November 1st, 2014

November News

Hello everyone! I am so proud of all of my students who performed in our Halloween Recitals on 10/26, everyone did a great job and I had a wonderful time performing with all of you! We are going straight into preparing for our next recital in December (see details below). We only have 7 more weeks until Winter Break, so let’s make them count!

Winter Holiday Recitals: Our Winter Holiday Recitals will be on Sunday 12/14 at 2:00pm and 4:30pm. We are in a new recital venue at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. I will be handing out the recital information sheet in lessons this week and I have also posted it under the Current Students/Documents tab online. Please make sure you read this thoroughly as it contains NEW information regarding our new recital space.

Thanksgiving Holiday: NSMA will be closed Wednesday 11/26 – Sunday 11/30 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please have this marked on your calendars! Lessons will resume as normal on Monday 12/1.

Winter Break: Looking ahead to December, Winter Break is Thursday 12/18 – Sunday 1/4. There will be NO LESSONS on these days. Lessons will resume as normal on Monday 1/5.

Noteworthy Accomplishments: NSMA students Ashlee Carella, Acacia Poulson-Edwards and Lydia Smith made the Alaska All-State Honor Choir, an audition-only choir made up of the best choral students around the state of Alaska.

New Students: If you are a potential new student and are interested in lessons, my schedule for the fall is currently full and I have a wait list started. Please contact me at for more information on NSMA and how to sign up on the wait list for lessons.

Music Around Town:

The Juneau Lyric Opera has started rehearsals for their annual Holiday Pops Chorus. Rehearsal and performance information is available on their website,

The Juneau Symphony will be performing the first in their Guest Conductor series to find a new permanent conductor 11/15 & 16. More information and tickets are available on their website, You can also purchase tickets at the JAHC (online or in person) and at Hearthside Books.

Perseverance Theatre will be performing the musical Chicago 11/7 – 12/7. More information and tickets are available on their website, You can also purchase tickets at the JAHC (online or in person) and at Hearthside Books.

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!!