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hird Street’s piano students are no strangers to Steinway Hall, one of New York’s most elegant and prestigious musical venues. And, of course, Third Street students have long enjoyed the fun of playing in a piano ensemble during the School’s popular summer program. So it is with great pleasure that we announce a new partnership between Steinway Hall and Third Street Music School Settlement, open to children and adults from all over the metropolitan area, to experience the joys of group music-making. Held at Steinway Hall on Tuesdays for adults and Saturdays for children, these ensembles provide opportunities to play in every configuration imaginable: four-hands one-piano, four-hands two-piano, eight-hands two-piano, etc. With the beautiful new pianos, fascinating historical memorabilia and rehearsal and performance spaces available at Steinway Hall, the possibilities seem endless.

Third Street students, now alumni, pose for a photo with Van Cliburn at Steinway Hall in 2008. left to right Martin Jacobs, Van Cliburn, Christine Pang and Leo Singer.

Ensemble participants are grouped by skill level and receive expert coaching from Third Street’s experienced and distinguished faculty as they explore music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary eras in addition to jazz and popular music idioms. Other components of the Piano Ensemble Program include: Master Classes with renowned guest artists, such as Seymour Bernstein and Polly Van Der Linde, workshops on relevant topics and public performances at Steinway Hall at the end of each semester. A distinguished group of artistic advisors for the Piano Ensemble Program includes Leon Fleisher and Catherine Jacobson, Mischa and Cipa Dichter, Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, Ian Parker, Polly Van Der Linde and Seymour Bernstein. “This is a great opportunity for pianists. While playing solo piano brings great joy

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Third Street

Third Third Street Street

Lee Koonce Executive Director

Yukiko Kubo-Gatheral W. Curtis Livingston Joan C. Long Jeannie Park Vincent C. Perro Ponchitta Pierce Harold Prince Stella Sichel Ellsworth G. Stanton III President Emeritus

David M. Huggin Chair Nicholas L. D. Firth Vice Chair Erik D. Lindauer Secretary Laura Chang Treasurer Byron Bell Teresa Longyear Bull Robert M. Carr Gerald D. Cohen Fred M. Filoon Peter H. Flint, Jr. Terry A. Hueneke Roni Kohen-Lemle

Lee Koonce ex officio Executive Director Anna-Maria Kellen Chairman Emeritus Stowe C. Phelps Chairman Emeritus

produced by the development & communications department editor :

Christina Limson O’Connell, Communications Manager Red Herring Design photography : Carolyn Starry (Steinway Banner, Senior Night), Steinway (Steinway Hall), Lance Jacobs (Third Street students with Van Cliburn), Ted White (Senior Night, Group Faculty and Staff), Tess Steinkolk (Steven Blier), Jim McGuire (Mark O’Connor), Susan Watts © New York Daily News, L.P.; used with permission (Stella Fiorenzoli). graphic design :

Thank You!

We are grateful to the many individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies that make our programs possible through their generous support. T H IR D S T REE T MU SI C S C HO O L SE TT L EMEN T

Welcome to Third Street Music School Settlement’s 116th school year! Last year was a year of many memorable events including a terrific season of faculty performances in the Artists Performance Series; a spectacular Anniversary Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club; the dedication of the School’s second brand-new Steinway recital-hall piano; the launch of the School’s redesigned Web site; and, of course, lots of music and arts learning and amazing student performances. Like me, I know that you’re looking forward to another year full of music, dance and visual arts. We are delighted to welcome our new Director of Programs, Shalisa Kline Ugaz, to Third Street. Shalisa brings considerable experience in program development and management as well as student, parent, faculty and community relationship building. Please stop by Shalisa’s office and welcome her to Third Street. (You can learn more about Shalisa on page 3 of this newsletter.) Last spring, the Board of Directors and I initiated a Program Review & Visioning Study to learn more about Third Street’s current programs and how they are meeting the needs of our community and to start looking toward the future to ensure that the School will continue to meet our community’s needs in the coming years. We are very grateful to the more than 500 students, parents, faculty, staff, board members and community representatives who participated in the study. The board expects to complete the full Program Review & Visioning Study by the end of December and the results of that work will be communicated broadly. Finally, as the nation’s oldest community school of music, and the one that created the model for many other community music schools around the nation, I have always been puzzled by the absence of historical references in our building. Third Street has a rich and vibrant history and, now, a new historical photo collage, mounted in the vestibule of the Anna-Maria Kellen Auditorium, will help us celebrate that history. I hope that you will take a moment to look at the photos and discover more about Third Street’s exciting past.




Third Street


Third Street programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Third Street programs are also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

OCTOBER 28, 2010








master of ceremonies

Jim Watkins

awards presented by

Barbara E. Field, george steel

PIX news at 10 anchor and

twyla tharp

Held at the Metropolitan Club, proceeds from this important fund-raising event provide need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships and course subsidies, benefiting more than 75% of all students.

