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Cumberbunds Concert

By | Announcements

CVSM Cumberbunds Children’s Chorus Presents Free Concert Thursday, April 28

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CHAMBERSBURG – Cumberbunds Children’s Choir members are fine tuning a variety of selections for a Spring Concert at the Wilson College Thomson Alumnae Chapel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. Cumberland Valley School of Music features the children’s group as one of its offerings each semester.

Under the direction of Jeffrey Noll, choir director and CVSM instructor, the Cumberbunds concert will be free and open to the public. Noll said that the concert is the culmination of the spring semester for the 21-member “treble voice” choir that includes ages 4th through 8th grade.

In addition, the children will be joined by members of the Wilson College Choir Read More

Advice on Performing

By | Uncategorized

This month, the instructors at CVSM offer advice to students regarding performances. Most adults will agree that speaking and performing in front of an audience can be challenging, however the following tips and tricks can pave the road to success.

*Sequester yourself before a performance and BREATHE – slow and steady, hearing the music in your head as you relax. Relaxation, visualization, and poise will serve you better than talking, pacing, and practicing feverishly before a performance. ~ Elisabeth Turchi, voice instructor

*Advice I always give my students is to have a recital run through Read More

All About Practicing

By | Tips & Techniques

Practice. This single word brings many emotions to a musician: expectation, hope, frustration, dread.

Practice means to perform, over and over again

In the face of all obstacles,

Some art of vision, of faith, of desire.

Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.

~ Martha Graham

Practice is necessary to musical progress, but can be cumbersome Read More