Calendar And Events

MCW to Present College Prep Program Faculty Roundtable

Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) is preparing talented high school music students for college studies and future careers in music, in its MCW Prep Program launched in September, 2019. On Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6pm, the esteemed faculty of the Conservatory’s MCW Prep program will speak in a roundtable discussion and will be answering questions from prospective students and their parents. The conversation and Q&A will be recorded and shared on the Music Conservatory’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Aug
17
MCW College Prep Program

Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) is preparing talented high school music students for college studies and future careers in music, in its MCW Prep Program launched in September, 2019. On Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6pm, the esteemed faculty of the Conservatory’s MCW Prep program will speak in a roundtable discussion and will be answering questions from prospective students and their parents. The conversation and Q&A will be recorded and shared on the Music Conservatory’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Learn About the Black Composers Featured in Our Faculty Concert

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MCW to Premiere Virtual Faculty Concert of Music by Black Composers

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Music Conservatory of Westchester will present a virtual faculty concert featuring music by Black composers on Wednesday, July 15 at 12pm on Facebook and YouTube.

“This concert will be a first step in highlighting the work of under-recognized composers and introducing our community to new musical treasures that will broaden their horizons,” says Conservatory Executive Director Jean Newton. “Over time, we aim to influence, through our music education programs, public perceptions of the wealth and diversity of great music.”

Sep
21
Save the Date!

The Conservatory provides quality music education to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Proceeds from our annual fundraiser will be used to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities who benefit from our Music Therapy Program, U.S. military veterans dealing with combat-related injuries who participate in our Healing Our Heroes Program, and low income children for whom the Conservatory provides their only opportunity to participate in music training.

Virtual Summer Programs Now Open for Registration!

Summer is better with music! This summer, the Music Conservatory of Westchester is offering kids grades K-7 a new, online experience with fun, interactive classes to spark their interest in the visual and performing arts!

From the safety and comfort of their own homes, kids can experiment with music, learn to play instruments, write songs, create art, sing, dance, and perform musical theatre scenes and songs with the Conservatory’s expert, world-class faculty.

Suzuki Students Perform in Virtual Concert on Saturday, May 30!

Our talented Suzuki students will perform in a special virtual concert on Saturday, May 30 starting at 1pm. In solo performances, Suzuki students will play pieces on cello, piano, violin, and viola in video recordings from their homes.

May
30
Suzuki Solo Recitals

Enjoy a virtual recital featuring solo performances from our talented Suzuki students!

At the Music Conservatory of Westchester, our teachers are committed to the understanding that students should be met “where they are,” then instructed in a way that allows them to grow musically and as naturally as possible.

May
22
Keep the Music Playing: A Virtual Concert
More than 100 Conservatory students, faculty members, alumni, and special friends submitted videos to participate in our Keep the Music Playing: A Virtual Concert for the Community in an incredible outpouring of music and support for our community heroes, including first responders, medical professionals, and essential workers.
May
15
Keep the Music Playing: A Virtual Concert
More than 100 Conservatory students, faculty members, alumni, and special friends submitted videos to participate in our Keep the Music Playing: A Virtual Concert for the Community in an incredible outpouring of music and support for our community heroes, including first responders, medical professionals, and essential workers.
May
14
Caramoor’s Thalea String Quartet Zoom Q&A

On Thursday, May 14 at 4pm, Caramoor’s quartet-in-residence, the Thalea String Quartet will offer an exclusive opportunity for Music Conservatory of Westchester students to participate in a Zoom Q&A with their musicians.

Learn more about the Thalea String Quartet: https://www.thaleastringquartet.com/

RSVP to Associate Dean for Programs, Nicole Peragine, at nicole@musiced.org to participate!

May
8
Music Conservatory of Westchester to Present Virtual Concert for the Community

(White Plains, NY) While everyone is social distancing, music is more important than ever to bring hope, calm, and joy to our community. The Music Conservatory of Westchester will present Keep the Music Playing: A Virtual Concert for the Community to be streamed online on Friday, May 8 at noon.

Join Our Virtual Concert for the Community!

While everyone is social distancing, music is more important than ever to bring hope, calm, and joy to our community.

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is planning a Virtual Concert for the Community featuring our students, faculty, and friends of the Conservatory to be streamed online publicly on Friday, May 8 at noon. This concert is a community-building event to share the joy of music with the public from their homes. We would love for our entire Conservatory community to be a part of the virtual concert. Think of it as Performathon from your living room on video!