Welcome new Director of Programs, Shalisa Kline Ugaz


Shalisa at the Merit School of Music’s Cinco de Mayo Comunidad Concert 2010.

or the past nine years, Shalisa Kline Ugaz has served as Artistic Director, Director of Alegre Strings, String Department Chair and Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement at the Merit School of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1979 and with a budget of $6 million, Merit reaches 7,000 young people at its new 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Chicago’s West Loop and nearly 90 locations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Shalisa founded Alegre Strings in 2001 in two of Chicago’s predominantly Mexican-American neighborhoods, fusing the Suzuki method with Latin American folk music. Alegre Strings, which grew to 600 students and 8 faculty in one year, later merged with Merit Music School and is now one of Merit’s flagship programs. At Merit, she was instrumental in preparing the school for its move to its new facility and led the efforts to develop curriculum

models for string instruction. She strongly believes in providing everyone the opportunity to achieve his/her full musical potential and in removing all barriers to participation in the arts. Shalisa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in violin performance. Named by the Chicago Sun Times as one of “50 People Who Make Chicago a Better Place” in 2009, Shalisa was also a top 10 national finalist in the Energizer Bunny “Keep Going Hall of Fame.” Shalisa has expressed how excited she is to join the Third Street family and to work with the board, faculty, staff, students and parents to help the School achieve its mission. She began her responsibilities in September, but will officially move to New York at a later date with her husband, Luis, and their two children, ages 4 and 7. Welcome to Third Street, Shalisa!

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and is an enriching experience, pianists usually do not have as many opportunities to play together as our string, woodwind and brass counterparts. And, playing with others is fun and it improves our musicianship,” says Lee Koonce, Executive Director at Third Street and himself a pianist. Joan Forsyth, Piano Department

Chair, is equally excited, “There is so much wonderful repertoire for piano duet and two or more pianos. Historically, before music could be recorded, piano ensemble music was a very important idiom. Now, groups such as The Five Browns have brought music for multiple pianos back to the forefront and there is

excellent new material coming out. I can hardly wait for our first Monster Concert!”

For registration and tuition information, please speak with Myra Nieves in Student Support Services at 212-777-3240, ext.30. Need-based Financial Aid is available.



Senior Night


Senior Hannah Westerman performs.


n June 9, 2010, Third Street celebrated the accomplishments of 40 graduating seniors at the annual Senior Night concert. Twentythree students performed pieces ranging from Baroque to contemporary, classical to popular and Broadway. Highlights included a few special ensemble performances: William Douthit, guitar, Gabriella Flick, cello, and Hannah Westerman, viola, performed “Black Orpheus” by Luiz Bonfá. Andrew Chow and Ryan Hess performed a two-piano arrangement of Chick Corea’s “Spain.” Leo Singer and Mary Lou Francis performed “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. At the end of the concert, students were presented with a certificate of accomplishment, a Third Street t-shirt and a copy of the Senior Book, a commemorative keepsake with a page dedicated to each of Third Street’s graduating seniors. We hope to stay in contact with these new alumni, and all alumni, for many years to come.

Calling All Seniors!

If you are graduating from High School this year, please sign up for Senior Night by contacting Andrea Long in the Development Department at 212-7773240, ext. 26, or along@ The Third Street Senior Book includes one page on each student, a photograph with his or her Third Street teacher(s), a brief profile, a note about the student’s future plans and a quote to be remembered by.

june 2010: graduating seniors pose together for a group shot after their performances. (from top, left to right) Victoria Kam, Lila Low-Beinart, Leo Singer, Philip DeRosa, Hannah Westerman, Elaina Lei, Stephanie Song, Khristine Raymond, Mariana Quinn-Makwaia, Andrew Chow, Daniel Casey, Gabriella Flick, Valentina Mancera, Zachary Sussman, Bernardo Rodriguez, Fildza Rizal, Rosie Mandel, Katie Simon, Larisa Fiorillo, Paul Handorff, Ryan Hess, Bill Douthit.

Mary Lou Francis (former Associate Director), Sandra F. Kaplan (piano accompanist), Khristine Raymond (graduating senior), Min Sun Kim (String Chair), Evans Lespinasse Raymond (Khristine’s mother) and Lee Koonce (Executive Director).

left to right


Third Street Parents Association

General Parents Association Meeting Saturday, April 9, 2011 11:00 a.m.

All-School Picnic and Fair Saturday, June 4, 2011 4 p.m. 

General Parents Association Meeting (repeated) Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:00 p.m. All parents of students enrolled in any department of Third Street are considered members of the Parents Association. Adult students and parents of alumni are also welcome to get involved. The Parents Association supports the mission and activities of the School and the student learning experience through the volunteer talents and resources of the parent body. If you are interested in learning more about the Parents

Association, please e-mail

Check out Third Street’s Web site at

www.thirdstreetmusic for information about upcoming events, registration, program descriptions and much more.

Stella Fiorenzoli (right), Third Street alum, and Ethan D’ver (left), fellow participant in the Very Young Composer’s Program.

