Opus | August 2018

August Opus

In This Issue

News at CCM

West Side String Program

Group Offerings

Our Thank You


News at CCM 

CCM Open House

Join us on Saturday, September 8th 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Discovery Day – CCM Open House

On Saturday, September 8th from 1 – 3 pm bring your family to the CCM Open House. One of the most popular features of the Open House is the instrument petting zoo. Whether you are 4 or 94, the petting zoo enables you to explore a variety of instruments in a hands-on way. CCM faculty will demonstrate how to hold, play, and experience these various instruments. Attend the Open House and enter the raffle for a chance to win a free CCM Group Class for the 2018 fall semester!

In addition to private lessons, you can also explore the wide range of group classes that are available for both kids and adults. Register for a group class at the Open House and receive a 15% discount.

Save the date! Saturday, March 30th, 6 pm for the CCM American Roots Winter Party featuring the band Twisted Pine.  Details to come soon. 

CCM 2018 – 2019 Concert Series (Friday evenings at 7:30 pm)—be sure to mark your calendars for our exciting line up of concerts!

October 19th, CCM Jazz – Standards Our Way

November 9th, Mozart and the Masters of the Baroque

February 8th, Mile Twelve, performing original and traditional bluegrass

April 5th, CCM Jazz - Originals

And, Saturday, March 9th at  2:00 pm – The Okee Dokee Brothers Family Concert

Okee Dokee Brothers

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.”

More information on the Concert Series available soon.

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West Side String Program

Introducing the West Side String Program!

The Concord Conservatory of Music’s West Side String Program (WSSP) blends the Suzuki philosophy and traditional string pedagogy. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy embraces the idea that all children are born with a musical ability that can be nurtured at an early age through their environment, listening, imitation, and by practicing with a parent at home. The traditional string pedagogy enhances these approaches by incorporating the development of technique and musicianship through scales, etudes, music reading, and a variety of repertoire.

Our faculty members bring their own experiences to the program as they work together to create a solid foundation and inspiring environment for our young string players. This approach ensures teaching tailored to the needs of the individual student, with a strong emphasis on building confident solo performing, fluent music reading, and skillful ensemble participation. Students will study a range of music in this program.

West Side String Program students attend individual instruction and a group lesson each week. Older students are welcome to join the strings program. Parent participation is required. WSSP students progress through the program with their peers. They participate in groups and later join ensembles or pursue studies in the fiddling track.  Learn more>>

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Group Offerings

Saxophone Ensemble

For your Kids

Learning music in a group setting can be motivating and fun for students of any skill level. Led by creative instructors, our music programs focus on developing passionate, confident, and creative musicians.

Check out the classes for your young musician: Group KeyboardBeginning FiddlingBeginner VocalsBeginner FluteYoung VocalsGroup Guitar Class Level 1 and Level 2, Clarinet Ensemble, and Saxophone Ensemble.

The new West Side String Program will surely inspire your young musician. Students gain the confidence they need to become proficient solo performers and fluent music readers. Learn more today>

For your Teens


We want to tap into your teen's endless energy, and our classes provide an exciting outlet for them to express themselves through music.

Whether it is the Group Guitar IIUkulele Crash CourseUkulele Club, or the new exciting class, Vocal Repertoire: The Audition Toolbox, there's a fun class waiting for them.

And, they are welcome to join the Bluegrass Jam on Thursday evenings too. Of course, there's always a Jazz ComboSaxophone EnsembleClarinet EnsembleRock Lab 2, and String Ensemble for them.

They will also have access to many of our adult programs!

Adult Group Classes

For Adults

CCM offers many ways to help you develop and continue your lifelong love of music. Whether you are a beginner or have many years' experience, CCM offers classes for all interests, skill levels, and ages. It's more fun to play together!

Join the Ukulele Crash CourseUkulele ClubBanjo 1Banjo 2, and Hand Drumming and World Rhythms and bring your playinng to the next level. And, plan to join the crew at the new Monthly Ukulele Jam!

Craving to play music in a social and fun setting? Join the Group Adventures in Guitar & Mandolin Level 1 or Level 2!

Would you like to play in a jazz combo or a string ensemble

Or, is your calling to play in a rock band? Already in a group and want help? Ask us about how we can can coach your band. Inquire today.

Take five to browse all the adult offerings. You'll be so happy that you fit a CCM group class into your busy schedule! 

Please call (978-369-0010) with questions or email us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Thank You Note

Thank youThank you to all the thoughtful individuals and companies for their contributions. Year after year, our donors are crucial in enabling us to serve our community. Our Financial Assistance Program and programming benefits from our community's support.

Thank you for understanding the importance of music education.

Thank you for being a CCM community member.

Thank you for your generosity.

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