Celebrating the Class of 2021!

Congratulations to our 2021 high school graduates! We are so proud of these students and their achievements throughout their time at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. Many of our students continue their education in music and other exciting fields of study at renowned colleges and universities. Read about the class of 2021’s future plans below:  […]

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MCW to Present Juneteenth Celebration Concert

In recognition of our nation’s historically underrepresented African American composers, on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 7pm, the Music Conservatory of Westchester will present a Juneteenth Celebration including musical performances by the music school’s faculty and an opportunity to learn more about the featured composers. The concert will be presented with limited in-person seating in […]

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MCW Piano Students of Faculty Mikhail Zeiger Make Amazing Musical Achievements!

Rowan Pedraza, 15-year-old Music Conservatory of Westchester piano student of Dr. Mikhail Zeiger since 2017, knows his way around the 88 keys. He plays classical, romantic, jazz, ragtime, and other musical styles on piano. In April 2021, Rowan’s exquisite performances of pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Liebermann, and Ravel in the Sixth Annual J.Y Park Piano […]

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9-Year-Old MCW Piano Student Wins Competition

Congratulations to Music Conservatory of Westchester piano student Kylee Zhang for winning first place for the Open Category in the 2021 New York Open Music Festival competition! A Conservatory student since 2017, 9-year-old Kylee also placed second in the Educational Composers Category in the competition. “I am super excited and happy about winning the New […]

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Win a Drum Set in Our Drummer’s Dream Raffle!

It’s March Madness for musicians! Ever dreamed of being a drummer in a band? That dream can be a reality. The Music Conservatory of Westchester is raffling off a like-new 5-piece Pearl Vision drum set complete with hardware and Paiste cymbals as well as a free trial lesson online or in-person with Conservatory drum instructor Jake Robinson! The drum set is generously donated […]

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Donald Stevens: MCW Music Therapist’s Music Video Proves “You Can Change the World

Music Conservatory of Westchester music therapist Donald Stevens proves the power of positivity in his latest music video for his original song “You Can Change the World.” The upbeat anthem was inspired by a chance meeting on a NYC subway platform with Date While You Wait creator Thomas Knox. As it turns out, Knox’s initiative […]

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Thank You for Making Performathon 2020 Possible!

A HUGE Thank You to our entire Conservatory community including students, faculty, MCW families, Parent Association Committee, Board, staff, and friends for helping make Performathon 2020 possible! We are so proud of all of our students and their wonderful performances. This year’s Performathon recital videos are available on YouTube and will remain online for our […]

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MCW Prep Vocal Program: Music and Life Lessons from Faculty Korliss Uecker

Metropolitan Opera Soprano and MCW Prep Vocal Performance faculty Korliss Uecker’s beginnings with the Internationally-renowned New York City opera company is a lesson in preparedness. “I never had a stage audition and came into the Met Opera in an unusual way. I was hired last minute to fill in for a recording with Deutsche Grammophon […]

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MCW’s Performathon 2020 is Going Online!

  At the Music Conservatory of Westchester, students learn much more than how to play music; our nonprofit music school also teaches the importance of community. On Saturday, December 12, we will hold our annual Performathon fundraiser, featuring virtual student performances to help support our Scholarship Program. Typically, Performathon is an all-day community event brought […]

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Casey Kearney: Former MCW Student Becomes the Teacher

An alumna of the Music Conservatory of Westchester and an original member of the school’s chamber orchestra, Casey Kearney has since performed with the Chicago Symphony and San Francisco Symphony. She returns to the Conservatory starting this fall to teach oboe lessons to students of all ages. Douglas Bish, the Conservatory’s Dean of Students and […]

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