November 1st, 2011

November News

Hi everyone! Congrats to all of the students who participated in the Halloween recitals – everyone did a great job and I had a blast! Parents – I did make a video recording of both recitals, so if you’re interested in purchasing a DVD of your student’s recital, please contact me and I’ll get it set up. And now we’re on to the next  one – the Winter Holiday Recital!

Winter Holiday Recital – We will be having two recitals Sunday December 11th at 1:00pm and at 3:30pm. I have sent out a letter home with each student with the details for the recitals. Please email, call or talk to me at lessons to sign up for a recital time ASAP – remember, it’s first come first serve and I want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate!

Thanksgiving Break – There will be NO LESSONS held Wednesday 11/23 – Saturday 11/26. There WILL BE lessons Monday 11/21 and Tuesday 11/22 for students who regularly have lessons on those days. Please make sure to mark your calendars and have a wonderful holiday!

Special Shout-Out – Huge congratulations to NSMA high school students who made Southeast Alaska Honor Choir (Aria Moore, Asia Ver, Ellen Dyar, Ileta Galau, Rebekah Badilla, & Sarah Johnson), All-State (Aria Moore, Asia Ver, Ellen Dyar & Shelby Cook) and ACDA All-Northwest (Asia Ver). I am so proud of all of you!!!

If you are a potential new student, NSMA is currently fully booked, but we do have a wait list started for new students. Please contact me for more information on the wait list and how to get your name on it!

Music Around Town:

Thunder Mountain High School’s production of “Grease” hits the stage 11/4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12. NSMA students Shelby Cook and Ileta Galau will be wowing audiences as two of the leading ladies! Tickets are available online through, at Hearthside, and at the door.

Juneau Lyric Opera’s production of “La Boheme” will be performing at McPhetres Hall at Holy Trinity Church 11/18, 19, 25, 26 and 12/1 & 2. NSMA student Ryan Curley will be featured as a member of the cast! More information and tickets are available on their website,, at Hearthside Books, and at the door.

The Juneau Lyric Opera has started rehearsals for their annual Holiday Pops. More information on rehearsals and the performances are available on their website.

Perseverance Theatre will be performing “A Christmas Carol” 11/25-12/24. NSMA student Maxwell Peterson will be featured as a member of the cast! More information and tickets are available on their website,

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has a running list of community activities available online at

That's all for now! Thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!!