Opus | June 2019

 2019 June Opus

In This Issue

News at CCM

MAP Achievers, More Than Ever!

Give Today, Become a CCM Music Promoter

News at CCM

Keun Young Sun with Hyun-ji Kwon


CCM is pleased to welcome instructor and pianist Keun Young Sun to our faculty. Seen above with CCM cello instructor Hyun-ji Kwon—they both had joined violinist and CCM instructor Angel Valchinov to perform at last year’s beautiful Chamber Music Faculty Concert. LEARN MORE about Keun Young Sun>>






Nicole Parks


We also welcome Nicole Parks to our string faculty. In addition to teaching private violin and viola lessons, Nicole will lead the group class of our West Side String Program.

As an educator, Nicole holds a student first philosophy. She believes music education is only one portion of what we need to develop into well-rounded beings. In lessons, she focuses on more than just the technique of playing an instrument, but also on the individuality of each student. Get to know Nicole, her teaching experience, and LEARN MORE>>



CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU on June 8th

Newcomers always welcome. Join the Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam at CCM from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on June 8th. Our monthly jam, co-sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union, is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door. 

Summer Private Lessons at CCM

It’s not too late to complete your summer registration. Summer private lessons help students retain their skills. It's also an ideal time to acquire skills, conquer additional pieces, and maybe even start a new instrument. Your child will truly appreciate starting lessons in the summer without the stress from schoolwork and their busy schedules.  Inquire today>>

Summer Registration

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MAP Achievers, More Than Ever!

MAP Achievers

This year, the Music Achievement Program (MAP) numbers speak volumes. MAP engaged many more students this year. Participation in activities soared with 350 MAP activities completed! During the 2018 – 2019 school year, sixty-six students signed up for MAP. 

And then, some went even further. Ten students achieved a GOLD MAP medal—attending one or more bonus workshops, participating in an ensemble, and completing practice challenges.

CCM student Jason GeeAnd, there’s Jason Gee, who went all out to receive the very first ever MAP PLATINUM medal and completed all 15 MAP activities.

“Students who choose to participate in MAP are extremely committed to practicing, performing, and creating musical collaborative successes. So many students took advantage of the free private lesson enrichment program giving them access to a broader musical education. Participants increased their musical fluency and gained so much this year.”

                        Margaret Romero, CCM Ensemble and Community Coordinator

MAP achievers are a dedicated and talented group of students exemplifying the very best at CCM. Excited to check off each completed activity, they took ownership of their musical progress. Throughout the year MAP students attended faculty concerts, spent extra time polishing their scales, and many collaborated with another CCM student. The CCM Music Achievement Program intrinsically helps students master their strengths and improve on the skills.

MAP Celebration

After a year-long-effort and great performances at the recitals, MAP students celebrated together on a job well done. Congratulations to all our MAP Achievers!

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Give Today. Become a CCM Music Promoter

Music Promoters are those dependable, steady, and special friends who provide continuous support to CCM throughout the year.  

You can become one of our special friends who provide continuous support to CCM throughout the year. Your monthly gift would help to provide high-quality music education, performance opportunities, and free concerts to thousands of students and patrons in Concord and surrounding communities. 

Give Monthly and become a Music Promoter today!

$150 gift per month commits FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE so we never need to turn away a student. You'll be a CCM Benefactor.

$100 gift per month connects the CCM community to high-quality CONCERTS. You'll be a Concert Promoter.

$25 gift per month allows a budding young singer into a VOCALS CLASS. You'll be a Singer's Agent. 

$10 per month delivers activities beyond private lessons like the CCM MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM. You'll be an Activities Manager.

$5 per month keeps students engaged in MUSIC. You'll be an Education Leader. 

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