2020/2021 Events

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Students on Tour Recitals

Temporarily on hiatus due to CoVid

Have fun and perform with talented fellow students at local senior living facilities. This program provides students with 2 hours of community service per recital, good for use in honor society and scholarship applications. Performers are recognized by name on the Conservatory website. Recitals are produced once a month.
Recital Dates

Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival

10/11/20, 1:00-5:00pm
The Philadelphia Music Teachers Association participates in the state-wide PA Music Teachers festival named the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival. Students play 2 memorized, contrasting pieces, and take a theory test. Those who score above 85% on the test, and receive a Superior rating are eligible to perform at the state performance festival at online.

Holiday Online Recital

12/20/20
Get dressed up in your holiday wear and celebrate the season with us as we do a virtual concert.  Invite your family and friends, no matter where in the world they may live!  Sing-alongs encouraged!

PhMTA Kiszely Honors Recital Auditions

Auditions: 1/25/21
Carnegie Recital: 4/16/21, 8:00pm
The Philadelphia Music Teachers Association offers an adjudicated recital opportunity. Auditions most likely online.  If Carnegie is open this spring, there is an April recital date.  If the recital is online, 1st tier winners will have a professional recording made that is useful for resume purposes.

PhMTA Spring Festival

3/7/21, 12:30-5:00pm
The Philadelphia Music Teachers Association provides assessment testing for both piano and flute students. Requirements are two memorized pieces and a theory test. Students get a written critique from qualified judges, and come home with a certificate and ribbon representing their level of achievement.  Festival will be held online this year.

Conservatory Adult Coffee House

Open to adult conservatory students. Join us for an informal evening of music. Wine, cheese, coffee, friends. Come to perform, or just to listen to fellow amateur musicians that have either come back to their instruments after a long sabbatical, or are fulfilling their dreams of learning a new one.

Formal Recital OR Garden Concert

Spring 2021

In the likely event that spring rolls around, and we STILL can’t have indoor concerts, we will have a Garden concert at the Cosgrove Compound.  Complete with pop-up tent to shield our musicians from the sun.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair, your favorite drink, and some munchies to share for a pleasant, socially distanced afternoon.

Annual Flute Fair

 

Normally held at West Chester University in March, this event will most likely be held virtually in some fashion.  Produced by the Flute Society of Philadelphia.

Inspiring Past Events

Real musicians never stop learning.

Cool Timeline

2020
August 12

Ensemble Rehearsals

Ensemble Rehearsals
We decided to try something a little different this time. Kaitlyn LeCompte wanted to try her hand at singing a pop tune and playing piano. The original recording has a string ensemble, so why not? We made it happen. Fun times!
August 12

Formal Recital 2019

Formal Recital 2019
It’s officially a tradition! The studio’s annual formal recital, in conjunction with Jodi Stewart-Moore, was a huge success! Lots of duos featuring siblings or best friends. An experience they’ll never forget.
August 12

Kimmel Center

Kimmel Center
Students that study at The Conservatory have the opportunity to audition for The Sounds of Excellence Concert. Only the best make it through the auditions, and the Cosgrove Studio has had participants from both flute and piano studios accepted for several years.
August 12

Project Trio

Project Trio
ugust 2015, that’s when I got to shake hands with these cats. Location: National Flute Convention. Not familiar with them? Greg Pattillo is THE beatboxing flutist, and his group has created some awesome music. Check them out on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/freedomworksfilms
August 12

Studio Field trip to Flute Fair

Studio Field trip to Flute Fair
What do you do when you’re waiting for your parents to pick you up from an awesome day filled with flute playing and learning? Break out those flutes and jam with what you learned, of course! The Flute fair is held each spring by the Philadelphia Flute Society, and is becoming a tradition for the Cosgrove students to load in the van and head down together. Roasting of Michelle on the way down expected.
August 12

Christopher Norton

Got to meet an awesome jazz composer while at the Piano Pedagogy Conference in July 2017. Now I have more material for those students that really disagree with the classics. You can check out his compositions here. http://christophernorton.epartnershub.com/
August 12

Musical Salon November 2017

Musical Salon November 2017
An informal event where music was shared at the home of Jodi Stewart-Moore. Students played music while their friends and family were able to relax and listen in a coffee-house style atmosphere. This was a family event that included activities and games for the younger siblings, while adults were able to have lively conversation around this kitchen table or on the sofa. It was a great success and we look forward to next year’s event!
August 12

2018 Auditioned Recital

2018 Auditioned Recital
Our trio sonata ensemble made it into the Andor Kiszely Audtioned Honors Recital held at Temple University in February. Natalie, flute; Tim, violin; Marissa, cello; Steve Duffy, piano. They played the first two movements of a Hasse Trio Sonata. Congratulations on their hard work!
August 12

Kimmel Center 2018

Kimmel Center 2018
And we made it again, this time to the Sounds of Excellence Concert sponsored by The Conservatory in Doylestown.
August 12

Monthly Students on Tour Recitals

Monthly Students on Tour Recitals
This is just one of the many retirement communities that is serviced through the Students on Tour concert series. Students from The Conservatory donate their time and talents to service our senior population in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
August 12

2018 Formal Recital

2018 Formal Recital
Held at Christopher Dock Mennonite Academy, students of the Cosgrove and Stewart-Moore studios combined to perform in 2 different recitals. We were treated some wonderful solos and duets. Great job, everyone!