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DEBBY MCDONALD TO JOIN MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Monday, April 16, 2018, In : MMC Faculty 

Well-known Somerset pianist and accompanist, Debby McDonald, will begin teaching piano at McNeil Music Center the third week in April.  

“Debby has been a vital part of what we do here already,” said Maria McNeil, CEO and Artistic Director of McNeil Music Center.  “She has been adding her expertise to our recitals and performances for several years, so becoming a part of our teaching staff is an easy and natural fit.  We are delighted she is joining us this way.”

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MUSIC JURY WEEK: INFORMATION AND PREPARATION

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, In : MMC Students 

MUSIC JURY WEEK: INFORMATION AND PREPARATION
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WHAT: A performance for a group of MMC instructors

WHERE: McNeil Music Center

WHEN: March 19 – 23 during your regular lesson time

WHAT TO EXPECT

You will perform song in front of several MMC instructors during your regular lesson time. The instructors will make comments about your performance on jury sheets. Your instructors will share those comments at a future lesson.

A jury allows a student to receive constructive feedback on their performance befor...


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ONLINE PAYMENTS & MMC JURIES INFO

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Saturday, February 10, 2018, In : Music Center Updates 

ONLINE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are always happy to accept your cash, check, or credit card payment at our office, but sometimes online payments are just easier! View and Print Document here!


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MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER ANNOUNCES WINTER SHOWCASE WINNERS

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017, In : MMC Students 




The judges have tallied their scores and the winners have been chosen for the 2017 Winter Music Showcase presented by McNeil Music Center (MMC).  June Burton, Lexie Woodroof and Brian Covert were chosen by a panel of judges from a group of talented audition hopefuls.  They will perform on December 1st at the Center for Rural Development, along with Flashback Theater’s “Let’s Play!”, the MMC String Ensemble, the MMC Voice Ensemble and the Lake Cumberland Chorus.

“Each year I’m alwa...


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MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER AWARDS JOSH DALTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, In : MMC Students 

The McNeil Music Center (MMC) has awarded this year’s Josh Dalton Memorial Scholarship to Somerset resident, Maxine Baughman.  The scholarship will allow Baughman to enroll in a comprehensive, nine-month program at MMC.

“We are so thrilled to give this very first scholarship to a very deserving individual,” said Maria McNeil, CEO and Artistic Director of MMC.  “Our desire is to reach out to those who cannot afford private lessons, but who exhibit real musical talent.  This scholarsh...


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MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER MOVES TO OLD CITY HALL

Posted by Maria on Friday, June 23, 2017,


With approximately 100 students and counting, McNeil Music Center (MMC) has known for a while that it needed more space. After carefully weighing several options in the Downtown Somerset area, MMC is moving to Old City Hall in September.

“We are so excited for this opportunity,” said Maria McNeil, MMC’s CEO and Artistic Director. “This space will allow us to have more practice rooms, more space for parents and family members to wait in, and a place for recitals and special events.”

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MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER FINDS ITS BEAT THROUGH TWO INSTRUCTORS

Posted by Maria on Friday, February 17, 2017, In : MMC Faculty 


McNeil Music Center (MMC) is celebrating the one-year anniversary of instructor, Carol Esch, and welcoming Bradley Gilmore to its teaching roster. And although their performance styles are very diverse, both Esch and Gilmore say that they love what percussion instruments have done for them – from early childhood all the way to today.

For the past year, Esch has been offering hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, and percussion lessons at MMC. “I am still so excited to be a part of what’s go...


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FLASHBACK THEATER AND MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER FORM PARTNERSHIP

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, In : Flashback Theater Co. 


As of January 1, 2017, Flashback Theater and McNeil Music Center officially formed a partnership, signing on a dotted line what they already had been doing for months: collaborating in a number of ways to complement each other’s programs and performances.

“It seems as though from the moment I met Sommer, we began brainstorming and reaching out to one another,” said Maria McNeil, CEO and Artistic Director at McNeil Music Center of her relationship with Sommer Schoch, Producing Artistic Di...


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LAKE CUMBERLAND CHORUS RESUMES REHEARSALS FOR SPRING SEASON

Posted by McNeil Music Center on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : Lake Cumberland Chorus 



The Lake Cumberland Chorus (LCC), under the direction of John Neikirk, will resume rehearsals for its spring season on Monday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. in Giddens Hall at the Carnegie Community Arts Center. The choir will meet each Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a performance scheduled for May.

Sponsored by the McNeil Music Center, LCC hopes to more solidly establish itself as a top-notch choir for the entire region, says Neikirk. “The McNeil Music Center has given us a place to rehe...

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KEVIN DALTON CELEBRATES ONE YEAR AT MCNEIL MUSIC CENTER

Posted by Maria on Thursday, February 2, 2017, In : MMC Faculty 


Well-known singer/songwriter, Kevin Dalton, says he remembers where he was standing when he heard the McNeil Music Center (MMC) students perform at the second Winter Music Showcase (in 2015).

“It was one year ago and I was the featured act, so I was waiting in the back of the hall and I followed the students who had won auditions to perform (for the Showcase). While I watched those students perform, I saw what the instructors were doing and the difference they were making with those kids. I ...


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LAKE CUMBERLAND CHORUS RESUMES REHEARSALS FOR FALL/WINTER SEASON

Posted by Maria on Thursday, February 2, 2017, In : Lake Cumberland Chorus 

 
The Lake Cumberland Chorus (LCC), under the direction of John Neikirk, will resume rehearsals for its fall/winter season on Monday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. in Giddens Hall at the Carnegie Community Arts Center.  The choir will meet each Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with two performances scheduled for December.

            Partnering this year with McNeil Music Center (formerly McNeil Voice Studio), LCC hopes to more solidly establish itself as a top-notch choir for the entire region, ...


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