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Spring All-County Festival – 2016

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Join us on Friday, April 1st for the 2016 Spring All-County concert. The concert is at Hunter-Tannersville Central school, and it begins at 7:30. Please arrive early – we anticipate a shortage of parking space. The concert will feature: ELEMENTARY CHORUS Guest Conductor: Ms. Karen McKenna Chairman: Ms. Shannon Hoyt JUNIOR HIGH CHORUS Guest Conductor: […]

A Musical Fix for American Schools

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

One year ago Joanne Lipman wrote a piece for the New York Times, “Is Music the Key to Success?” In this piece she interviewed numerous famous professionals who all attribute their success to musical training. Recently, she authored a follow-up for the WSJ entitled “A Musical Fix for American Schools.” In this article, Ms. Lipman […]

Is Music the Key to Success? – NYT

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

An article from The New York Times sheds light on the questions surrounding the correlation between success and musical training. Many musicians are aware of this correlation, but can music training facilitate success? Many believe so: “I’ve always believed the reason I’ve gotten ahead is by outworking other people,” he says. It’s a skill learned by “playing […]

Ithacapella at C-A High School (1/5)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

    Thanks to a generous grant from the C.A.F.E., Coxsackie-Athens is able to host Ithacapella, Ithaca College’s premiere male acapella group, this Saturday (January 5th) at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium.  They are touring the area and will stop by the school to give workshops with the High School choruses and a concert […]

Benefits of Early Music Lessons

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

“…a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop.” “Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits”  

Catskill Jazz Factory

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Catskill Jazz Factory Presentation and Free Workshop at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 20th presented by faculty members: Aaron Diehl, piano, Artistic Director www.aarondiehl.com Dominick Farinacci, trumpet, horns www.dominickfarinacci.com Charenee Wade, vocals  www.chareneemusic.com Quincy Davis, drums www.quincydavis.com Bass instructor to be announced…   Middle and High School: Grades 7-12 Open to all Greene County schools: Capacity 60 kids 11:00 Arrive by bus […]

NYSSMA Presentation

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Here is a presentation entitled “What NYSSMA Does For You.” It has been revised and edited since it was first shown at the December NYSSMA conference. The author, Sue Weber, says the “this is NOT a stand alone presentation, but a stepping stone for discussion and added information. I hope that you can find it […]

Junior Chorus Rehearsal Files

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Rehearsal files for the Spring All-County Junior Chorus have been posted in the All-County section of this site. You will be able to listen to these files online, or download them to your personal device to help rehearse for the festival.

Benefit concert at RCS

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

                  “A Night of Barbershop and a cappella Singing” Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 7:00pm at the High School Auditorium Benefit/Fundraising Concert to help with production of“GREASE” CONCERT is FREE, Donations will be accepted at the door Performers include: Electric City Chorus, Schenectady NY The New Messengers – […]

RCS High School Musicians Perform at Empire State Plaza

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

via rcscsd.org     (Dec. 27) On Dec. 19, the RCS High School Band and Chorus performed at the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza as part of the New York State Office of General Services annual Holiday Potpourri. The band, under the direction of Scott Andrews and the Chorus, under the direction of Michelle […]

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