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UNITING IN SONG

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Musicians from the Cumberland Valley School of Music will note the power of music to transform generations and nations during a Nov. 5th, 3 p.m. Gala Showcase Concert. Music from the 15th century through today will be brought to the stage by vocalists and ensembles.

Location of the performance is the Thomson Alumnae Chapel, located on the Wilson College Campus.

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation prompted by Martin Luther, a CVSM Showcase Choir will perform “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” under the direction of Corey Evan Rotz. Luther and musicians of Read More

OKTOBERFEST MUSICALE TO SUPPORT CVSM

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WE’LL HAVE A BARREL OF FUN!

A traditional German Band,  Beer, Wine and Food will be on tap at the Oktoberfest Musicale held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 8. The Event will be held at the Barrel House at 39 N. 3rd Street, Chambersburg. Tickets are $35 per person with proceeds supporting Cumberland Valley School of Music.

The local celebration is modeled after the annual Oktoberfest event originating in Germany in 1810. Music, Beer and Food are the center of this annual celebration, making The Barrel House and Cumberland Valley School of Music the perfect pairing for this celebration.

The Barrel House is a one of a kind venue. This truly unique 1910 New York Style Industrial Home has a rich history. In the 1900’s Read More

9th Annual Neighborhood Chefs Walk

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Chefs Walk 2017 Serves Up Exciting New Menus and Music
Food and Drink, Live Music, Dancers, and more!
 
CHAMBERSBURG, PA (May 18, 2017) – Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) presents the 9th Annual Neighborhood Chefs Walk, a celebration of food and drink, music, and community, taking place on June 3, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Chefs Walk is a food and music crawl with local chefs, beer and wine tastings, and over 50 local musicians performing along Alexander Avenue in Chambersburg, PA.  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.

A well-known composer in his 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

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