S t e lla F i o r e n z o l i


tella Fiorenzoli had her subway-inspired music composition performed by the New York Philharmonic on May 19, 2010 at Avery Fisher Hall. Stella began her studies at Third Street when she was just five years old as a piano student of Susan Innamorato. At age 10, she became interested in composition and began taking classes with Nick Scarim. Now 17 and a senior at LaGuardia High School, Stella continues to shine in her musical studies as a composer and pianist. The Philharmonic’s Very Young Composer’s Program recently chose her piece “Sixty-Sixth Center” to be played by the illustrious New York Philharmonic, with maestro Alan Gilbert conducting. A resident of Tribeca, Stella said the piece was inspired by a broken bell on the No. 1 train as the doors were closing at 66th Street. Stella says of hearing such an amazing orchestra performing her work, “It was so thrilling to hear them perform my piece. I heard them rehearse it twice and it was great to see the way they [New York Philharmonic] work. It was really a oncein-a-lifetime experience.” Stella hopes to continue her studies in music at either Juilliard or Columbia, and thanks Third Street for the training and inspiration in her early musical education, “My experience at Third Street was so important. If it was not for the composition classes I took, I would not be composing today.” Congratulations, Stella!

In the Spotlight


he Third Street Parents Association works directly with Third Street faculty and staff to put forth initiatives aimed at increasing school pride, community-connectedness and communication between the School, its parents and its students. The volunteer-based group has recently spearheaded the creation of Third Street merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, bags and pens. New this year is the start of Parent Orientation Meetings for new parents as well as returning parents and an end-of-year All-School Picnic and Fair. Please take a moment to note these upcoming dates in your calendar:

“My experience at Third Street was so important.”



End-of-Year All-School Picnic and Fair! Each year, Third Street students embark on a journey in which they learn new and exciting repertoire, choreography and visual arts techniques. With the help of the School’s esteemed faculty, students grow and flourish with each lesson and each performance. To celebrate all of the

year’s successes, the School is holding its first End-of-Year, All-School Picnic and Fair. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. and join the School in a celebration involving food, instrument petting zoos and demonstrations, special solo and ensemble performances, dance performances, visual arts exhibitions, and much more! We are so proud of our students’ many talents and accomplishments and we want to showcase them within the community. The location for this event is being determined, but will take place in a community center or park near the School.

New Classes Check out Third Street’s Web site or visit the Student Support Services office to find out more about the following classes and courses: Musikgarten (an introductory early childhood music program); Trumpet Ensemble; Group Marimba and Vibraphone; Piano Improvisation; Piano Ensemble Program for Children & Adults @ Steinway Hall (see cover article); new Music Theory curriculum and Theory in a Box; Those 6 Days Between ­­— a practice workshop for children and parents; new Choral Program in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York; New Horizons Band (there is now a new beginners group on Mondays).

New Chorus Program Starting this fall, Third Street will begin a partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York (YPC) to teach “Let’s All Sing” and “Young People’s Chorus.” Young People’s Chorus of New York is one of the world’s premier choral programs for children and teens. Founded more than 20 years ago by Francisco Nuñez, who interestingly acquired his first music teaching experience at Third Street, YPC’s choirs perform around the world and have met with wide critical acclaim everywhere they perform. This connection with YPC provides many benefits for students at Third Street, including opportunities to audition for and join YPC’s top concert choirs and travel the world. For more information about how to register for this program, please contact Student Support Services at 212-777-3240, ext. 30.

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Piano faculty member Roger Peltzman was recently featured in a beautiful New York Times article entitled Mother’s Savior: A Revelation. The story was published on July 30, 2010 and tells a fascinating family story involving Roger’s mother, Beatrice Peltzman (née Stern), his uncle Norbert Stern, a concert pianist, and Ghislaine Hennessey (née Bomhals) the woman who helped hide Beatrice and Norbert during the Holocaust. Although Norbert lost his life while in Auschwitz, Mrs. Hennessey would continue to help Beatrice go into hiding.









Roger recently met Mrs. Hennessey, the woman who helped save his mother’s life, for the first time this summer. Visit to read the entire story. Cara Gargano, Dance Department Chair, presented a paper on a panel entitled, “Pedagogies of the Thinking Body: Theory and Practice for the 21st Century” in Leicester, England in June 2010. The paper explored recent research in neuroscience and how this might apply to teaching the arts (for dance




Annual Faculty & Staff Meeting, September 7, 2010. (from top, left to right) Neal Kirkwood, Nicholas Scarim, Marcia Lewis, Edmund Arkus, Paul Hemmings, Joan Forsyth, Nathan Childers, Seth Carper, Jeffrey Peretz, Chris DiMeglio, Timothy McCarthy, Rita DeSilva-Johnson, Micah Killion, Monika Linkweiler, Hugh Sam, Kim Dooley-Kittay, Lee Koonce, Brian Worsdale, Adam Issadore, Robert Rosello, Eddy Kronengold, Matthew Barnson, Roberto Gándara, Scott Anderson, Lee Feldman, Claire Chan, John Yao, Nathaniel LaNasa, Jacob Teichroew, Nadav Lev, Michael Crane, Benjamin Fingland, John Ostrowski, Melissa Healy, Risa Young, EiLeen Doster, Cathy Guy, Judy Lasko, Annie Lee Moffett, Sarah Silverman, Sasha Papernik, Gwendolyn Dorell, Vanessa Fadial, Colleen Itzen, Barbara Blanchard, David Moreno, Steve Aronson, Joachim Woitun, Carolyn Jeselsohn, Nancy Morgan, Roshni Murali, Nnenna Ogwo, Sibylle Johner, Kerry Greene, Andrea Long, Brenda Harris, Helena Nanda, Shalisa Kline Ugaz, Margaret Mills, Keiko Bishop, Dana Pielet, Susan Innamorato, Jessica Smith, Cara Gargano, Susan Friedlander, Eduvigis Loayza, Leonore Nelson, Jean LaPointe, Mary Seidman, Esther Lee Kaplan, Angela Pistilli, Sandra Kaplan, Bonita Lubinsky, Anna Elashvili, Mary Jo Pagano, Christina Limson O’Connell, Claire Smith, Sarah Pratt, Christa Robinson, Shanda Wooley, Min Sun Kim, José Pietri-Coimbre, Jena Clifton, Rebekah Griffin Greene, Roger Peltzman, Sonelius Smith.



