the musical arts" and we couldn't be more proud of these recipients! A very special thanks to our friends and partners at the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation for supporting the arts and helping fuel the dreams and pursuits of musicians and artists in our region! Learn more about the PAHF and their annual Golf Tournament below.
The following CSM students have been awarded scholarships this year (results posted as we receive announcements):
Eva Ulreich (Ms. Tara/Ms. Alyssa)
Alexis Freire (Ms. Alyssa)
Bhavya Jha (Dr. Deniz)
Amelia Sheppard (Mr. Matt)
Caitlin Robinson (Dr. Taylor)
Daniel Robinson (Dr. Taylor)
Noah Evans (Ms. Rosemary)
Evan Bertoglio (Ms. Lisa)
Addie King (Ms. Tara/Dr. Deniz)
Learn more about the PAHF at https://www.philapalooza.org/
"The mission of The Phillip A. Hughes Foundation is to support youth programs and deserving children that demonstrate an aptitude in and a passion for the musical arts. Proceeds will benefit the children of Fauquier, Loudoun, Culpeper and Rappahannock counties through gifts of private instruction, instruments, and scholarships for those pursuing an education in music after high school.
PAHF's main fundraiser is the Philapalooza Golf Tournament, held every June or July on the hottest day of the year at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia."
CSM COVID RESPONSE & UPDATES:
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
"Composers' Showcase" YouTube Premiere on 1/23 @4pm!
CSM's Songwriting and Advanced Theory classes, led by Mr. Quentin Walston, will debut final compositions in an exclusive "Showcase" YouTube Premiere on Saturday, January 23rd at 4 PM! Friends and family are warmly welcome to "attend" the debut online on our CSM YouTube Channel! Over the past several months, our composers participated in a seminar led by Quentin Walston which explored approaches and applications of composition. Students also played and critiqued each others' work as they developed the compositions that will be heard in this Showcase. Invite friends and family to support these incredible young composers as they premier their new music! Visit: https://youtu.be/NXYBi_KEumA
*NEW "INTRO TO JAZZ THEORY" CLASS - STARTING January 13!
Mr. Quentin Walston (CSM Jazz Piano and Composer) will be hosting a new "Intro to Jazz Theory" class for anyone interested in learning the foundational basics to Jazz theory and composition. Perfect introduction for all interested in exploring the world of Jazz theory and composition! This is a virtual, introductory 8-week course that will take place Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom, starting Wednesday, January 13! Cost is $15 per class session. Please email: Quentin@QuentinWalston.com and Mr. Matt (CSM Studio Manager) at: email@example.com to register or for more details. Don't delay - reserve your spot today!
Mr. Wayne in "The Rules of the Game" Podcast interview!
Have you heard? Mr. Wayne (CSM Owner/Founder), was recently interviewed by Leesburg native and podcaster, Butch Porter, in his Rules of the Game podcast! Click the link below to listen to the whole podcast and discover some of the stories, inspiration and discussion about how CSM came to be as well as discussion on discovering "hidden" talent and learning music! The "Rules of the Game" (ROTG) is a new podcast from Great Conversation(s) and Independent Education (IndED). Host, Butch Porter, interviews guests in his home town of Leesburg, VA, to focus on ideas which extend beyond the local, but often start there. CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast!
Fauquier County Youth Orchestra - Admitting New
Members (Strings Only this year) in January - 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:
Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions:
The LYSO currently has numerous positions open, for beginner strings, intermediate strings and winds, and some advanced woodwinds and brass. Check it out at www.loudounsymphony.org/lsyo-auditions for more information and audition requirements. (Both in-person and virtual options are available for rehearsing.)
Virtual lessons, for all students, abilities, ages and locations available! We are excited to continue offering 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! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org for details! Also, check out the following links for more info. and Zoom Tips/Tricks!
Zoom Homepage Link: www.zoom.us
Check back later for more CSM and community updates!