Alyssa Lee

New School of Music , Cambridge MA
An avid patron of the arts and enjoys opportunities for community engagement through service projects.
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January 13, 2015 - 12:29pm Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or take voice lessons? Well here’s your chance to try a free 30-minute private lesson with our highly skilled faculty—professional musicians with a passion for teaching. Lessons/classes available on Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings and Woodwinds. Additionally, free demo classes will be held for our early childhood music and movement programs, vocal ensembles and more. Reserve your free private lesson or group class today, space is limited! Call NSM at 617-492-8105 to set up a trial lesson. Visit our website to RSVP for group classes online! read more
January 7, 2015 - 10:02am The New School of Music welcomes special guest pianist Sergey Schepkin presenting a recital of the works by Bach featuring Partita VI in E minor and The Goldberg Variations. Mr. Schepkin started performing Bach’s six Partitas cycle and The Goldberg Variations two decades ago, while he was a doctoral student at New England Conservatory. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first presentations of these works, Mr. Schepkin is once again presenting them on a series of concerts throughout this season. Please join us for this exciting program to enjoy a performance by a master of the piano whom The New York Times described as “a formidable Bach pianist.” read more
November 7, 2014 - 10:20am Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate the winter season with live performance, musical story telling, creative movement and art. We’ll read some beloved winter stories, and turn them into multimedia performance pieces by incorporating music, movement, and YOU! Hosted by New School of Music faculty pianist Kai-Ching Chang and vocalist Lauren Cook. read more
October 23, 2014 - 10:18am Join the New School of Music for a recital presented by faculty member Trudi Van Slyck featuring the works of Bach, Schubert, and N. Van Slyck. This varied and exciting program will explore the sound of the piano as it spans centuries of the repertoire. Program: Two Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946 by Franz Schubert Seven Short Mysteries by Nicholas Van Slyck read more
September 26, 2014 - 12:04pm Free admission! Join us as we turn the entire New School of Music into a Halloween wonderland for families to explore. NSM is hosting a fall open house with family-friendly musical activities for all ages – a safe and fun addition to local Halloween and fall events. Families are welcome to trick-or-treat in our music studios, try an instrument in our petting zoo, and join our family sing-a-long. Come in costume! read more
September 16, 2014 - 9:35am Join the Cambridge Art Association and the New School of Music for a varied and exceptional afternoon showcasing the talented musicians and artists of the 25 Lowell Street community. The afternoon will feature a concert from the faculty of the New School of Music at 3pm, followed by a light reception in the Kathryn Schultz Gallery. The afternoon provides an opportunity to connect with local musicians and artists, view the Cambridge Art Association’s 70th Fall Salon, and learn about educational opportunities at both the New School of Music and the Cambridge Art Association. read more
June 23, 2014 - 11:33am Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm | September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 | Director: Murray Kidd This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the organization. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing. read more
June 23, 2014 - 11:30am Saturdays at 10:00-11:50am | September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 | Director: Rachael Chagat This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship. Emphasis will be on proper vocal technique, sight reading skills and musicianship. Singers will explore and perform secular, sacred, and popular music as well as music from different cultures and genres. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing. read more
June 23, 2014 - 11:27am Saturdays at 9:00-9:50am | September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 | Director: Rachael Chagat This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of choral singing in using their voices to make music. They will focus on building the necessary skills of pitch-matching, listening, and rhythm. read more
May 9, 2014 - 9:41am Family, Fun and Music in the Park! Join us as we fill the Lowell School Park with musical fun and activities for the whole family. Enjoy family picnic games, face-painting, crafts, bake sale, concerts, and a musical instrument “Petting Zoo.” read more
May 9, 2014 - 9:37am FREE, suggested donation of $15 kindly accepted! Musicians of all levels & ages join us for an afternoon of music making! Meet people of similar interests Enjoy a relaxed & welcoming atmosphere Explore & create music Please RSVP to help us plan what music to play! And if you have music, please feel free to bring it! read more
April 9, 2014 - 8:59am Daniel Acsadi presents a classical guitar recital with music from the Old and New Worlds, including works by Béla Bartók and Robert Beaser. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special gift for Mom waiting for you when you arrive. Tickets: $12/general admission, $6/students and seniors read more
