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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

Chefs Walk 2016

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Chefs Walk 2016 Serves Up Exciting New Menus and Music
Food and Drink, Live Music, Dancers, and more!

CHAMBERSBURG, PA (April 21, 2016) – Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) presents the 8th Annual Neighborhood Chefs Walk, a celebration of food and drink, music, and community, taking place on June 4, 2016, 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, a silent auction, and over 50 local musicians performing along Alexander Avenue in Chambersburg, PA.

“The Chefs Walk is a fabulous way to start the summer,” said Paula Hepfer, Executive Director of CVSM.  “The atmosphere is electric and relaxed at the same time.  It is truly enjoyable for people of all ages!”

This year’s event features seven dining stations from area chefs and Read More

Advice on Performing

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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