To view a larger picture and a detailed photo key, please visit the Who We Are section of the Third Street Web site.

Alumni Weekend& Concerto Concert While Third Street has held a concerto concert for many years, this year it will become part of what may beThird Street’s firstever Alumni Weekend. Festivities begin on Friday, March 4, 2011, with that evening’s Artist Performance Series concert and conclude with Sunday’s Concerto Concert, featuring Third Street student soloists and an orchestra comprised of students, faculty and alumni. Weekend activities include tours of the School, a luncheon, an afternoon orchestra rehearsal, a dinner







and theater) and how it also speaks to the importance of the arts as a necessary aspect of human well-being. In June 2010, Edmund Arkus performed in Japan at several chamber music concerts with members of the Boston Symphony and NHK Orchestras in Tokyo and Osaka. He then performed solo and duo-piano concerts in July 2010 in Ogaki and again in Osaka and also gave a series of master classes in Ogaki during his stay. On returning to the USA in late July and August, Edmund then performed 3 concerts





reception for alumni, faculty, staff and board, a culminating concerto concert and postperformance reception. More details will be announced this winter. Questions? Please contact Alumni Relations at 212-777-3240, ext. 26 or





in Lenox, MA with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris. The performances included the Sextet, Oboe Sonata and Flute Sonata of Poulenc, the Caprice of Saint-Saens, as well as numerous other works. Piano Department Chair Joan Forsyth performed at the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival in Vermont this summer. She will be recording the piano works of Frank Brickle as the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts this fall.









“Ludlow and Broome,” a bitter-sweet musical comedy featuring music composed by Third Street piano accompanist Arthur Abrams with book and lyrics by Ruthy Rosen, was performed in August 2010 in the Art Gallery at the Tompkins Square branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL). The musical has had previous performances at the Bloomingdale branch of the NYPL, the Theater for the New City and the Tenafly, New Jersey, Jewish Community Center.




hird Street Music School Settlement thanks the following individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies for their generous support of the School’s operations, programs, activities and special endowment funds. These contributions enable Third Street to provide need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships, free instructional programs and instruments to deserving students, attract and retain the finest faculty, provide high-quality instructional programs, maintain the facility and augment the endowment. We are also grateful to those who have contributed instruments, musical scores and other material items to the School and to those who make donations at our concerts throughout the year.




Main School 1,845 Public School Partnerships 3,324


Music 1,988 Dance 156 Preschool/Early Childhood 290 Summer (2009) 301 Visual Arts 49

$50,000 and above

The Leo and Miriam G. Bodian Living Trust Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation New York City Council / New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York City Department of Cultural Affairs The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund The Estate of Robert W. Short Anonymous (1)

$25,000 – $49,999

Altman Foundation Teresa and David Bull Laura Y. Chang and Arnold L. Chavkin The Y. C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation The E.H.A. Foundation, Inc. Yukiko and Jim Gatheral Diana and David Huggin Lisa and Erik Lindauer National Endowment for the Arts New York State Council on the Arts United Neighborhood Houses / New York Community Trust $10,000 – $24,999 Arnhold Foundation The Barker Welfare Foundation The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.


6% Other

19% Asian descent

DONORS (July 2008 – June 2009)


17% African 30% descent European descent


$5,000 – $9,999 The ASCAP Foundation Michael Ashworth The Bay and Paul Foundations Chervenak-Nunnallé Foundation Gerald and Katherine Cohen Colgate Palmolive Company Mary Ann Fribourg The Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust M. E. Hart Foundation Lola L. Horwitz Mr. and Mrs.‡ Alan R. Korest Mimi Levitt The Arthur Loeb Foundation Mrs. Joan C. Long ‡ in memoriam


3% Age 21 +

28% Latino descent

Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas L. D. Firth Peter H. Flint and Sarah Gordon Terry A. Hueneke Jephson Educational Trusts Roni Kohen-Lemle and Robert Lemle The Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation, Inc. Yoko Ono Lennon Mr. and Mrs.‡ W. Curt Livingston Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation MetLife Foundation The Henry Nias Foundation, Inc. Jeannie Park and David Chan Karin M. and Vincent C. Perro Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. F. Sichel The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund / New York Community Trust The Wasily Family Foundation


