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