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For Immediate Release: 13 May 2016

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CONCORD, N.H—From music and movement to jam bands to artistic exploration, this year’s summer programs at the Concord Community Music School offer something for kids of all ages. Registration is now open for three camps this summer, led by the Music School’s faculty members and special guests. All camps take place at the Music School, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord.

Summer is also a great time to try a new instrument or improve your singing… or take a few lessons to keep from getting rusty! Private lessons are available at the Music School through the summer months on a flexible schedule.

Most summer programs assume no prior musical experience. For more information or to register, call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.


For Immediate Release: May 2, 2016

CONCORD, N.H.—Pianist Gregg Pauley will present the last of nine concerts in his Beethoven Project at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord.

“I remember learning Beethoven sonatas as a child and as I practiced I would imagine Beethoven sitting next to me, coaching me through each phrase,” said Pauley. “To this day, Beethoven remains my companion as I live and work at the piano.”


For Immediate Release: April 26, 2016

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CONCORD, N.H.—Music of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Grieg, and Bach will be featured in the next two installments of Concord Community Music School’s free Bach’s Lunch series.

On Thursday, May 5, pianist and Music School president Peggy Senter will give a lecture titled “Songs With & Without Words: Romantic Melody.” The following week, on May 12, Music School faculty member Catharine Dornin, piano, will perform a concert titled “Songs Without Words: Music of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Grieg, & Bach.” Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.


Left to right: Purple Finches Director Maria Isaak, Harriet Pearce, Amelia Smith, Jordan Cromwell, Katie Mitchell, Sophia Isaak, Tessa Foley, and William Veenstra.

For Immediate Release: 26 April 2016

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CONCORD, N.H—Seven current and alumni members of the Concord Community Music School’s Purple Finches youth chorus were selected to participate in the nationally competitive Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference Choirs, following a nationally competitive audition process.

“The National Choir experience helps the Purple Finches as a whole,” said Purple Finches director Maria Isaak. “Kids come back with all kinds of confidence and leadership abilities, and they pay it forward to the whole group.”

For Immediate Release: 22 April 2016

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CONCORD, N.H.—The Concord Community Music School is pleased to announce that eighteen of its students earned places in the All State Music Festival, which took place April 7-9 at Concord and Bow High Schools.

All State is an annual music festival for high school students, sponsored by the New Hampshire Music Educators’ Association, that brings together high-achieving music students from across New Hampshire for a culminating spring performance. In November, students across the Granite State participated in a highly competitive audition process. This year, 425 students participated in the All State Music Festival. Music School students earned places in the Festival orchestra, band, mixed choir, treble choir and guitar orchestra.  

Five Music School students who received the highest scores in the auditions appeared as principal players in the Orchestra and as members of a select vocal ensemble performing the National Anthem: Fiona MacWhinnie, clarinet; Camden Ward, oboe; Peter Bynum, piccolo; Della Dolcino, soprano; and Nathan Smith, tenor.