Press Releases

Register Now for July Session of NJIO Chamber Music Workshop at the Judith G. Wharton Music Center

Have you ever wanted to experience the joy of playing chamber music in a stress-free environment? The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is offering its Introduction to Chamber Music Workshop for String and Winds. The program is designed for beginner and intermediate players of all ages, but is open to all levels.

The workshop is held on Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at New Jersey's premiere music center, the Judith G. Wharton Music Center, 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ, which is centrally located off Route 78 with a short commute from Maplewood, East Orange, Summit, New Providence, Chatham, Madison, Long Hill, Warren, Basking Ridge, Watchung, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Morristown, Short Hills, Livingston, and other surrounding communities.

Session B runs from July 7 – July 28. The cost is $100. An application can be downloaded from the NJIO web site, www.njio.org or, call the NJIO office at 908-603-7691 and leave a message. For more information, contact workshop leader and cellist, Martin Steinberg at (973) 953-4425 or, email, MSteinberg@njio.org

Sign Up for E-News

Each student receives personal and group instruction on their instrument by a staff of outstanding professional coaches. A noncompetitive and relaxed atmosphere is key to learning and enjoying this workshop, and a typical evening includes a brief discussion, coaching and playing with a break in between to socialize. Music that matches your skill level is provided and our encouraging coaching staff will guide you to experience the joys of playing chamber music among new friends. Past participants range in age from 11 through 70, in keeping with the NJIO mission of "bridging the generations through music."

Martin Steinberg, cellist, is the workshop leader. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and NJPAC and teaches cello in his studio in South Orange, NJ. He has studied with Irene Sharp and has participated in workshops with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and in France, Vermont, California and New Jersey.

Wind coach, Meredyth Coleman, is oboist for City Winds Trio since 2001. She has a masters degree in musical performance on oboe from the Hartt School of Music. Ms. Coleman also holds a professional studies performance diploma in English horn from the Mannes College of Music. She performed with the Emerson String Quartet and numerous orchestras.

String coaches include:  NJIO artistic director and conductor, Farkhad Khudyev, is an award-winning violinist. Mr. Khudyev holds a master's degree in orchestral conducting from the Yale School of Music and has toured  the United States and Europe receiving highly acclaimed reviews and honors as both a violinist and composer. Elzbieta Winnicka, violin coach and graduate of the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland; Ruth Brons, viola coach, holds a master’s degree in music performance from Temple University, PA; Mikhail Kuchuk, violin coach, graduated from the Academy of Music in Odessa, completed a doctorate in Freiburg, Germany and currently teaches at the Judith Wharton Music Center, NJ; Vincent Novellino, violin coach, a graduate of Cook College, Rutgers University and string coach at the Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ.

The Introduction to Chamber Music Workshop has been made possible in part though the generosity of ACMP – The Chamber Music Network.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Plainfield Symphony Presents “Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

February 19, 2018

 

On March 10, 2018 at 7 pm, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Charles Prince, will feature the opportunity to experience more of the music of the great 20th century composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Concertmistress Evelyn Estava will step into the role of soloist in the tour-de-force Violin Concerto No. 1 followed by the rarely performed Symphony No ...

Annual Dinner and Tricky Tray Returns to Support Rescue Dogs

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Guests can win more than 100 prize baskets, enjoy a full-scale Italian-themed dinner, take part in a super 50/50 raffle, and make a tangible difference to thousands of rescue dogs on March 3 as Home for Good Dog Rescue’s annual “Taste of Italy” Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and Tricky Tray returns for the ninth consecutive year to the Long Hill ...

Center for Hope Hospice Starts 2018 with $10,000 Donation from RSI Bank

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – RSI Bank, headquartered in Rahway, has been a long-time supporter of the Center for Hope Hospice, which offers hospice and palliative care in its two residences, in patients’ homes and other healthcare settings.

A generous donation from the bank has helped the Center start the year with $10,000 more in its Charitable Care Program, which enables those ...

Third Annual Rockin' For Autism Music Festival

All-day festival benefiting Autism New Jersey will feature local bands, food trucks, vendors, a merchant raffle, bake sale, obstacle course and lots of family fun! Join us for a day of great music, food, fun -- and help us raise funds and awareness for a great cause.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. April 14, in LaGrande Park. 200 LaGrande Ave., ...

Colleen Mahr Is The Leader Our Party Needs

February 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward. I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for. Last week, I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for the County Democratic Party if he is elected county chairman.

Mr.

No One Is More Qualified and Capable to be Our Next Democratic Committee Chair Than Colleen Mahr

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a pillar of consistency in Union County for the last 20 years, having devoted her life to public service. There is no one more qualified and capable to lead us as our next Union County Democratic Committee Chair.

Colleen has mentored, coached and supported countless candidates running for office in Union County, all across our 21 ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, February 19

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, February 19, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, February 20

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, February 21

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, February 21, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

The Underground Railroad Documentary

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, February 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...