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2018-2019
Your Community Music School Conservatory Locations
Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory is the community music school of Princeton Main Campus & Office
Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. Welcoming musicians of all Westminster Choir College of Rider University
ages, skill levels, instrument preferences, and economic backgrounds, Westminster 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540-3899
Conservatory provides focused one-on-one lessons in a musical environment close Phone: 609-921-7104
to you. In addition, the Conservatory offers a wide range of classes and performing Fax: 609-921-7296
ensembles to engage every student, from the beginner to young maestros, regardless Hours: M
 on.– Fri. 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
of age. Some classes are intended as an introduction to music and require no Sat. 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
previous experience while others are designed to complement private instruction.
Princeton Academy Extension
The early childhood department at Westminster specializes in bringing developmentally
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
appropriate music instruction to children from 14 months to 8 years of age. We
1128 Great Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
believe that joyful music experiences are vital to the development of the whole child
Extension Manager: Marianne Lauffer
and strive to nurture natural ability, curiosity, and love of music.
Phone: 609-921-7893
Particularly gifted students have the opportunity to join the Conservatory’s Honors Hours: Mon. & Wed. 3:30–9:00 p.m.
Music Program, which offers a comprehensive curriculum designed toward
mastering total musicianship. Lawrenceville Extension
Westminster Conservatory of Music is a nationally recognized institution, St. Ann’s School
maintaining active membership in the National Guild for Community 34 Rossa Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Arts Education. The Conservatory joined the National Guild as a Extension Manager: Miriam Peltack
provisional member in 1983 and was granted full membership in 1986. Phone: 609-883-2128
Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 3:00 –8:30 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Administrative Staff South Brunswick Extension


Scott R. Hoerl, Executive Director Crossroads School South
Marianne Lauffer, Assistant Director, Faculty and Extensions 195 Major Road, Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
Carol Conklin, Manager, Finance & Information Technology Extension Manager: Felice Schlesinger
Office Staff Phone: 732-329-8911
Anne-Marie Hellmann Hours: T
 ues.– Thurs. 3:45–9:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Susswein
Yardley (PA) Extension
St. Ignatius of Antioch School
995 Reading Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067
Extension Manager: Danielle Cargas
Phone: 215-493-3514
Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 3:30–9:00 p.m.

Emergency Closing Phone Number:


609-219-2000 ext. 1

Email: wccConserv@rider.edu
Website: www.rider.edu/conservatory

facebook.com/westminsterconservatory

See www.rider.edu/conservatory for driving directions to all five locations.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Private Lesson Instruction and Tuition............................2 The Honors Music Program.........................................18


Piano and Organ............................................... 3 Young Artist..................................................... 18
Strings.............................................................. 3 Young Musician............................................... 19
Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion....................... 4 Young Music Scholar........................................ 19
Voice................................................................ 5
Music Theory and Composition........................... 5 Music Therapy............................................................20
Faculty.............................................................. 6

Special Programs.......................................................21
Group Instruction..........................................................7
Age 3 through Elementary School........................ 7
Conservatory Policies and General Information...........22
Middle School through High School..................... 9

Westminster Choir College Campus Map.....................24


Music Instruction for Adults.........................................11

Lesson and Class Schedule/


How to Register..........................................................13
Monthly Calendar.................................inside back cover

Early Childhood Music Classes....................................14

Performing Ensembles................................................16
Choral............................................................ 16
Instrumental..................................................... 17
PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION & TUITION
PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION AND TUITION

Special Benefits of Private Lesson


Instruction
■■ Lesson observation weeks: teachers set aside time in the private
lesson to meet with parents/caregivers to share goals and discuss
plans for study (weeks of October 22, 2018 and March 11, 2019)
■■ Student recitals
■■ Written evaluation, where the student’s progress is evaluated by
a panel of faculty members (week of May 6, 2019) and studio
class (spring): together, these count as one private lesson in the
spring term
■■ Scholarship and competition opportunities (see page 21)
■■ Professional accompanists
Private Lesson Instruction
Music study at Westminster Conservatory presents a unique Private Lesson Information
opportunity for students of all ages and stages of musicianship to
achieve musical and personal growth. At Westminster, you will find Recommended Recommended
a full faculty of professional musicians who teach voice, strings, Instrument Minimum Age Lesson Length
guitar, brass, woodwinds, piano, and percussion. All teachers hold (by department) (in years) (for beginners)
advanced degrees and/or certificates in music.
Our teachers inspire students in a collaborative environment that Piano 6 30 minutes
nurtures their passion for music. They lead them through a journey Piano (Suzuki) 4 30 minutes
of musical theory, literature, and compositions both past and
present. Students come away with an unforgettable, life-affirming Organ 12 30 minutes
experience that builds confidence and self-esteem.
Violin, Viola, Cello 6 45 minutes

Private Lesson Tuition Ukulele 6 30 minutes


Private lesson tuition — 34-week academic year: Mandolin, Guitar (electric, 8 30 minutes
30-minute lesson $41 each acoustic, bass), Harp
45-minute lesson $57.75 each Cello (Suzuki) 4 30 minutes
60-minute lesson $75 each
Violin (Suzuki) 3 30 minutes
Intern faculty private lesson tuition (intern faculty) — 24-week Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, 9 30 minutes
academic year (piano only): Saxophone, Bassoon,
30-minute lesson $30 each Horn, Trumpet, Trombone
45-minute lesson $42 each Recorder 6 30 minutes
60-minute lesson $53 each
Percussion 7 30 minutes
Intern faculty are graduate piano pedagogy students at Westminster
Choir College who are planning teaching careers. Voice 12 30 minutes
Music Theory and 6 30 minutes
Tuition Discounts Composition
Family discount Families with prospective students under the minimum age listed in
Families who register for 4 or more Conservatory offerings receive each section may request an interview (30-minute maximum) if they
would like to be considered for private instruction. Families will be
a 5 percent discount off their tuition.
asked to complete a registration form and pay an interview fee of
Senior citizen discount $30 before the interview. Upon acceptance of a student under the
Senior citizens (age 60 and older) receive a 15 percent discount off suggested minimum age, the registration fee and tuition deposit will
be due before the student can be placed with a teacher.
their tuition.
Rider University discount
Rider University students, faculty, and staff (including family
How to Register (see page 13).
members) receive a 20 percent discount off their tuition.

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Piano & Organ

PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION


Ena Bronstein Barton, Department Head
The minimum age for traditional study for piano is 6; for Suzuki, 4; for
organ, 12 (2 years of prior piano study is preferred). The recommended
lesson length for beginners is 30 minutes.
Private piano and organ instruction coordinates the development
of several areas, including listening skills, technique, musicality, and
knowledge of repertoire written for the instrument. Students learn
note reading as soon as they are ready (children are often ready
when they are reading words.)
Our faculty is knowledgeable in diverse and updated pedagogical
methods and will choose materials appropriate to each student,
taking into consideration age, learning style, and level of ability.
Instruction is given in building helpful practice habits and in
preparation for performance as it pertains to each individual student. do not own a piano should investigate local music stores to rent or
purchase an instrument. (Contact the Conservatory office for
In addition to traditional teaching methods, the Conservatory
information.) Beginning piano students may use a digital piano for
provides Suzuki instruction, which stresses the development of
the first few years of study. For those who choose this option, we
ability through the “mother tongue” approach. The method emphasizes
recommend a digital piano (not an electronic keyboard) with 88
learning through listening, imitation, repetition, games, and
weighted keys (full keyboard). The digital piano should also have a
practice—with the teacher, parent, and student working as a team.
stand and a music rack. Parents/students who use a digital piano for
Progress is made from skill to skill in carefully structured lessons
their starter instrument should realize that this is a temporary solution
that include parent participation and help for the parent who will be
to the need for an acoustic piano. Please note that electronic keyboards
guiding home practice. Listening daily to recordings of the music
are not an acceptable alternative to the digital piano or acoustic piano.
the children will play is an essential part of the method. Each week,
a Suzuki student attends a private lesson and a group class. Organists must make arrangements to find their own instrument for
practice. The Conservatory cannot provide practice space for students.
Private jazz piano lessons are available for students interested in
learning how to improvise, read lead sheets, play by ear, play solo, See pages 7-12 for group instruction and music theory classes;
and play with a group. performing ensemble opportunities can be found on pages 16-17;
the Honors Music Program is outlined on pages 18-19.
Students are required to own or have access to an instrument for
practice during the week in order to take private lessons. Those who

Strings
Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Harp,
Ukulele, Mandolin, and Electric,
Acoustic, and Bass Guitar
Urska Haule Fegus, Department Head
The minimum age for traditional study is 6; for private guitar and
mandolin study, 8; for Suzuki cello, 4; for Suzuki violin, 3 (an interview
is required for all new Pre-Twinklers; the interview fee of $30 must
accompany the registration form). The recommended minimum lesson
length is 45 minutes for violin, viola, and cello.
sound with the bow—before advancing to note reading. Students
String instruction is tailored by the teacher to the student’s interest
are not taught note reading before they are ready, usually when they
and ability. Conservatory teachers have training in a wide variety of
are reading words. Students first learn through listening and
methods and approaches and work with the student to choose the
imitation “games.” Although group classes are not required in
one that is most appropriate. The beginning student will usually be
traditional instruction, some teachers may organize their own group
well-grounded first in the basics—holding the instrument with good
classes among students studying similar repertoire.
posture, developing good listening skills, and producing a good
continues, next page…

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The Suzuki method stresses the development of ability through the All string students, with the exception of harp, are expected to have
PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION

“mother tongue” approach, which emphasizes learning through an instrument with them at the first lesson. The Conservatory main
listening, imitation, repetition, games, and practice—with the office can provide a listing of local string instrument suppliers where
teacher, parent, and student working as a team. Progress is made students may be fitted for an instrument, or students may bring an
from skill to skill in carefully structured lessons that include parent instrument on loan from their school music program to the lesson.
participation and help for the parent who will be guiding home In terms of harp instruction, students will be contacted by the
practice. Listening daily to recordings of the music the children will instructor for information about procuring an instrument.
play is an essential part of the method. Each week, a Suzuki student See pages 7-12 for group instruction and music theory classes;
attends a private lesson and a group class. performing ensemble opportunities can be found on pages 16-17;
Please note that classical guitar students need a classical nylon- the Honors Music Program is outlined on pages 18-19.
stringed guitar. (Acoustic steel-stringed or electric guitars are
traditionally used for folk and rock music.) Students may choose to
study classical, jazz, rock, folk, or a combination of styles. Students
registering for guitar must specify on the registration form which
style they would like to study.

