May News of Note
Just as the flowers continue to blossom, the Dedham School of Music continues its mission to provide the Dedham community enrichment through music. What can you expect from DSM this month? We have a final recital for the year, summer planning, and some exciting performances and awards from our pitch-perfect faculty and students. Here’s your May News of Note.
Summer lesson slots are filling quickly! The summer is a great time to explore another instrument or continue lessons with another faculty member. The scheduling for summer is in process. Please send Laura Swartz your availability (days and time) for when you are available for lessons. Greatest availability is Monday through Thursday before 3:30PM.
Term 2 ends on May 27 with makeups May 31 through June 13th. Summer lessons begin June 14th. For those who don’t have make-ups, consider taking extra lessons. And for those not around the whole summer, our faculty are available for as many lessons as you would like.
It’s not too late to register for groups running throughout the summer: Let us know if you’re interested in the Young Singers Workshops (Wednesdays), Rock Fusion Group (Mondays), String Ensemble/Group String Class (Tuesdays or Thursdays) and/or the Jazz Band (Thursdays).
Join us and our students as we host our final recital of the year, celebrating the talent of our students and the tutelage of our faculty.
When: June 12, 3:00PM
Where: Meeting House at First Church (670 High Street, Dedham)
Adam Merrill, Piano Faculty, was just awarded 3rd prize in the International Alexander and Buono Piano Competition! Congrats to Adam!
DSM piano student Adlai Prentice Elmore will be the Tin Man in Wellesley Theater Projects Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition. Performances are May 19-21. Purchase tickets here.
Celebrate Dedham Pride! The Dedham Community Band is playing Friday, June 3rd at 7PM at the Town Hall building as part of the Dedham Pride ceremony that evening.
Congratulations to DSM clarinet student Abigail Lofurno! Abigail was selected as a member of the Carnegie Honors Performance Series with the grades 6-8 wind band.
Congratulations to the following Dedham School of Music students who were inducted into the Tri M National Music Honors Society at Dedham High School: Alana Peters, Sam Badeau, Sid Cogill, Corinne Elmore, and former DSM student Jacqueline Monahan.
Dedham's Juneteenth Celebration: On Saturday, June 18 at 9AM, percussion student Mannix Esteban will lead in the 54th Regiment at the Endicott Estate. The Dedham School of Music Community Band will be performing as well.
Endicott Estate Summer Concert Series: On Wednesday, June 22nd at 7PM, The DSM Bluegrass Jam and the Community Band will be giving a concert at the Endicott’s summer concert series sponsored by the Dedham Junior Women’s Club. At 6:30, children and adults are welcome to come up and see the instruments up close and learn about them.
The DSM Board has started a 5-year strategic planning session. Over the next weeks and months, we’ll be sending surveys to DSM families, faculty, and stakeholders to learn how we can continue our mission to serve the Dedham community. Stay tuned for more…
Lock in this year’s tuition rate by registering for the fall by July 15th! Contact the office for more information.
It has been a year since I joined Dedham School of Music, and I continue to be impressed with our students, especially when they share their music with us at recitals and for their diligence with practicing and putting their all into their lessons; our dedicated board who give generously of their time to write grants, raise funds, develop budgets, and strategize and plan for the future; our Dedham Community Band and Bluegrass Jams that get together to make music and share it with the wider Dedham community; our talented faculty who share their talents and love of music with the students and instilling in them musical knowledge, technique, theory, expression, and understanding; and to all the families for giving the gift of music, overseeing practicing, and taking the time to drive them to their lessons!
Although we may be moving slower than most at removing our mask mandate, Dedham School of Music requires masking to protect the most vulnerable among us. We thank you for continuing to wear masks in your lessons. Air purifiers are also in use in all lesson rooms.
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