Family Movie Night!

Friday, February 9, 6:00 pm in the NMS Recital Hall. Get ready to sing along as we enjoy an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest.

Come in your favorite costume or your pjs! Pizza and water will be sold, or feel free to bring your own picnic. Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie starts at 6:30. Blankets will be provided for sitting on the floor. Free and open to the public!

Matching Wine, Music and Friends!

Sunday, February 18, 2018
4:00-6:00 pm
Neighborhood Music School Recital Hall
Join NMS board members, friends and donors for our annual wine-tasting event! Internationally acclaimed cellist and NMS faculty member Rebecca Patterson, principal cellist for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, will present a beautiful program inspired by folk traditions from around the world. She will be joined by cellist Ravenna Michalsen and pianist Alexis Zingale. A sommelier will pair these musical selections with fine wines, accompanied by cheese and charcuterie. Help us raise funds for financial aid students in our popular After-School Arts Academy!
RSVP by February 9 to Aaron Sorensen, Philanthropic Partnerships Associate,
(203) 624-5189 x14 or or buy tickets online here.

Faculty Concert Series

Two Plus Two

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 – 7:00 pm FREE

DoSo Freestyle Duets – Featuring David Mills, electric guitar, performing with Istvan B’Racz, piano; Patrick Smith, vibraphone; Ben Dean, electric violin.

20th Century Works for flute & Guitar – Featuring Elaine Thoma, flute and Neal Fitzpatrick, guitar. Works by J. Duarte and Maximo Pujol.

A Raft of Wings: Art Above, Conflict Below – A Concert Unity

Fri., March 9, 2018 – 7:00 pm FREE

Featuring Pete DiGennaro, keyboard; Brian Jenkins, bass & drums; guest Zack Bassage, guitar; and others.

“It’s Your Lucky Day”

Fri., April 13, 2018 – 7:00 pm FREE

NMS Faculty Ragtime Ensemble: Chris Radawiec, flute; Reesa Gringorten, clarinet; Gretchen Frazier, violin; Ravenna Michaelson, cello; Joe McWilliams, piano; and Art Hovey, tuba. Works by Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, Jelly Roll Morton and Turk Murphy

sFOURzando – 8 Hand piano, featuring Vicky Reeve, Margaret Ann Martin, Laura Richling, and guest George Melillo. Works include Burlesque by Brian Chapple


Fall Free For All
September 18 – 30,
The Whitney-Audubon Retail and Arts district held its second annual Fall Free For All. Two weeks of free family fun activities, including September 23rd’s event day which held a bunch of exciting outdoor activities. This event is made possible with the support and cooperation of the following organizations: Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Creative Arts Workshop, ACES Educational Center for the Arts, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven Ballet, Town Green Special Services District and Yale University Properties/Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District.
Learn more about Fall Free For All here.

Twilight Tuesdays

July 25 –Tenor and Bass: The evening kicks off with The Mimosa Steel Pan Quartet – featuring Sarah Heath, tenor pan; Debby Teason, double seconds; Carl Testa, bass; Joe Murfin, percussion; and guest Michael Bergman, udu. The group performs upbeat familiar favorites, from both the tropics and the mainland. A totally different kind of “Tenor & Bass” performance follows, with the virtuosic talents of Daniel Juarez, tenor, and Andrew Potter, bass, who will perform operatic arias and duets with pianist Alexis Zingale.

August 1 – Black Art Jazz Collective: This band has been called “a cross-section of Jazz’s leading voices,” and it is dedicated to celebrating cultural and political icons, as well as preserving the historical significance of African Americans in Jazz. Much of their music is inspired by these well-known icons. This all-star ensemble features: Jeremy Pelt, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, saxophone; James Burton III, trombone; Victor Gould, piano; Rashaan Carter, bass; and Darrell Green, drums.

Faculty Concert Series

MUSICAL AMERICANAA Veteran’s Day Tribute
Friday, November 10   –  7:30 pm
Harmonia V Wind Quintet Works include “Three American Perennials” by Rick Sowash and “Crescent City Suite” by Chris Brubeck. Jennifer Berman, flute (guest); Janet Rosen, oboe (faculty); Jim Forgey, clarinet (guest); Robert Hoyle, French horn (guest); Sue Zoellner-Cross, bassoon (faculty). Gary Harger, voice & David Bell, piano Cabaret-style reflections featuring songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch,  Rodgers and Hammerstein and others.Phil Rosenthal Nationally renowned singer, songwriter and recording artist Phil Rosenthal performs familiar folk songs of  Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger accompanied by guitar, banjo or mandolin.

Friday, December 8 –  7:30 pm
This concert celebrates the 250th anniversary of Georg Philip Telemann’s death (1685-1767).  Here’s a glimpse as to why Telemann was considered the most famous of all Baroque composers in his time. This program includes fantasias, sonatas, a seasonal cantata and a sprinkling of works by other Baroque composers. Featuring Rosalind Morley (violas da gamba); Sarah Reed, soprano; Hideki Yamaya (gallichon/lute); Lawrence Zukof (recorders).

Holiday Play/Sing-In!
Saturday, December 16, 10 – 11:30 am
Join us for this joyful NMS community tradition for students and parents from all studios. Families and friends are welcome to come & sing. Pick up a music packet at the front desk! Come 15 minutes before to tune with NMS Faculty Member Tina Hadair.