Tuning Up JANUARY 2019
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Bring on your best side-dish! 
Tune up your instrument! 
Collect some music for fun, impromptu playing!

We'll make it up as we go along and guarantee there will be plenty of food, music and friends.


Please call for directions and to let Rosemary know which dish you would like to bring: appetizer, salad, main dish, vegetarian or not, pasta, etc.

Guild provides beverages. 

Please contact Rosemary by Tuesday January 15th, so we can set up and have a balanced menu. Email: 
or call 845-634-7928.

Your contacting ahead is really appreciated. 


Come by yourself or bring your someone. Either way don’t miss this event, an evening of camaraderie with your colleagues in the Guild.
(The food is always delicious, BTW!)

See you there!


a resounding success!


Thanks to all the teachers and students who participated this year. The students performed beautifully and raised $7,458. 

A list of teachers whose students participated in the MM are: Tedo Wyman, Stefani Starin, Steve Cohen, Fei Zhao, John Ward, Shannon Boyce, Matt and Jennifer Hommez, Victoria Persion, Laura Seaton-Finn, June Fischer, Rosemary Waltzer, Bette Glenn, Marie Cowen, Tammy Lum, Gregory Aslani, and Carole Tilson.

A special thanks to Tedo Wyman, Steve Cohen, and Bette Glenn, who gave up their weekend to make sure the event ran smoothly. Also thanks to the student volunteers who put in a lot of time. 

- Carole Tilson


Susie certainly was a unique individual with a wicked sense of humor. She and I shared an interest in parallel universes and string theory. We went to some lectures together down at the 92nd St Y about 10 years ago.

I admired that she went back to school to pursue her desire to be an astrophysicist. I never knew if she was pulling my leg on that one.

The Guild should not forget that when she was recording secretary she suggested that we become incorporated and also apply for non-profit status...all the legal work to make that happened she gladly did.

Also we can thank her for putting the first major donations that we got into Treasury Bonds (her idea)....which paid for the scholarships we offered.

Her minutes of the board meetings were always hand written on the reverse side of pages from some Nyack Council on Parklands or other, in an effort to conserve paper.  

She was way ahead of her time.

Rhoda Forte

Editor's note: I thought last month's story was "it", and then this came in from Rhoda - so we're still getting Susie Stories! If you have one to share, please send it by Feb. 15! Thanks.


Dear Colleagues,

Wishing you all a very Healthy and Happy New Year. 2018 just seemed to fly by. 

Last month we had an extremely successful Music Marathon, a mighty task since Marilyn Hazan relinquished her chair position. Thank you to all who participated, to all the volunteers, and a special thanks to Carole Tilson  for coordinating the event.

Look for some important changes to our website that are in the works. 

Also, a wonderful social evening at Rosemary Waltzer's house on Saturday evening, Jan. 19th is coming up. This is our Annual Winter Pot Luck Dinner Party. Please contact Rosemary about what goodies you plan to bring.

So again, Happy New Year. Here's hoping that all your dreams come true and the coming days are filled with success, prosperity and above all good health.


Musical Theater Classes - starting Saturday, January 19th
In Nyack.

Groups for 8-12, 13-18, Adults 19 and up.

Open to all skills, abilities, and challenges. To register or for more information: or call 642-0859. 

UPCOMING Concerts and Events

ArtsRock Puppet Festival, January 20th, 2 PM, Old Nyack High School BOCES Auditorium. "Lollipops for Breakfast" and "The Emperor's New Clothes"
Contact ArtsRock for tickets and complete listing of events this season.

GraceMusic Evensong Concerts: Sunday, February 3rd, 4 pm Evensong followed by short concert by saxophonist and new RCMTG member Jacob Nevill. Free.

Upcoming Programs and Events

(all Wednesday programs begin at 10:15 AM)

Saturday, January 19 at Rosemary Waltzer's

Wednesday, March 6 at RCM
pianist Alexander Peskanov: "Peskanov on Peskanov"

Wednesday, April 3 at RCM
Round Table discussion on teaching beginners

Wednesday, May 1 at RCM
member Melissa Alexander

Sunday, May 5th at RCM all day

Sunday, May 19th at RCM

Wednesday, June 5th, TBA
Board of Directors and Event Chairpersons
RCMTG  2018-2019

President: Steve Cohen

Vice President: 
Carole Tilson

Treasurer: Rosemary Waltzer

Recording Secretary:
Arlene Linke

Corresponding Secretary: Suzanne Coletta

Marathon: Carole Tilson

Auditions: Christine Renstrom

Membership: Suzanne Coletta

Hospitality: member needed here!

"Tuning Up" Editor:
Tedo Wyman
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