Upcoming Courses, Workshops and Events


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Music Literacy in the

Elementary Choral Rehearsal

New York State Council of

Administrators of Music Education

Nassau Chapter

Professional Development Series

East Meadow School District, East Meadow, NY


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

JAE Family Folk Dance Night

Rocky Point, NY


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Folk Dancing Fun:

Sure-Fire Dances Your

Elementary Students Will Love!

New York State Council of

Administrators of Music Education

Suffolk Chapter

Professional Development Series

West Islip High School, West Islip, NY


Saturday, November 17, 2016

Folk Dancing 

Nassau County Music Educators' Association

Parents, Educators and Kids (PEAK) Festival

Freeport High School

Freeport, NY


Upcoming Conducting Activities


Thursday, November 9, 2018

Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus "High Notes"

JAE Salute to Veterans

Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Suffolk Treble Choir

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Greenvale, NY


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Nassau Treble Choir

​LeFrak Concert Hall

New York, NY


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus

Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus 

Winter Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes" ​Winter Musical, Rocky Point. NY


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Ulster County Music Educators Association

UCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus Festival

Ulster County, NY


Friday, March 15, 2019

Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes" 

Senior Citizen St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Suffolk Treble Choir 

Staller Center for the Arts

Stony Brook, NY


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Nassau Treble Choir 

Adelphi Performing Arts Center

Garden City, NY


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Monroe County Music Educators Association

MCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus Festival

Monroe County, NY


Friday, April 12, 2019

New Hampshire Elementary Honors Choir

New Hampshire Music Educators Association

NHMEA Spring Conference

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Suffolk Treble Choir

Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

New York, NY


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus

Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Nassau Treble Choir

​Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus

Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY

  

Past Courses, Workshops and Events


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Music Literacy in the

Elementary Choral Rehearsal

New York State Council of

Administrators of Music Education

Suffolk Chapter

Professional Development Series

Hauppauge Middle School, Hauppauge, NY


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Music Literacy in the

Elementary Choral Rehearsal

New Jersey Music Educators Association’s

Summer Workshop

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ


Sunday, July 22, 2018

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk

(with Joani Brandon, Betsy Greene,

Rachel Grimsby and Chris Tranberg)

Feierabend Association for Music Education

FAME Biennial Conference

Chicago Midway Marriott, Chicago, IL


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rhythmic Music Literacy in the

Elementary Choral Rehearsal

Feierabend Association for Music Education

FAME Biennial Conference

Chicago Midway Marriott, Chicago, IL


Wednesday, July 18-Friday, July 20, 2018

Conversational Solfege

Levels 1&2 Certification Course

2018 Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)

Pre-Conference Course

Chicago Midway Marriott, Chicago, IL


Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29, 2018

Conversational Solfege

Levels 1&2 Certification Course

Hofstra University, Long Island, NY


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Introduction to Conversational Solfege

Hofstra University, Long Island, NY


Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:20AM-11:20AM

Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
Connecticut Music Educators Association

The 72nd Annual CMEA In-Service Conference

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT


Saturday, January 12, 2018 - 11:00AM-12:00PM
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
American Choral Directors Association
2018 Children's & Community Youth Choirs

Conductor's Retreat
Hilton Houston Post Oak, Houston, TX


Tuesday, November 7, 2017
1. Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
2. Cultivating a Tuneful, Beatful and Artful Environment in the Elementary General Music Classroom
Society for Ethics in Education
Suffolk County Music Education Symposium
Long Island, NY


Friday, October 27, 2017

Introduction to the Orff Schulwerk Approach

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Long Island, NY


Wednesday, October 25, 2017
JAE Family Folk Dance Night
Rocky Point, NY


Monday, September 25, 2017
Introduction to Conversational Solfege
A Professional Development Workshop for the
Plainview-Old Bethpage Music Department
Long Island, NY


Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 1:00PM-2:15PM
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
New York State School Music Association
2017 NYS Summer Music Conference
Hilton Albany, Albany, NY


Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00AM-9:00AM
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
National Association for Music Education

Eastern Division
2017 NAfME Eastern Division Conference
Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ


Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:30AM-12:30PM
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
Organization of American Kodály Educators
2017 OAKE National Conference "Let Freedom Ring"
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA


