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N.Y. State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and Broadway Composer Steven Schwartz Honored
Westchester County, NY (July 18, 2102) – Music Conservatory of Westchester’s (MCW) eleventh annual Golf & Tennis Classic was recently held at the Whippoorwill Club in Armonk, N.Y. where more than 60 golfers and tennis players helped raise funds for the Conservatory’s scholarships and tuition assistance programs. An awards ceremony and dinner followed.
New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and renowned Broadway composer Steven Schwartz were recognized as this year’s event honorees for their exceptional work in our community and throughout their outstanding careers. MCW presented Oppenheimer with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Schwartz with the Maestro Award. Both thanked MCW for the many ways the school is a cultural hub in Westchester County and beyond.
“The Conservatory provides the tri-state area with invaluable performing arts programs for students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds,” said Senator Oppenheimer. “It’s my privilege to support this dynamic organization and witness the positive differences that its creative teachings have made in the lives of so many individuals.”
This year’s event gained major support from Entergy; GSE Systems, Inc., Jerry & Terry Feldman; Putney Twombly, Hall, and Hirson, LLP, William & Georgia Pollak; John and Patty Bottomley; Stern Keiser & Panken, LLP, Laurence Keiser; D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP, Alfred F. Thoben; Rodd & Elizabeth Berro. In kind sponsors were Green Mountain Energy and Captain Lawrence Brewery.
“Our annual Classic is the perfect way to celebrate our community and our special guest honorees who have made such invaluable contributions to all of our lives” said Jean Newton, Executive Director of the Music Conservatory of Westchester. First Place in the Golf Classic tournament went to a team led by Lee Lasberg, Lasberg Construction Associates, Inc. The team of GSE Systems, Inc. and Jerry Feldman placed second.
As a non-profit community music school, the Conservatory must raise over $700,000 annually to support its scholarship program for low income students, music therapy program for individuals who live with disabilities, and its student ensemble and performance fund. Conservatory programs touch the lives of more than 2500 students each year through onsite programs in our White Plains facility, and outreach programs in partnership with more than 25 school districts and community organizations. The Golf & Tennis Classic is the Conservatory’s largest fundraising event.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is located at 216 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY. They can be reached at (914) 761-3900 or by visiting www.musicconservatory.org. Follow the Conservatory on Facebook (WestchesterMusicConservatory) and Twitter (@MusicCW), or check their new blog (www.musicconservatoryblog.org) for the latest news and updates.
About the Music Conservatory of Westchester
The Music Conservatory of Westchester (www.musicconservatoryonline.org) is a non-profit community school of the arts, providing outstanding music, music therapy, and musical theatre programs for people of all ages and abilities (summer registration open now). The Conservatory’s 36,000-square-foot facility in White Plains offers a Recital Hall and 43 acoustically designed classrooms and teaching studios. Their comprehensive programs include performing ensembles, musicianship classes, music therapy, student performances, master classes, workshops, and more. All students receive free admission to the Conservatory’s annual “Live on Central” concert series of faculty recitals and children’s concerts. This year, the Conservatory awarded $100,000 in scholarship support and tuition assistance to more than 100 of its students. The Conservatory is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and is one of only 19 non-degree granting institutions in the country to be fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.