Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art to Host Open House on September 17 for Early Childhood, Youth, and Adult Programs Print


August 31, 2011:  Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art--Concordia College's community arts school--will host an open house to preview its music offerings in early childhood, youth, and adult programs on Saturday, September 17, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

There will be student and faculty performances, demonstrations, and visits to the OSilas Gallery throughout the afternoon.  The open house will also include early childhood preview classes and opportunities to meet with students, department heads, faculty, and staff.

Music programs at Concordia Conservatory include private instruction for all orchestral instruments, voice, composition, and theory; classes in musical theater, rock band, and songwriting; chamber music; early childhood programs; adult programs; and summer camps.

Visual arts programs at Concordia Conservatory include private instruction; classes in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpting, illustration, theatre design, Eco Art, and portfolio development; adult programs; and summer camps.

Melissa Alexander, head of the conservatory's piano department, holds an M.M. from the University of Hartford-Hartt School of Music, did postgraduate studies at Mannes College of Music, and holds a B.A. from State University of New York-Albany.

Annette Espada, head of the chamber music department, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Miami, an M.A. from New York University, and a B.M. from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.

Rami Vamos, head of the string department, holds an M.A. from Queens College, an M.M. from Yale University, and a B.M. from Indiana University.

Patricia Miranda, head of the art department, holds a B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase Conservatory and also studied at the School of Sacred Arts, NYC.

For more information, call 914-395-4507 or visit

Pictured here:  Conservatory student and Bronxville resident Eleanor Fitzgibbons prepares for her piano lesson.

Photo by Joe Pregiato