Saturday, December 6, 2014

Great gifts! Fantastic food! Live music!
Come join us!

66 Church Lane
Thursday, Dec 11
6:30 to 9:30

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mark your calendars! Invite your friends!
Annual Holiday Boutique
Thursday, December 11 at 6:30pm −9.30pm
65 Church Lane, Scarsdale

Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine & other beverages!
Live music!
Admission free for members & Scarsdale teachers
Memberships available at the door
$5 for non members
For information contact Janice Starr at 472-8857 or

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHS Drama Club presents Bye Bye Birdie!

Come enjoy  a charming musical theatre classic! Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating and funniest Tony award winning musicals of our time.  An uproarious, laugh-a-minute show, with a cast of lovable characters you won’t soon forget.  So, don’t miss seeing the MacAfee family and the residents of Sweet Apple, Ohio, go topsy-turvy when the hip swinging, teen idol Conrad Birdie comes to town to serenade one lucky fan before he enters the Army.  A fabulous musical for all ages.  

General Admission. Please bring printed ticket for admission. For additional questions, please contact
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM  & Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM 
Tickets available on EventBrite

Monday, November 3, 2014


If you love jazz, come watch Doc Slot, aka Jessica Slotwinski, (Scarsdale Middle School's musical director) perform with the Westchester Symphonic Winds on November 9  at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall.The group has 65 players including woodwinds, brass, percussion, string bass, and harp

Get your tickets at and come and enjoy the music of Rachmaninoff, Gulino, Markowski and others, plus Broadway classics from South Pacific and Oklahoma.

November 9th
Tarrytown Music Hall

Friday, October 17, 2014

Connie Leviatin, the band music teacher at Edgewood school, has alerted her students to a program called "Brass Day" to be held on October 25th at Purchase College.  Come check it out! This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Details below:

SHS music students excel - All State winners announced!

FMA is delighted to recognize these talented SHS students who have been selected to perform at the All State Music Festival in Rochester, NY (Dec 4-7).

Caroline Teicher,  piano, Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
Rachel Haber, violin, Symphony Orchestra
Alan Yao, violin, Symphony Orchestra

FMA also congratulates All State alternates -

Isra Ameen, violin
Caroline Huh, cello
Nicholas Politi, cello
Andrew Starr, cello
Cameron Wong, cello

For more information on the festival click on

Congratulations Cailey Martin, a 2014 All-National Honor Mixed Choir Member!

Rollo Dilworth, conducting the All-National Honor Ensembles Mixed Choir last year.

SHS student Cailey Martin was selected for the 2014 All National Honor Mixed Choir which perform in Nashville, Tennessee (26-29 October), as well as have an amazing opportunity to work with some of the most renowned conductors in the United States.

Congratulations Nick Politi, NAfME 2014 Student Composers Competition winner!

SHS 10th grader Nick Politi won a young composer award in the National Association for Music Education 2014 Student Composers Competition. 

Nick will perform his composition Thoughts on a Rhapsody, on October 27, 2014 at the Young Composers Concert during the NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

Thank you to FMA members!

Many parents stopped by the FMA table at the high school Parent Teacher conferences to support the Friends of Music & the Arts.

A huge thank you to all the parents who renewed their support and welcome to our new members!!!

$18.1 million bond referendum - Tour the SMS Wed Oct. 22, at 7:15 pm


Wednesday Oct. 22 at 7:15 pm

The Scarsdale Board of Education has agreed to put an $18.1 million bond referendum
for facilities improvements to a vote on December 11, 2014Among the many  improvements
included are changes at the middle school that would add much needed space for the music program:
a new orchestra room and a renovated Exploring Music classroom.  There is an opportunity to tour
the areas of the middle school where these changes will be made next WednesdayOct. 22, at 7:15 pm,
prior to the PTA meeting scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.

Especially for those with children in elementary and/or middle school, don't miss this opportunity to see exactly
why these improvements are needed, and where they will occur!  If anyone would like more information, contact
Middle School PTA president Tracy McCarthy at

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Scarsdale Middle School's very own Dr. Jessica Slotwinski on percussion! Get Tickets Now!

Don't miss the thrilling performance by Westchester Symphonic Winds (WSW) - Scarsdale Middle School's very own Dr. Jessica Slotwinski on percussion!  Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ Tarrytown Music Hall.  A community based 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble, WSW is celebrating its 27th season under the renowned conductor, Mr. Curt Ebersole.  Get tickets now! 

Tickets | Westchester Symphonic Winds "The Garden of ...
Buy tickets online. Tarrytown Music Hall ticket reservation system. Book your tickets instantly.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Welcome to the new Friends of Music & the Arts website!  

We're excited about the coming school year and all the wonderful arts-related activities and events to come in the Scarsdale schools.  We're proud to say that last spring FMA continued our tradition of providing very concrete support for the arts in Scarsdale: in June, the Scarsdale Board of Education accepted $5,310 from FMA that represented gifts to each school in the district, dedicated to the purchase of equipment and supplies as requested by the arts faculty at each school, coordinated with the principals.  These gifts included:

SHS: a video monitor with wall mount for displaying student artwork; shelving and other organizational supplies for the drama department's prop room; and a special clip for use by the music department during outdoor performances.

SMS: a new viola outfit, new bows and other strings supplies for the orchestra; an iPad to aid the art department in doing image research.

Edgewood: a heavy-duty paper cutter for the art room.

Fox Meadow: a digital camera and accessories for documenting student artwork.

Greenacres: a workstation for the art room; a bell kit and sheet music for the music department.

Heathcote: two portable lightboxes for the art room.

Quaker Ridge: artists' manikins for the art room; bow grips and percussion instruments for the music department.

In addition to these gifts, FMA acknowledged high school student achievements in the arts with certificates and awards; we provided hospitality at a number of concerts and other arts events throughout the district; and we honored our wonderful district arts faculty with a luncheon in May.

With your support, we hope to do as much and even more for the arts in Scarsdale in the year ahead.  Please join us for the 2014-15 school year! You can  download our 2014-15 membership form by clicking here.  Thank you!


Kathy Gray
President, Friends of Music & the Arts in the Scarsdale Schools