Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art Presents Summer Festival on July 23 and 24 Print

Jul. 23, 2014:  The Summer Festival 2014, a summer tradition at Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art, takes place on July 23 and 24 in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts at Concordia College. Performances and an art exhibition by the conservatory's music and art camps will occur over the course of two days:

Wednesday, July 23
6:00:  Vocal arts concert
7:00:  Chamber music recital
8:00:  Band bash concert

Thursday, July 24
7:00:  Musical theater production: Flip the Switch
8:00:  Musical theater production: Gods and Goddesses, a Cabaret

Art Camp faculty include Amy Wickard with campers Gabrielle Bici, Benjamin Ewing, Adriana Mazzella, Julia Ognibene, Arthur Pevzner, and Sean Segrue.

The Vocal Arts Camp, led by faculty members Sheri Hammerstrom, Sun Young Chang, and Caroline Park, includes singers Noelle Butler, Nicole Ferrara, Skylar Hinds, Stefrances Martin, Lilly Slaughter, and Kellie Williams.

The Musical Theatre Camp is headed by Concordia Conservatory faculty members Matt Van Brink and Walker Lewis with counselors including Katie Suss, Guilia Mazzella, and Yasmeen Safaie. The campers of Flip the Switch include Stella DiStasio, Claire Elliott, Willa Gatzmer, William Giegerich, Catherine McCarthy, Katie Miller, Patrick Stronski, Carina Tarazi, and Annabelle Thurston. The Gods and Goddesses campers are Jamie Burke, Laney Bagwell, Rebecca, Brooks, Claire Giegerich, Samantha Ingram, Madeline LoBono, Kiera Mallinson, Giulia Mazzella, Alexis Pinto, Arielle Rothman, Katie Saluti, Emma Sanchez, Francesca Serraino, Katie Suss, and Emily Wang.

The Camp Band Bash is led by faculty member Bob Gingery and counselor Luke Gray. Campers include Coleman Breining, Daniel DeGenaro, Jazmyn Gyapong, Justin Laureano, JT Meyer, and Jack Ognobene.

The Chamber Music Camp faculty members are Keith Kreindler, Jee Sun Lee, Caroline Park, and Evelyn Wadkins and counselors Jillian Quigley and Gabby Hasselt, and the campers include instrumentalists and singers Grace Burkee, Noelle Butler, Malichi Dube, Grace Falci, Raymond Falci, Kiera Mallinson, Emely Martinez, Yoav Meron, Emma Sanchez, Francesca Serraino, Teddy Whitehead Rockas, and Kellie Williams.

On July 25, the culminating conservatory camp events include outreach performances of all the camps at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon.

Admission to the conservatory's Summer Festival 2014 is free and open to the public. For information, call 914-395-4507.

Photo courtesy Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art