Fall Events
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Fall is always a busy time here at FSM, and this year is no exception! As you know, our daughter Ella Rose Carlucci was born on September 2nd, and we couldn't be more thrilled with her! Thanks to everyone for all of your kind words of support and for sharing in our enthusiasm and joy.
Ella at 3 weeks old
In other news, coming up right around the corner is Bring-a-Friend Week and then our festive Halloween Howl. In November, we have a very special workshop on improvisation, plus our semi-annual Faculty Recital

Fall is also a busy time for local concerts and performances. We've highlighted four community events below, many of which are free and family-friendly. 


Dan & Tracy Carlucci
Directors, Fairfield School of Music
Fall Events at FSM
BAFBring-a-Friend Week

Music is always more fun when shared! Students may bring a friend (or friends) to observe their lessons during our semi-annual "Bring-a-Friend Week" next week. 

Students will receive invitations from their teachers this week that they can give to their friends.
As an added bonus, students who bring a friend will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a new Kindle Fire Tablet! 

Halloween Howl
Friday, 10/24
A festive, costumed event, our "Halloween Howl" is a fun and informal opportunity for students to perform for their peers. 

Students may play a spooky piece or any song of their choosing. This is a kids-only event, so parents will not be in attendance.

We will be hosting a food drive for Operation Hope that evening, so we request that every participant bring a non-perishable food item for the drive.

Date: Friday, October 24th
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Recital Room at FSM
Attending: Students only
Attire: Wear your Halloween costume!
What to bring: A non-perishable food donation
Cost: FREE!  
RSVP by Monday, Oct. 20th 
FREE Student Workshop
Saturday, 11/1
Playing Music Together:
Conversations in Musical Styles

Date: Saturday, Nov. 1st
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: FSM
Who may attend: Ages 6 & up
Cost: FREE for FSM students!
$10 suggested donation for public
Optional: Bring your instrument!
RSVP by: Friday, Oct. 24th

After all the practice and study on your instrument, learning to improvise and to play with others can be some of the most rewarding musical experiences. Matt Oestreicher and Joe Gray from Your Time To Shine! will be presenting an interactive workshop that focuses on these skills and more. The workshop will involve audience participation, so be prepared to play along with us if you would like. 


We will take you on a journey through musical styles and show you what gives those styles their characteristic sound. We will also demonstrate how anyone can improvise. Come and share in the joy of music making with us! 


"Your Time To Shine" is an exciting new variety show for aspiring performers at Bridgeport's Bijou Theater. 


FACFaculty Recital
Saturday, 11/15

Cello instructor, Justina Sullivan, performing a selection by Bach

Students, families and friends are welcome to join us for our Semi-Annual Faculty Recital. Enjoy an afternoon of eclectic musical selections performed our talented faculty members.


Past concerts have featured composers ranging from Mozart to Regina Spektor, John Hartford to Wes Montgomery and more!


Date: Saturday, November 15th
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Fairfield School of Music
Admission: FREE 
RSVP by: Monday, Nov. 3rd
Community Music Events
"From Bach to Brubeck"
Free Piano Ensemble Concert 

Saturday, October 18th
3:00 pm

Steinway Piano Gallery
501 Post Rd East, Westport
(203) 227-8222

"From Bach to Brubeck"
Music for four and eight hands at one and two pianos

Presented by the Schubert Club of Fairfield County

Admission: Free!
Music for Youth Presents:
Julia Bullock, Soprano, in a Free Concert

Saturday, October 25th
2:00 pm

Pequot Library 
720 Pequot Ave, Southport
(203) 259-0346

Winner of numerous competitions, Julia Bullock has been hailed as an "impressive, fast-rising soprano . . . poised for a significant career" (The New York Times).

More info: 203-254-0123


Music for Youth's Facebook page 

Music for Youth's website

Shining Stars: 
Kids Open Mic Night

Shining Stars host & FSM student, Amber Schaper
Sunday, November 16th 
5:00 to 7:00 pm

Two Boots Restaurant 
281 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport

Performers 17 and under are welcome. All performers must register in advance:

Reservations recommended! 
Two Boots: (203) 331-1377

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2nd Annual Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert
Featuring Angela Hewitt, Pianist

Presented by the Schubert Club of Fairfield County

Saturday, November 22nd 
7:30 pm

Greenwich Library
Cole Auditorium
101 W. Putnam Ave, Greenwich

Ms. Hewitt is one of those rare musicians who seem to get something into their heads and hearts and find it at their fingertips instantaneously ... Good musicians are good athletes, not in the muscular sense but in the staying power of their imaginations. This pianist's resolve to imbue every musical moment with an unrelenting sense of theater would exhaust most of us in 10 minutes. (The New York Times)

Priority seating - $40
General Admission - $25
Students - $15

To Reserve Tickets:
(203) 667-2748
Dates at a Glance


* Bring a Friend Week:     Mon-Sat, Oct 13-18 


* Halloween Howl:
    Friday, Oct 24th
    6:00-7:00 pm @ FSM

* Student Workshop:

   Saturday, Nov 1st
   3:00 pm @ FSM

 * Faculty Recital:
    Saturday, Nov 15th
    3:00-4:00 pm @ FSM 

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