Thursday, September 6, 2018

Open House 

Save The Date: Friday, October 5th 

We hope you can join us on Friday, October 5th at 9:30am for the Friends of Music & the Arts Open House. 

Is your child involved in music and art in the schools? Join us for our first open house to learn more about FMA. 

Also, get answers to questions about what we do, how you can participate and general information about music and arts education in school and beyond for your child. 

RSVP to Jeannine Palermo (jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com) by 10/2 for location as it’s a private home. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Honor a Teacher Donations

Looking for a year-end teacher gift? 

Honor your child’s teacher with a donation to FMA! 


If music, art or drama experiences were especially meaningful to your child this year, you can recognize and thank their teachers by making a donation to Friends of Music & the Arts in that teacher's name. Also a great way to honor a retiring teacher!

Funds received by FMA go back to the schools in the form of grants given each year to all 7 Scarsdale schools for arts items not covered in the regular budget.
  • Make your donation via our website, www.scarsdalearts.org, or by using the form below.
  • Donations in any amount are welcome! (Past gifts have ranged from $20-$100 per teacher.)
  • We will acknowledge your gift with a personal note to the honored teacher on your behalf.
THANK YOU for your support!

Questions? Contact FMA Co-President Jeannine Palermo at jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com. 
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Yes, I would like to make a year-end donation to Friends of Music & the Arts. Teacher(s) being honored:
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

My child(ren)’s name(s):
 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

My name, address, email:
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please send this form and your check to:
Friends of Music & the Arts, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583 

To make an online donation, click on this link, or mail your check to:


Friends of Music and the Arts is a nonprofit, parent-run community organization dedicated to enhancing arts education in all the Scarsdale schools. Family memberships and donations enable FMA to: 
  • provide grants to each school in the district for “wish list” items such as equipment, guest artist visits, etc. 
  • support school clubs and programs such as Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society
  • acknowledge outstanding student achievements with awards in music, art and drama 
  • provide hospitality at school concerts, plays and other events 
  • host a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to honor our district’s outstanding music and arts faculty 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Faculty Concert on April 11th

The Scarsdale Schools Faculty Concert
        Join us for a special evening
      of musical performances from
Classical to Broadway to Latin / Jazz   
          by the Scarsdale Faculty

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
   at the Heathcote School Auditorium
         26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale, New York
             All Are Welcome.   Admission Is Free.
                Performers include:
 Lindsey Blackhurst  Daniel Boniello  Andrew Brown  Sandra Chan 
       Celia Cuk  John Cuk  Lisa Forte  Maggie Hoffee  Rachel Han
        Yangsun Kim  Barbara Laman  Connie Leviatin  Jane Meryll 
     Christopher Missett  Enrique Orengo  Jill Schultz  Adam Weber
                               * and Special Guest Artists
SCARSDALE FACULTY CONCERT
Thursday March 8th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Heathcote Elementary School Auditorium
Scarsdale, New York, 10583


 Prelude from Cello Suite III, BWV 1009 in C Major….....................J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
 Andrew Brown, cello

Valse and Romance for 6 hands……………………….…Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
 Daniel Boniello, piano     Celia Cuk, piano     John Cuk, piano

Duet No. 1 in C Major for Flute and Cello……………...Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I.  Allegro comodo                                                                                          
III.  Rondo.  Allegretto (Vivace)                     
Sandra Chan, flute      Enrique Orengo, cello

"Sweet" from 25 Etudes for Clarinet ………………………..……Sam Sadigursky  (b. 1979)
"Prelude" from Five Bagatelles for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 23.........Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
 Christopher Missett, clarinet     Barbara Laman, piano

 Trio for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello in G Major (“Gypsy”).……….Franz Joseph Haydn
III. Finale, Rondo all’Ongarese, Presto                                                    (1732 – 1809)
 Barbara Laman, piano     Jill Schultz, violin     Andrew Brown, cello     

 Concerto for Cello and Piano in D minor………………..………...Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
  1. Intermezzo                
Enrique Orengo, cello     Lisa Forte, piano

“Sway”.....................................................................Music: Pablo Beltr├ín Ruiz  (1915-2008) 
                                                                               English Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (b. 1927)

“Sunny Side of the Street” .......................................... Music: Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969)
                                                                                                  Lyrics: Dorothy Fields (1905-1974)
 Maggie Hoffee, voice     Jane Meryll, piano

Ballade No. 3, Ab Major Opus 47 for Piano……………......…Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
 John Cuk, piano