Woodwinds, Brass
& Percussion
Flute, Recorder, Oboe, Clarinet,
Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet,
Trombone, Tuba, Drumset, and
Percussion
Melissa Bohl, Department Head
The recommended minimum age for private study on most woodwind
and brass instruments is 9; for recorder study, 6; for drum study, 7.
The recommended lesson length for beginners is 30 minutes.
various aspects of percussion. All percussion students learn how to
Instruction on wind instruments typically begins with correct read music, maintain good sound production, and develop the
posture and hand position, breath support, and embouchure. dexterity to play the major percussion instruments.
The ability to read music is not a prerequisite to begin lessons, and
Conservatory teachers in the woodwind, brass, and percussion
any student who is new to musical literacy will learn the elements of
department incorporate ear training, sight reading, music fundamentals,
pitch and rhythmic notation. As a student begins to acquire facility
musicianship, and the promotion of good work habits into their
on the instrument, teaching concentrates on refinements of
instruction at all levels, and remain responsive to students’ individual
embouchure and tone production, articulation, dynamics, and
needs and learning styles.
phrasing. An advancing student will typically combine a study of
technical materials, such as scales, arpeggios, and études, with solo See pages 7-12 for group instruction and music theory classes;
repertoire such as recital pieces, sonatas, and concerti. performing ensemble opportunities can be found on pages 16-17;
the Honors Music Program is outlined on pages 18-19.
Drumset and percussion are offered at Princeton Academy for
students of all levels. Beginners learn basic rhythm and reading
skills through snare drum and drumset and receive an introduction
to mallet techniques, while advancing students receive coaching in

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Voice

PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION


Danielle Sinclair, Department Head
Students who study singing at the Conservatory discover the unique
qualities of their individual voices while learning proper vocal
technique. Our teachers are experienced in teaching both classical
and musical theater repertoire.
The young voice is a delicate instrument and the Conservatory is
cautious in treating it very carefully. Our teachers provide
instruction that is developmentally appropriate so that the voice is
not pushed or strained. The earliest recommended age for private
vocal study is 12, however for younger students currently pursuing
vocal performance, private instruction is encouraged to ensure the
development of healthy vocal habits. 
For beginning students younger than age 12, we highly recommend
a group vocal experience and/or study of another instrument before See pages 7-12 for group instruction and music theory classes;
enrolling in private vocal instruction. Group voice classes and choral performing ensemble opportunities can be found on pages 16-17;
opportunities for all ages are described in the following sections. the Honors Music Program is outlined on pages 18-19.

Music Theory &


Composition
Craig Levesque, Department Head
The minimum age for study is 6 years. Materials fees are not included in
the tuition.
The Conservatory offers private instruction in theory, ear training,
musicianship, and composition. Private instruction in theory and
ear training is available to any student, and may be structured to
prepare the student for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools
of Music (ABRSM), the Royal Conservatory Music Development
Program (MDP), or the Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Prospective composition students are invited to take a short
diagnostic test and interview to help determine the best course
of study. There is a student composition recital in the spring where See pages 7-12 for group instruction and music theory classes;
young composers are encouraged to share their work. Summer performing ensemble opportunities can be found on pages 16-17;
private lessons are available for those students wishing to continue the Honors Music Program is outlined on pages 18-19.
their studies, or to begin the fall semester at a higher theory level.

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Private Lesson Faculty
PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION

See www.rider.edu/conservatory for faculty bios.

Piano and Organ Faculty Sylvie Webb Barbara Highton Williams (flute)
Natasha Agilina Debra Wiggins Kevin Willois (flute)
Erik Allesee Hendry Wijaya Amy Wolfe (flute)
Ena Bronstein Barton Richard Woo
Elena Benedict Maria Zolotareff Voice Faculty
Katherine Chen
Ben Cahill
Christine Chan
String Faculty Donna Copti
Heather Braun-Bakken (violin/viola) Susan Gaylord
Jenny Chiou
Melissa Burton (cello) Nancy Froysland Hoerl
Carol Comune
Laurie Cascante (cello) Denise Mihalik
Tara Cooke-Ventresca
Ileana Ciumac (violin) Linda Mindlin
Elizabeth Crockett
Bardha Dennisi (violin) Sarah Sensenig
Miriam Eley
Urska Haule Fegus (Suzuki violin/violin) Dauri Shippey
Clipper Erickson
Paul C. Hofreiter (guitar, bass, upright bass, Danielle Sinclair
Inessa Gleyzerova
mandolin, ukulele) Timothy Urban
Michael Green
Alexander Izotov (violin/viola)
Mary Greenberg
Mark Johnstone (guitar, ukulele) Music Theory and
Theodore Hendricks-Verdejo
Ikumi Hiraiwa
Hyun Soo Lim (violin) Composition Faculty
Chika Mimura (Suzuki violin/violin) Michael Green
Megan Hofreiter
Chase Morrison (cello) Ikumi Hiraiwa
Eric Houghton
Judith Morse (violin/viola) Julia Kovalev
Michael Jacobsen (Suzuki)
Emily Muller (violin/viola) Craig Levesque
Eunju Joung Kim
Dezheng Ping (violin) Teresa Lim
Larissa Korkina
Peter Plomchok (guitar) Carmen Mateiescu
Julia Kovalev
Tomasz Rzeczycki (cello) Cecelia Reilly
Patricia Landy
José Gregorio Sánchez (Suzuki violin/violin) William Sheibinger
Mary Elizabeth Latorre
Alisa Seavey (violin/viola) Timothy Urban
Alynn Laudenslager
Marjorie Selden (violin/viola) Kevin Willois
Phyllis Lehrer
Alison Simpson (harp) Richard Woo
Suzanne Lehrer
Bryan Williams (guitar, bass, ukulele)
Teresa Lim
Fang-Ting Liu
Woodwind, Brass and
Carmen Mateiescu
Christopher McWilliams
Percussion Faculty
Melissa Bohl (oboe)
Alison Neely
Kimberly Bryan (flute)
Jamie Olszak
Jill Crawford (flute)
Elena Panova
Stanton Davis, Jr. (trumpet)
Esma Pasic-Filipovic
Kenneth Ellison (clarinet, saxophone)
Alexandra Pitocchi
Ellen Fisher Deerberg (flute)
Agnes Poltorak
Zachary Feingold (bassoon)
Galina Prilutskaya
Mika Godbole (percussion)
Cecelia Reilly
Michael Green (trumpet)
Jessica Rey-de-Castro
Sung-Won Hwang (clarinet, saxophone)
Kyu-Jung Rhee
John Lane (flute)
Marvin Rosen
Craig Levesque (horn)
Kathy Shanklin
Katherine McClure (flute)
Angelina Shapoval
Susan Moxley (trombone, trumpet, tuba)
William Sheibinger
Sandra Olson (flute)
Rita Shklar
Timothy Urban (recorder)
Frances Taylor
Michael VanPelt (clarinet, saxophone)
Yana Vasilyeva

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will offer an optional performance

GROUP INSTRUCTION
opportunity at the end of the year.

Brass for Beginners


Grades 2–3 (beginners only)
Meet Ragnar, possibly the first
trumpeter in the history of the
world, who lived about 15,000
years ago in the caves of Southwest France.
He is the Brass for Beginners® tour guide
who will take students across the globe to
show the many uses of natural trumpets
throughout human history. He helps students
understand the importance of trumpet
sounds for peoples of the past, and shows the
many amazing types of trumpets through the
study of history, geography, culture, and
music. Students will learn the basic skills of
brass playing in class, but will also spend time
in their “practice cave” at home. Back in class,
they will engage with their new friends in

GROUP INSTRUCTION
solo and group performances. This is an
exciting way to introduce young musicians to
the art of brass playing and can lead to
private lessons on trumpet, horn, trombone,
Westminster Conservatory offers a wide range of classes and ensembles to meet the needs of
or tuba. A materials fee of $115 will cover the
every student, from the beginner to the most advanced student, regardless of age. Some
tromba and textbook. Class size is limited to 6
classes are intended as an introduction to music, and require no previous experience. Others
Tromba players. Princeton location only.
are designed to complement private instruction.

Piano Lessons Plus! Children’s Voice Class


Age 3 through Year I: Beginners Only Grades 2 – 4
This class incorporates several components
Ages 7– 8 years
Elementary
of music learning, taught concurrently: music
This program offers children an reading, tone-production skills, singing
opportunity to study piano in both group technique, and critical listening skills.

