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StudyPrep Series Comes to the Conservatory

Friday, November 30, 2018

 

Want better grades? Want higher test scores? Want to be a better student? The Music Conservatory of Westchester is partnering with Novella Prep to bring an introductory study skills course to students in grades 7-12. 

In this StudyPrep introductory course from Novella Prep, students will learn how to achieve success by applying these two types of skills:

Will Skills
1. Increase motivation
2. Improve focus
3. Develop teacher rapport
4. Manage priorities
5. Enhance self-advocacy
6. Implement goal-setting

Study Skills
1. Increase retention
2. Refine information filtering
3. Structure note-taking ability
4. Enhance critical thinking
5. Implement effective study habits
6. Improve content comprehension

Sessions will take place in four 1 hour sessions at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains.

  • Wednesday, January 9th at 7pm
  • Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm
  • Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm
  • Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm

Tuition: $250 for four sessions

Students will, after completing these four sessions, have been taught how to be better note-takers, will know how much time they should spend on homework, will know how to build rapport with teachers toward their goals, and will appreciate more how much being disciplined as a student, therefore connected to preparing for college and beyond.

Session 1: Students will assess their personal and academic success and goals, learn new time utilization techniques, and create a more effective homework schedule.
Session 2: Students will improve outline and note-taking skills, and learn how to build better rapport with teachers.
Session 3: Students will examine their progress developing Will Skills and Study Skills through goals set during the first session.
Session 4: Students will compare their progress from their first session, better understanding the 3R’s Retention, Relationships, and Responsibility.

For More Information and to Enroll:
Tony Di Giacomo, Ph.D., 914-586-2800, events@novellaprep.com, https://novellaprep.com/

Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

Conservatory Faculty Bring Music to the Alps

Thursday, October 05, 2017
While visiting Bad Gastein, Austria, Conservatory piano faculty member Dr. Irena Portenko had an inspired idea–a summer music program in the Alps. In 2012, Music in the Alps, an international music festival and master course program, launched. Conservatory piano faculty member Svetlana Gorokhovich has joined Dr. Irena Portenko as a faculty member for the summer program. Participating students range from child through adult years and experience levels. With the magnificent backdrop of the Austrian mountains, Music in the Alps is a place where teaching artists and students from all nations can learn, practice, perform, and enjoy music together. 



Plans are currently underway for the 2018 Music in the Alps summer music festival. Conservatory Dean of Students and Faculty, Dr. Doug Bish, John Cuk, and Kenneth Kiesler will be joining Dr. Irena Portenko for the 2018 Festival. Disciplines will include orchestral and choral programs, competition for young musicians, and various performances, Masterclasses, classes, and workshops.



For more information about how to participate in the upcoming summer program, visit www.musicinthealps.com



Photo credit: Sergei Kvitko

Jazz Jam and Workshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thursday, September 22nd 6:30pm - Thursday will be a jazz workshop and presentation at the Conservatory, followed by a jam session for any interested players.

Hosted by the MCW Faculty Quartet in the conservatory’s Stadther Recital Hall, the workshop will discuss improvisation and the impact of Michael Brecker on jazz and beyond. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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