Music

Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance
3 Simm Lane 3L1, Newtown, CT 06470
Craig Ashurst
Craig Ashurst
203-928-0689
ashurstirishdance@gmail.com
ttp://www.ashurstirishdance.com

Certified Irish Dance Instruction By Former Leads of Riverdance & Lord of the Dance. Classes for Boys and Girls 3 1/2 up through Adults.

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September 2016
701 Main Street Monroe, CT 06468
Liz Reisman
Liz Reisman
203-261-7301
lizreisman@yahoo.com
http://www.thecreativemusiccenter.com
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P.O. Box 73 Newtown, CT 06470
Diane Wardenburg
Diane Wardenburg
203-426-5757
diane@lathropschoolofdance.com
http://www.lathropschoolofdance.com
“We are proud to be here in Newtown for our 66th year – where generations have come to dance. We are about family and developing your child’s abilities in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere.”

Over 50 years in tap, jazz, pre-ballet and hip hop. Ages 3 through Adult. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Classes are held at the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, CT.

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January 1997
45 Main Street Newtown, CT 06470
Edmond Town Hall – lower level
Grant Ossendryver
Grant Ossendryver
800-234-2204
grant@rockelite.rocks
http://www.rockelite.rocks
Rock Elite Music Academy offers instrument and vocal music lessons and student rock group sessions.

Rock Elite Academy has specialized music programs designed for all levels of student musicians. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. We teach students instrument lessons and apply them in a real-world, team rock band session environment.

Our immersive method inspires our students to be their best. We get them playing music as quickly as possible because we know that is what they want to do. As a result our students become more interested in the theory of music.

At Rock Elite Academy it’s not just all about playing an instrument, it’s about the positive experience of playing on a team. Students in the Rock Elite music performance program are learning how to play and gaining skills by jamming together with their fellow students. In creating a true team dynamic, students enjoy a more supportive and motivating environment in which to learn. As a result, kids feel more inspired to excel and to help their team gain victory at the concert stage show. More importantly, the team dynamic makes it fun to practice and allows kids to become more invested in the learning process. Their advancements with their instruments elevates the entire team. Musical growth through teamwork creates alot of smiles!

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February 2017
P O Box 632 Newtown, CT 06470
John Voket
John Voket
203-509-2246
johnvoket@gmail.com
http://www.99dollardj.com

At 99Dollar DJ & Entertainment, we treat you like family. So whether it’s DJ or live music for a wedding, prom, school dance, corporate function, club, birthday, anniversary, pig roast, fundraiser, testimonial, dinner concert or backyard party, you and all your guests will enjoy the music.

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Connecticut Choral Society
Connecticut Choral Society
PO Box 42
Southbury, CT 06488-0042
Laura Rochford
888-927-2933
info@ctchoralsociety.com
http://ctchoralsociety.com/

Mission
The Connecticut Choral Society, Inc. (CCS), established in 1980, is an ensemble of auditioned singers who are joined by their commitment to provide a music resource for Connecticut; to encourage singing and performing choral music of the highest artistic quality, and to stimulate greater appreciation and enjoyment of choral music.
From modest beginnings (less than 30 people attended the first rehearsal), we have grown in stature and accomplishment to become a renowned chorus of over 75 auditioned singers hailing from over 20 towns in the region. We have appeared in Carnegie Hall (with the New York Pops Orchestra), Lincoln Center, and Woolsey Hall, (Yale University) and have toured England, Canada, Europe, Australia and China – but we remain dedicated foremost to bringing beautiful and inspiring works to our local audiences in Connecticut. We are known for our high musical performance standards, outstanding contribution to the arts, and community outreach. In 2014, CCS was named by WTIC (CBS, Connecticut) as one of the top five choral groups in the state.
Outreach
CCS is noted for outreach through its benefit concerts. Special concerts have been performed with all proceeds going to support non-profit organizations including Toys for Tots, Ronald McDonald House, Lion’s Club, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries food pantry, Danbury’s Samaritan Center, New Milford’s Social Services Benevolent Fund, Family and Children’s Aid Center Danbury, and Covenant House. CCS also performed a free healing concert in Newtown. CCS’ a capella group, the Chamber Singers, provides free performances in libraries, senior centers, and assisted-living residences.

December 2017
The Music Coop
26 Ridge Road
Newtown, Connecticut
Samantha Murtha
Samantha Murtha
914-907-3929
musiccoopstudio@gmail.com

Samantha Murtha is a resident of Newtown, Connecticut. She grew up in New York, where she began her passionate studies of the voice and music at a very young age. She has studied voice for over twenty years, and now currently teaches private voice and piano lessons. Samantha directs various choirs and is the Musical Director at Immaculate High School. Her vocal background, at the individual and collegiate level, include Opera, Musical Theater, Pop, Country and Rock. She studied Music Education at Western Connecticut State Univeristy, and is a recipient of both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Throughout her time there, she studied Music Education (K-12), as well as Opera Studies, including a performance at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Opera and West Point Glee Club. Samantha spends much of her free time performing in various bands within the local area, covering Top 40, Pop and Rock. Samantha has had various lead roles in summer community theater over the recent years, including her most recent role as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Samantha was a State Finalist in the Connecticut Country Music Showdown and won 3rd place in her age group in the Nashville Rising Stars Youth Vocal Competition. She is very excited about her most recent project; being featured on an original blues record with the band Midnight Vinyl. (releasing April 2018)
Samantha is very excited to meet you and begin your musical journey!
Call/email today!

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May 2018
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
160 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
Robert Cinnante
Robert Cinnante
203-574-4283
rcinnante@waterburysymphony.org
http://waterburysymphony.org/

Founded in May 1938 under the direction of Maestro Mario DiCecco, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has spent the past several decades promoting the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of symphonic and orchestral music. Originally incorporated as the Waterbury Civic Orchestra (1940), the Symphony and its mission have grown in both vision and artistic merit, expanding from a community orchestra to the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (1956). For the past 20 seasons, the WSO has been led by Leif Bjaland.

The Symphony draws over 100 talented musicians from across New England to perform in our concert series at the Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center in Waterbury and various locations throughout Litchfield County.

Through continued growth and development, the WSO aims to create and maintain a deeper connection with the local community. Additions to its concert series, fundraising events, a volunteer league and expanded educational programs are just a few ways the Symphony makes this happen.

20% off single tickets (choice seat location) to our Subscription Season concerts and 10% off to Music in Great Spaces general admission tickets.

January 2019