School*
and private settings. The weekly piano Through music reading, children will learn
class will be taught by faculty with a the basics of music theory (notes, rests, time
Master of Music degree in piano pedagogy values) and sight-singing. Personal attention
*Please see Early Childhood Music Classes and performance from Westminster Choir will be given to each child as the whole class
on page 14 for additional offerings. College. It will include group involvement learns basic breathing and tone-production
in creative listening, technique, and skills through vocalises and singing exercises.
Suzuki Violin Group movement activities. The group instruction Critical listening skills are fostered as the
will be enhanced by weekly private lessons children listen to each other sing during class
Age 3 and above
taught by graduate students in the Master and then offer feedback. This class will also
Group classes are an integral part of the
of Music program. Princeton location only.​ help to prepare children for auditioned choral
Suzuki method of instruction and work in
conjunction with the weekly private lesson. experiences. Class size is limited to 8 children.
There is an accompanist dedicated to each Learn to Play the Ukulele!
class. See page 4 for Suzuki method and private Age 8 and Up Junior Cello Orchestra
lesson information; Princeton location only. This class is designed for beginners who Laurie Cascante, Instructor
want to play the ukulele in a fun and
Grades 2 – 6
Suzuki Piano Group relaxed atmosphere. Why the ukulele? It’s
In its thirteenth year, the Cello Orchestra
portable, affordable, perfect for sing-alongs,
Age 4 and above focuses on cello ensemble arrangements of
you can accompany yourself, it’s a natural
Group classes are an integral part of the classical and contemporary works as well
first-step to other fretted instruments…and
Suzuki method of instruction and work in as selections from the early Broadway
it’s fun for all ages! Students will learn to
conjunction with the weekly private lesson. musical genre. Past repertoire has included
strum folk and pop tunes and accompany
See page 3 for Suzuki method and private arrangements of the first movement of
themselves and others. Fundamentals of
lesson information; Princeton location only. J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, Pavane
rhythm, essential theory, and proper
by Gabriel Fauré, “America” from Leonard
technique will be taught which can lead to
Bernstein’s West Side Story, and music of
further musical study if desired. The class
Astor Piazzolla. The goal of the ensemble
continues, next page…

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is for students to be exposed to a wide their peers. Prerequisites for participation in with private instruction. Students will
GROUP INSTRUCTION

range of musical repertoire, and to master the ensemble include: a minimum of one learn basic reading and writing skills,
cello-ensemble versions of the repertoire in year of private study; ability to play 1-octave focusing on pitch, rhythm, and musical
a thoroughly enjoyable setting. This group major and minor scales; and good reading vocabulary. Fun and accessible, this class
is strongly recommended for private cello skills. Princeton location only. serves as a great introduction to the world
students of Laurie Cascante. Students from all of music theory and composition. Princeton
cello instructors’ studios are most welcome, at the location only.
Take a Bow!
discretion of his/her teacher. An interview with
the instructor is required. Princeton location only. Dauri Shippey, Instructor
Grades 3 – 5 Theory Class Level I
Sing and dance down the Great White Age 10 and Up
NEW this year! Way in this energetic ensemble! Having In Theory 1, the focus of the class is on
fun is number one in this class. Basic the fundamental building blocks of musical
Westminster Strings lessons in voice, movement, and acting are language. Students will learn the basics of
Grades 2 – 6 learned while preparing for a class reading and writing music and music
In this class, violinists, violists, cellists, and performance for family and friends at the analysis. Students will be prepared to
double bassists will learn to play traditional, end of the year. Princeton location only. take the Royal Conservatory Music
classical, and popular styles of repertoire Development Program (MDP) exam or
the Associated Board of the Royal Schools
arranged in parts and adapted to the level of Introduction to Music Theory of Music (ABRSM) exam. Materials and
the group. Westminster Strings offers a Age 7–10
highly motivating environment where optional exam fees are not included.
Introduction to Music Theory is intended Placement test required. Princeton
students observe other string players, for students who have never studied music
collaborate, socialize, and play together with location only.
theory before and have limited experience

Age 3 through Elementary School Classes


Number of Classes Tuition
Class Name (per semester) Class Length (per semester)

Suzuki Violin Group 45 or 60 minutes,


16 $288 or $336
Age 3 and above depending on book level
Suzuki Piano Group
16 45 minutes $288
Age 4 and above
Piano Lessons Plus! 60-minute class; 30-minute
12 $456
Age 7– 8 private lesson
Learn to Play the Ukulele!
16 45 minutes $288
Age 8 and up
Brass for Beginners
16 45 minutes $288
Grades 2– 3
Children’s Voice Class
16 55 minutes $336
Grades 2– 4
Junior Cello Orchestra
16 45 minutes $288
Grades 2– 6
Westminster Strings
16 45 minutes $288
Grades 2– 6
Take a Bow!
16 55 minutes $336
Grades 3– 5
Introduction to Music Theory
16 45 minutes $288
Age 7–10
Theory Class Level 1
16 45 minutes $288
Age 10 and up

Registration for classes is for the full academic year (most classes run 32 weeks per year). Class length is based upon minimum
enrollment (3-person minimum for 45-minute class; 4-person minimum for 55-minute class). Some classes may be offered with a smaller enrollment by
reducing the class length. In this case, the tuition remains the same.

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Middle School
Bernstein’s West Side Story, and music of the 21st century in solos, trios, duos, and

GROUP INSTRUCTION
Astor Piazzolla. The goal of the ensemble quartets. In the fall, the ensemble gives
is for students to be exposed to a wide yearly holiday concerts at the New Jersey

through High range of musical repertoire, and to master


cello-ensemble versions of the repertoire in
Governor’s mansion at Drumthwacket and
Princeton’s Morven Museum. Each spring,
a thoroughly enjoyable setting. This group The Guitars of Westminster is featured in
School is strongly recommended for private cello
students of Laurie Cascante. Students from all
competitions, performances, and in master
classes at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar
cello instructors’ studios are most welcome, at the Society’s Festival in April. During the
Coached Chamber Ensemble discretion of his/her teacher. An interview with annual spring benefit concert, a scholarship
Elena Panova, Coordinator the instructor is required. Princeton location only. is presented to students to help them
Students of any age or level are matched participate in the Guitar Foundation of
with other musicians in a small ensemble Suzuki Violin Group America International Competition. An
which meets weekly for individual coaching Group classes are an integral part of the interview/audition is required for placement.
by a Conservatory faculty member. This Suzuki method of instruction and work in Princeton location only.
program will introduce students to a conjunction with the weekly private lesson.
broader range of repertoire and provide the There is an accompanist dedicated to each Jazz Explorations
opportunity for interaction with other class. Princeton location only; see page 4 for Paul Hofreiter, Instructor
musicians at the same level. Participants Suzuki method and private lesson information. In this class, students who already have
are encouraged to perform in community some background in jazz will take their
settings. This class is open to all instruments. knowledge to the next level by playing in a
An interview/audition is required for placement. NEW this year! small group and combining jazz with other
musical styles (jazz/rock, jazz/hip hop,
Pre-Teen Voice Class Westminster Strings jazz/Latin, etc.) in addition to honing their
In this class, violinists, violists, cellists, and traditional jazz performance skills.
Grades 5 – 7
double bassists will learn to play Students will explore playing through
This class is designed to meet the needs of
traditional, classical, and popular styles of longer forms over time-tested jazz
the young singer and can be a complement
repertoire arranged in parts and adapted to standards, and will also be encouraged to
to our choral program. Students learn the
the level of the group. Westminster Strings explore different ways of playing these
basics of sound vocal technique (breathing,
offers a highly motivating environment compositions, as well as working on their
posture, diction) and fundamental musical
where students observe other string own arrangements or compositions. Music
skills (sight reading, rhythm recognition).
players, collaborate, socialize, and play written and performed by the students will
Class size is limited to 8 pre-teens.
together with their peers. Prerequisites for be presented at a year-end recital either on
participation in the ensemble include: a Westminster’s campus or off-campus at a
Rising Stars! minimum of two years of private study; live venue. An interview/audition is required
Dauri Shippey, Instructor ability to play 2-octave major and minor for placement. Princeton location only.
Grades 6 – 8 scales and arpeggios; and strong reading
Do you love to perform in musical theater? skills. Princeton location only.
Then come and join other rising stars! NEW this year!
Learn to act and sing with this enthusiastic Learn to Play the Ukulele!
ensemble. Our stars will be introduced to This class is designed for beginners who Westminster Flute Choir
proper vocal technique, music reading want to play the ukulele in a fun and relaxed Kevin Willois, Instructor
skills, acting skills, and stage movement to atmosphere. Why the ukulele? It’s portable, In this class advancing flutists can take
enhance their presentation. Students will affordable, perfect for sing-alongs, you can their musical experience to the next level
learn solo songs as well as sing and act accompany yourself, it’s a natural first-step to by playing in a small group dedicated to
in ensemble numbers. A performance to other fretted instruments…and it’s fun for all arrangements for flute choir. Prerequisites
showcase both individual and group skills ages! Students will learn to strum folk and for participation in the choir include: a
learned in the class will be presented for pop tunes and accompany themselves and minimum of two years of flute study;
family and friends at the end of the year. others. Fundamentals of rhythm, essential ability to play 2-octave major and minor
Princeton location only. theory, and proper technique will be taught scales; and strong reading skills. It is also
which can lead to further musical study if recommended that members of the
Senior Cello Orchestra desired. The class will offer an optional ensemble take private lessons. An interview is
Laurie Cascante, Instructor performance opportunity at the end of required for placement. Princeton location only.
In its thirteenth year, the Cello Orchestra the year.
focuses on cello ensemble arrangements of Theory Class Level II
classical and contemporary works as well The Guitars of Westminster Age 11 and Up
as selections from the early Broadway Conservatory Theory 2 begins to integrate the basic
musical genre. Past repertoire has included Mark Johnstone, Instructor elements of theory into the study of more
arrangements of the first movement of J.S. This guitar ensemble offers classical guitarists complicated harmonies, melodies, rhythms,
Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, Pavane by the opportunity to play and perform a and compositions. Students begin to focus
Gabriel Fauré, “America” from Leonard variety of music from the Renaissance to on composition and analysis in a more
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comprehensive way, as they learn to Theory Class Level IV theory. Students may begin in year two
GROUP INSTRUCTION

