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Garth Newel Music Center (GNMC) was named the recipient of a CMA Classical Commissioning Grant for a new piece by composer, David Biedenbender. The work will be premiered by GNMC's resident chamber group, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet during GNMC's 2018 Summer Chamber Music Festival.


Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph has been awarded a CMA Residency Partnership Grant. Activities of the residency and new musical works based on conversations with New Yorkers will premier in January, 2018 at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church. More information to come! 

Andrea Brachfeld

Hello everyone! We are getting ready for our next show at Scullers in Boston on August 17th at 8 pm.  The band will be me on the flutes, Bill O' Connell- piano, Harvie S- bass and Jason Tiemann on the drums. I just love playing with these guys! All ears, nice guys, and so supportive! We're planning to have a great time!


September 16, Clifton Forge School of the Arts and Garth Newel's Alleghany Mountain String Project present a creative strings workshop that will feature world-class musicians from across the Country with music from Celtic, Swing, Jazz, op and Folk Ballads. Concert at 6:00. 


Garth Newel Presents An American Music System Teacher Workshop September 14-17 providing an overview of O'Connor Method, Irish and Celtic Resources.  Learn to incorporate American styles and fiddling into current cirriculum.

Noteworthy Sheet Music

Congratulations to composer Ben Robichaux on the successful premiere of his work Recurrence for flute (Kenneth Cox) and piano (Bronwyn Schuman)! Listen to an audio clip from the performance on the NSM website.


We conducted a successful weeklong tour of Scotland with performances at St. Giles Cathedral, Paxton House, The Holy Island Festival and at St. Mary the Virgin Church.

Guitarist, Educator and Actor ("LaLa Land") Jacques Lesure will release his next album on WJ3 Records titled "For The Love Of You" in August, 2017.

Returning from a month-long tour of Europe with Jazz pianist Joey Alexander, drummer, educator and producer, Willie Jones III will release his next album titled "My Point Is..." in August, 2017. 


It was my pleasure to be interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition, which aired this morning. Check out the link: