NewsNVS Will Participate in Centre Gives
|On May 22 & 23, Nittany Valley Symphony will participate in Centre Gives, a 36-hour online giving event sponsored by Centre Foundation. |
From 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, donors can visit CentreGives.org to help Nittany Valley Symphony raise funds that will further NVS’s mission.
Donations will be matched with $100,000 from Centre Foundation and will also make Nittany Valley Symphony eligible for additional prize money.
Last year, Nittany Valley Symphony raised over $17,000 during Centre Gives; with the support of the community, we hope to raise more in 2013!
Visit CentreGives.org on May 22 & 23, and in the meantime, spread the word about Centre Gives and what it can do for the community!
NVS Volunteer of the Month: Allen Jacobson
|Enjoy an evening under the setting sun with a toe-tapping program of popular and light classical selections. The Sunset Symphony will be on June 21 starting at 7:30 at the Tussey Mountain Amphitheatre. Download the full event poster here. This concert is FREE, so bring your lawn chairs, sit back, and enjoy the sounds of the symphony. |
Orchestra Member Profile: Cathy Herrera
|Allen Jacobson is the Development Chair for the Symphony—but he is much more than that. He is lover of their music and a strong believer that everyone should enjoy the symphony! Allen became involved right after he semi-retired as the Corporate Attorney of Tele-Media. He decided that the first non-profit or organization that asked him for help would get it! Rob Tawes asked Allen if he would help on the development committee for the symphony, and the rest is history! He is constantly looking for new ways to help finance the symphony and also ways to fill Eisenhower with people. Finding sponsors for parking, Eisenhower, Sunset Symphony and others occupies a great deal of his time. |
2013 Ann Keller Young Soloist Competition
|NVS musician Cathy Herrera joined the orchestra over a decade ago when her husband Enrique accepted a position at Lock Haven University. Cathy, Enrique and her two sons, (Jacob, a student at Cornell University, and Gabriel, a sixth grader at Park Forest Middle School) have been happy to call State College, PA home since 2000. |
Cathy holds both a Doctor of Music degree in Flute Performance and a World Music Certificate from The Florida State University. Her other performance degrees were earned at the University of Northern Iowa and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has performed solo, chamber and symphonic repertoire throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, England, The Caribbean, Central and South America.
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Supporting the Symphony
|This year's annual Ann Keller Young Soloist Competition will be November 16, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 122 Music Building II at Penn State. The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 (from Centre, Blair, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Synder, Lycoming and Union counties), giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent and compete on the instruments of their choice. |
Applications are now being received for 2013. Download the application here! Applications must be received by October 25. Click here for full rules of the contest.
In 2012, contestants competed for a first place prize of $250 and a performance of a contest piece with the Nittany Valley Symphony at the family concert, a professionally-recorded CD of the concert, luncheon with Maestro Michael Jinbo, complimentary tickets for immediate family and a framed certificate. For a full recap of 2012's AKYSC, click here!
Classical Music Soothes Ringing Ears
|We are a community that values and supports local arts, like Nittany Valley Symphony, and are willing to invest in it. This symphony is ours and we take pride and ownership of it. |
Without the support of wonderful friends like you, our symphony’s mission would have ended long ago.
Please help us continue to promote a rich musical and cultural heritage in Happy Valley by making your tax-deductible contribution today. Click here to see a list of donors to date. Thank you for your support!
|Did you know that classical music, particularly Mozart, has been proven to be extremely successful in managing a medical condition - known as tinnitus – that affects more than 50 million Americans? Click on the headline to learn how Nittany Valley Symphony may be able to help you or a loved one that suffers with ringing or buzzing ears, pitch issues or mild loss of hearing. Certified Licensed Audiologist Janyce K. Mose, M.A., FAAA shares more on how the incorporation of classical music into Sound Therapy may help tinnitus sufferers. |
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