understand the form and structure of music upon completion of an equivalency exam.
Age 13 and Up
in a more sophisticated manner. Students will Class focus is on voice-leading, analysis,
Theory 4 begins to deal with form and
be prepared to take the Royal Conservatory and advanced harmony. Please note that
harmony in earnest, and prepares students
Music Development Program (MDP) exam the Conservatory does not administer the
for the challenges of the Advanced
or the Associated Board of the Royal Schools AP exam; students must take it through
Placement courses. The focus shifts further
of Music (ABRSM) exam. Materials and their respective school district. Materials
toward music from the classical repertoire
optional exam fees are not included. and optional exam fees are not included.
as students analyze more complicated
Placement test required. Princeton location only. Princeton location only.
forms, and a greater emphasis is placed on
Roman numerals and figured bass.
Theory Class Level III Students will be prepared to take the Royal Ear Training Advanced
Age 12 and Up Conservatory Music Development Placement Prep
Theory 3 continues to explore the skills and Program (MDP) exam or the Associated Age 15 –18
concepts covered in previous levels and Board of the Royal Schools of Music Ear Training is the companion class to
introduces functional harmony, part writing, (ABRSM) exam. Materials and optional Music Theory Advanced Placement Prep
and music analysis. There is an increased exam fees are not included. Placement test and is open to students taking either AP
focus on composition, as students learn to required. Princeton location only. Prep 1 or 2. Designed to prepare students
write and harmonize simple melodies. for the aural portion of the Advanced
Students will be prepared to take the Royal Music Theory Advanced Placement exam, the curriculum focuses on
Conservatory Music Development Program
(MDP) exam or the Associated Board of
Placement Prep sight singing, melodic dictation, harmonic
dictation, and aural interpretation of
the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Age 15 –18
recorded scores. Princeton location only.
exam. Materials and optional exam fees are The Conservatory offers a two-year course
not included. Placement test required. to prepare high school students for the
Princeton location only. Advanced Placement exam in music

Middle School through High School Classes


Number of Classes Tuition
Class Name (per semester) Class Length (per semester)
Coached Chamber Ensemble 16 45 minutes $368
Pre-Teen Voice Class
16 55 minutes $336
Grades 5 – 7
Rising Stars!
16 55 minutes $336
Grades 6 – 8
Senior Cello Orchestra 16 45 minutes $288
45 or 60 minutes,
Suzuki Violin Group 16 $288 or $336
depending on book level
Westminster Strings 16 60 minutes $336
Learn to Play the Ukulele 16 45 minutes $288
The Guitars of Westminster 16 55 minutes $336
Jazz Explorations 16 55 minutes $336
Westminster Flute Choir 16 55 minutes $336
Theory Class Level II
16 45 minutes $288
Age 11 and up
Theory Class Level III
16 45 minutes $288
Age 12 and up
Theory Class Level IV
16 45 minutes $288
Age 13 and up
Music Theory AP Prep
14 55 minutes $294
Age 15 –18
Ear Training AP Prep
14 30 minutes $147
Age 15 –18
Registration for classes is for the full academic year (most classes run 32 weeks per year). Class length is based upon minimum enrollment
(3-person minimum for 45-minute class; 4-person minimum for 55-minute class). Some classes may be offered with a smaller enrollment by
reducing the class length. In this case, the tuition remains the same.

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Adult Chamber

MUSIC INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS


Reading Ensemble
Marjorie Selden, Coordinator
Dedicated to the joys of sight reading, this
program provides an opportunity for adult
musicians to meet every other week to play
together in small wind, string, piano, or
mixed ensembles. New ensembles are
created each week. The groups, working on
their own, read through music provided by
the coordinator at the beginning of each
session. Westminster provides music scores,
studio space, stands, and pianos. Wind and
string players bring their own instruments.
Participants are expected to have some
sight reading and ensemble experience.
Each morning session will include a coffee
break with light refreshments and time to
socialize. Princeton location only.

Coached Chamber Ensemble


Elena Panova, Coordinator

MUSIC INSTRUCTION FOR Students of any age or level are matched


with other musicians in a small ensemble
which meets weekly for individual

ADULTS coaching by a Conservatory faculty


member. This program will introduce
students to a broader range of repertoire
Westminster Conservatory offers private lessons and classes to meet the needs of the and provide the opportunity for interaction
working, stay-at-home, and/or retired adult, from the beginner to the most advanced with other musicians at the same level.
student. Seniors (age 60 and older) receive a discount of 15% off their tuition. Participants are encouraged to perform in
community settings. This class is open to
all instruments. An interview/audition is

Private Lessons
required for placement.

Learn to Play the Ukulele!


Department Instrument(s) This class is designed for beginners who
want to play the ukulele in a fun and
Piano and Organ Piano, Jazz Piano, Organ relaxed atmosphere. Why the ukulele? It’s
portable, affordable, perfect for sing-alongs,
String Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Harp, Ukulele, you can accompany yourself, it’s a natural
Mandolin, Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass) first-step to other fretted instruments…and
it’s fun for all ages! Students will learn to
Wind and Percussion Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, strum folk and pop tunes and accompany
Trumpet, Trombone, Recorder, Percussion themselves and others. Fundamentals of
rhythm, essential theory, and proper
Voice Voice technique will be taught which can lead to
further musical study if desired. The class
Music Theory and Music Theory, Musicianship, Composition will offer an optional performance
Composition opportunity at the end of the year.

See page 2 for tuition information.


Jazz Explorations
Paul Hofreiter, Instructor

Group Instruction
In this class, students who already have
some background in jazz will take their
knowledge to the next level by playing in a
Some classes are intended as an introduction to music and require no previous experience.
small group and combining jazz with other
Others are designed to complement private instruction. See pages 16-17 for performing
musical styles (jazz/rock, jazz/hip hop, jazz/
ensemble opportunities.
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WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY of MUSIC ❖ 11


Latin, etc.) in addition to honing their choral singing experience, and music Opera Outings Lectures
MUSIC INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS

traditional jazz performance skills. Students reading skills. Princeton location only.
Tim Urban, Lecturer
will explore playing through longer forms
These lectures are a wonderful way to
over time-tested jazz standards, and will
Opera Outings enhance your 2018-19 season Opera
also be encouraged to explore different ways
Nancy Froysland Hoerl, Outings experience or attendance at select
of playing these compositions, as well as
Coordinator high-definition Metropolitan Opera
working on their own arrangements or
This popular program features trips to broadcasts in the area (see www.rider.edu/
compositions. Music written and performed
Saturday matinee performances at the conservatory for information on Opera
by the students will be presented at a year-
Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, Outings excursions). Lecturer Tim Urban
end recital either on Westminster’s campus
New York. Opera excursions include round- will examine each opera’s history and
or off-campus at a live venue. An interview/
trip coach transportation, background compositional style through recordings and
audition is required for placement. Princeton
information on each opera, and information group discussion and offer background
location only.
about restaurants in the Lincoln Center information about the opera’s cast and
area. The bus leaves Princeton at creators. Lectures generally take place
Vocal Repertoire for Adults approximately 9:30 a.m. to arrive in Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. one
Danielle Sinclair, Instructor New York in time for a leisurely lunch week before each Opera Outings excursion
Kathy Shanklin, Accompanist and shopping or browsing and returns or local broadcast. Fees include the lecture,
This class is designed to give singers an immediately following the final curtain. a handout about the opera, and
opportunity to work on solo and/or A limited number of orchestra balance and refreshments. Princeton location only;
ensemble repertoire in a comfortable and balcony tickets are available. Ticket options register at www.rider.edu/conservatory.
friendly atmosphere. Ensemble groups will and fees are detailed at www.rider.edu/
be determined by enrollment. Participants conservatory. All sales are final.
must have some previous vocal study or

Adult Classes
Number of Classes Tuition
Class Name (per semester) Class Length (per semester)

Adult Chamber Reading Ensemble 8 3 hours $138

Coached Chamber Ensemble 16 45 minutes $368

Learn to Play the Ukulele! 16 45 minutes $288

Jazz Explorations 16 55 minutes $336

Vocal Repertoire for Adults 12 55 minutes $252

Opera Outings/Opera Outings Lectures


TBD 3 hours $20 per lecture
Register at www.rider.edu/conservatory

Registration for classes is for the full academic year (most classes run 32 weeks per year). Class length is based upon minimum enrollment (3-person
minimum for 45-minute class; 4-person minimum for 55-minute class). Some classes may be offered with a smaller enrollment by reducing the class
length. In this case, the tuition remains the same.

