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 Musikgarten Program Recognized for Exemplary Service

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Heather McEndree, Marie Hershey and Heather Kline, certified Musikgarten instructors with Cumberland Valley School of Music, were recently awarded the 2016 Musikgarten Exemplary Program Award for the second consecutive year. As one of only eighty-seven programs in North America to receive this prestigious award, this recognition signifies that CVSM offers 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

CVSM Announces Free Community Events in August

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Members of the community have multiple opportunities to experience music with CVSM

Chambersburg–Cumberland Valley School of Music presents four free events for the community in August, including Chambersburg First Friday, a performance at Totem Pole Playhouse, a Student Recital and a main campus Open House.

Chambersburg First Friday on August 5th is themed Read More

CVSM Celebrates Music at Old Market Day

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Participants from CVSM summer camps plan two free performances

Cumberland Valley School of Music summer camp attendees will present two free performances during the Chambersburg Old Market Day festivities planned for Saturday, July 16.

Chambersburg YMCA Sam’s Camp children will sing and dance for their audience in the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 225 S. Second St., at 10 a.m. According to Diane Miller, a CVSM staff member who directs the camp and provides Zumba dance instruction, the selections are songs that “encourage positive messages to the kids” and promote awareness of music from several countries.

samsShe will be working with Erin C. Smith, the musical director, accompanist Justin Streletz, and Zachary Rotz, who will teach art during the camp to approximately 60 children.

Songs that the children are enjoying
learning this week are selected from: “Watoto Wa Dunia” (“Children of the Earth” in Swahili) by Albrecht & Althouse, “Woke Up This Morning” by Read More

Memorial Day Concert 2016

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Patriotic Vocal and Band arrangements to be showcased at a Free Concert by CVSM at the Chambersburg Memorial Park Band Shell

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CHAMBERSBURG–Everyone is invited to a free Memorial Day Concert at the Chambersburg Memorial Park Band Shell being offered by the Cumberland Valley School of Music. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the concert will highlight tunes that reflect our country’s founding and patriotic fervor.

Also on the program is a salute to those serve our country in the military.

Persons attending the event are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. In case of rain, the concert Read More