Get Started with Virtual Lessons at MCW!

Our goal is to keep the music playing! Social distancing can’t keep musicians from making and sharing music – even from afar.

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is continuing everybody’s music study via virtual lessons with our world-class, accredited faculty. Many students have already started virtual lessons with their teacher.

MCW Closed Temporarily Due to COVID-19

Due to the increasing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Music Conservatory of Westchester has proactively decided to close through April 12, 2020, with plans to reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020. Our goal is to minimize the risk among our students, families, faculty, and staff.

Conservatory CLOSED March 9 through March 15

Due to the ongoing, escalated concern in our community regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Music Conservatory of Westchester is closing the school for two days (March 9 & 10, 2020) as a precautionary measure. At this time, the Conservatory does not have any confirmed cases among any of its students, parents, faculty or staff, and has made this decision out of caution and care for our musical community.

Feb
29
Piano Masterclass with Paul Ostrovsky

These free, Saturday afternoon masterclasses will bring virtuoso musicians to the Conservatory to teach techniques to enrich your learning experience.

Paul Ostrovsky, the founding member of the Moscow Conservatory Trio, was born in Moscow and earned his master’s degree at the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with the pre-eminent Yakov Flier and Emil Gilels.

Spotlight on MTI

Since 1986, the Music Therapy Institute has been the largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region, working individually and in small groups with over 2,000 children and adults each year.

“Participation in music therapy provides a range of benefits to people of all ages and abilities. The Music Therapy Institute faculty at MCW strive to support the specific needs of the individuals in our program….”

Feb
1
Suzuki Group Class Concert
Support Our Legacy Project!

For 90 years, the Music Conservatory of Westchester has been building a legacy of providing the extraordinary benefits of music to all in our community. As we propel into building five new technology-based teaching spaces on our lower level this year, we need your help to make this possible! Share our Facebook fundraiser or donate to our Legacy Project, which will bring a Recording Studio, Digital Piano Lab, updated Percussion Studio, Multi-use Rehearsal Studio, and new Music Therapy Studio to our school. Through this endeavor, we will be able to offer more innovative classes for students of all ages, including the first a pre-college sound engineering program in Westchester County.

Feb
8
Classical Guitar Gathering – Hosted by Frederick Draper
Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Join us for a Classical Guitar Gathering hosted by Conservatory guitar faculty member Frederick Draper.
All music lovers are welcome to join this free, informal sharing of music offerings from students and professionals.

Conservatory Student and Faculty Take the Stage

Many congratulations to Conservatory student Benjamin Araujo and piano faculty Dr. Irena Portenko for their incredible performance at Carnegie Hall on January 8, 2020.

Feb
29
Summer Music Programs Open House

10am-12pm

Get excited about our summer music programs for kids grades K-8 from June-August 2020!

We offer fun, comprehensive learning experiences for children with a variety of programs and classes. Suzuki, Musical Theatre Immersion, and Music & Arts will spur your child’s interest in music and other artistic areas.

Feb
12
Summer Music Programs Open House

6:30pm-8pm

Get excited about our summer music programs for kids grades K-8 from June-August 2020!

We offer fun, comprehensive learning experiences for children with a variety of programs and classes. Suzuki, Musical Theatre Immersion, and Music & Arts will spur your child’s interest in music and other artistic areas.

Feb
1
Summer Music Programs Open House

10am-12pm

Get excited about our summer music programs for kids grades K-8 from June-August 2020!

We offer fun, comprehensive learning experiences for children with a variety of programs and classes. Suzuki, Musical Theatre Immersion, and Music & Arts will spur your child’s interest in music and other artistic areas.

Jan
22
Summer Music Programs Open House

6:30pm-8pm

Get excited about our summer music programs for kids grades K-8 from June-August 2020!

We offer fun, comprehensive learning experiences for children with a variety of programs and classes. Suzuki, Musical Theatre Immersion, and Music & Arts will spur your child’s interest in music and other artistic areas.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS!

Our 2019 Performathon raffle was a great success thanks to our Conservatory students, families, friends, and community!