Friday, March 10, 2017

10:00AM-10:50AM & 11:10AM-12:00PM
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
American Choral Directors Association
2017 ACDA National Conference "A Life of Song"
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN


Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
​Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators


Friday, November 11, 2016
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
National Association for Music Education
2016 National In-Service Conference
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Grapevine, TX


Saturday, November 5, 2016
​Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
American Choral Directors Association

New York Chapter
NY-ACDA Annual Fall Conference
Mercer School of Theology, Garden City, NY


Saturday, October 29, 2016
Folk Dancing
​Suffolk County Music Educators' Association
Parents, Educators and Kids (PEAK) Festival
Northport, NY


Wednesday, October 26, 2016
JAE Family Folk Dance Night
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, July 17, 2016
​Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
Feierabend Association for Music Education
FAME 2nd Biennial Conference
Gordon College, Wenham, MA


Saturday, July 16, 2016
Introduction to Conversational Solfege
(with Betsy Greene and Andy Himelick)
Feierabend Association for Music Education
FAME 2nd Annual Biennial Conference
Gordon College, Wenham, MA


Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1, 2016
Conversational Solfege
FAME Certification Course
Hofstra University, Long Island, NY


Friday, May 13, 2016
Kodály Organization of New York
"Voices United!" Festival
​St. Michael's Church
New York, NY


Monday, May 5, 2016

Elementary Choral Master Class with

Francisco J. Núñez

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Suffolk Treble Choir

Sequoya Middle School, Holtsville, NY


Monday, May 2, 2016
Introduction to Conversational Solfege

Hofstra University, Long Island, NY


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Introduction to Conversational Solfege
Hofstra University NAfME Workshop
Hofstra University, Long Island, NY


Saturday, November 14, 2015
African Drumming
​Suffolk County Music Educators' Association
Parents, Educators and Kids (PEAK) Festival
Northport, NY


Saturday, November 7, 2015
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
Organization of American Kodály Educators
Eastern Division Fall Tune-Up


Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Music Literacy in the Elementary Choral Rehearsal
Society for Ethics in Education
Suffolk County Music Education Symposium

Long Island, NY


Wednesday, October 28, 2015
JAE Family Folk Dance Night
Rocky Point, NY


Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2, 2015
Conversational Solfege
FAME Certification Course
Hofstra University, Long Island, NY


Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Circle of Success:
Building the Foundation for a

Successful Children's Choir
Kodály Organization of New York
New York, NY

Friday, October 31, 2014
​Treble Chorus Reading Session
American Choral Directors Association

New York Chapter

​2014 NY-ACDA Fall Conference
Skinner Hall @ Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
JAE Family Folk Dance Night
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Folk Dancing Fun:
Sure-Fire Dances Your

Elementary Students Will Love!
New York State School Music Association

Summer Conference

Albany, NY


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Aligning Music Lessons with Common Core Standards while Maintaining Joyful Music Making
Feierabend Association for Music Education

FAME Biennial Conference

Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
1. Out of the Box:

Successful Elementary Choral Rehearsal Strategies With a Toybox
2. Implementing a Standards Crosswalk:

Common Core Standards and Elementary Music Education
3. Elementary Choral Reading Session
New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education
Suffolk County Chapter
Suffolk County Music Educators' Association
Suffolk County Music Education Symposium
Long Island, NY


Past Conducting Activities


Friday, June 22, 2018

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Nassau & Suffolk Treble Choirs

Performing The Star-Spangled Banner

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

Citi Field, New York, NY


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus

Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus 

Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Monday, May 7, 2018

Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus

Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Sunday, May 6, 2018
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau and Suffolk Treble Choirs
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
New York, NY
Premiered new commissioned work:

"One Song" by Melissa Keylock and Jill Friedersdorf


Friday, April 20, 2018

Connecticut Elementary Honors Chorus

Connecticut Music Educators Association
The 72nd Annual CMEA In-Service Conference
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT


Sunday, March 18, 2018
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Greenvale, NY


Friday, March 16, 2018
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Senior Citizen St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, March 4, 2018
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Adelphi Performing Arts Center
Garden City, NY


Saturday, March 3, 2018
Rockland County Music Educators Association (RCMEA)
RCMEA Intermediate All-County Chorus 2018
Rockland County, NY


Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Winter Musical, Rocky Point. NY


Monday, December 11, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Winter Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Sunday, December 10, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​LeFrak Concert Hall
New York, NY


Thursday, November 9, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
JAE Salute to Veterans
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, November 5, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY


Friday, June 17, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau & Suffolk Treble Choirs
Performing The Star-Spangled Banner
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets
Citi Field, New York, NY


Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Monday, May 8, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Sunday, May 7, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY


Sunday, May 7, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Spring Musical, "Wright!"
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, March 19, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Adelphi Performing Arts Center
Garden City, NY


Friday, March 17, 2017
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Senior Citizen St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, March 5, 2017
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY


Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Winter Musical, Rocky Point. NY


Monday, December 12, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Winter Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Sunday, December 11, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​LeFrak Concert Hall
New York, NY


Sunday, November 20, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Greenvale, NY


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nassau Music Educators' Association

Parent, Educators and Kids (PEAK) Festival Chorus

Madison Theatre @ Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
JAE Salute to Veterans
Rocky Point, NY


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
NY-ACDA Fall Conference

Cathedral of the Incarnation

Garden City, NY


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
Performing The Star-Spangled Banner
Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets
Citi Field, New York, NY


Friday, June 17, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
Performing The Star-Spangled Banner
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
Citi Field, New York, NY


Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Friday, May 13, 2016

​Kodály Organization of New York
"Voices United!" Festival
​St. Michael's Church
New York, NY


Sunday, May 8, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
New York, NY


Sunday, May 8, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
New York, NY


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point High School


Sunday, April 10, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY


Sunday, March 20, 2016
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Garden City, NY


Thursday, March 17, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Spring Musical, Rocky Point. NY


Friday, March 11, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Senior Citizen St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
Rocky Point, NY


Saturday, March 5, 2016
Ulster County Music Educators Association
​Ulster County Elementary All-County Chorus Festival
SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY


Thursday, February 4, 2016
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Rocky Point Patriotic Concert
Rocky Point, NY


Saturday, December 19, 2015
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Garden City, NY


Monday, December 14, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Winter Musical, Rocky Point. NY


Monday, December 7, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus

Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Winter Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Sunday, November 22, 2015
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​LeFrak Concert Hall
New York, NY


Sunday, November 22, 2015
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​LeFrak Concert Hall
New York, NY


Friday, November 6, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
JAE Salute to Veterans
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, May 31, 2015
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau & Suffolk Treble Choirs
​Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
New York, NY


Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point High School


Monday, May 18, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point High School


Wednesday-Thursday, March 25-26, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Spring Musical

Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, March 22, 2015
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY


Sunday, March 22, 2015
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Garden City, NY


Saturday, March 21, 2015
​Suffolk County Music Educators' Association
Eugene Reichenthal Day of Recorder
Brentwood, NY


Thursday, February 5, 2015
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Rocky Point Patriotic Concert
Rocky Point, NY


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Nassau Music Educators' Association
NMEA Division II All-County Chorus Festival

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Greenvale, NY


Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Winter Musical, Rocky Point. NY


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Joseph A. Edgar 3rd Grade Beginner Chorus
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
​Winter Concert, Rocky Point. NY


Saturday, November 22, 2014
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau Treble Choir
​LeFrak Concert Hall
New York, NY


Saturday, November 22, 2014
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Suffolk Treble Choir
​LeFrak Concert Hall
New York, NY


Saturday, November 15, 2014
​Suffolk County Music Educators' Association
Parents, Educators and Kids (PEAK) Festival Chorus
Northport, NY


Monday, November 10, 2014
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus "High Notes"
JAE Salute to Veterans
Rocky Point, NY


Saturday, October 25, 2014
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau and Suffolk Treble Choirs
Performing The Star-Spangled Banner
Dallas Stars vs. New York Islanders
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island, NY


Saturday, September 20, 2014
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
Nassau and Suffolk Treble Choirs
Ice Dreams, Skating Spectacular
Performing with 2014 Olympic Bronze medalist Jason Brown
Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY


Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Rocky Point, NY


Monday, June 16, 2014
Joseph A. Edgar 4th/5th Grade Intermediate Chorus
Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Select Chorus

"High Notes"
​Spring Concert, Rocky Point High School