“In This Room” ………………………………………………….Jason Robert Brown (b. 1970)
 Lindsey Blackhurst and Maggie Hoffee, voice
Lisa Forte, piano    Jill Schultz, violin    Rachel Han, viola    Andrew Brown, cello

 “The Girl in 14 G” …………….….........Jeanine Tesori (b. 1961) and Dick Scanlan (b. 1960)
 Lindsey Blackhurst, voice    John Cuk, piano

“Havana”…………………………………..Music and Lyrics by Camila Cabello, Jeffrey Williams,
Arranged by Bojana Jovanovic                                  Pharrell Williams, Ali Tamposi, Adam Feeney
                                                                                         Andrew Watt, Brittany Hazzard, Brian Lee
                                                                                                         Kaan Gunesberk and Louis Bell

Jill Schultz- violin  Yangsun Kim-violin   Rachel Han- viola   Enrique Orengo-cello   Adam Weber-congas


“Necesitas Tu” …………………………………….……………………………. Charles Alletto
“Lagrimas Negras” ……………………............................... Miguel Matamoros (1894-1971)
 Connie Grossman-Leviatin, flute, alto flute
*Special Guest Artists - Charles Alletto, guitar     Lee Marvin, bass

Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome Letter 2018-2019

Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to the new school year! The leadership committee of Friends of Music & the Arts in the Scarsdale Schools is grateful to everyone who supported us last year. Family memberships, donations made at our 2nd Winter Festival, and year-end honor your teacher donations helped us support arts education in the Scarsdale schools. In 2018-19 FMA was able to:
  • Recognize the musical and artistic talents of more than 75 high school students with FMA certificates, awards and scholarships
  • Provide refreshments at high school concerts throughout the year
  • Honor the arts faculty throughout the district with a luncheon at the Scarsdale High School in the spring
  • Make gifts in support of the arts to each school in the district, as requested by the arts faculty and approved by the principal of each school. A summary of these gifts is below.

Let's keep up the good work!  Please renew your support for the coming year, so that we can continue to show our students and faculty that Scarsdale parents appreciate their achievements in and contributions to the arts!  It’s easy to join online through the links on this website, or you can click HERE to print out a membership form, then mail it plus your check to FMA, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

And, IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED in our activities, please contact FMA Co-President Jeannine Palermo at jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com. We’d love to have more parents join our team.

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful year ahead!

Jeannine Palermo and Leora Rub
Co-Presidents, Friends of Music & the Arts


FMA-FUNDED SCHOOL GIFTS, JULY 2018
High School:             Microphones for music department 
                                  Display boards to exhibit student artwork

Middle School:          Light boxes, a drying rack and timpani tuning  
                                   gauges for art and music departments

Edgewood:                 HealthMate Air Cleaner
Fox Meadow:             Aluminum Frame White Board; Blick Artists Taboret         
Greenacres:                Screenflex Study Carrel 2 panel
Heathcote:                 Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i Portable PA System      
Quaker Ridge:           Mounting Boards for art work

Monday, May 1, 2017

Honor a Teacher Donations

Looking for a year-end teacher gift? 

Honor your child’s teacher with a donation to FMA! 


If music, art or drama experiences were especially meaningful to your child this year, you can recognize and thank their teachers by making a donation to Friends of Music & the Arts in that teacher's name. Also a great way to honor a retiring teacher!

Funds received by FMA go back to the schools in the form of grants given each year to all 7 Scarsdale schools for arts items not covered in the regular budget.
  • Make your donation via our website, www.scarsdalearts.org, or by using the form below.
  • Donations in any amount are welcome! (Past gifts have ranged from $20-$100 per teacher.)
  • We will acknowledge your gift with a personal note to the honored teacher on your behalf.
THANK YOU for your support!

Questions? Contact FMA Co-President Jeannine Palermo at jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Yes, I would like to make a year-end donation to Friends of Music & the Arts. Teacher(s) being honored:
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

My child(ren)’s name(s):
 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

My name, address, email:
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please send this form and your check to:
Friends of Music & the Arts, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583 

To make an online donation, click on this link, or mail your check to:


Friends of Music and the Arts is a nonprofit, parent-run community organization dedicated to enhancing arts education in all the Scarsdale schools. Family memberships and donations enable FMA to: 
  • provide grants to each school in the district for “wish list” items such as equipment, guest artist visits, etc. 
  • support school clubs and programs such as Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society
  • acknowledge outstanding student achievements with awards in music, art and drama 
  • provide hospitality at school concerts, plays and other events 
  • host a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to honor our district’s outstanding music and arts faculty