More than 65 people participated in this year’s raffle in support of our Scholarship Program and Legacy Project – building new digital technology teaching spaces, including a new Percussion Studio, Digital Piano Lab, Recording Studio, additional Music Therapy Studio, and a multi-use Rehearsal Studio.

Jan
25
Ensemble Recital

January 25, 2020  |  Recitals are at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm

Enjoy performances from Conservatory student ensembles including Junior Strings, Conservatory Sinfonia, Youth Chorus, Teen Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, and more!

Dec
18
Suzuki Students Perform at WinterFest!

Wednesday, December, 18th 2019  |  6pm

Come to Court Street in Downtown White Plains to enjoy the holiday spirit of our incredible Suzuki students performing at White Plains Winter Fest!

Visit their Facebook page for more information on the Winter Fest!

 

Conservatory Piano Student Ellie Takaki Shows Excellence at Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to 9-year-old piano student Ellie Tataki for receiving State and Center Certificates of Excellence from the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, level 2!

Jan
11
Classical Guitar Gathering – Hosted by Frederick Draper

January 11, 2020

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Join us for a Classical Guitar Gathering hosted by Conservatory guitar faculty member Frederick Draper.
All music lovers are welcome to join this free, informal sharing of music offerings from students and professionals.

A Perfect Performathon 2019!

Saturday, December 7 was a perfect day for Performathon 2019! More than 250 Music Conservatory of Westchester students and their families enjoyed the full day of incredible recitals, delicious donated food, and fun family-friendly activities. Students performed on a variety of instruments, representing classical, rock, jazz, and musical theatre music styles.

Conservatory Student to Perform with Statewide Honor Concert Band

Conservatory Student Ben Wien Selected to Perform with Statewide Honor Concert Band

Congratulations to Conservatory French horn student Ben Wien, who will perform with the 2020 NYSBDA Statewide Middle School Honor Concert Band!

Caramoor’s Thalea String Quartet Teaches Masterclass

(White Plains, NY) On Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 12-2pm, the Thalea String Quartet, Caramoor’s 2019–20 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, will hold an open Masterclass at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. All are welcome to attend and participate.

Conservatory Student Marina Varriano

Conservatory Piano Student Performs in Austria on Classical Music Immersion Tour

In August 2019, Music Conservatory of Westchester piano student Marina Varriano traveled to Vienna, Austria to perform in three concerts, take master classes, and participate in a week-long classical music immersion tour.

Conservatory Students Win at Carnegie Hall

On Saturday, October 26th, Music Conservatory of Westchester students Cathy Stanton, clarinet, and Tim Guida, piano, played as a duo in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winners of the American Fine Arts Festival’s 2019 Chamber Music Competition.

Dec
14
Suzuki Solo Recitals

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Our incredible Suzuki students will share their progress in solo performances in our Recital Hall.

Dec
11
Student Recital

Wednesday, December 11

Enjoy an evening of performances by our community of music students of all ages! A variety of instruments and genres will be performed in our Recital Hall.

Dec
4
Adult Student Recital

Wednesday, December 4

Enjoy musical performances by our adult students! Open to the public, a variety of instruments and genres will be performed in our Recital Hall.

Nov
9
Classical Guitar Gathering – Hosted by Frederick Draper

Saturday November 9, 2019

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Join us for a Classical Guitar Gathering hosted by Conservatory guitar faculty member Frederick Draper.
All music lovers are welcome to join this free, informal sharing of music offerings from students and professionals.

Sep
28
OPEN HOUSE

Explore Classes at Music Conservatory Fall Open Houses!

September 28th 12pm-2pm

Music Conservatory of Westchester invites prospective students and their families to go Back to Music this fall! The Conservatory offers private lessons, group classes, and performing ensembles for students at all experience levels for all instruments and genres. Explore music classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our upcoming Open Houses on September 7, 10, 21, 23, and 28!

Sep
23
OPEN HOUSE

Explore Classes at Music Conservatory Fall Open Houses!

September 23rd 5pm-7pm

Music Conservatory of Westchester invites prospective students and their families to go Back to Music this fall! The Conservatory offers private lessons, group classes, and performing ensembles for students at all experience levels for all instruments and genres. Explore music classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our upcoming Open Houses on September 7, 10, 21, 23, and 28!

Music Conservatory of Westchester Celebrates 90 Years!

The Music Conservatory of Westchester invites the Westchester County community to a 90th Anniversary Kick-off and Open House at its White Plains location on Saturday, October 5 from 11am through 3pm.