4% 12% Manhattan Other above Boroughs 20th Street


1% Outside of NYC

14% Under Age 5 13% ­Age 14 to 20 70% Age 5 to 13

83% Manhattan below 20th Street


GEOGRAPHIC* * Main School + Public School Partnerships

New York City Council Member Rosie Mendez / New York City Department of Youth and Community Development New York State Assembly Member Deborah H. Glick / New York State Assembly The Ridgefield Foundation Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation The Scherman Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Frank E. Taplin, Jr. Eugene V. Thaw Litsa D. Tsitsera Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc. Joan Warburg Anonymous (2) $2,500 – $4,999 ACMP Foundation The Russell Berrie Foundation David Bushler Dancing Tides Foundation Mrs. Raymond B. Gary The Anne Boyd Lichtenstein Foundation Ronay and Richard Menschel Steven H. Rich Mr. and Mrs. Saul Rosen Patricia Sakona Annaliese Soros Ellsworth George Stanton III TD Charitable Foundation Betsey and Ron Weis Anonymous (1) $1,000 – $2,499 Susan L. Baker and Michael R. Lynch Brook and Roger Berlind Jean Banks/BMI Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

Bob Buckholz and Lizanne Fontaine William J. and Jane Hays Butler Cathy Caplan Robert M. Carr Cookie Magazine Laura A. Coruzzi and Dr. Robert J. Schneider Gloria Coruzzi and Douglas Daly Richard and Barbara Debs Anne Delaney Jamie Dimon Barbara E. Field Randi and Fred Filoon Mary Lou C. Francis The Gilder Foundation Louis and Judith Greene Agnes Gund Lee E. Koonce Robert D. Krinsky/The Segal Company The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation Che King Leo Ellen and James S. Marcus Margaret McManus and Timothy Casey Nancy Morgan and Mark Broadie Barbara Mosbacher Sheryl Nelson and Charles Gushee NYU Community Fund Nancy Newcomb and John Hargraves Maryam and Howard Newman Peter and Susan Nitze The Maurice Pechet Foundation Evelyn Fry Peterson Charlton and Stowe Phelps Sidney L. Posel Mary and Win Rutherfurd Val and Min-Myn Schaffner

The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Mami and John Sheehy Joyce Singer and Peter Milburn St. Cecile Scholarship Fund Linda Thompson A. Robert Towbin United Way of New York City Mary Collins and Tony Yarborough Judy Francis Zankel $500 – $999 10th & Stuyvesant Streets Block Association The Nina Abrams Fund Helmi Augustin Isabelle Autones Richard C. Bailey Susan S. Braddock Stuart U. Buice Judith M. Carson Denise Dorn and Massy Ghausi James H. Duffy Louise Eastman Judith and Carl Felsenfeld Jonathan and Katie Firth Bank Ann Bailen Fisher Irvine D. Flinn Jennifer Foulides Lewis Friedman The Nomi Ghez Foundation John and Catherine Gordan Antonia and George Grumbach Inmaculada Habsburg Nancy Lloyd Hayward Heimbinder Family Foundation Andrea and David Hirschfeld Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Howe Wendy Lamb and Paul Moravec John Manley James and Marie Marlas Yuriko Mita

Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse, Jr. Kathleen O’Grady Maria W. Patterson Sherman S. Pazner Liz and Jeff Peek Patrick J. Pierre Susan B. Plum Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Robinson, Jr. Carmine Sarno Alla Savransky Jonathan Sheffer Carolee E. Shubert Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon Steinway & Sons Margaret Sullivan Eric Taubman Karen Tell Vienna Teng Barbara and Donald Tober Donald J. Toumey Helen S. Tucker William and Brenda Vega Alexander and Ashley von Perfall Monica and David Zwirner $250 – $499 Hippolyte Agkpo T. Dean Armstrong Steve Aronson and Marilyn Singer Diana Balmori Mr. and Mrs. John E. Baumgardner, Jr. Eric Blasberg David W. Beer Byron and Susan Bell Dike Blair Satyajit Bose Barbara S. Brookes Elvira Brown Ildiko Butler Jean N. Calhoun Jay Cantor

NUMBERS: ACTIVITIES, DEMOGRAPHICS & FINAN CIALS 2009–10 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Access to high quality instruction in music, dance and visual

art to 5,169 students, ages 3 months to 79 years old, taught by a faculty of 125.

OPERATING INCOME & EXPENSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 20I0 (estimated) Total Support & Revenue:



• More than 75% of all Third Street students benefited from a

generous program of need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships and free instruction valued at more than $750,000.

• First-time access to music and the arts for school children through 26 Public School Partnerships.

• Comprehensive training in music for more than 300 students through chamber and ensemble programs.

• Cultural enrichment for the community through more than 200 free-to-the-public concerts and recitals at Third Street and at other venues around the city.

• Life-long learning opportunities and social connectedness to

175 adults through music lessons, chamber music, performance workshops, movement classes and New Horizons Band and Chorus programs.

• Music- and arts-based early childhood programs to 290 children, infant through age 5.

