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LOUISE GOSS
1926-2014

Louise Goss, one of world’s leading figures in the field of piano pedagogy, co-founder of the New School for Music Study, and editor of two seminal series on teaching piano, and founder of The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, died on April 1, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

Louise was the co-author and editor of the monumental Frances Clark Library for Piano Students and The Music Tree piano method series. In addition, she held positions as President of The New School for Music Study, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College, and Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy.

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NEW SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN AWARDS
Young Pianists Garner National Attention

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy (FCCKP) recognizes the following outstanding musicians at The New School for Music Study on their recent achievements in piano study.

Three students at The New School for Music Study (NSMS) have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the Music Development Program's 2013 Tri-State Certificate of Excellence Recital and Awards Ceremony. Nina Austria (Grade 3), Joshua Guo (Grade 5), and Hayley Kunkle (Grade 8) were each awarded the highest marks in their respective levels in the tri-state area during the Practical Exams for the Music Development Program in June 2013.  The Carnegie Hall performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.  Tickets for this event are on sale at the www.carnegiehall.org.

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NEW SCHOOL FOR MUSIC STUDY WELCOMES COMMUNITY
Well-Known Piano School Hosts Open House

The New School For Music Study (NSMS) announces its first-annual Open House and Welcome Night, scheduled for Thursday August 29, 2013 from 4-8PM.   NSMS is located just 5 minutes north of Princeton on Nassau/Route 27 in Kingston, New Jersey.

At 6PM, members of the New School faculty will present Meet the Piano, a short recital in which various moods and emotions are explored through listening to the range of sounds the pianist can create.  “Along with beautiful musical examples and visual demonstrations, Meet the Piano offers a unique opportunity for audience members to be involved and ask questions,” New School Administrative Director Rebecca Pennington explains. “This recital is specifically geared toward piano beginners but can be enjoyed by all ages.”

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NEW SCHOOL FOR MUSIC STUDY APPOINTS NEW LEADER
Rebecca Pennington Named Interim Administrative Director

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy announces the appointment of Rebecca Pennington as Interim Administrative Director of The New School for Music Study. Pennington was appointed to the position following the resignation of current Administrative Director Sara Ernst, who has accepted a position at the University of South Carolina as Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. The Frances Clark Center is planning an extensive search for a new Administrative Director, beginning Fall 2013.

 

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THE FRANCES CLARK CENTER CONGRATULATES SARA ERNST

Dr. Ernst Accepts Position at the University of South Carolina

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy announces the resignation of Sara Ernst as Administrative Director of The New School for Music Study. Ernst has accepted a position at the University of South Carolina as Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy.  The Executive Committee has named Rebecca Pennington, currently Admissions Director at the New School, as Interim Administrative Director, while the Board of Trustees undertakes an extensive search for a new Administrative Director.