Announcements

“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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Student Achievements – Winter thru Summer 2020!

Alyssa Gabrilovich (junior piano) won the 2019-2020 Eastern Sectionals of the Music Teacher’s National Association Performance Competition, the biggest nationwide music competition for secondary school, college, and post-collegiate level musicians. She was invited to the finals, originally to be held in Chicago in March 2020. She also received Honorable Mention at the Princeton Festival’s Piano Competition in the open class.…

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NBS Piano Student Wins Nationwide Podcast Contest

NBS student Anushka Chakraborty was recently chosen among the top 7 middle school students for the New York Times Podcast Contest, from over 1300 total participants and 450 in her age category. Her podcast topic was “Bach’s Mystery: A Small Piece Of A Larger Puzzle”. In her monologue, she discussed specific details of Bach’s keyboard music, tried to solve the…

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