OPERATING Expenses: Main School School & Community Partnerships Financial Aid Performances Management & General Expenses Fundraising Expenses Total operating Expenses:

$ 2,761,196 $ 791,543 $ 563,603 $ 96,642 $ 423,383 $ 529,230 $ 5,165,597

Total Assets: Total Liabilities:

$ 11,553,034 $ 2,211,935

Net Asset Balance:

$ 9,341,099



Mary W. Carswell Caroline and Scott Ceniza-Levine Ruby Chang Fanny Chin Stanley Cohen Alexandra Cohn Mrs. Sophie Coumantaros Chris and Jim Cowperthwait Elizabeth C. Cryer Lori and David Damrosch Pierre and Ellen de Vegh Rose W. Dobrof Marisa V. Droga Bruno Dupire Daniel and Ina Ebenstein Nicolas Ekstrom Philip and Phyllis Farley Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fontaine Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fortmiller Ella M. Foshay and Michael B. Rothfeld Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Fox Molly O’Neil Frank Holly Glass Deborah J. Glick Sherwin M. Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Goodrich Kenneth Gordon Barbara R. Greenberg Jane Gullong Elena Feliciano and Jens P. Hansen Pamela B. Hanson Philip D. Hartman Rochelle Itzen and Scott Singer David and Sandra Joys Herbert Kasper Michèle Gerber Klein Victor Kovner Sandra Kwon Loeber and Barbara Landau Christine Leise Wendy MacKenzie and Alexander Cortesi Gurdon H. Metz Mrs. Charles F. Morgan Etsuko O. Morris T. F. Odom Camille Orme and Marc Trevino Alison Overseth Sue and Tim Pang Stephen Potters Annabelle F. Prager Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Radcliffe Irwin Z. Robinson Felice T. Ross Masumi Per Rostad Mary Rower Meredith and Peter Rugg Jennifer Russell Mary E. Ruth Lisa R. Sack Janet and Peter Saint Germain Judy Goetz Sanger

Jane Scovell Kira Sergievsky Fred Sherry and Carol Archer Andrew P. Siff Katherine A. Homans and Patterson Sims Sorosis, Inc. W. Gene Story Thor Thors Teresa Uthurralt Garrick Utley Edith Van Slyck Felicia Warshawsky Katharine Watson Ruth S. Widder William Winters Steve Yalovitser Manoucher Yektai Anonymous (1) Up to $249 Dayan Abeyaratne Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Abrams June and Ronald Ahrens Suzanne Gaba Aisenberg Claudia P. Anaya Christina Anselmo and Jeremiah Quinlan Chiye Aoki Nancy B. Aragon Barbara Azizo Elizabeth Calhoun Baker Kenneth C. Baron Katherine M. Barr and David L. Hollier Willa Barth Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. Bass Emily Baugher Susan Bell Lisa Bennett E J. Bennett Dr. and Mrs. Sylvanus G. Bent Mrs. Mortimer Berkowitz, Jr. Carswell Berlin Ann and Joel Berson Judith L. Beyer Daniel A. Blakemore Paul Bock Jane Bock Aimee Boden Allen S. Brings Brooklyn Academy of Music Alice C. Brown Florence Buschke Jonathan and Joesphine Bush David Bushman Janine Byrne Mary M. Cahill Eleanor Carothers Mrs. William L. Cary Louise and Anthony Caviglia Peter Chamberlain William Chan Stephen Chan Anthony P. Checchia Michael Chirigos Mabel K. Chung Joanne Coco Eric B. Cohen

Albert Cohen Peter and Coco Comitini John Corigliano and Mark Adamo Anna E. Crouse Florence Cucchi Catherine Daly Anne M. Davis Marissa DeDominicis Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. DeRosa Amina Dickerson Jean and Arnold Dobbins Mr. F. Paul Driscoll Lingya Dubinsky June Dyson Linda Eckstein Deborah Elkan Hector and Silvia Erezuma Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Erskine Morissa Falk Robert and Karen Falk Vin Farrell Michael Faughnan April Fey Michael Fiorillo Paul L. Fleisig Robert Flick Beth Flusser Raphael Ford Dany Forgeois David and Alma Frank Alvin Friedman-Kien Cara L. Gargano Tish Garrett Wanda George Larry and Susan Gerstein Dr. Mary Weitzel Gibbons Diego Giurleo Sam Glazer Eric Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gollance Samantha Green Michael D. Greenbaum Kerry Greene and Brian Washburn Thomas J. Griffin Nancy Grim Robert and Marilyn Gritz Barbara Grodd Luke Gunnell Nicole Gutman Gemma and Lewis M. Hall Hamilton-Madison House, Inc. Jining Han Lisa and Gregg Handorff Vincent Hayley N. H. Hays Inge Heckel Mara Heiman Barbara B. Herman Helen D. Hobart Janet R. Hollander Nancy Holmstrom Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Hoopes, Jr. Linda Hope Angela and Anthony Hopenhajm Clarice G. Horelick

Barbara J. Houser Philip K. Howard Shao Hua Huang Kathleen Hubert Karen C. Hyland Richard Hyman Dorothy Imbert Maxwell Isaacs Linda and Morton Janklow Lori Johnson and Joey Golden Olgalyn Jolly Dorianne Kalish Martin Kalve Michael P. Kamal Mira Kamdar Jeanette Kaplowitz Pamela Katz Robert R. Kaufman Jay E. Kerig Daniel and Susan Kincaid Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kinney Edward Kleinbaum Carolyn Koffler Doris E. Kornish Lucy Koteen Edward L. Kottick Mary L. Kreuter William G. Kring Kevin H. Kunkle Joan A. Kunzelmann Barbara L. Kupferberg Michelle Kuscma Brigitte Laforest Chantal Lamberti Ted Lambrinos Elaine H. Arnold and Jeffrey A. Lamia Jessica Langbein Anne-Sophie Langlois Elizabeth C. Langwith and Toby Ross John C. Lassiter Bernard Latuchie Julia R. Lee Emily Lei Steven Lewis Christina Limson Peter and Janine Lindquist George M. Liss Lois Livezey Stephanie Low Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Lowenstein Kristin M. Lucci Arthur Magnus George Manahan Maria Mancera-Flores Cynthia Payne and Andrew Mandel Thelma Mann and Albert Nicolas Marion and Terry Martin Rosa Martinez C. E. Marvin Joseph and Anne McCann Howard Medow Harold Meltzer Colette Michaan Margaret A. Mills James P. Morton Stephen Murphy

