Performance Anxiety Workshop for Musicians
Butterflies…trembling hands…racing heart… Sound familiar? Are you a musician who struggles with stage fright? Then you won’t want to miss this workshop. We will be looking at the roots of performance anxiety, the common symptoms, the most popular remedies, and tricks, tips and techniques that you have probably never heard of! This is your opportunity to listen, learn, and share with other musicians. You will leave feeling hopeful and prepared to tackle your performance anxiety head on.
About Cheryl Six
Cheryl Six is an active performing flutist and instructor, specializing on piccolo. Cheryl served as piccolo player in the US Coast Guard Band from 1977 until her retirement in 2007, and currently performs with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held for over 35 years. In addition, Cheryl is often heard in the flute sections of the Salt Marsh Opera, the Con Brio Choral Society Orchestra, and other Connecticut ensembles.
After retiring from the US Coast Guard Band, Cheryl pursued a life-long interest in hypnosis and received a certification in Hypnotherapy in 2008. In 2012 Cheryl completed a Masters Degree in Holistic Thinking with a focus and culminating project on “Insights into the Use of Hypnosis for Musical Performance Anxiety.”
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Argus Quartet Master Class for Strings
Presented by Community Music School and Essex Winter Series
Monday, May 8th at 4:00PM
Centerbrook Meetinghouse, 51 Main Street, Centerbrook
The Argus Quartet will offer advice on technique and performance for student musicians who will each play during the class.
The Argus Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 and is receiving invitations from concert series throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall, Laguna Beach Live!, the Hear Now Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Birdfoot Festival, and the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. This season also includes performances with the Brentano Quartet and clarinetist David Shifrin at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Oneppo Chamber Series, and Carnegie Hall. The Argus Quartet will serve as the Ernst Stiefel Quartet in Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts during the 2016-17 season.
Argus is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. The quartet also believes that today’s ensembles can honor the storied chamber music traditions of our past while forging a new path forward. In that spirit, their repertoire includes not just staples of the chamber music canon but also a large number of pieces by living composers.
To learn more about the Argus Quartet, visit their website: argusquartet.com
Open to the public, however, reservations are requested, 860-767-0026.
Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for CMS
Community Music School Gala 2017
Saturday, April 22 at 6pm
The Lace Factory, 161 River Street, Deep River
Community Music School’s largest annual fundraiser is the CMS Gala and this year we’ll transport guests back to the 30’s and 40’s with “Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for the Community Music School.” The greatest hits of the swing era will be performed by faculty and students. Don’t forget your dancing shoes so you can learn to jitterbug, lindy hop and boogie woogie during the night! The event takes place in Deep River at The Lace Factory and includes a lively cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. The party continues with gourmet food stations and fabulous musical entertainment provided by CMS faculty and students.
Featured faculty, student performers & guests: Music Director Tom Briggs , Joni Gage, Patricia Hurley, Andrew Janes, Barbara Malinsky, Matt McCauley, Kevin O’Neil, Courtney Parrish, Gary Ribchinsky, Andy Sherwood, and more!
Supporters of the CMS Gala will ensure that the arts remain accessible to all with proceeds benefiting the CMS Scholarship Fund, music therapy services, and outreach in the greater community.
Event tickets include hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, wine and beer, live music, and dancing. Click here to view the menu.
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Middletown Ceramic Tile
Quality Care Drug
RiverQuest – CT River Expeditions
Shoreline Eye Group
Sullivan Lawn Services
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
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Andre Prost, Inc.
Atlantic Seafood Market
Camp Hazen YMCA
Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
Classe Audio, Inc.
Connecticut River Museum
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Essex Dermatology, LLC
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
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Liv’s Oyster Bar
Mystic Seaport Museum of America
Rob Rivers The Salon & Spa
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The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Toys Ahoy! The Village Toy Store
True Massage Therapy
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
Zhang’s Food of Asia
Spring 2017 Calendar
JAN 30 Spring Semester Begins
JAN 30-FEB 3 CMS Open House Week
FEB 20-21 Winter Recess, CMS CLOSED
APR 1 Mid-Semester Recital
APR 10-15 Spring Recess, CMS CLOSED
APR 22 CMS Gala: Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for CMS
APR 26 ARF! Performance
MAY 2 Sinfonia and String Ensemble in Concert
MAY 3 Performance Anxiety Workshop
MAY 8 Argus Quartet Masterclass
MAY 29 Memorial Day, CMS CLOSED
MAY 31 Jazz Ensemble Concert
JUNE 3, 4, 10, 11 Spring Semester Recitals
JUNE 4 Concert in the Park
JUNE 13 CMS Adult Musicale
JUNE 26 Summer Session Begins
Business Office Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Last day of lessons varies depending on makeup lessons due – please check with your instructor.More >