Broadening Perspectives with Master Classes

Meghan Laska Concerts, Conservatory News, Faculty, Students

“Part of what makes music so great is that if you put 10 musicians in a room, you’ll get 15 opinions. There is not just one way to make music,” says cellist Bruce Coppock, chair of RSC’s Chamber Music Department and director of RSC’s ChamberMusicLab. “That’s why it’s so important for young musicians to hear different perspectives – and to …

43rd Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young

Meghan Laska Conservatory News, Faculty, Students

Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 2022 Forty-three years ago, The Rivers School Conservatory pioneered a unique model to bring together young performers, composers, and audiences. The launch of the Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young not only began a beloved tradition at RSC, it also set the bar for such events around the world. The three-day event …

RSC Students Performed at Carnegie Hall

Meghan Laska Conservatory News, Students

Congratulations to RSC students Audrey and Henry Tushman, who performed at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 4! Both siblings were First Place winners of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition and performed in the winners’ concert in New York City. Watch an interview with Henry in Musicale: Interview with Henry Tushman | Musicale – YouTube

New Faculty Spotlight: Paola Plano

Meghan Laska Faculty, Programs

For Paola Plano, a love of music runs in her family. Her grandfather was a professional musician who played the clarinet, and her father always listened to classical music. Growing up in Italy, she listened to an old recording of Claudio Arrau every day with her grandfather and parents. When she was 7, her parents decided it was time for …

RSC Faculty Ian Lindsey Featured in The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Meghan Laska Faculty

“Though Boston has no dearth of extraordinary pianists, any list of them should include the dazzling but little-known Ian Lindsey. After receiving his BM and MM from NEC, where he studied with Randall Hodgkinson, Lindsey has spent the past two decades teaching at Rivers School Conservatory, Dana Hall, and privately. At odd intervals, he shows up in public to give …

New Faculty Spotlight: Lauren Cless

Meghan Laska Faculty

Suzuki Violin Teacher For Lauren Cless, music is a family affair. Her husband, a professional musician and music teacher, plays violin and viola, and they own a business playing music for weddings. Her daughter is 6 and plays violin in the Suzuki program at RSC. And while her son is only 3, Lauren hopes he will become a cellist so …

New Faculty Spotlight: Claire Nalven

Meghan Laska Conservatory News

Program Director, Youth Wind Ensemble For Claire Nalven, director of RSC’s Youth Wind Ensemble, music education provides students with a lot more than the skills to play an instrument. She explains, “In an ensemble, they learn how to work hard and be part of a team. They are with kids they haven’t met before from all over the region, and …

New Faculty Spotlight: Taylor Stobinski

Meghan Laska Conservatory News

Suzuki Cello Teacher Growing up, Taylor Stobinski always had a love and passion for music. His first experience with music was at an “instrumental playground” with all kinds of instruments from the viola and cello to the trombone and trumpet. However, he had a special affinity for the cello. After two years of playing, he started lessons at age 12. …