Thank You, Church Street School for Music and Art!

David Johnston

We’ve had a great experience partnering with Church Street School for Music and Art through our Con Edison Residency program. Our sincerest thanks to Associate Director Noah Bloom, Executive Director Lisa Ecklund-Flores, and the rest of the Church Street School community for hosting 2011 Composers-in-Residence Ron Tucker and Danielle Eva Schwob, and providing much needed work and rehearsal space for our composers.

We thought we’d share some reflections from Ron Tucker on his experience at Church Street School:

Having a great sounding instrument that is fully functional is quite critical (but sometimes a luxury) when trying to generate, create, arrange or compose new ideas.  However, access to a well-maintained, great sounding piano in the city can be somewhat elusive.  Not so at Church Street Music School!  The rehearsal rooms at Church Street, where I spent the majority of my time during my residency, are outfitted with excellent sounding pianos.  In addition, the school’s representatives (Director Noah Bloom, the teachers and the facility personnel) are all very friendly, welcoming and professional.  Having flexibility is something that everyone at Church Street understood, a trait I admire and greatly appreciate.  I had a wonderful experience at Church Street and would jump at the opportunity to work at the school again and/or collaborate with musicians, students and teachers there.

Don’t forget to check out Ron Tucker’s free public program this Saturday, 2pm at Church Street School. Ron and ensemble, et al. will premiere four new works composed during the Residency. Ron’s music is amazing, and always a treat to experience. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.


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