Sep
21
OPEN HOUSE

Explore Classes at Music Conservatory Fall Open Houses!

September 21st 10am-2pm

Music Conservatory of Westchester invites prospective students and their families to go Back to Music this fall! The Conservatory offers private lessons, group classes, and performing ensembles for students at all experience levels for all instruments and genres. Explore music classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our upcoming Open Houses on September 7, 10, 21, 23, and 28!

Sep
10
OPEN HOUSE

Explore Classes at Music Conservatory Fall Open Houses!

September 10th 5pm-7pm

Music Conservatory of Westchester invites prospective students and their families to go Back to Music this fall! The Conservatory offers private lessons, group classes, and performing ensembles for students at all experience levels for all instruments and genres. Explore music classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our upcoming Open Houses on September 7, 10, 21, 23, and 28!

Dec
7
Performathon

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Join the Fun!

Student performance marathon – 12 recitals in 8 hours.

Family-friendly activities & games.

Lots of donated food from local sponsors.

Branded Music Conservatory apparel, bags and more.

Sign up for a performance time slot starting November 1st using the link on the permission slip from your teacher!
Oct
21
INSIDE THE STUDIO WEEK

October 21-26, 2019

We invite and encourage all parents/guardians during Inside the Studio Week to sit-in and observe their student’s private lesson. Parents will also have a chance during the last five to ten minutes of the lesson to talk with the teacher and check-in on their child’s progress.
This special week also includes a coffee and bagel meetup for parents and families. Come and participate in a week of music!
19th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic and Gala

Stay tuned for updates on our 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic and Gala in the Spring of 2020!

Oct
12
Classical Guitar Gathering

Hosted by Frederick Draper

An informal sharing of musical offerings by students and professionals!

FREE! ALL ARE WELCOME!

4:00 – 5:30pm

Sep
14
Classical Guitar Gathering

Hosted by Frederick Draper

An informal sharing of musical offerings by students and professionals!

FREE! ALL ARE WELCOME!

4:00 – 5:30pm

Oct
5
90th Anniversary Kick-Off & Open House

Celebrating a milestone year never sounded so good! The Music Conservatory of Westchester invites the Westchester County community to a 90th Anniversary Kick-off and Open House at its White Plains location on Saturday, October 5 from 11am through 3pm. The open house will offer free demo classes and will showcase Conservatory student performances representing an array of musical genres, while sharing in the joy of making music for 90 years.

Sep
7
OPEN HOUSE

Explore Classes at Music Conservatory Fall Open Houses!

Music Conservatory of Westchester invites prospective students and their families to go Back to Music this fall! The Conservatory offers private lessons, group classes, and performing ensembles for students at all experience levels for all instruments and genres. Explore music classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our upcoming Open Houses on September 7, 10, 21, 23, and 28!

Aug
13
MUSICAL THEATRE IMMERSION

MUSICAL THEATRE IMMERSION

AUGUST 12, 2019 – AUGUST 23, 2019

Aug
12
SUZUKI SUMMER PROGRAM

SUZUKI SUMMER PROGRAM

AUGUST 5, 2019 – AUGUST 9, 2019

and/or

August 12, 2019 – AUGUST 16, 2019

Aug
12
SUMMER PIANO FESTIVAL

SUMMER PIANO FESTIVAL

AUGUST 12, 2019 – AUGUST 16, 2019

Aug
5
SUZUKI SUMMER PROGRAM

SUZUKI SUMMER PROGRAM

AUGUST 5, 2019 – AUGUST 9, 2019

and/or

AUGUST 12, 2019 – AUGUST 16, 2019

BROADWAY STARS SUPPORT CONSERVATORY’S 18TH ANNUAL BENEFIT EVENT
CONGRATS CLASS OF 2019!
CELEBRATING OUR STUDENTS!
CONSERVATORY TO CELEBRATE 90TH ANNIVERSARY
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: JOANNA GREEN DELGADO

 

 

AUDITION FOR THE WESTCHESTER CHORAL SOCIETY!

 

 

MUSICAL MASTERS LECTURE SERIES FOR ADULT MUSIC LOVERS ANNOUNCED
WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT OF COMPOSITION BY MARY L. BIANCO WITH MANHATTAN CHAMBER PLAYERS