From First-Years to Faculty

Audrey Budington and Liz Faiella Feature, March 2023 Audrey Budington and Liz Faiella both claim to have “practically lived at the Music School” when they were younger. Before they assumed their current roles as leaders within the folk department, they each wandered the halls, fiddles in hand, buzzing from lessons to ensembles as long-time CCMS … Read more

Heidi Martinez

Heidi Martinez (Early Childhood Programs, Dance Movement Therapist, and Community Outreach Therapist) is a graduate student at Antioch University New England where she will receive an M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy and Couples and Family Therapy in May 2023. With a B.A. in Dance from San Diego State University, Heidi has loved the art of movement … Read more

Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson (Trumpet) received a BM in Music Education and MM in Wind Conducting from University of New Hampshire. At UNH, he studied with Dr. Robert Stibler and Tom Palance for trumpet, Dr. Mike Annicchiarico for composition, and Dr. Andrew Boysen for Conducting. He also has taken trumpet lessons with Laurie Frink and Joe Foley. Mr. … Read more

Miss Julieann Goes to the GRAMMYs

Julieann Hartley Feature, February 2023 Have you ever watched the GRAMMY Awards and wondered how the winners are determined? Meet Julieann Hartley: regionally renowned children’s recording artist and music therapist, and one of the newest members of the Recording Academy, the international body of music professionals that votes for the GRAMMY Awards. Thanks to her … Read more

Daniel Acsadi


Dr. Daniel Acsadi (classical guitar) joined Concord Community Music School as executive director in May 2022. With two decades of experience in education, music performance, and nonprofit management, Daniel deeply believes in the transformative power of the arts on individual and collective levels. As Powers Music School’s Director of Education and Community Programs, Daniel expanded … Read more

A Musical Home

“A Musical Home” – Laurette Nepa Student Feature, December 2022 If you come to Concord Community Music School, there’s a decent chance you’ll run into Laurette Nepa. It might be in the recording studio during her audio engineering lessons with faculty member Eric Klaxton. Or maybe in the back stairway, practicing her vocal repertoire in … Read more

Support Concord Community Music School this Fall

Support Concord Community Music School this Fall Click here to read Executive Director Daniel Acsadi’s fall appeal letter. Your generosity in any amount makes it possible for CCMS to retain its excellent faculty, provide financial aid for students, maintain the School’s building and pianos, and present public events.

Tuned in to Healing

Tuned in to healing: How movement, song can be a health benefit By Heather Bigelow Hearne This article was published in the Concord Monitor on October 20, 2022. Click here to view the pdf of the original article. As we move into our later years of life, several health and wellness problems start to collect … Read more

Announcing our Bach’s Lunch Series Lineup

Music and Lectures from Around the World Highlight 2022-23 Bach’s Lunch Series We are excited to announce the entire lineup of Bach’s Lunch series lectures and performances for the 2022-23 season. The artist series kicks off in October and continues through May and is free and open to the public. All events in the series … Read more