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HOW TO REGISTER

HOW TO REGISTER
Private Lessons and Classes/Ensembles Payment Due With Registration Form
Open registration for new students begins on June 11, 2018. $40 non-refundable registration fee per family
The fall semester begins on September 11, 2018. Students may Plus tuition deposit:
register at any time in the academic year. Once a student is
scheduled with a teacher, lessons or classes will be pro-rated for the ■■ Private lessons (30 minutes): $150 per student per instrument
remainder of the year and the student will receive a bill for the ■■ Private lessons (45 minutes): $200 per student per instrument
pro-rated number of lessons.
■■ Private lessons (60 minutes): $250 per student per instrument
■■ Complete the registration form in the center of this catalog
(one form per student; form may be duplicated) OR register ■■ Musical Playground and Musical Threes: $150 per mini-session
online at www.rider.edu/conservatory. ■■ All Other Classes: $75 per student per class
■■ Be sure to list specific class time or widest availability for ■■ Performing Ensembles: $75 per student per ensemble
private lessons.
■■ Young Music Scholar: $150 per student
■■ To facilitate placement for private lessons or for teacher changes,
■■ Young Musician: $500 per student (non-refundable)
it is recommended that you complete the student profile form,
which is printed on the back of the registration form in this ■■ Young Artist: $500 per student (non-refundable)
catalog or at www.rider.edu/conservatory, and submit it with the
registration form. Using this information, the Conservatory will
contact families to discuss their options for placement with a
Tuition Discounts
■■ Family discount
Conservatory teacher. Experience, teaching styles, and availability
Families who register for 4 or more Conservatory offerings
vary from teacher to teacher. The Conservatory makes every
receive a 5 percent discount off their tuition.
effort to match each student with the most appropriate teacher
who is available at the location of choice, on the day and time ■■ Senior citizen discount
the family has requested, and who is best suited to work with the Senior citizens (age 60 and older) receive a 15 percent discount
student to meet their needs and attain their goals. off their tuition.
■■ Sign the registration form (required), indicating that you ■■ Rider University discount
understand and accept the Conservatory’s policies as outlined in Rider University students, faculty, and staff (including family
this catalog (pages 22-23) and on the website. members) receive a 20 percent discount off their tuition. In
addition, the $40 registration fee is waived.
■■ Return the forms by mail, by fax, online, or in person with the
non-refundable $40 family registration fee and the
appropriate tuition deposit (see below). Students will be Payment Information
notified of their lesson/class time by telephone or by mail once Payments may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover,
the best placement for the student has been determined. or American Express either by mail, in person, by telephone, or
Please note: We cannot take registration over the phone or online at www.rider.edu/conservatory.
confirm lessons for unregistered students.

Private Lesson Tuition (see page 2).

WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY of MUSIC ❖ 13


Musical Threes
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES

Age 2½–3½
(for children born 1/1/15 to 3/1/16)
While this class is for children with an
adult partner, a cooperative learning
environment is designed for children to
begin to discover musical independence
with some adult support. Using musical
stories and songs connected together by a
theme, children and their caregivers will
sing, dance, and play instruments in an
engaging musical atmosphere. Activities
include songs, chants and rhymes, listening
games, echoing tonal and rhythmic patterns,
and movement games, all centered around
an over-arching theme for the session,
nurturing the child’s musical development
while satisfying the child’s need to learn in
a holistic environment. Session themes can be
found on the class schedule.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC Stepping Tones

CLASSES
Age 3½–4½
(for children born 3/1/14 to 3/1/15)
This class presents various activities to
Jennifer Garr, Department Head foster children’s independent musical
development. Children will combine
movement with instruments and song to
create simple ensembles and musical
Princeton on Saturday, September 8.

Age 14 Months
stories. Children’s literature is a key
Prospective families are encouraged to component, and classes incorporate folk
attend. Questions about early childhood songs and repertoire from the United
offerings may be directed to Jennifer Garr
through 8 Years
States and other cultures. Each week the
at the main Conservatory office at students are invited to bring an item from
609-921-7104 or by e-mail home relating to that week’s theme; these
at jgarr@rider.edu. items are then incorporated into the day’s
The early childhood department specializes musical experiences. Books and music will
in bringing developmentally appropriate Musical Playground be recommended for families to continue
music instruction to children from 14 the weekly themes at home. Children
months to 8 years of age. Our department’s
Age 14 months–2½ years
(for children born 1/1/16 to 7/1/17)
attend the class on their own, with families
philosophy is to provide child-centered returning for the last few minutes of each
instruction while nurturing natural ability, This class is designed to invite young
session to share in group music making.
curiosity, and a love of music. Families children to explore music in a playful
Materials fee includes 2 CDs recorded by
enrolled in these classes will explore the setting. In each session, the child and adult
the early childhood faculty, 2 songbooks, a
world of music and the world of the child caregiver sing, move, and play instruments
tote bag, a music folder for all class
together with the support and guidance of in activities that incorporate nursery
handouts, and three folk rhythm instruments.
our experienced faculty. rhymes and folk songs, both familiar and
new. Musical Playground encourages the
Our classes for child and caregiver whole family to enjoy making music at Musical Gateways
(Musical Playground and Musical Threes) home. While the teacher uses a variety of Age 4½ – 6
feature a curriculum specifically developed new activities each week to incorporate
by our early childhood faculty and are Levels 1– 2
musical concepts and basic skills, there is
offered as 10-week mini-sessions beginning (for children born 1/1/13 to 3/1/14)
some repetition needed by children at this
in September, January, and March. Register early age. Everyone attending is Levels 3 – 4
for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions. Our child- encouraged to participate freely in a wide (returning students, or students entering
independent classes (Stepping Tones, range of musical-play activities. first grade)
Musical Gateways, and Musical Explorations) This class is for children who enjoy
are designed for the full academic year making music but are waiting to begin
(fall and spring semester, 30 classes). traditional formal instruction. Through
However, new students will be accepted attention to the child’s singing voice,
through March 2019 at a pro-rated tuition. listening skills, and motor development,
Demonstration classes will be held in

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this class provides opportunities for Musical Explorations Early Childhood Faculty

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES


students to make music in a creative
Grades 1– 2 Jennifer Garr
setting while developing entry-level
In this group class children will learn Susan Gaylord
musical concepts and skills. Written by the
musical skills and theory needed to play an Kathy Shanklin
Conservatory’s early childhood faculty, the
instrument. Barred instruments and choir
curricula have been updated to reflect
chimes are used to introduce beginning See www.rider.edu/conservatory for
current philosophy and practice. Level 1:
note reading. Each class includes singing, faculty bios
Music and You; Level 2: Orchestral Stories
movement, folk dances, and speech/
and Song; Level 3: Music Around the
instrumental ensembles. Children will
World; Level 4: Music through Time.
experience different musical genres from
Materials fee for Levels 1-2 includes a tote classical to jazz. While the approach and
bag, rhythm kit, book, 3 CDs with philosophy draw primarily on that of
songbooks, and a set of resonator bells. Carl Orff, other music education
Materials fee for Levels 3-4 includes a tote philosophies are evident throughout the
bag, 2 CDs with accompanying books, and program. This class is appropriate for
an Appalachian dulcimer. children who love to make music in a
Students complete two levels per academic year group setting before moving on to private
(15 classes per level). Levels 1-2 must be instruction. Materials fee includes a tote
completed before entering Levels 3-4. New bag, rhythm kit, and a book and CD.
students may be admitted to Level 3-4 on
approval from the department head; an
additional fee of $60 covering materials from
Levels 1-2 will be added.

Early Childhood Music Classes


Number of Classes Class Length Tuition Materials Fee
Class Name (per session/semester) (4-person minimum) (per session/semester) (per year)

Musical Playground
10 per mini-session 45 minutes $150 N/A
Age 14 months – 2½ years

Musical Threes
10 per mini-session 45 minutes $150 N/A
Age 2½ – 3½ years

Stepping Tones
15 per semester 45 minutes $265.50 $60
Age 3½ – 4½ years

Musical Gateways
15 per semester 60 minutes $315 $80
Age 4½ – 6 years

Musical Explorations
15 per semester 60 minutes $315 $45
Grades 1 – 2

Registration for child and caregiver classes is by mini-session (10 weeks); registration for child-independent classes is for the full academic year
(30 classes). Tuition will be pro-rated for students who register and are confirmed after the session/semester has started.
Class length is based upon minimum enrollment. Some classes may be offered with a smaller enrollment by reducing the class length. In this case,
the tuition remains the same.

WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY of MUSIC ❖ 15


range and prior experience. Students who are
PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

moving up from Schola Choir are not required


to audition. Princeton location only.

Cantus Choir
(Middle School Honors Choir)
Patricia Thel, Conductor
Grades 6 – 8
Cantus Choir performs frequently at
Westminster Choir College, Princeton
University, and in other venues as
opportunities arise. Each year the choir
sings children’s choral literature with the
Westminster Community Orchestra.
Repertoire includes a variety of sacred and
secular choral music of the highest quality.
Over the past 10 years, the choir has
performed at the National Cathedral, at
the United Nations, at Weill Recital Hall
in Carnegie Hall by special invitation, and
six times at the White House by invitation,

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES including a performance there in 2017.


