This Brazilian Music clinic will be taught by Ami Molinelli

The workshop is geared toward beginning and intermediate players and will focus on technique, rhythm, history, style, culture, evolution and more!  We will learn a modern approach to playing Brazilian rhythms such as choro, samba, partido alto, northeastern baião and break down the technique for this instrument.

8-10 Pandeiros will be provided by the instructor as well as other small percussion.

$20, no one turned away for lack of funds.  You may RSVP to  Payment will be made on the day of the event (cash or check only)

Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion. She co-leads the Brazilian and Jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano with two albums to their credit: “Simplicidade – Live at Yoshi’s” and “Viajando em Choro e Jazz.” Grupo Falso Baiano have been featured on NPR’s the California Report, Radio Latina and Pandora LIVE!

Ami’s percussion curriculum has been used and published in clinics and education workshops including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The San Francisco Jazz Center, Los Angeles Music Center, Music in Schools Today, Young Audiences of Northern California, UFBA Ouro Preto, Brasil,  HeadStart (San Mateo County), Los Angeles Music Academy, Los Angeles Music Center, California Brazil Camp, Jazz Camp West, etc.   Currently Ami is a music integration and curriculum specialist with organizations such as The San Francisco Jazz Center, Living Jazz and San Francisco Unified School District.

“Mixing it up Vocally: SATB and Continuo” – A Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Workshop

“Mixing it up Vocally: SATB and Continuo” is a Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Workshop and Jam Session  for vocalists, instrumentalists, and all music lovers This Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale education program, in collaboration with Community Music Center choirs and instrument classes, will be free and  open to the public
Discover how addictive the sounds of period instruments and voices can be!  A rocking vocal quartet from​ Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s all-star Chorale, a baroque violinist, and a “continuo” team (on baroque cello and harpsichord) from the Orchestra will treat the audience to unforgettable tunes and “HIP” (historically informed performance).  PBO’s renowned Chorale Director Bruce Lamott will lead a jam session for all CMC instrumentalists, vocalists and the public. 

Bastien Piano Basics Workshop: Presented by Lori Bastien

Sheet Music Plus presents the Bastien Piano Basics Workshop, presented by Lori Bastien.
Lori Bastien is a passionate piano teacher. For more than 25 years, she has taught piano lessons in her garage  studio in La Jolla, California, where the door is always wide open and the joy of music is all around.Lori speaks directly from her day-to-day experiences, sharing practical and inspiring teaching tips as well as innovative ideas for running a successful piano studio.

Chamber Music Masterpieces by Dvorak, Mozart and Muczynski, played by CMC faculty pianist Jennifer Peringer and the sfiato Wind Quintet

CMC faculty pianist Jennifer Peringer and the sfiato Wind Quintet play Mozart’s Piano Quintet in E flat Major, KV452, a woodwind arrangement of Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op. 81 in A Major, and the Quintet for Winds by Robert Muczynski. Don’t miss the chance to hear this fabulously orchestral and virtuosic classical repertoire!

Sfiato, meaning to breathe out or exhale, is a dynamic chamber group performing a broad range of chamber music throughout the Bay Area. Formed in 2014, they are: Catherine Jennings, flute; Audrey Gore, oboe; Leah di Tullio, clarinet; Jeremiah Broom, bassoon; and Ryan Timmons, French Horn.

Chiu Yu Chen Piano Recital Beethoven, Schubert and Asian Music

Chiu Yu Chen is regarded as one of the foremost young musicians of his native Taiwan. In fact, he is the first Taiwanese to graduate with full honors from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, under the tuition of Boris Lvov, Viktor Merzhanov, Maria Gambarian, and Irina Anastasieva.

Apart from being a much sought-after recitalist and giving more 200 recitals, Chiu Yu Chen is also Artistic Director of numerous Festivals, most notably the Schubert 210th Anniversary (Finland, 2007), 90th Anniversary of Finnish Independence(2007), Tchaikovsky 115th Anniversary (Taiwan, 2008), Beethoven 240th Anniversary (2010, Finland,) Sibelius 150th anniversary (2015, Finland) and more. Chiu Yu Chen has also given numerous master classes in both the Far East and Europe. Both his solo recitals and performances with orchestras have earned him rave reviews from critics. Chiu Yu Chen is the first Taiwanese pianist performing in such prestige festival like Buxton Festival (2010, United Kingdom) Victoria International Arts Festival (Malta, 2016).




L.v.Beethoven – F. Liszt: Symphony No.5 in c minor Op.67

Franz. Schubert: “Wanderer” Fantasy Op.15/D.760
Franz.Schubert-Leopold Godowsky, F.Liszt: “Die Winterreise” Op.89 D.911 (“Gute Nacht”, “Erstarrung”, “Der Lindenbaum” , “Wasserflut”, “Die Post”, “Der stürmische Morgen”, “Im Dorfe””Das Wirtshaus”, “Mut!” , “Die Nebensonnen”, “Der Leiermann”, “Täuschung”)

Wen Je Jian (1910-1983): Formosa Dance
Chih Yuan Kuo (1921-2013): Fantasy on Taiwanese Ancient Melody
Leopold .Godowaky: Hari Besaar (The great day) from “Java Suite”
Leopold .Godowsky: A Court Pageant in Solo from “Java Suite”





CMC Piano Master Class with Hamish Tait

Pianist, Hamish Tait, Director of the Riverina Conservatorium, in Wagga Wagga Australia, will work with student performers in mini-lesson open to the public. Please join us in the audience to support your fellow musicians. If you are interested in performing, we have room for one or two more For more information about the class or to perform, please contact Poppy Dorsam,

Hamish Tait – AMusA, BA (Creative), GradDipMus, MMus, MBA.
Hamish is the CEO/ Director of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga. He holds Masters degrees in both Music and Business Administration and has studied piano and pedagogy with eminent pianists and educators Wendy Lorenz, Roy Howat and Nina Walker, a pupil of Claudio Arrau and Alfred Cortot. Hamish appears regularly as a pianist and has toured, performed and recorded throughout Australia and the UK. He is the pianist in the Riverina Piano Trio and frequently appears with violinist Dr Lauren Davis. Hamish is also a keen duo pianist and appears regularly with Anthony Bozicevic and Helena Kernigan.

As an educator Hamish works with some of the region’s finest young musicians at both a tertiary and pre-tertiary level. His students have won numerous awards, prizes and are regular performers across the Riverina and beyond. Since 2003 Hamish has been the Director of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga. Hamish has held the positions of President, Vice President and Executive Secretary of the Association of NSW Regional. In 2009 he hosted the 10th Australian Piano Pedagogy  Conference and is a current NSW Representative on the APPC National Committee.