In this issue:

one"The Passion of One;  The Power of Many:"
Music School Students Play & Sing Out
at NH Charitable Foundation Annual Meeting

The Purple Finches warm up for their performance.

Congratulations to the Music School's Purple Finches Youth Chorus and Youth Folk Ensemble, for their moving performances at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Annual Meeting! They played to an audience of more than 800 community leaders at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. The theme for the evening was "The Passion of One; The Power of Many."

The Youth Folk Ensemble kicked off the evening's events with spirited medleys of traditional Celtic tunes on fiddle, concertina, accordion, and guitar.  The Purple Finches Youth Chorus, directed by Maria Isaak, raised their voices in a stirring performance of "The Circle of Life" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" from The Lion King, Jr.

"The Youth Folk Ensemble is what I most look forward to every week. The sense of camaraderie and openness creates the kind of environment where you can really enjoy yourself, regardless of how you were feeling before you stepped into the room."  - Annie Papinsick, Music School violin, fiddle, & piano student

Music School fiddle student Annie Papinsick  performs with the Youth Folk Ensemble.

Photos by Cheryl Senter, courtesy of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

two Make your summer musical
with Jam Camp, Creative  Arts Camp, & more!

Music & Movement
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, June 7 - July 12
Children 3 months - 7 years old
& their parents/caregivers
Come and play with songs, stories, movement games, rhythm instruments, improvisation, art, dance, and fun!

Summer Jam Camp
July 11-15, 9am-1:30pm
Grades 5-12 
Enjoy a week of jamming in music of many styles, including jazz, rock, and blues!Develop ensemble skills, work in the recording studio, create a CD, and more.

Creative Arts Camp
July 18-22 & July 25-29, 9am-4pm
Grades 1-6
Join us for music, movement, visual art activities, and indoor and outdoor games!

Private Lessons
All ages
Summer is a great time to try a new instrument or improve your singing...or take a few lessons to keep from getting rusty!  Private lessons are available through the summer months on a flexible schedule.
Call 603-228-1196 or visit for more information.

threeNew American Africans & Community Members
Hit the Dance Floor at the Music School

When Concord's   New American Africans held their Friday Family Fun Night in the Music School's Community Room this June, it didn't take long for the Akwaaba Ensemble to get everyone up and dancing.

New American Africans (NAA) is a self-supportive community group for refugees living in New Hampshire. NAA was formed in 2004 to help newly arrived Africans integrate into their new community by building bridges with local institutions to help families meet their basic needs.

Stay tuned for more collaborations with NH's New Americans as the Music School continues its work with Welcoming Concord, a project initiated by the Endowment for Health to encourage the welcoming of New Americans into NH communities.

Photos by Becky Field, FieldWork Photos

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