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Founder’s Day Instrument Petting Zoo – A Recap

On Wednesday, July 21st, the school celebrated its first Founder’s Day at the Nelly Berman School of Music, to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Nelly Berman. Festivities included an Instrument Petting Zoo from3:00-4:30pm and a Social Hour from 4:30-6:00pm. Families and children got to experience the magic of our Instrument Petting Zoo and had fun seeing, touching and feeling instruments…

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From the Chair of the NBSCMI Board of Directors

Nelly Berman Classical Music Institute Family, Friends and Classical Music Advocates, Welcome to 2021! In this time of uncertainty, we remain steadfast in supporting our mission to engage with gifted and diligent students through our merit based-based scholarship program, orchestrate student chamber groups and music ensembles and present high high-level classical concerts, masterclasses, and workshops to promote classical music education…

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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: Tri-County Youth Festival (1st Place – Senior Division),…

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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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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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