Free Encore Concert to Showcase Talents of Six Area Groups

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Six area performing groups will combine to present voice and instrumental music during the Encore Musicians Concert on Saturday, April 29, at Chambersburg’s First United Methodist Church. It will be the third annual Encore event sponsored by the Cumberland Valley School of Music.

Free and open to the public, the concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. Off-street parking is available in the lot adjacent to the 225 S. Second St. church.

Representing an important part of CVSM’s mission to provide education and performance opportunities to musicians of all ages, performers will range in age from 40 to 95.

Each group will perform a Read More

Student Scholarship Recipients Perform for Annual Recognition Concert

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Cumberland Valley School of Music plans to hold its annual Recognition Concert on Sunday, April 23 to feature the student recipients of the Merit Awards Scholarships, the recipient of the Henry and Janet Guarriello Scholarship, and graduating seniors who plan to major or minor in a performance art.
 
Free and open to the public, the concert will take place at the Thomson Alumnae Chapel on the Wilson College Campus, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg. Each student will perform during the 3 p.m. concert.
 
According to Paula Hepfer, CVSM executive director, the Merit Awards Scholarship process was formed Read More

CVSM String Orchestra is Fine Tuning for Free Spring Concert

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Everyone is welcome to attend the spring concert by the Cumberland Valley School of Music Community String Orchestra. Admission is free to the Tuesday, March 28 event being held at 8 p.m. in the Thomson Chapel. Location of the chapel is the Wilson College Campus.

Pianist Brian Helman is returning to perform with the group, according to
Director Herman Hopple. Helman, who is also a CVSM instructor, is slated to perform a challenging Willy Ostyn Piano Concerto. 

“Ostyn composed a plethora of works—many similar in style to George Gershwin,” Hopple said, adding that he is looking forward to Helman performing the piece entitled, “Concertstuk voor piano en strikers” with the orchestra. Hopple added that the title indicates a small concerto with piano and strings. The piece is about 20 minutes in length.

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Local Kids Roll the Dice in Musical – Guys and Dolls Jr.

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A cast of 40 young actors will roll the dice on a production of Guys and Dolls Jr on Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th in Wilson College’s Laird Hall. The cast ranges in age from 7 to 18 and brings all the enthusiasm and energy of youth to this adaptation of the classic Broadway musical comedy Guys and Dolls. Adapted for young voices, the show features some of Broadway’s most memorable songs like “Luck Be A Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” Guys and Dolls Jr is the second collaboration between Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) and the Wilson College Performing Arts Series.
 
Considered by many to be one of the best-ever musical comedies, Guys and Dolls first opened on Broadway in 1950 during Broadway Read More

CVSM “All That Jazz” Dinner Dance and Auction

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Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) will host its Annual Dinner Dance and Auction on February 25th at The Orchards in Chambersburg, PA.  The event, themed “All That Jazz,” kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a champagne welcome, followed by a three-course meal by Chef Mike Kalathas, live and silent auctions, raffle and music and entertainment provided by the Kenny i band. Wine and beer are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket.

“This year’s dinner dance features great food and music with some theme-inspired Read More

CVSM and FCHS Introduce Arts Integrated Preschool Program in Franklin County

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Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) and Franklin County Head Start (FCHS) announce the pilot program of an Arts-Integrated Preschool program in Franklin County. This collaboration will bring direct arts instruction (music, dance, and visual art) to four Head Start classrooms from January 2017 until May 2017.
 
The curriculum will include music, dance and visual art instruction from a specialist in each artistic discipline integrated with the standard curriculum taught by qualified Head Start preschool teachers.  The pilot will place specialists Read More

Children’s Music Activities in Waynesboro

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Music Makers, collaboration between Cumberland Valley School of Music and Destination ARTS!, is hosting Musical Play Parties this winter. The parties are for children between the ages of 3 and 8, and feature music, activities, crafts, and snacks.
 
The first two parties are a Princess Party on Saturday, January 21st and a Pirate Party on Saturday, February 4th from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM at Music Makers, 46 W Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. Children and families are encouraged to “dress the theme” for the parties.
 
The Princess Party will include Read More

CVSM String Orchestra Offers Free Concert

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Everyone is invited to a program of light classical pieces and melodious standards to be performed by the Cumberland Valley School of Music String Orchestra free of charge on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel. Location of the semi-annual string concert is on the Wilson College Campus. A guest conductor and a fun audience quiz will be included in the evening.
 
Director Herman Hopple said that he wanted to choose pieces appealing Read More

YALE TRUMPET STUDENT TO HONOR CVSM FOUNDING TEACHER GLORIA MCCAULEY

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Cumberland Valley School of Music presents the 27th Annual Gala Showcase Concert, Sunday, October 30, 2:00pm at Thomson Alumnae Chapel on the Wilson College Campus in Chambersburg. Andrew Stadler, CVSM alum and current graduate student at Yale University, is a featured performer and joins the school in honoring his former trumpet instructor, Gloria McCauley. The concert will also feature present and former faculty members, students, alumni, and members of the community. The program offers classical, Dixieland, opera, Broadway and popular music.

Gloria McCauley is one of the original faculty members of CVSM and has continued to

teach trumpet, French horn and piano lessons from when the school opened in 1990. She joined the founding Read More