The Music Conservatory of Westchester will host Performathon 2008, an all-day marathon of student performances that also includes a holiday craft boutique, food and refreshments.
The daylong celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and is open to the public. Proceeds from the holiday craft boutique and refreshments will support the Conservatory’s music therapy, scholarship and student ensemble and performance programs.
Performathon 2008 is the culminating event in the organization’s second annual Faculty Appreciation Week. This year, the Conservatory will unveil photos of 14 dedicated faculty members who have been teaching for 20 years or more. The photo display will appear outside the Michael Stadther and Helen Demetrios Recital Hall in the building lobby. Photos of all 80 faculty members will be added in the spring.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is located at 216 Central Avenue, White Plains.
A reception honoring the Conservatory’s longstanding faculty will follow the student performances at 7 p.m. Those to be recognized include:
Frances Sherer Caldwell (of White Plains), piano faculty since 1974; Dorothy Jonas (of White Plains), piano faculty since 1965; Harold Jones (of New York, NY), flute faculty since 1966; Christina Khimm (of Scarsdale), violin faculty since 1988; David Krieger (of Pleasantville), cello faculty since 1988; Phyllis Lanini (of White Plains), oboe faculty since 1974; Lillian Laskowitz (of Dobbs Ferry), piano faculty since 1983; James Lorusso (of New Rochelle), guitar faculty since 1973; Elliot Magaziner (of Scarsdale), violin and viola faculty since 1980; Nick Mangini (of Patterson), percussion faculty since 1978; Joshua Pierce (of New York, NY), piano faculty since 1978; Rick Prokop (of White Plains), piano faculty since 1981; Lisa Sandagata (of Ossining), music therapy faculty since 1988; and Inna Sukonik (of Kew Gardens), piano faculty since 1975.
“Performathon 2008 is a wonderful opportunity for Conservatory friends, parents and faculty to support and celebrate our students’ many achievements. We are also proud to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment of our 14 longtime faculty members,” said Dr. Aaron Flagg, Executive Director of the Music Conservatory of Westchester. “For those considering joining us in the spring, we welcome you to stop by, enjoy the festivities, and learn more about what the Conservatory has to offer.”
For more information on Performathon 2008 please contact Jean Newton, Dean of Students and Faculty, at 914-761-3900 x112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is at 216 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY. Registration is always open and financial assistance is available for qualifying students. They can be reached at (914) 761-3900 or by visiting www.musicconservatory.org.
About the Music Conservatory of Westchester
Founded in 1929, the Music Conservatory of Westchester ( www.musicconservatory.org ) is a non-profit community school of the arts, providing music, musical theatre education, and music therapy for people of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory’s 36,000-square-foot facility in White Plains offers a Recital Hall and 43 acoustically designed classrooms and teaching studios. Their comprehensive programs, which serve 3,500 students annually, include performing ensembles, musicianship classes, student performances, master classes, workshops, and more. All students receive free admission to the Conservatory’s annual series of faculty recitals and children’s concerts. Last year, the Conservatory awarded at least $108,000 in scholarship support to more than 100 of its students. The Conservatory is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and is one of only 19 non-degree granting institutions in the country to be fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
(Press release courtesy of Kelly Lee/Co-Communications.)