The choir performs each year at
Drumthwacket, the Governor’s mansion.
The ensemble experience can be one of the most rewarding aspects of music study. In the past, the choir has done recordings
Whether in a choir, orchestra or chamber group, joining with others to create music together for ETS and Silver Burdett. The choir has
for the full year builds musicianship, provides motivation for individual study, and continually also premiered new works which were
challenges the performer with new works. It also happens to be lots of fun! subsequently published. There is an
emphasis on sight-reading and vocal
Schola Choir production in addition to performing in

Choral Yvonne Macdonald, Conductor


Grades 2 – 3
large venues. New students are accepted by
audition and by their ability and desire to
sing. Students who are moving up from
Ensembles This ensemble serves as the training choir
for Concino Choir. Rehearsal time is spent
Concino are not required to audition.
Princeton location only.
on the development of vocal, choral, and
Choral Readiness sight-reading skills. Repertoire is studied
in both unison and parts and concerts are Westminster Community
Katherine Chen, Instructor
presented with both the older and the Chorus
Grades K–1 younger choirs. A variety of choral
Choral Readiness focuses on music making
High School through Adult
repertoire is introduced, culminating in The Westminster Community Chorus
appropriate for children ages 5 to 7 years, performances on the Westminster Choir
with an emphasis on vocal music provides an opportunity for singers in the
College and Princeton University community from high school through
development, and serves as the training campuses. Princeton location only.
choir for Schola Choir. Singing games and adult to share the pleasure of choral
movement provide a repertoire of musical singing. The chorus is open to amateur
experiences from which lessons in music Concino Choir singers from the beginning to advanced
theory and singing are derived. Basic Patricia Thel, Conductor level. Westminster is renowned for choral
musicianship skills are taught, including excellence and this long-standing tradition
Grades 4 – 5 is shared with the community. Rehearsals
healthy singing and tonal and rhythmic The choral repertoire for Concino Choir
music reading. Musical repertoire includes will culminate with two or three
spans various periods and styles of music. performances per year. Audition required for
both folk and art music of high quality. Students are expected to commit for the
The choir will have the opportunity to new members. Princeton location only.
full academic year. Concino Choir performs
perform at least once on the Westminster at Westminster Choir College and in the
campus or off campus. Choral Readiness is Princeton area throughout the year, including
comprised of both experienced and an annual concert with the Westminster
inexperienced singers. Princeton location only. Community Orchestra. This past year the
choir sang at the Governor’s mansion and
in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton
University. An audition/interview is
necessary for new students to determine vocal

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Instrumental Performing Ensemble Faculty
pleasure of orchestral playing. The ensemble

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES
is open to dedicated amateur musicians
Katherine Chen
from intermediate to advanced levels.

Ensembles Coaching, sectional rehearsals, and Yvonne Macdonald


Princeton-area performances throughout Ruth Ochs
the year are an integral part of the program. Patricia Thel
Westminster Community Past performances have included Bartók’s
Concerto for Orchestra, Brahms’ Symphony See www.rider.edu/conservatory for
Orchestra No. 2, and Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite. faculty bios.
Ruth Ochs, Conductor Inquiries welcome during the year.
Adults Audition required. For information, email
This full-size orchestra offers adults in the wcorch@rider.edu. Princeton location only.
community the opportunity to share the

Performing Ensembles
Yearly Tuition
Ensemble Name Number of Rehearsals Rehearsal Length (Materials fee)

Choral Readiness
32 45 minutes $416
Grades K –1

Schola Choir $432


32 55 minutes
Grades 2 – 3 ($20)

Concino Choir $432


32 60 minutes
Grades 4 – 5 ($20)

Cantus Choir $528


32 90 minutes
Grades 6 – 8 ($20)
Westminster Community $288
Chorus 32 2 hours
High School – Adult ($35)

Westminster Community
Orchestra 32 2 ½ hours $288
Adults

Registration for performing ensembles is for the full academic year.

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Program
THE HONORS MUSIC PROGRAM (HMP)

Divisions
Young Artist
(YA)
Young Artist is HMP’s premiere,
performance-oriented division, and its
students are gifted and highly motivated
musicians. YA students receive a
comprehensive music education and
accelerate their development into top
performers and composers. Students
audition to major in piano, guitar, violin,
viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone,
bassoon, French horn, trumpet, or
trombone. Singers (age 14 to 18) audition
to major in voice, and composers (age 10

THE HONORS MUSIC


to 18) apply to major in composition.
YA instrumentalists attend four weekly

PROGRAM (HMP)
classes chosen from Chamber Music;
Theory; Music History; Jazz
Improvisation; and Dalcroze and Ear
Training. Students showcase their
Esma Pasic-Filipovic, Director achievements in five public performances
each year: two YA Solo Recitals, two
Craig Levesque, Academic Coordinator Honors Program Chamber Music
John Paul Velez, Dalcroze and Jazz Coordinator Concerts, and the HMP Jazz Concert.
Students also perform in solo Performance
Founded in 1985, The Honors Music addition to HMP. Students may choose Classes four times each year. Young Artists
Program (HMP) of Westminster to study with a private teacher on the prepare a solo program for annual
Conservatory is central New Jersey’s Conservatory faculty or with an outside evaluation by a panel of Conservatory
leading pre-college program for talented teacher. faculty. Repertoire is prepared in
classical young musicians. HMP develops accordance with the YA Performance
HMP's core curriculum includes a course Curricula guidelines under the direction
musical artistry and scholarship through its sequence in Music History and in Music
comprehensive curriculum and its vibrant, of the student’s private teacher.
Theory. Performance offerings, which vary
supportive community. Students, age 8 to by division, are discussed below. Students YA vocalists attend four weekly classes
18, major in Instrumental or Vocal prepare for either the Royal Conservatory’s chosen from Diction; Vocal Repertoire;
Performance, Composition, Music Theory, Music Development Program Rudiments Theory; Music History; and Dalcroze and
or Musicianship Studies. Students enroll in evaluations or the Associated Board of the Ear Training. Singers showcase their
one of three divisions of study and attend Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) theory achievements in four public performances
their classes on Saturdays at the exams, and the College Board’s Advanced each year: two YA Solo Recitals, and two
Conservatory’s Princeton campus. An Placement Exam in Music Theory. HMP Chamber Music Concerts. Vocal
exceptional faculty of performers, Graduates accelerate their college study students are encouraged to enroll in
composers, and scholars inspire students by completing advanced courses in piano lessons.
and offer unmatched personal attention. Counterpoint, Analysis, Orchestration, and Outreach performances, workshops, and
By graduation students are prepared to Composition. Semester grades are awarded master classes by distinguished artists are
pursue advanced study or careers in music. in all classes, and a transcript is maintained. offered throughout the year. The curriculum
The elementary- and middle-school programs Audition and/or application materials, culminates in Senior Seminar, a course
are offered from 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and a brochure, and the HMP handbook re-designed to meet the interests of each
the high-school program is offered from are available in the Conservatory senior class. Seniors prepare and perform
11:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m. from September office and on the program’s website an individual senior recital and receive
through early June. Students must attend a www.honorsmusicprogram.com. significant college admissions support.
45- or 60-minute weekly private lesson in The Young Artist Admissions folio

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Young Music Honors Music Program
accompanies music school applications or

THE HONORS MUSIC PROGRAM (HMP)


college and university Arts Supplements
and impressively presents the student’s
Faculty

Scholar (YMS)
transcript, recommendation letter from the Ben Cahill
Director, and press materials. Carol Comune
Number of weeks: 30 Young Music Scholar is a non-performance- Stanton Davis, Jr.
Tuition: $2,850 (materials and private oriented program for students interested in Clipper Erickson
lesson tuition not included) enriching their music education through Michael Green
the study of Music Theory and Music Ikumi Hiraiwa
History. The program accepts students Julia Kovalev

Young Musician based on a private teacher recommendation,


an interview with the HMP director, and
on class availability in the student’s
Patricia Landy
Craig Levesque

(YM) particular age and level. Chase Morrison


Elena Panova
YMS students take two weekly classes:
Young Musician is designed for the Galina Prilutskaya
Music Theory and Music History.
motivated student who is interested in Students follow the HMP graded theory Jessica Rey-de-Castro
deepening his or her musical study through curriculum. Students progress through Kyu-Jung Rhee
participation in HMP. Students audition to Music History survey courses and then Marvin Rosen
major in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, enroll each year in one of several Music Angelina Shapoval
flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, History electives, which are offered on a Danielle Sinclair
French horn, trumpet, or trombone. rotating basis. Timothy Urban
Singers (age 12 to 18) audition to major in
Number of weeks: 28 Michael VanPelt
voice, and composers (age 10 to 18) apply
Tuition: $1,260 (materials and private John Paul Velez
to major in composition.
lesson tuition not included) Kevin Willois
The YM curriculum includes three weekly
classes chosen from Chamber Music; See www.rider.edu/conservatory for
Theory; Music History; Dalcroze and Ear faculty bios.
Training; and Vocal Skills. Each year
students showcase their achievements in
two performances in the Honors Program
Chamber Music Concerts. YM students
also participate in Solo Performance
Classes four times during the year. In
addition, YM students perform solo
repertoire for annual evaluation by a panel
of Conservatory faculty. Students prepare
two contrasting pieces and an etude under
the direction of their private teacher.
Additional opportunities include
Conservatory-wide recitals, outreach
concerts, master classes, and workshops
presented by distinguished artists.
Number of weeks: 30
Tuition: $2,100 (materials and private
lesson tuition not included)

