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