Community Happenings

To submit your community happenings announcement for consideration, please email details to [email protected] Please send information at least two weeks in advance of the event.


Breezin’ Thru Theory Free Games until May 9th!

Up for a Challenge PMEA members? Here’s a super way to hone student skills as the school year winds down. For Gr 5-12, helps build music literacy & motivating leaderboards too! FREE GAMES go till May 9th .


The Cunningham Piano Show – Exploring Life Between the Keys

“The Cunningham Piano Show” is a new weekly web TV show that features pianists of all ages and genres and explores “life between the keys”. Shot on location at Cunningham Piano in King of Prussia, PA, the show is a wonderful opportunity for local music teachers to provide greater exposure for their students and school music programs, and for the public at large to fall in love with music. The only prerequisite is that the piano be featured prominently, either in a solo or ensemble setting. View the CPS Press Release for more information.
New episodes can be viewed at
Season 1 will comprise of approximately 30 episodes. For information on auditions for season 2, please contact show host and producer Hugh Sung at [email protected].

Susquehanna Chorale to Perform in May

The award-winning Susquehanna Chorale will conclude its season with “Roots & Wings,” its spring concert series, on May 11 and 12, 2018.

The Susquehanna Chorale, founded in 1981 by Linda L. Tedford, is a nationally-recognized adult chamber ensemble of 35 singers, chosen by audition. It has been cited by critics and audiences alike for its “velvet” blend, its precision, versatility, and ability to communicate emotionally with its audiences.

The spring concerts, sponsored by University Music Service in Hershey, are on Friday, May 11 at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, and Saturday, May 12 at the High Center on the campus of Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, both at 8 p.m.

For more information, see the Spring 18 Concert Press Release.


Young Singers Invited to Audition for Susquehanna Children’s & Youth Chorales

The Susquehanna Chorale invites young singers to audition for the 2018-2019 season of its Educational Outreach Program choirs:

  • Susquehanna Children’s Chorale (grades 4 – 8)
  • Susquehanna Youth Chorale (grade 9 – first year of college)
  • Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale (grade 9 – first year of college)

For more information, see the Susqehanna Chorale Audition Flyer.


American Young Voices

Attention Philadelphia Choral/General Music Educators: American Young Voices is excited to announce that our program is expanding to your area! Our culminating concert will be on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at the Liacouras Center at Temple University! Last week, we had nearly 15,000 students sing in our concerts in NJ, NY, MA, and VA, and now we’re expanding to the City of Brotherly Love! We support you as a music teacher to give your students an amazing performing opportunity, and together, we make music education matter on a massive scale!

Registration is open now!


Summer Songwriter’s Camp at Arcadia University for High School Students

Do you write songs? Do you want to learn how to compose music? This camp is for students that have skills playing an instrument and reading music but is not required. Beginners are welcome. Join like-minded musicians at this intensive two-week songwriting program designed so that students receive group instruction, work in songwriting teams, and have consultations with instructors. Students attending this summer camp will learn the basics of composing melody, applying chords, creating grooves, the basics of arrangement, and the importance of tension and release as a main principle of composition.  Courses will be taught by Arcadia University Music Professors Samuel Heifetz, Steve Kleiman, Elizabeth Murphy and English Professor Tracey Levine.  For more information, see the Songwriting Flyer 2018.


Sign up now! Space is limited.

Ages: 14-18 year old High School students

Date and Time: M-F July 16-20 and 23-27, 2018, daily 9AM-3PM (weekdays only)

Location: Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road
Murphy Hall Room 116
Glenside, PA 19038

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Intrepid Air and Space Museum to Host Inaugural Veterans Day Choir

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, in partnership with Festivals of Music, will host the first-ever Veterans Day Honor Choir during its Veterans Day weekend celebrations, November 11 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). The museum is currently looking for choirs to perform at museum during this event.

The event will bring together choirs selected from across the country, culminating in a massed Veterans Day Honor Choir of 250-300 singers performing aboard the legendary aircraft carrier, Intrepid. An evening performance open to the general public will focus on service and honoring veterans.

The guest conductor will be Dr. John Sinclair, past conductor for the annual Candlelight Processional at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World® Resort. He is the choral conductor and chair of the Music Department at Rollins College and artistic director and conductor of the renowned Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. He has also served as the conductor at the Berkshire Choral Festival.

The concert will also include a special performance by Voctave, a professional vocal ensemble based in Central Florida. Voctave consists primarily of current and former members of Voices of Liberty, who have regularly performed at the American Experience Pavilion at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World® Resort ( The concert will end in a combined performance by Voctave and the Veterans Day Honor Choir.

If you are interested in having your choir perform at the Intrepid Museum, please contact Festivals of Music at 1-800-305-7565 or email [email protected].

The choirs will work with the guest conductor throughout the weekend, rehearsing music they received in advance. The rehearsal schedule will allow for sightseeing apart from the event. Participants will have the opportunity to spend one morning in a leadership workshop with veterans of the armed forces. There will also be public events at the Intrepid Museum connected to Veterans Day, including the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.


  “Singing Equality Across America”

Given the social and political climate in America World Unity, Inc.’s campaign, “Singing Equality across America,” is needed now more than ever!  Two years ago we sponsored a national songwriting contest inviting singers songwriters across the country to write a song to help individuals become more self-aware and overcome their prejudices and biases. The winning song, “We All See the Stars,” by John Ciambriello was performed at the United Nations Sept. 26, 2015.  It was first performed in Massachusetts by 100 students from the Plymouth public schools and the South Shore Conservatory in a fundraising Concert for the African Children’s Choir.

We’re reaching out to the directors of Music and Fine Arts in school districts across the country to invites them to introduce our song to the teachers in all their schools. Imagine if all the students in your community, your state and the nation heard this song what could happen? 

 Video of song: This video is of 100 students performing the song in a concert at the Plymouth North HS April 2015. 

Register for a copy of the music sheet at:

Please consider:  While we are offering this free to everyone if you believe more children and communities across this nation needs to be exposed to this song we hope you’ll consider offering whatever donation you’d like to empower us to reach out to school districts, charters schools, colleges, universities, institutions and organization across the country.  No one right now is looking for a song to help us overcome our prejudices and biases  We’re offering this powerful song to help our nation and world value all people. Whatever donation you’d like to make is appreciated.  Thanks for your consideration.  You can just donate here.