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MUSIC THERAPY

MUSIC THERAPY
Tara Cooke-Ventresca, Coordinator
Music therapy sessions can be beneficial to many individuals with The creative process explored through music therapy can help:
special needs such as: ■■ Increase self-awareness
■■ Autism/autistic spectrum
■■ Build self-confidence
■■ Cerebral palsy
■■ Enhance communication
■■ Down syndrome
■■ Improve physical movement and coordination
■■ Learning differences
■■ Allow for self-expression.
■■ Developmental delays
Together with work on personalized goals, the therapy can provide
■■ Emotional disorders enrichment, enjoyment and impact the overall development of
each student.
■■ Neurological disorders
These sessions are highly recommended for individuals with special
■■ Sensory disorders needs beginning as early as 3 years old. Princeton location only.
In one-on-one sessions, a music therapist works together with an A placement interview is required for all new students. Families will be
individual in a musical context to help foster growth and development. asked to complete a registration form and pay an interview fee of
As a creative process, the therapy relies upon the uniqueness of each $75 before meeting with the coordinator. After evaluation, the
individual and his/her own set of circumstances. Each student’s registration fee and tuition deposit will be due before the student
contributions and involvement are essential to the overall work. can be placed with a music therapist.
Individuals who join music therapy come as they are with their own
personal strengths. These are discovered and built upon while
working through personal challenges. Personalized goals are Tuition for Music Therapy Sessions
discovered and worked on through music that is created with the Number of private sessions: 32
music therapist. Session length: 30 minutes
Tuition: $1,536
Growth that occurs influences all areas within each person. For
optimal growth to occur, much of the work is in and through Music Therapy Faculty
improvisation and composition in which the student is an active Tara Cooke-Ventresca
participant in creating music. Experiences of music may be through
playing instruments, singing, listening, and moving to music. See www.rider.edu/conservatory for faculty bios.
Through created music, individuals use their own inherent qualities
and natural processes to allow for freedom and creativity.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Summer Music Camps Concerto Competition
Marianne Lauffer, Director Megan Hofreiter, Coordinator
The Conservatory offers a variety of summer music camps for This annual competition offers Conservatory students an
toddlers to teens. Students with or without previous musical opportunity to perform with the Westminster Community
experience are eligible to attend. Information outlining the 2019 Orchestra. In the fall of 2018, Conservatory piano students who
summer camps will be available in January on the website at were registered with the Conservatory for the prior academic year
www.rider.edu/conservatorycamps. Summer camp registration (September through May) are eligible to participate with a
begins on January 14, 2019. Resident middle-school, high-school, recommendation from their private Conservatory teacher. Next fall
and adult programs are offered through Westminster Choir (fall 2019) the competition will be open to wind, string, and adult
College Continuing Education; call 609-924-7416 or go to voice students who are recommended by their private Conservatory
www.rider.edu/woce. teacher. Winners of the Concerto Competition will be featured in a
performance with the Westminster Community Orchestra.
Competition applications and guidelines will be available in the
Summer Lessons
main office by September 1, 2018.
The Conservatory offers a flexible eight-week session for private
instruction in all instruments, depending on availability of instructors.
Students often enroll in summer lessons to try out a new instrument Ena Bronstein Barton Piano Scholarship
or to get extra coaching and practice. The 2019 summer session runs This scholarship was established in Spring 2011 to honor Ena
from June 24 to August 16, 2019. Registration forms will be Bronstein Barton, the head of the piano department at Westminster
available in all Conservatory locations by May 13, 2019. Conservatory, member of the piano faculty at Westminster Choir
College, and internationally acclaimed performer. Each spring,
Conservatory piano teachers will nominate students in grades 9
Conservatory Faculty Recital Series
through 11 who have studied with them for a minimum of two
In addition to teaching, Westminster Conservatory faculty
years. The student must be a talented and hardworking pianist—an
members enrich the musical life of the area and provide inspiring
all-around musician who studies theory and/or a second instrument
examples for their students through performance. Solo and
at the Conservatory and exhibits the community spirit of the
chamber music recitals by Conservatory faculty take place on the
Conservatory. A panel of Conservatory piano teachers will choose
Princeton campus of Westminster Choir College, the Lawrenceville
the recipient and the scholarship winner receives a $250-per-term
campus of Rider University, and in the community. Admission is
tuition remission to apply toward their piano study at the
free to all Westminster Conservatory faculty performances. For a
Conservatory in the following academic year.
complete listing of performances, go to www.rider.edu/arts.
Recitals in the Westminster Conservatory Faculty Series are presented
on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3:00
Scholarship Awards Competition
p.m. in Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Marvin Rosen, Coordinator
At the end of the fall term, faculty members may nominate
Kaleidoscope Chamber Series events are scheduled on Sunday
outstanding students who have studied privately for the full fall
afternoons at 3:00 p.m. in Gill Memorial Chapel at Rider
term to compete for a Conservatory Scholarship Award. Awards are
University, Lawrenceville.
granted for achievement in private instrumental, vocal, or
Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals are held on the third composition lessons. Winners are selected through a competitive
Thursday of the month, September to May, at 12:15 p.m. in the audition by a panel of judges and receive a $200-per-term tuition
Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, remission to apply toward study at the Conservatory in their
Princeton. These half-hour lunchtime recitals are open to the public nominated field the following academic year.
without charge. (This program is made possible, in part, by the Mercer
County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the
Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State
Teen Voice Competition
Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for Danielle Sinclair, Coordinator
the Arts.) In the spring term, Conservatory high school students who are
taking private voice lessons or are in the Westminster Community
For more information on the Kaleidoscope Series and Chorus or the Honors Music Program are invited, based on a
Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, contact Melissa recommendation from their teacher, to participate in the annual
Bohl, Coordinator of Outreach Recitals, at the Teen Voice Competition. The winners receive gift certificates for
main Conservatory office at 609-921-7104. the Westminster Choir College bookstore and the opportunity to
perform in a recital.

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CONSERVATORY POLICIES
If a student submits their request in writing
CONSERVATORY POLICIES & GENERAL INFORMATION

after the fourth scheduled class, including


Young Music Scholar, they will be charged

& GENERAL INFORMATION the full tuition for the term.


If a student submits their request in writing
after the fourth scheduled week of classes of
Young Artist/Young Musician, they will be
Ongoing Registration charged the full tuition for the year.
The academic calendar for Westminster Conservatory runs from September to June, totaling
34 weeks. At the extension sites, academic calendars may vary slightly. (Extension site lesson See www.rider.edu/conservatory for
and class schedules are available at www.rider.edu/conservatory under Locations & Directions.) detailed information.
Students registering for study at the Conservatory will be charged for the full academic year
if they are beginning lessons or classes as of September 11, 2018. Students starting lessons Spring Semester Withdrawal
or classes later than this date will be pro-rated for the remainder of the year and the student
will receive a bill for the pro-rated number of lessons.
Details
The spring semester withdrawal deadline
is January 4, 2019. Withdrawals are
Payment Policy and Schedule Honors Music Program (Young
effective as of the end of the fall term.
Families must pay in full when the first bill Artist and Young Musician Only)
(See calendar on inside back cover for fall
is due or make monthly payments with September 30, 2018 – Payment in full term ending dates.)
payment in full being received by the due for full year due or first of 3 monthly
dates listed below. (Those choosing to pay payments.
monthly will be assessed a 1.5% finance Change Requests
charge on the unpaid balance.) Families Those choosing to pay monthly will be Requests for changes in teacher, program
who do not make their monthly payments assessed a 1.5% finance charge on the of study, or lesson length must be received
or who have not paid in full by the due unpaid balance. in the Conservatory office in writing prior
date may not be able to continue their October 31, 2018—Second monthly to the fourth scheduled lesson or class. If
lessons at the Conservatory. There will be payment due. the change request is received less than
a $30 charge for all returned checks. 2 business days before a scheduled lesson
November 30, 2018—FINAL
or class, the student will be charged for
PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR
■■ Payment Due Dates for Private that lesson or class. Class changes may not
FULL YEAR TUITION
Lessons and Classes be made after the fourth scheduled class.
Students wishing to make changes for
Fall Term Withdrawal Policy the spring term must do so by the spring
September 30, 2018—Payment in full All withdrawals must be submitted in semester withdrawal deadline of
for fall term due or first of 3 monthly writing (by mail, fax, or email) to the January 4, 2019.
fall payments. office. Non-attendance or verbal Students enrolled in private instruction
Those choosing to pay monthly will be withdrawal to a faculty or staff member is that are granted a change in teacher at any
assessed a 1.5% finance charge on the not an official withdrawal. other time during the year will be charged a
unpaid balance. Students withdrawing from Young penalty equal to the cost of 4 additional
October 31, 2018—Second fall Musician or Young Artist at any time lessons from the studio the student is leaving.
monthly payment due. forfeit the non-refundable deposit made All change requests must be submitted in
toward the program. writing to a Conservatory office.
November 30, 2018—FINAL
PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR If a student submits their request in Westminster Conservatory will honor all
FALL TERM writing prior to the fourth scheduled lesson, change requests if possible, based on
class, or rehearsal, they will be charged only availability. If the Conservatory cannot
Spring Term for those lessons scheduled prior to receipt accommodate the requested change, the
January 31, 2019—Payment in full for of their request. If the withdrawal is student may choose to continue the original
spring term due or first of 3 monthly received less than 2 business days before course of study or withdraw according to
spring payments. the fourth lesson, class, or rehearsal, the the withdrawal policy.
Those choosing to pay monthly will be student will be charged for that lesson.
assessed a 1.5% finance charge on the If a student submits their request in Additional Lessons
unpaid balance. writing after the fourth scheduled lesson, Students may add extra lessons during the
February 28, 2019—Second monthly they will be charged for all lessons scheduled academic year as well as before or after the
payment due. prior to receipt of their request. If the summer session with the permission of their
withdrawal is received less than 2 business teacher. Scheduling arrangements are made
March 31, 2019—FINAL PAYMENT
days before the scheduled lesson, the directly with the teacher. Students list the
DEADLINE FOR SPRING TERM
student will be charged for that lesson as confirmed lesson dates and times on the
■■ Payment Due Dates for well. In addition, the student will be “Additional Lessons” (green) form, obtain
charged a penalty equal to the cost of the teacher’s sign-off on the form, and
Performing Ensembles and
4 additional lessons. then submit the form along with payment
to the office.

