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Meet the New Dean!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Douglas Bish, our new Dean of Students & Faculty, will begin at the Conservatory this Saturday, April 30. He looks forward to meeting our students and families from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm in the main lobby - feel free to stop by to say a quick “hello,” share your Conservatory experience, and ask him about his previous experience and future plans for our institution.

If you’re not here on Saturday, stop by for any of these Meet the Dean opportunities:

Monday May 2, Tuesday May 3, Wednesday May 4: 4:30-6:00 pm
Thursday, May 12: 4:30-6:00 pm

Dr. Bish returns to the Conservatory after serving on our faculty from 2006-2011, and has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as an academic leader, conductor, clarinetist, educator, author, lecturer, and music clinician. Most recently, he was Dean of the School of Fine, Applied and Communications Arts at the City College of San Francisco. Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Music for the Nyack Public Schools. He has conducted professional, amateur, and student orchestras and wind ensembles around the world.

Two More Summer Open Houses, Don't Miss Out!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold two open houses for its Summer Music & Arts program on Saturday, May 7 from 10am-1pm. and Saturday, May 21 from 10am-1pm.  The program features a variety of offerings from songwriting to theater to arts & crafts. This year, the program will add several new components including string ensemble and concert band, and hip hop/jazz conditioning through movement classes. 

Parents and their children can meet with staff, discuss their interests, and register before May 9th at an “early bird” rate. This fun program consists of four two-week sessions (parents can choose all or some) with half, full, and extended day options available. For more details, visit or call (914) 761-3900.