Diane Muyskens Marjorie E. Nesbitt Daniel and Janice Nimetz Holly Obernauer and Donald Bernstein Joseph Odencrantz Lenore Ogbor Ambassador Herbert S. Okun Mrs. Marsha Edelman Onufrak William Oris Carlene Ortuoste David C. Osler, M.D. Graham Parker and Adam Benson Marsha Patelson Lee Patrick Linda Y. Peng Benjamin Perez Peter Persoff Eric Petterson Arthur A. Phillips Angela Pistilli Richard Platt Jeanne S. Poindexter Rose Pontillo Jonathan Porath Judy Poser Doris Princenthal Frank Prisinzano Katherine S. Prokop Rosemary Quinn Lynn and Debbie Reed Antje Rickel Phillip and Tracey Riese Jenny Rivera Frederick N. Robin Awilda Rodriguez James R. Roe Jeannette Rohatyn Janet Ross Ruslana Rossi Hideko Rostad Linda Rubes Charlton Rugg Stefanie L. Russell Roza Ryabkin Rebecca Elmaleh and Fred Sachs Mariam C. Said Jacqueline S. Sam Lisa Samstag Bernice Saperstein Susan Sarandon Amy and Mark Schaefer Janet and Jack Schiff Beverly Schuelke Beatrice and Robert Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz Dennis F. Schwartz Linda J. Seifert Lisa Shea Lily Shen Martin Shimmel Kuniko Kubo and Boris Shteinbuk Leo H. Siegel Joseph and Marilyn Silverman Valerie Silverman

Evelyn Simon Josephine M. Simon Karen Simon Karen G. Sipe Paul Sirotkin Malgorzata Smaranda Jessy Smith Beverly Sokoloff Laurence T. Sorkin Ellen Sovern Katherine and Matthew Sperling Edna Z. Spiegel Mae Rosalind Stark John F. Steeves Frank Steinberger Alessandra Sternberg Margaret L. Stevens James E. Stothers Robert G. Strachan Jonathan Strasser Carol K. Strauss Elaine Stritch Zi Sen Tan Gerald Tarack Teriananda Marian Thorman Leonore Tiefer Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Trippe Mariola Tylawski United Way of Northern Chautauqua County United Way of Orange County Joseph Urciuoli James Valentino Niek Veraart Dana Vermilye Omar Villa Julie Wald Joan T. Washburn Marjorie Weinman and Mitchell Breit Andrea and David Weiss Marjorie B. Weller Lesa Westerman Harriet Wingreen Mr. Frederic G. Withington Paul Witte Katharine B. Wolpe Jon A. Wurtzburger Dr. Mary Yepez Alice Yu Steve Yurgel Antoine and Michelle Zemor Anonymous (2)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers and Board of Diretors David M. Huggin Chair Nicholas L. D. Firth Vice Chair Erik D. Lindauer Secretary Laura Chang Treasurer Byron Bell Teresa Longyear Bull Robert M. Carr Gerald D. Cohen Fred M. Filoon Peter H. Flint, Jr. Terry A. Hueneke Roni Kohen-Lemle Yukiko Kubo Gatheral W. Curtis Livingston Joan C. Long Jeannie Park Vincent C. Perro Ponchitta Pierce Harold Prince Stella Sichel Ellsworth G. Stanton III President Emeritus Lee Koonce (ex officio) Executive Director Anna-Maria Kellen Chairman Emeritus Stowe C. Phelps Chairman Emeritus FACULTY Piano Luis Alvarez Edmund Arkus Daniela Bracchi Michael Crane Vanessa Fadial Lee Feldman Ming Fong Joan Forsyth• Susan Innamorato Esther Lee Kaplan Paul Kim Eddy Kronengold Nathaniel LaNasa Marcia Lewis Eduvigis Loayza Michiyo Morikawa Deirdre O’Donohue Nnenna Ogwo Mary Jo Pagano Sasha Papernik Roger Peltzman Dana Pielet Angela Pistilli Marc Ponthus Rita Rack Maritza Robles Alvarez