22 ❖ WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY of MUSIC


Missed Lessons and Discontinuance Policy park while attending their lesson or

CONSERVATORY POLICIES & GENERAL INFORMATION


another Conservatory event. No parking is
Make-up Policy The Conservatory reserves the right to
allowed at other times.
Regular attendance at lessons, classes, and discontinue any student whose work or
rehearsals is expected. Whenever possible, behavior is unsatisfactory; this includes
the student must notify the teacher in frequent absences, tardiness, behavioral Student Identification Cards
advance of any absences. Students are problems, lack of progress, or failure to Student ID cards are necessary for
charged for all lessons, classes, and ensembles abide by Conservatory policies. Students students wishing to use the Talbott Library
for which they register. Since the teacher has may also be discontinued if payment is Learning Center, to enter the campus
already reserved a weekly teaching time for past due. In such cases, a student will be bookstore, and to gain reduced admission
each student, the teacher is not required to responsible for all lessons or classes to some campus concerts. Student ID
make up a lesson missed by the student for scheduled prior to the date the lessons or cards are available in Conservatory offices.
any reason, including illness, vacation, classes are discontinued by the Conservatory.
schedule conflict, etc. Talbott Library Learning
Please note that students should not Class Cancellation Policy Center
attend lessons, classes or rehearsals if they The Conservatory reserves the right to
Students enrolled in the Conservatory are
are ill or contagious. Teachers have the cancel classes with insufficient enrollment.
extended borrowing privileges at Talbott
right to send students home if they In the event of cancellation, a full refund
Library Learning Center (609-921-7100,
determine that the student is ill. A make will be issued.
ext. 8237), the College library. An ID card
up will not be offered to the student. must be presented to borrow books or
If a teacher cancels a lesson/class or if the Financial Aid music, and library rules and due dates
Conservatory closes for any reason, a Westminster Conservatory offers financial must be observed. All overdue books must
make-up lesson/class will be offered. A aid toward tuition to qualifying families. be returned and fines paid before a
maximum of 2 make-up options will be Financial aid is determined on a sliding student is eligible to register for further
offered to the student for each cancelled scale that considers family financial Conservatory study.
lesson and 1 make-up option will be resources, the number of dependent
offered for each cancelled class. Credits children, the number of family members College Bookstore
will not be offered for make-up lessons studying at the Conservatory, and the
Music, textbooks or other materials may be
refused by the family. In addition, a credit programs in which the student(s) are
purchased and ordered at Westminster
is not available for make-up lessons or enrolled. Recipients must maintain
Music and Books (609-921-1656), the
classes that are agreed-upon and then reasonable progress and attendance and
campus bookstore located on the first floor
missed by the student. keep all payments current. Financial aid
of the Student Center. Students are
application forms are available at any
Exceptions to these policies will be made required to carry an ID card when entering
Conservatory office or online at
only in rare cases of extended illness or the bookstore. Bookstore hours are
www.rider.edu/conservatory.
other emergency situations and will be Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., as
reviewed on a case-by-case basis. well as select Saturdays.
Photography/Video Release
Waiting List From time to time, Conservatory classes General Policies
and events are photographed or videotaped
If a requested lesson or class is full, a student ■■ Food and beverages are not permitted
for promotional purposes. These images in teaching studios or rehearsal halls.
may choose to be on the waiting list. To be
may be used in social media, publicity-
added to the waiting list, a registration form ■■ There is no smoking allowed inside
related, and informational materials for
must be submitted listing the days and times any campus building.
the Conservatory. Enrollment and/or
the student is available. Students should
participation in Conservatory programs ■■ No pets are allowed inside the
include their credit card number on the Conservatory.
and events—both those mentioned in this
registration form. The credit card will be
catalog and those that may arise during the ■■ For the safety of our students and
charged with the registration fee and the
course of the school year—constitutes faculty, skateboarding, rollerblading or
appropriate deposit once the student is
permission granted for use of likeness in other reckless activity inside any
placed with a teacher. When an opening building is not allowed.
the above-mentioned manner.
becomes available, it will be offered to the
first student on the waiting list who ■■ Children under 6 years old must be
accompanied by an adult at all times.
indicated availability at the time of the Parking
opening. To remain on the waiting list for Parking regulations are strictly enforced on
the following academic year, students must the Westminster campus. All cars parked Fire Code
fill out a new registration form. A student on campus are required to display a parking Please adhere to the fire code set by the
cannot remain on the waiting list for a hang tag (available at no charge in the State of New Jersey. In the event of a fire
specific teacher if lessons have been arranged Conservatory office). Failure to display this or a drill, all persons are to evacuate the
with another Conservatory teacher. tag could result in a fine. building using the designated exits.
After registration is confirmed, students
should apply for a free, annual parking
hang tag. This gives students permission to

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WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE
CAMPUS MAP

CAMPUS MAP


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J  
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WESTMINSTER CAMPUS IN PRINCETON


1 Main entrance 
2 Williamson Hall
3 Visitor parking
4 Erdman Hall/Presser Music Center
5 Taylor Hall
6 Bristol Hall/Bristol Chapel (performance and classroom space)
7 Student Center
(Dining Commons, College Bookstore, Thayer Lounge)
8 Talbott Library (Learning Center, Music Computing Lab) WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY
9 Seabrook Hall (college dorm) Westminster Choir College
10 Dayton Hall (college dorm) of Rider University
11 Ithaca Hall (college dorm) 101 Walnut Lane
12 Princeton Hall/Westminster Conservatory Princeton, New Jersey
13 Student/Conservatory parking
14 Playhouse (performance and classroom space)
15 Relocatable classrooms
16 Faculty/Student/Visitor parking
17 Cottage
18 Hamilton House
19 Marion Buckelew Cullen Center

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Lesson and Class 2018 – 2019 Month-by-Month Calendar

Schedule 2018 – 2019 1


SE P T E M B E R 2018
S M T W T F S
F E B R U A RY 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2

Princeton Location (Main Campus) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


9 10 11 12 13 14 15
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
How to use this calendar: Locate your lesson/class day. The column 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
of dates below it indicates your schedule for the academic year. 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 24 25 26 27 28
Lessons run 34 weeks. Most classes run 32 weeks. 30
M A R CH 2019
Extension site calendars may vary slightly based on site availability.
O C T O B E R 2018 S M T W T F S
Ask your extension manager for specific calendar dates, or go to
S M T W T F S 1 2
www.rider.edu/conservatory to download the calendar for your
1 2 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
extension (Locations & Directions).
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Week MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
1 9/17 9/11 9/12 9/13 9/14 9/15 28 29 30 31 31
2 9/24 9/18 9/26 9/20 9/21 9/22
3 10/1 9/25 10/3 9/27 9/28 9/29 N OVE M B E R 2018 A P R I L 2019
4 10/8 10/2 10/10 10/4 10/5 10/6 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6
5 10/15 10/9 10/17 10/11 10/12 10/13
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
6 10/22 10/16 10/24 10/18 10/19 10/20
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
7 10/29 10/23 11/7 10/25 10/26 10/27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Fall Term

8 11/5 10/30 11/14 11/1 11/2 11/3 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30


9 11/12 11/6 11/28 11/8 11/9 11/10
10 11/19 11/13 12/5 11/15 11/16 11/17 D E C E M B E R 2018 M AY 2019
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
11 11/26 11/27 12/12 11/29 11/30 12/1
1 1 2 3 4
12 12/3 12/4 12/19 12/6 12/7 12/8
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
13 12/10 12/11 1/9 12/13 12/14 12/15 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
14 12/17 12/18 1/16 12/20 1/4 1/5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
15 1/7 1/8 1/23 1/10 1/11 1/12 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 26 27 28 29 30 31
16 1/14 1/15 1/30 1/17 1/18 1/19
30 31
JU N E 2019
17 1/28 1/22 2/6 1/24 1/25 1/26
JA N U A RY 2019 S M T W T F S
18 2/4 1/29 2/13 1/31 2/1 2/2
S M T W T F S 1
19 2/11 2/5 2/20 2/7 2/8 2/9 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
20 2/25 2/12 2/27 2/14 2/15 2/16 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
21 3/4 2/19 3/6 2/21 2/22 2/23 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
22 3/11 2/26 3/13 2/28 3/1 3/2
27 28 29 30 31 30
23 3/18 3/5 3/20 3/7 3/8 3/9
Spring Term

24 3/25 3/12 3/27 3/14 3/15 3/16


25 4/1 3/19 4/3 3/21 3/22 3/23
= no regular classes = offices closed

26 4/8 3/26 4/10 3/28 3/29 3/30


Holidays and Important Dates
27 4/15 4/2 4/24 4/4 4/5 4/6
28 4/22 4/9 5/1 4/11 4/12 4/13 9/19 Yom Kippur 2/18 President’s Day
29 4/29 4/23 5/8 4/25 4/26 4/27 10/22-10/27 Lesson Observation Week 3/11-3/16 Lesson Observation Week
10/31 Halloween 4/16-4/21 Spring Break
30 5/6 4/30 5/15 5/2 5/3 5/4
11/20-11/25 Thanksgiving Break 5/4 Priority Registration Deadline
31 5/13 5/7 5/22 5/9 5/10 5/11 12/21-1/3 Winter Break 5/6- 5/11 Evaluation Week
32 5/20 5/14 5/29 5/16 5/17 5/18 1/4 Spring Semester Withdrawal 5/25-5/27 Memorial Day Weekend
33 6/3 5/21 6/5 5/23 5/24 6/1
Deadline 6/24-8/17 Summer Session
1/21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
34 6/10 5/28 6/12 5/30 5/31 6/8

Emergency Closing Phone Number: 609-219-2000 ext. 1