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Concordia Conservatory Spring String Poetry Project a Success

By Staff

May 17, 2023: Concordia Conservatory completed a successful Spring String Poetry Project (“SSPP”) at the Lincoln Elementary School in the Mount Vernon City School District. The program was funded by ArtsWestchester and the Junior League of Bronxville.

The project was undertaken with the 4th grade students at Lincoln Elementary School.  It was comprised of in-school music sessions led by Concordia Conservatory violin faculty members Hubert Chen and Emanouil Manolov as well as poetry writing programs with the students led by Lincoln Elementary fourth grade teachers Modesta Spies and Maryann Walsh. 

The Lincoln Elementary students learned to play the violin with basic technique, learned the rudiments of music theory, and also wrote poetry inspired by playing the violin. The program culminated in a school performance assembly. 

This cross curricular program served as a pilot program for Lincoln Elementary and the Mount Vernon City School District.  

Concordia Conservatory Executive Director Kathleen Suss noted that the program was "a beautiful partnership" between the 4th grader classes at Lincoln Elementary and Concordia Conservatory. "The learning goals for the Spring String Poetry Project (SSPP) with Concordia Conservatory were fully met," she said, "This project embodies our Conservatory mission as a community music school."

Suss further thanked the faculty of Lincoln Elementary and Concordia Conservatory for implementing the project.

Lincoln Elementary School's Principal Rebecca Jones said, "Concordia Conservatory’s profound commitment to community outreach has led to establishing programs to bring music to all people.


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The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

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Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
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Bronxville, NY

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The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College
Part of Concordia College New York, the OSilas Gallery integrates the visual arts into the cultural and educational life of our campus and community by providing quality exhibitions and programs that are diverse in style, content, and media. Our programs are memorable, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching; and of artistic originality, integrity, and excellence.
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Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

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