March 11, 2014 - 11:58am The Sublime and The Kooky Héloïse Degrugillier, Emily O’Brien and Roy Sansom Works by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries for recorder ensemble performing on period instruments. Héloïse Degrugillier has worked extensively as both a recorder performer and teacher throughout Europe and the United States. Recent performances include a recital at the National Music Museum in South Dakota, with the Dunya ensemble in Jordan Hall, and with the Boston Early Music Festival Opera. Héloïse enjoys an active teaching career working with the Boston Recorder Society, Recorder Guild of New York, Pinewoods, and others. She has recently completed her studies in the Alexander Technique and has a Masters in Music from the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. She has studied with Heiko ter Scheggett, Saskia Coolen, and Pedro Memelsdorff. Emily O’Brien studied the recorder and french horn at BU, as well as the recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs and teaches in the Boston area, including the Society for Historically Informed Performance concert series, the Boston Recorder Society concert series, and at fringe events surrounding Boston Early Music... read more
March 7, 2014 - 9:20am A free introduction to Musikgarten's Family Music class. In the class series, each week caregiver and child will sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments together — all activities that strengthens the natural connection between music and movement. Each weekly class features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars. read more
March 7, 2014 - 9:17am A free introduction to Musikgarten's Family Music class. In the class series, each week caregiver and child will sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments together — all activities that strengthens the natural connection between music and movement. Each weekly class features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars. read more
February 13, 2014 - 10:20am Ages 7-14. Thinking about doing musical theater but not quite sure what to expect? Love to perform and want to hone some of your skills in a fun, supportive environment? This two-hour workshop will explore the three main performance elements of musical theater – acting, singing, and dancing – through theater games, harmony exercises, and working on a song and dance from the Musical Theater repertoire. Come get a taste of what musical theater has to offer! All levels of experience welcome. read more
February 13, 2014 - 10:12am Joe Reid, piano Ehud Ettun, bass Steve Langone, drums Faculty member Joe Reid leads his trio in an afternoon of jazz featuring a wide range of styles including standards and some lesser known pieces. Join us whether you’re a jazz lover, or would like to experience this great music for the first time. We hope to see you there! Pianist Joe Reid maintains a busy schedule performing in jazz clubs, with chamber ensembles, dance troupes, and numerous theatre groups. He has worked as a piano accompanist for the Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music, the Mark Morris Dance Company, various choral groups, and NSM (where he also teaches jazz piano and jazz ensembles). Joe has played professionally for 30+ years, including longstanding weekly solo piano gigs at Acton Jazz Café and The Surf Restaurant. Performed at Ryles, Westin Hotel, 1369 Club, Club Casablanca, Zeitgeist Gallery, Green Street Grill, Le Zygomates, Natick Center for the Arts, WGBH, WBUR and WHRB. read more
February 11, 2014 - 12:07pm Ages 7-14. Kids work in a fun, up-beat, and supportive atmosphere. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. Throughout the week, team-building is integral to the learning process and is explored through theater games, script-writing exercises, and improvisation. The week culminates in a Saturday afternoon performance of songs, scenes, and dance from the musical theater repertoire. Tues-Fri 9-3pm; Sat 9–12pm w/a noon performance for family & friends. read more
January 21, 2014 - 2:31pm Feb 16, March 16, April 27, 2014 | Instructor: Emily Romney Do you feel your singing voice has greater potential than you can realize on your own? Would you like to know more about how your voice works and improve your singing? Here’s an excellent opportunity to do just that. This series of three Sunday afternoon vocal workshops are designed to develop greater sensitivity to and confidence in your breathing, body alignment, and tone quality. Each session will include singing activities, useful information and sharing of ideas. read more
January 21, 2014 - 10:43am Lauren Cook, soprano and Aleksandra Pustilnikova, piano With selections from over three centuries of music, Music for a While presents the highs, lows, joys, and despairs of the human condition, using only the simple elegance of voice and piano. Join us as we explore ecstasy and sorrow, triumph and grief, and above all, the transcendent power of music. The program includes works by Purcell, Faure, Brahms and features Richard Strauss’ haunting Ophelia Lieder and Poulenc’s Fiancailles pour rire, as well as the world premiere of two nocturnes for solo piano by Boston based composer, Basil Considine. read more

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