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John Paul Redmond, 12-Year-Old Concordia Conservatory Composition Student, Wins Two National Music Awards PDF Print Email


July 20, 2011:  Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art announced that two national awards have been bestowed upon conservatory student John Paul ("JP") Redmond for his talent as a composer.

In the Junior Composers Contest of the National Federation of Music Clubs, JP was the Northeast Region and Incentive Award winner at the national level.  JP also won a competition sponsored by the new-music organization Composers Concordance in New York for composers age 20 or under.  His piece Clock and Bird's Peaceful Talk was performed by the ensemble Circadia for Composers Concordance's "Generations" concert on May 31 in New York City, which featured winners of two competitions, one for applicants age 20 or younger, and the other for applicants age 70 or older.

JP Redmond was born in 1999 in Newport Beach, California.  He moved to New York with his family in 2003 and is a resident of Hastings-on-Hudson.  He studies piano with Dr. Marija Ilic and composition and theory with Dr. Matt Van Brink at Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art.

JP has been an active participant in chamber music and musical theatre programs at the conservatory since 2008, having performed in three musical productions and three chamber music festivals.  He received marks of First Class Honors with Distinction in Piano Performance and Music Theory from the National Music Certificate Program.

JP performed at the Tri-State Certificate of Excellence Recital and Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in February 2011.  JP's hobbies include hiking, bicycling, cooking, model cars and trains, reading, and watching good movies.

Pictured here:  JP Redmond playing in a recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.


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Books & the Arts Directory

Art Restoration and Framing

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

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.

The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Womrath Bookshop

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.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

Music & Performing Arts Schools



Concordia Conservatory

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

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709


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