RSC Dominates Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition

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The Rivers School Conservatory had a spectacular showing at the Boston Pops’ Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition this year, taking three of the four grand prizes. Congratulations to Andrew Kim (15, cello student of Ron Lowry), Fei Yang-Sady (14, violin student of Jin-Kyung Joen), and Adalia Wen (14, guzheng, piano student of Sandra Hebert)! The Fidelity Competition is designed for …

RSC Summer Programs: Inspiration and Friendship

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As parents know, it can be a challenge after a long school day to motivate kids to pick up their instrument and practice. During the school year, students juggle extracurriculars and academics, and music can slip down in the list of priorities in a busy schedule. That all changes at RSC’s Summer Programs. These programs provide a special time when …

Ready to Grow: Rivers Youth Orchestras Are Moving Full Steam Ahead

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Auditions for Rivers Youth Orchestras have arrived! Scaled back during the COVID years, these ensembles are roaring to life and pre-pandemic levels. Growth has been a long-time theme for RYO. Back in 2001, it launched with one Preparatory Orchestra for elementary school-aged students. RYO Music Director and conductor of the Rivers Youth Symphony Christopher Memoli explains, “We thought the kids …

The Magic of RSC Summer Programs

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Many parents are familiar with the challenge of motivating kids to practice their instrument. During the school year, students have additional activities to juggle along with academics. Music may be one more thing to fit into their busy schedule. That all changes during RSC’s Summer Programs. This is a special time when students can focus on two things: improving their …

Conservatory Program Hires New Director

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Matt Heck has only been at Rivers a few weeks, but he’s already developed a handy way to describe the school’s Conservatory Program: “It’s varsity music.” It’s a useful shorthand, and it’s only natural that Heck would have come up with it: As the  Conservatory Program director, a newly created position, Heck is charged with overseeing and coordinating all aspects …

Celebrating Faculty Excellence at RSC: Your Words of Gratitude from Faculty Appreciation Day 2021

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Dear Mr. Sussman, I can’t believe a whole year has passed since this pandemic started.  Your uplifting and positive attitude over Zoom has been a bright spot in our week. Thank you for your continued patience and encouragement.   Best regards, Bettina Eikeboom ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ It has been great having Catherine as a guitar teacher and I look forward to having more …

2020-2021 In Review: Looking Back on a Memorable Year of Music-Making

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The pandemic did not stop RSC from providing students with abundant educational opportunities in 2020-2021. In fact, the calendar was as packed as ever, with concerts, competitions, master classes, rehearsals, recitals, and more. Here are some highlights! Rivers Youth Orchestras Operated In-Person All Year Long The Rivers Youth Orchestra program was a trailblazer in the return to in-person ensemble playing. …

Bidding Farewell to Music Executive Committee Chair Bala Cumaresan and Welcoming Alison Hall

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Did you know that The Rivers School Conservatory has an Executive Committee, made up of 15 dedicated community, staff, and ex-officio members who are instrumental in helping the organization to succeed? The committee functions as a governing body, meeting regularly to oversee the operations of RSC. Committee members also work with RSC Director Gabriella Sanna to institute goals and policies …

Tushman Siblings Earn Accolades from The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition & The AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition

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Siblings Audrey and Henry Tushman have been studying with RSC piano faculty member Sandra Hebert since they were about five years old. Together, this faculty-student trio has built a meaningful foundation for music education. Eighth-grader Henry says that he looks forward to every lesson because of Ms. Hebert’s positive and caring demeanor. “She knows all of her students really well,” …