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“Celebration of the Arts” Music Competition – Congratulations to all of our competitors!!

Congratulations to our 80+ students – and all of their teachers – who competed in our “Celebration of the Arts” Music Competition this year! GRAND PRIX WINNERS (Top three scorers overall) Andy Wu, piano student of Dr. Igor Resnianski Suri Ahn, violin student of Sylvia Ahramjian Grace Morley, voice student of Katie Erikson & Carissa Uy, Ages 10-13, brass student…

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Student Achievements – Spring & Summer 2021

Congratulations to Alyssa Gabrilovich, piano student of Dr. Igor Resnianski, who won Bronze in the Ages 14-17 category at the 2021 Canada International Piano Competition – its jury included Julian Martin from Juilliard, Pavel Nersessian from Boston University, Eliso Virsaladze from Moscow Conservatory, and others. Alyssa Gabrilovich also received the following prizes: Chopin International Piano Competition (second prize). Congratulations to…

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Congratulations to our Practice-a-Thon participants on their hard work and achievement!

Congratulations to: Our top piano fundraiser: Benjamin Vuernick Our top three piano participants (ages 9 and under): Michelle Dou, Isabella Hsue, and George Zhang Our top three piano participants (ages 10 and up): Melina Intzes, Anastasia Kudin, and Ryan Zhang Our top three strings participants (ages 10 and up): Apollo Murray, Luis Romano, and Julia Wang Our top three winds…

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“Practice-a-Thon”: Set a Resolution this January!

This January, we challenge you to set a New Year’s Resolution in your music studies and participate in our “Practice-a-Thon” Practice Challenge, open to all NBS students! All proceeds go towards the NBSCMI, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm that supports students through scholarships, organizes competitions, student and faculty concerts for the greater community including local retirement homes, gala events, and special…

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Student Achievements – Fall 2020 + Winter 2021

A big congratulations to Alyssa Gabrilovich, who was featured on National Public Radio (NPR)’s “From the Top”, a longstanding broadcast showcase for extraordinary young musicians, on October 26, 2020. Alyssa studies with Dr. Igor Resnianski. Congratulations as well to Alyssa Gabrilovich, who was named Alternate, and Nathan Jiang and Emma Lo, were were awarded Honorable Mention in the 2020 Pennsylvania…

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Honoring Mary Lebenzon, who taught two of our beloved faculty members- Dr. Igor Resnianski and Dr. Anna Kislitsyna

Mary Lebenzon was a much-beloved Russian pianist and educator. Born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1931, Mary first studied with the most famous pedagogue in Odessa, Berta Reinhold, the same teacher that Elena Berman’s own grandmother studied with. She then moved to Moscow, where she studied with the great Russian pianist and teacher, Alexander Goldenweiser, at the Moscow Conservatory. Mary later…

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Congratulations to our Music Technique Skills-Building Scales & Studies Competition winners!

We are very excited to congratulate and present the participants in our bi-annual Music Technique Skills-Building Scales & Studies Competition, judged by NBS faculty members Dr. Marianna Prjevalskaya (piano), Dr. Igor Resnianski (piano), Irina Rostomashvili (strings), and Dr. Meghan Woodward (winds). The Nelly Berman School is proud to be one of the few community music schools in the United States to have a unique…

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Fall 2020 Music Technique Skills-Building Competition Application Open!

The Nelly Berman School of Music is proud to be one of the few community music schools in the United States to have a unique music technique program in our curriculum and program offerings. This program is based on the education that our Russian-trained teachers have themselves received, which includes rigorous training of having biannual juries with studies, scales, arpeggios, and more.…

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