Thurnauer Violin Instructional Workshop

In these mini-workshops, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman will demonstrate how she sets up beginners, how she teaches the Suzuki Book 1 pieces, how she teaches bow division, etc.  The workshops will also include discussions on the expectations for both the students and the parents.


Dorothy Kaplan Roffman is the Founding Director of the Thurnauer School of Music. She has over fifty years of teaching expertise specializing in the youngest violinists.  She holds a BA from the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music and an MA in Musicology from Columbia, studying violin with Christine Dethier, Raphael Bronstein, and Ivan Galamian. Ms. Roffman studied Suzuki pedagogy with Shinichi Suzuki in the United States and Japan and developed Suzuki programs at the Harlem School of the Arts, the Lighthouse School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music, where she was a faculty member for over thirty years. Her students have performed at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, on Sesame Street and in Itzhak Perlman’s Fiddling for the Future, as seen on PBS.  Her students have gone on to study at major conservatories including the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and the San Francisco Conservatory, among others and are members of orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic and the Kansas City Symphony. Ms. Roffman received an award for Distinguished Service from the New Jersey chapter of the American String Teachers Association. In 2013, she received a Milestone Certificate of Appreciation from the National Guild for Community Arts Education. 


8 times on Tuesdays & Thursdays & Fridays & Fridays
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jul 6 - Jul 31
$150.00 Member
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

14th Annual Piano Sale

More than 75 new and pre-owned pianos for sale at significantly reduced prices.


Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Aug 31 and Sunday, Sep 2, by appointment only
Monday, Sept 3, open to the public


At the beginning of each school year, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music receives new pianos from Forte Piano Music Co. of Paramus, NJ and their supplier, Kawai America, for our students and teachers to use throughout the year. In exchange, at the end of the school year these pianos and many others from Forte Piano's inventory are released for purchase to the public at significantly reduced prices at our annual sales event.


Available: Baby Grand | Grand | Concert Grand | Professional Upright | Studio | "Decorator" Vertical Player | Digital Kawai | Bosendorfer | Schimmel | Baldwin | Steinway | Knabe | Yamaha | Pearl River | Fridolin | Roland | QRS Pianomation | and many more


All Kawai instruments carry a 10-year parts and labor transferable factory warranty.
All other brands carry their appropriate warranties.
On-site financing and delivery will be available.


For more info, call Vladimir Zaslavsky at 201.265.1212


Aug 31
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sep 2
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sep 3
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Fall Auditions for Performing Ensembles

Making music with others is one of the greatest joys of being a musician!  Audition on Sun, Sep 16 for one of Thurnauer's excellent ensembles and enjoy a year of music-making with friends.



String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero
Thurnauer Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Diego Garcia
TeenTown Jazz Big Band and small combos, led by Debbie Keefe Johns and Steve Johns
Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer, led by Emma Brondolo

Click here for audition requirements for ensembles. To schedule an audition, please contact Robyn at rsearles@jccotp.org or 201.569.7900, ext. 375.


Sun, Sep 16
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 9:30 am, 11 am and 12:30 pm. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Oct 28
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Faculty Recital: Steven Masi and Friends: Celebrating Brahms

Join Thurnauer faculty pianist, Steven Masi, in a special concert featuring great chamber music works by Johannes Brahms. Program to include Brahms' Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano and the Quintet for Piano and Strings.


About Steven Masi



Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  In 2017, Masi released his recording of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven, on the Albany label.  Writing in Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke wrote, "Masi hardly seems to feel technical hurdles. It is as if everything is in the service of Beethoven."  As a recitalist and chamber musician he has appeared at the Casals Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chattauqua Festival, Park City International Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Music Festival of the Hamptons. He has been guest soloist with The Atlanta Symphony, American Symphony, and New Symphony Orchestra of London. In Germany he was an artist member of the Bonn Chamber Music Society and recorded extensively for the Southwest German Radio and Aulos Records. He has toured the United States with the Bonn Woodwind Quintet, and as a member of the Odyssey Chamber Players and Leonore Trio.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Masi lives in Leonia, New Jersey with his wife, clarinetist Diana Petrella and son Aidan. Read more at www.StevenMasi.com.


Sun, Oct 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 10 am and 11:30 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Nov 11
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Faculty Recital: Cellist Karen Poleshuck and Pianist Sungho Yang

Join Thurnauer cellist Karen Poleshuck and pianist Sungho Yang for an afternoon of music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Ernst Bloch. 


Sun, Nov 11
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 10 am and 11:30 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Nov 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recital at 10 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Dec 2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 9:30 am and 10:45 am. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Dec 9
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Student Recitals

Be inspired by Thurnauer students performing as soloists and with piano. Recitals at 9:30 am and 10:45 am, and 12 pm. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Sun, Dec 16
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Winter Cello Solos Recital

Be inspired by Thurnauer's fine young cellists performing as soloists. Reception following the concert.  Admission Free. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Mon, Dec 17
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Winter Concert

Enjoy an evening of guitar solos and ensembles led by Seth Himmelhoch and Jonathan Trotta. Eric Brown Theater. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Tue, Dec 18
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Flute Winter Concert

Enjoy an evening of flute solos and ensembles, celebrating the spirit of the holidays. Admission Free. Reception to follow.

Wed, Dec 19
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Season Opening Concert

The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series featuring artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman opens its 26th season. Program to be announced.


Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator.  


Series made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund. Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.


Sat, Jan 26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan Honors Recital

This special annual concert features of our most advanced and accomplished students and is named in memory of Dr. Paul and Aranka Kaplan, parents of Thurnauer's founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman. Students selected to perform to be announced following auditions.


Sun, Mar 17
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Season Finale

The Thurnauer Chamber Music Series featuring artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman  and friends closes its 26th season. Program to be announced.


Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator.  


Series made possible by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund. Currently enrolled music school students are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Please call or stop by the music office to receive a ticket.


Sun, Mar 31
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Students Concert at Tenafly Public Library

An annual tradition, the Tenafly Library Friends presents a recital featuring students from the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Note: this concert will be held in the Edna Kawulitzki Gallery at the Tenafly Public Library, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ. Admission Free.

Sun, May 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Violin Students of Dorothy Kaplan Roffman

Featuring violinists of Thurnauer's founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman. Admission Free.

Sun, May 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

20th Annual Sandra O. Gold Founder’s Day Concert

An annual sold-out, celebratory event featuring our incomparable student ensembles and honoring Dr. Sandra O. Gold, who had the vision to create a community music school at the JCC. The evening also includes recognition of the school’s volunteers and graduating seniors.

Supported by the Sandra O. Gold Founder's Fund, established by Russ and Angelica Berrie.


Mon, Jun 17
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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