Hugh Sam Paul Shaw Sarah Silverman Tatyana Sirota Sonelius Smith Ning Yu Jazz Piano Neal Kirkwood Strings Claire Chan Anna Elashvili Rebekah Griffin Greene Amelia Hollander Carolyn Jeselsohn Sibylle Johner Min Sun Kim• Ina Litera Eddy Malave Maureen McDermott José Pietri-Coimbre Sarah Pratt Steven Rochen Claire Smith Troy Stuart Gary Tigner Melissa Tong Joachim Woitun Shanda Wooley Woodwinds Anna Maria Baeza Nathan Childers Benjamin Fingland Susan Friedlander Melissa Healy Bonita Lubinsky Christa Robinson Brass Micah Killion• Adrian Morejon Timothy McCarthy Brian Worsdale Guitar Scott Anderson Paul Hemmings Nadav Lev David Moreno• Jeffrey Peretz Liam Wood Percussion Adam Issadore John Ostrowski Chamber Music Mary Jo Pagano• Voice Barbara Blanchard Dale Smith Joyce Smith Instrumental & Vocal Ensembles Scott Anderson Nathan Childers Susan Friedlander Paul Hemmings Micah Killion

Neal Kirkwood Amy Kotsonis Nadav Lev Margaret Mills David Moreno Jeffrey Peretz Steven Rochen Brian Worsdale Theory and Composition Matthew Barnson Seth Carper Dance & Movement Yvonne Curry Kim Dooley-Kittay Cara Gargano• Deena Parrilla Anastasi Siotas Jessica Smith Visual Arts EiLeen Doster Viorica Morris-Stan Preschool Arts Sarah Blackburn Jena Clifton Rita DeSilva Johnson EiLeen Doster Cathy Guy Brenda Harris Jean LaPointe Mik Manenti Viorica Morris-Stan Roshni Murali Helena Nanda Johanna Rodriguez Mary Seidman School & Community Partnerships (MILES) Benjamin Aneff Seth Carper Hubert Chen Nathan Childers* Rita DeSilva-Johnson Chris DiMeglio Gwendolyn Dorell Shani Foster Susan Friedlander Roberto Gándara Cathy Guy Glenn Healy Colleen Itzen Susan Innamorato Judy Lasko Laura Liben Monika Linkweiler* Jessica (Pearl) Marasigan Samuel Marchan Annie Lee Moffett Leonore Nelson John Ostrowski Seth Paris Veronica Parrales Deena Parrilla

Raimundo Penaforte Rachel Phillips Jose Pietri-Coimbre Catarina Racha Edmundo Ramírez Christa Robinson Nicholas Scarim* Sonia Szahberg Jacob Teichroew Kate Whitney Yuri Yamashita John Yao Accompanist/ Coach Arthur Abrams Keiko Bishop Michika Ishikawa Sandra F. Kaplan •Chairperson/ Program Director *Manager

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Executive Office Lee Koonce Executive Director Nancy Morgan Director, Strategic Initiatives Joanne Coco, Assistant Programs Shalisa Kline Ugaz Director Lexington Lozada Assistant Main School Programs Joan Forsyth Department Chair, Piano Cara Gargano Department Chair, Dance Micah Killion, Department Chair, Winds, Brass & Percussion Min Sun Kim, Department Chair, Strings David Moreno, Department Chair, Guitar Mary Jo Pagano, Director, Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Program School & Community Partnerships Nancy Morgan Director Nathan Childers Program Manager Monika Linkweiler Program Manager

Nicholas Scarim Program Manager Artist Performance Series Margaret Mills Manager Cory Fields Concert Technician Abe Lebewohl Park Concert Series Beth Flusser, Producer Marilyn Appleberg Assistant Producer Timothy Schellenbaum, Technical Director Preschool & Early Childhood Risa Young, Director Piano Services Vince Agustinovich Piano Technician Development & Communications Kerry Greene, Director Robert Rosello Grants Writer Christina Limson O’Connell Communications Manager Andrea Long Associate Manager, Annual Giving Finance & Administration Steve Aronson Director Student Support Services Loyi Malu, Manager Myra Nieves, Registrar Scott Lynch Receptionist Barbara Weiss Receptionist Christina Anselmo Office Assistant Operations Patrick Pierre, Director Edwyn Pitre Head Custodian Robert Grier Custodian Joel Marin, Custodian Beverly Harper Security Guard Finance Eric Cohen Financial Manager Laura Currier Bookkeeper





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Following are selected special events. For a complete events list visit Third Street’s Web site.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are free of charge and take place at Third Street. Programs and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Artist Performance Series 2010-11 Third Street’s outstanding faculty members and their guests perform on most Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Call or visit the School to obtain a series flyer or view it on the Web site.

Every Week! Students of all ages and levels perform. See schedule on the Web site or subscribe to the weekly E-news.

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Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Winds Concert

Saturday, November 20, 4:30 p.m. Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Concert Sunday, November 21, 3:00 p.m. Amor y Música: A Concert of Spanish and South American Music Third Street Philharmonia Orchestra with guest conductor Leslie B. Dunner AT ST. MARK’S CHURCH-IN-THE-BOWERY, 10TH STREET & 2ND AVENUE



Tuesday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. Nutcracker Performance Presented by the Dance Department

Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Winds Concert

Saturday, December 18, 5:30 p.m. Piano Department Recital

Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. Alumni Weekend & Concerto Concert

Saturday, December 11, 1:30 p.m. Holiday Ensemble Concert


Saturday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. String ’Stravaganza AT ST. MARK’S CHURCH-IN-THE-BOWERY, 10TH STREET & 2ND AVENUE

150+ string students age 4-18.

Saturday, February 12, 4:30 p.m. Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Concert


Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. Guitar Department Recital (classical) Saturday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. Piano Department Recital

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