INITIATIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS FROM THE CCSCMA
AT THE SYMPHONY
Jung-Ho Pak’s Contract Extended
Recently, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to extend Jung-Ho Pak’s contract. He will continue to serve as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts for five more years through June 30, 2017.
Pak joined the organization at the start of the 2007/2008 season. Since then, he has worked with Executive Director Jerome Karter to expand the repertoire, offer the musicians new challenges, increase the number of CCSO performances and enhance the concert experience for audience members. He has also been instrumental in expanding education programs within the Conservatory and Community. About Maestro Pak
The Soloist: New England Concerto Competition
For an aspiring musician, success is about taking chances. It’s also about getting chances. We’ve created an outstanding opportunity for talented instrumentalists and vocalists that involves both. The top three performers of The Soloist competition will have the rare opportunity to be featured guest artists alongside the orchestra at our final Classics Concert in May 2013. They will also win substantial cash prizes: $3,500, $2,000 and $1000. The audience at the May 2013 will determine who will be the next classical star: The Soloist. More Info
CCSCMA Headquarters Moved To Hyannis
We had simply outgrown our office in Yarmouth Port. Thanks to generous support for our lease from the Keller Company, Inc., we are now in a fabulous new location in Hyannis. Visit our administrative offices and box office at 1060 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Hyannis.
AT THE CONSERVATORY
Cape Cod Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Enters Second Year
Last year, 45 young musicians participated in this new sequential program under the direction of CCSO Associate Conductor Joan Landry. The program brings talented young musicians of all ages and skill levels together to perform symphonic music under the direction of professional conductors, musicians and educators. In the first year, the orchestra held two performances, including an exchange concert with the Community School of Nantucket. The repertoire included Pink Panther by Henry Mancini and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. There are two performances planned for this academic year on January 27, 2013 and in May 2013. Locations will be announced. More Info
NEW! Children’s Chorus
The new Children’s Chorus, under the direction of John Yankee, kicked off with a Summer Sing in July at the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses. Currently there are 34 students enrolled in the program. Yankee, who is also the Artistic Director of the Falmouth Chorale, has planned several performances for the upcoming academic year.
NEW! Three-Year $75,000 Gift Earmarked for Digital Music Lab
The Conservatory has a received a three-year $75,000 gift from Brabson Library & Educational Foundation earmarked for Digital Music Labs at both campuses. The labs are part of the Conservatory’s new Creative Music and Arts Technology program.
This year, funds have been used to paint and install new carpets and outfit the lab in West Barnstable with new keyboards for existing classes, such as the Piano Explorers program. This nationally-recognized “semi-private” piano program teaches students how to play the piano, explore the language of music and create their own compositions. This year, we will also purchase new computers, software and hardware to expand the offerings at both campuses.
In future phases, new programs will include multi-media platforms such as film, video, photography and soundtrack editing.
NEW! Musical Shorts Class
This summer, Conservatory faculty member Joe Dudzinski launched “Musical Shorts,” a cross-disciplinary class designed to bring vocal, instrumental and drama students together to perform scenes from popular musical theater and opera. Classes continue this fall.
Keeping the Arts Accessible
We encourage all students to cross disciplines and take classes in music, art, dance and drama.
To make exploration affordable, we have introduced multi-student and multi-class discounts at the Conservatory. Students (ages 6-18) also receive a 50% discount on tickets to most Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra concerts.
Community Outreach & Student Performances
Because performing helps student musicians gain confidence and develop musically, we have created new opportunities beyond traditional recitals within the Conservatory walls. During the CCSO season, students perform in the lobby prior to each concert. In addition, every month, students and faculty members perform at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center in Chatham.
In a new arts partnership, Conservatory students and other students from across the Cape are also invited to perform at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Conservatory. These performances are open to the public and are great opportunities to enjoy all types of music.
Falmouth Preschool Program Redesigned
The Preschool Program at the Falmouth Campus has been redesigned to mirror the highly-successful program at the Barnstable campus which infuses a strong traditional curriculum with artistic experiences. Susan Fitzgerald has been appointed Lead Pre-School Teacher. With a background in early childhood education and arts enrichment, she will provide an engaging, creative and positive experience for children. More Info
New Partnership with Falmouth High School
Through our collaboration with the Falmouth School District, the Conservatory now offers private music lessons and other classes at the Falmouth High School. Anyone in the Falmouth community is invited to explore the classes offered here each semester.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Music Memory Program Participation Rises
Last year, about 2,000 students from 16 Cape schools participated in this nationally-recognized program designed to give all children—not just music students—an engaging musical experience. After studying 16 selected compositions throughout the year, students from 13 schools competed in a fun Name That Tune contest at a special concert with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. This year, we project 24 schools will participate in the program. More Info
Tix4Music Program Brings Young People to the Symphony
Last year about 420 students from Cape schools attended a free lecture and one of the CCSO’s Classics Series Concerts as part of this donor-sponsored program. More Info