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Meadowmount's Dates for 2014:
June 21 to August 9
Celebrating Our 71st Season!





Ivan Ženatý Clive Greensmith Eric Larsen, Director of the Meadowmount School of Music, is proud to announce two major additions to Meadowmount’s artist faculty. Violinist Ivan Ženatý and cellist Clive Greensmith will join the school as full-time faculty in June 2014 for the 71st Season. “I couldn’t be happier than to welcome these two renowned artists to our faculty. Both Mr. Ženatý and Mr. Greensmith share the same passion for teaching that Ivan Galamian exemplified 70 years ago. They will surely help us keep his vision for the Meadowmount School of Music alive in the coming years.”


sallythomashonor Meadowmount Announces NEW Student Fellowship Honoring Faculty Member Sally Thomas.
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AmyBarlowesm bodmansm Farewell from Amy Barlowe and Alan Bodman, Retiring Faculty
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yukism Stephen Kates Memorial Fellowship Awarded to Cellist Yuki Koyama
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VIrginiaFarmerPhotosm Virginia Farmer Memorial Scholarship Established At Meadowmount
Meadowmount School of Music alumna Dr. Virginia Farmer passed away on June 11, 2013 in Urbana, IL. Her entire collection of violins, violas and bows was bequeathed to Meadowmount to establish a “Virginia Farmer Memorial Scholarship” fund for deserving violin students. Click here for more details, including donation information.


Meadowmount Announces Guest Artists and
Career Professionals for the 2014 Season

Lynn Harrell Lynn Harrell
Cellist, Soloist

Joseph Silverstein
Violinist and Conductor

Orchestra Audition Seminar lead by
Richard Roberts, Concertmaster Montreal Symphony
Marianne Dugal, Associate Concertmaster, Montreal Symphony


Musician’s Wellness Workshops

Robyn Avalon, Alexander Technique Director of Alexander Alliance Southwest/Alaska/Italia
Emily Abruzzi, Registered Yoga Instructor
Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT -Body Alignment
Courtney Anderson, MS, OT LMT - Meditation/Relaxation


Guest Artists' Quotes

See what our previous guest artists have to say about their Meadowmount experience.


Radio Show "From The Top" returning to audition Meadowmount Students for the 5th year!
"The simple math has Meadowmount attracting a higher concentration of qualified kids than pretty much anywhere else we go. That's saying something."
Tom Vignieri, Producer / Director of From The Top


Meadowmount begins new Alumni Organization

Find out more at: www.meadowmountalumni.com/


Meadowmount Director Eric Larsen featured in article

"A Musical Tradition Lives On: Eric Larsen keeps the Meadowmount legacy alive."
Article in Lake Champlain Weekly by Benjamin Pomerance.
Click here to Download Article in PDF format (Larsen.pdf, 43M)
Click here to Go to String Visions


Joshua Bell Featured in article

Lake Champlain Weekly, article by Benjamin Pomerance: "PACMAN to PAGANINI, Violinist Joshua Bell"
Click here to Download Article in PDF format (Bell.pdf, 15M)


Virginian-Pilot Article Featuring Meadowmount Alumni Joshua Bell

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Faculty Member Amy Barlowe Receives Award

Amy Barlowe “2011 Arts Alive Award for Outstanding Artist in Music”
Presented by the Akron Area Arts Alliance for enriching lives through participation in arts and cultural activities.


Sphinx

National Council on the Arts Names Aaron Dworkin

Aaron Dworkin, Meadowmount Alumnus, President and Founder of Sphinx, has been nominated to the National Council on the Arts by President Obama. As advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Council on the Arts approves grants and agency policies.


Meadowmount School of Music Appoints New Director

Meadowmount Director Eric Larsen
The Meadowmount School of Music has appointed ERIC LARSEN as the new Director. Mr. Larsen has been the Interium Director for the past year, Director of Meadowmount's Piano Program since 1991 and performs with the Meadowmount Trio. He is currently on the Artist Faculty and Chair of the Piano Area at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Mr. Larsen will be instrumental in enhancing the quality of education for which Meadowmount is famous and we congratulate him on this appointment.

Starling Foundation Scholarships Awarded To Meadowmount School Of Music Teacher's Studio

The nationally recognized Starling Foundation, whose mission is to support leading American violin teachers and their studios, has chosen to add the studio of Jan Mark Sloman, longtime DMTA member and supporter, to its list of recipients. Their commitment to Mr. Sloman's studio at the famed Meadowmount School of Music will include both scholarship and private lesson assistance over the next three summers.


Jan Mark Sloman named YoungArts Distinguished Educator in the the Arts

Jan Mark Sloman Violin Faculty member Jan Sloman was named YoungArts 2010 Performing Arts Educator of the Year, by The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.



Faculty Member Hans Jorgen Jensen Wins Award

Hans Jorgen Jensen Meadowmount faculty member Hans Jorgen Jensen was named Artist Teacher of the Year by the American String Teachers Association at the 2010 ASTA Convention in California. Cello students who have studied with Mr. Jensen and those of us who have heard these students perform know this is a much deserved reward. We congratulate him and look forward to his continued contributions to teaching.

Tahirah Whittington, 2010 assistant teacher to Hans Jensen, receives rave performance review. Tahirah will return again to Meadowmount in 2011 to teach full time.
View her performance review




Town and Country Magazine

Features the Meadowmount School of Music in its Arts and Culture Section.
Click here to Download PDF of This Article (TownCountry2011.pdf 1.3M)


ABC News "Nightline"

Features the Meadowmount School of Music for its success in developing musical talent.
link here: http://thetalentcode.com/nightline/


"The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle

Cites the Meadowmount School of Music as a hotbed for musical development. Link here: http://thetalentcode.com/

Mrs. Judith Galamian
Nov 4, 1908 - Sept 15, 2005
Memorial Scholarship Fund

Proceeds donated to this Memorial Fund will help a scholarship student attend Meadowmount. All donations can be sent to the Meadowmount School of Music, 1424 County Route 10, Westport, New York 12993


Meadowmount mentioned in Parade Magazine

The January 30, 2005 issue has Yo Yo Ma on the cover and the article mentions how he began to find his own voice at Meadowmount in 1971. Here is a link to the article.


Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Fellowship

Otis Mountain Press is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book GRISHA to the Meadowmount School of Music to create the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Fellowship. This fellowship will allow a worthy cello student the opportunity to study at Meadowmount.

For more information, go to http://www.otismountainpress.com/scholarship.html


Visit the Named Scholarship Awards Page


In 2002, Pinchas Zukerman returned to his alma mater to give master classes and a performance at our annual benefit concert. He especially enjoyed his visit to his old room in Piatigorsky dorm, providing for some fond remembrances of dorm life in the 1960's.

Master Class


Back in Print and now available for purchase!

"Miraculous Teacher IVAN GALAMIAN
and the Meadowmount Experience"

Originally published in 1993 by Elizabeth Green, this book tells the story of Meadowmount and details the life and teaching of Ivan Galamian.
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