November 8th, 2012

November News

Hello everyone! It has been an incredibly busy fall for us here at NSMA, so please excuse the tardiness of my October/November news update! Big congratulations to all of the students who performed in our Halloween Recitals, it was so fun to see everyone dressed up, and you all did such a fabulous job with your performances! We have six more weeks in the fall semester until Winter Break, so here are the things coming up:

Winter Holiday Recitals: We will be having our annual Winter Holiday Recitals Sunday Dec. 16 at 3:00 and 5:30pm. I am sending letters home with students about the recitals, so please make sure you get those letters and you get you/your student signed up for a recital time. Please remember that the recital times are on a first come, first serve basis, so if you prefer one time over the other its best to get your request in asap!!

Lessons Cancelled These Days: We will NOT have lessons 3-9pm Tuesday Nov. 13, I will be at rehearsal for my musical. We will also NOT have lessons Wednesday Nov. 21 – Sunday Nov. 25 as I will be out of town for Thanksgiving.

Winter Break: Winter Break will be Thursday Dec. 20 – Sunday Jan. 6. Lessons will resume as usual Monday Jan. 7.

If you are a potential new student and are interested in fall lessons, I do have a wait list for the fall. Please fill out the online Registration Form or contact me for more information on NSMA and how to get signed up for the wait list.

Music Around Town:

Theater At Latitude 58 will be performing “Once Upon A Mattress,” a musical comedy version of the fairytale story of the Princess and the Pea, Nov. 14-18 at Thunder Mountain High School. I have been having a wonderful time as vocal director of this production and working with former NSMA student Ricci Adan as one of our two choreographers, and the show features NSMA students Kris Clark, Sarah Penrose, Meghan Penrose, Samantha Penrose, Capri Potter, Zander Kotlarov and Karlie Hill. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, the JACC, and at the door. Please come to this fabulous show and support our fantastic NSMA students!!

The Juneau Lyric Opera and JDHS will be performing “Hairspray” Nov. 2-11 at Juneau Douglas High School. This show features NSMA students Aria Moore, Andrew Raney, John Clough, Megan McAllister and Ileta Galau. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, the JACC,, and at the door.

Perseverance Theatre will be performing “Oklahoma” Nov. 9-Dec. 9. This show has former NSMA student Ricci Adan as choreographer, tickets are available at Hearthside Books, the JACC, and

Perseverance Theatre’s Young Company will be performing “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Nov. 15-18, and will feature NSMA student Cole Mitchell. Tickets are available at the door.

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!!