Music is a Science.
Music is Mathematical.
Music is a Foreign Language.
Music is History.
Music is Physical Education.
Music Develops Insight and Demands Research.
Music is all these things, but most of all Music is Art.
That is why we teach music, not because we expect you to major in music, not because we expect you to play or sing all your life...
But so you will be human, so you will recognize beauty,
So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world,
So you will have something to cling to,
So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness,
more good -
in short, more Life.
WHAT OUR TEACHERS ARE DOING:
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TEACHER DAVE WITHAM FOR BEING SIGNED ONTO A MUSIC LABEL THIS FALL, WITH HIS BAND TANGENTS!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TEACHER MIKE DANSEREAU ON HIS FULL TIME TEACHING POSITION AT CUMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL
TO JEAN MAXON CARPENTER, HAVE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR TEACHING PIANO CLASS AT URI AND ACCOMPANYING ALL OF THOSE TALENTED COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THEIR PERFORMANCES.
"BREAK A LEG" , JOANNE ARNOLD, IN ANOTHER SEASON AT THE COURTHOUSE CENTER FOR THE ARTS!
CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA WEBSTER FOR HER NEW TEACHING POSITIONS AS MUSIC TEACHER AT ST. JOSEPH AND ST. PATRICK ACADEMY
NANCY SHANAHAN PERFORMED FOR HER 18TH YEAR WITH THE ECCLESIA CONSORT OF NEW ENGLAND CHAMBER CHOIR...THIS YEAR ALL SIX MOTETS OF JS BACH. Performed in Newport and Lincoln with double bass and continuo.
OFF TO COLLEGE:
Anthony Irwin - off to Tennesse to pursue a double degree: Music and Sound Recording...an internship in Nashville may be in his future!
Ethan Coombs studying Music at CCRI this year.
Jack Wilson --enjoy the URI Marching Band this fall!
Joanne Arnold wishes these students 'bon voyage'..have a wonderful year at college:
Alec Petros - Skidmore College, London
Courtney Brennan - Mount Ida College, MA
Allie Tetreault - Wheaton College, MA
Amy Zaroogian - Frannklin Pierce University, NH
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING:
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE MORE THAN MUSIC STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN CAST IN THE NKHS PRODUCTION OF ROMEO AND JULIET:
Rachel Shippee as 'Tybalt'
Natasha Cole as 'Nurse'
Ushuaia Milstead as 'Paris'
Austin Ostiguy as 'Peter'
Hope Johnson - ensemble
Catherine Marginson - ensemble
CONGRATULATIONS TO JEAN MAXON CARPENTER'S STUDENTS WHO WORKED HARD TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS AND BECOME MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PIANO GUILD:
Jayne Enos,Kaitlyn Lewandowski,Laura Weick,Sedona Nasin,
WELCOME BACK TO JOANNA CHATHAM, WHO SPENT TWO MONTHS WITH A FAMILY IN EGYPT THIS SUMMER....WHAT AN ADVENTURE!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE WORKING HARD RIGHT NOW TO AUDITION FOR THE ALL-STATE ENSEMBLES!
Gwen DuBois - violin
JOANNE ARNOLD'S STUDENTS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR WONDERFUL SINGING VOICES:
Courtney Brennan, Amanda Gaskill, Maranda Harvey and Alison Tetreault all received superior ratings at the RIMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival in May.
Amanda Gasklill has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the North Kingstown High School Graduation Ceremony.
Courtney Brennan and Alison Tetreault have been selected to sing in the Alma Mater Quartet at the North Kingstown High School Graduation Ceremony.