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(Published: April 24, 2012)


CONTACT: George Berry FAX: 201.227.1997
PHONE: 201.408.1464 E-MAIL: gberry@jccotp.org

Tenafly, N.J., April 19, 2012-The JCC Thurnauer School of Music, New Jersey's leading community music school, named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is pleased to announce its 2012 Spring Open House. The Open House will take place Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades (411 East Clinton Avenue). Musicians of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to experience the wonderful opportunities the Music School has to offer and to register for the 2012-2013 Season.

The Spring Open House will be a festive, fun-filled day of "meet the music school" activities, where prospective students and their parents can observe and participate in classes; meet faculty and staff, including founding director Dorothy Kaplan Roffman; attend a performance by current Music School students; and much more.

The Open House will include a jazz jam session; a multi-instrument student recital; and an instrumental "petting zoo," where students and parents can try different instruments and speak to faculty members. The Music School will also offer some of its Early Childhood Music Classes (specific classes t.b.d.), designed to teach music through movement. A more detailed schedule will be announced as the date approaches.

"We are very excited to host our Spring Open House," Roffman said. "This biennial event is a wonderful way to meet prospective students and their parents and share with them the fun, wonder, and sense of camaraderie and achievement that comes through the study of music. We invite everyone to join us on May 20 to learn more about our school."

During the Spring Open House, students of all ages, adults included, may register for the JCC Thurnauer School of Music's 2012-2013 season. The school's in-depth curriculum, offering lessons, classes, and ensembles, is meticulously designed to develop not only complete musicians and but also well-rounded people, using the study of music to cultivate skills applicable to any profession or endeavor.

"The school's curriculum assures that all students, regardless of prior experience, reach their highest levels of proficiency," Roffman said. "Our students acquire skills that will contribute to lifelong achievement no matter what their pursuits."

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is part of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, located at 411 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, N.J.

For more information, please call 201.408.1465; e-mail thurnauer@jccotp.org; or visit jccotp.org/thurnauer.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music
Founded in 1984 by Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, New Jersey's leading community music school, has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Open to everyone with a desire to learn music, it offers a comprehensive program of private lessons for students of all ages on every instrument and voice, plus musicianship classes and orchestral, choral, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Concert and master class artists have included Pinchas Zukerman, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Paquito D'Rivera, Mark O'Connor, and Alan Gilbert and musicians from the New York Philharmonic. Recipient of a special award for "excellence and high standards" from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Thurnauer School of Music is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. It is an integral part of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, a non-profit organization serving more than 20,000 people annually from Bergen County and beyond. For more information contact the Thurnauer School of Music at 201.408.1465 or thurnauer@jccotp.org, or visit jccotp.org/thurnauer.

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