volume 56 no.8 rcmtg.org PO Box 283, New City, NY 10956
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 2018
at ROCKLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
(RCM door opens at 10, program begins shortly thereafter.)
BIG CONCEPTS FOR BIG BEGINNINGS
If big concepts surround all the nuts and bolts of what we present to our students in the very first lessons we have with them, we provide them with a dynamic medium for their beginning study and a powerful trajectory for discoveries and learning across their lifetimes. We will consider concepts of physics and mathematics and how they can give greater life to quarter and half notes, how we are seated at, hold/connect with and sound an instrument, and the first melodies we play or sing. Not only can these big beginnings make all the difference for a lifetime of rewarding relationship to music, but provide for undergirding principles for any field of study or practice.
JIM GOLDSWORTHY, pianist
Jim Goldsworthy is greatly honored to be back together with his friends and colleagues of the Rockland County Music Teachers Guild. He continues his dedication to the art of learning about life, music, and being a pianist along with his co-learners of all ages. In addition to teaching at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey across the academic year, he coaches and performs chamber music every summer with the Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East in Bennington, Vermont, and directs Westminster's High School Solo Pianist Week every last week of June. Recently he premiered The Mystery of Deep Candor, a song cycle by David Rakowski, with soprano Judith Bettina, and worked together with Ms. Bettina in editing a newly published collection of songs by Chester Biscardi.
AUDITIONS on May 6th at the Rockland Conservatory of Music - all day. If you would like to help out by being a monitor, please contact Marie Cowen or Christine Renstrom.
If you have students participating, please remember to pick up your results by 5 PM at the Rockland Conservatory, to save on time and postage.
Winners of Scholarships, Concerto, and Blue and Gold recipients will all be invited to perform at the Blue and Gold Recital - so please save the date of Sunday, May 20th.
We had a little tease of spring this past weekend. Hopefully it returns soon so we can spend more time enjoying all that spring brings.
For me personally it means finally able to play tennis outside.
Our past April meeting with Elliot Forrest was enjoyed by all.I only wish more members could have taken part.
We on the board have discussed at length how to get a bigger turnout at our monthly membership meetings.
I would greatly like to hear from any of you about this subject
Should we have the meetings on weekends instead?
Should we have more round table discussions?
More master classes?
Do away with the meetings altogether?
How do you feel about the subject?
We really would love to get your opinions so please email me your thoughts.
SLATE FROM NOMINATING COMMITTEE for June Elections:
Vice President: Carole Tilson
Corresponding Secretary: Suzanne Coletta
Treasurer: Rosemary Waltzer
We are still very much in need of someone to take over chairing the Music Marathon Committee.
We need someone to handle Hospitality as Lana is retiring from that position.
Is there a member who would like to work on Programs and/or Publicity for us?
Would you like to join the Board? Contact Steve - we can always use more help.
PIANO FOR SALE:
contact Iris Brooks at 353-6082
Grotrian-Steinweg grand piano.
6' 1" ebony finish; modern lines
Model # 185, Serial # 97426
Fine, rich tone ; hammers in fine condition
Professional piano bench
Examined and treated by piano technician April 2018
Our luncheon will be on June 6th, location TBA. Dues will be owed at that time and should definitely be paid by June 30th. Please save the date of June 6th from noon until 2, as we do important business for the organization that day as well as having a lovely meal together.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY CONCERT:
Monday, April 30, 2018, at 7:30 PM, Nyack College - Music for 2 Pianos and Piano Duet
with Tammy Lum and Fredrica Wyman
featuring Rhapsody in Blue, along with works by Debussy, Bach, Albeniz, Piazzola and Rachmaninoff. Free.
RCMTG CALENDAR 2018 Upcoming Programs and Events
May 2 - James Goldsworthy, 10 AM at RCM
May 6 - Young People's Auditions - at RCM all day
May 20 - Blue and Gold Recital - at RCM
June 6 - Annual Luncheon, location TBA
Board of Directors and Event Chairpersons