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 […]

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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 […]

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Conservatory Student and Faculty Take the Stage

Conservatory Student and Faculty Take the Stage at Carnegie Hall Many congratulations to Conservatory student Benjamin Araujo and piano faculty Dr. Irena Portenko for their incredible performance at Carnegie Hall on January 8, 2020. The New York premiere of Benjamin Araujo’s original composition “Nine Portraits for Solo Piano” was performed by renowned pianist Irena Portenko […]

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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 […]

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Conservatory Piano Student Ellie Takaki Shows Excellence at Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to 9-year-old piano student Ellie Takaki for receiving State and Center Certificates of Excellence from the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, level 2!   Ellie performed Interlude by Martha Mier at the Celebration of Excellence Recital at Carnegie Hall on November 16, 2019.   She has been a student at the Conservatory since […]

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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, exciting raffle, delicious donated food, and family-friendly activities. Students performed on a variety of instruments, representing classical, rock, jazz, and musical theatre music styles.   A birthday […]

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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! Ben was nominated by his school district and has been selected by a committee of board members from the New York State […]

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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. Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet […]

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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. As a winner of the Debut International Piano competition, she performed in […]

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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. These two exceptional 16-year-old students performed the 2nd movement of Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, arranged for clarinet and […]

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