Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

On The Piano Bench today, a live and lively session with Matt Goodrich, Music Program Director at the Sandpoint Music Conservatory and Head of Piano at the Coeur d'Alene Conservatory. Matt tells the story of his music upbringing and discusses the recital he gives this Friday evening at 7 at the Hamilton House in Coeur d'Alene, home of the Coeur d'Alene Conservatory. We'll hear several examples of music from that program played by Matt in our KPBX Performance Studio.

We welcome baritone (and Sandpoint Conservatory Music Director) John Fitzgerald and pianist (and familiar KPBX presence) Melody Puller for conversation and performance. The piece we'll hear, and one especially relevant these summery days, the Songs of Travel of Ralph Vaughan Williams, setting the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Today, Chris Maccini welcomes the next SCC Hagen Center “Diversity Dialogues” speaker, Luis Rodrigues. Two of Verne Windham’s recent From the Studio guests, Sandpoint Conservatory director Karin Wedemeyer and the Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe offer their observations and strategies for dealing with the current state of pandemic affairs through engagement with music. A particularly sublime moment from a young pianist and some Spokane Symphony sounds complete the aural picture on this edition of NWAR

We focus again today on the continuing COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the regional arts community, hearing from Spokane Arts Executive Director Mellissa Huggins, and pianist and Sandpoint Conservatory teacher Melody Puller. Dan Webster offers a promising small screen viewing suggestion, and we’ll hear from another of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist winners, soprano Melinda Wagstaff, recorded in our KPBX studio.   

Karin Wedemeyer, one of the founders of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, and John Fitzgerald stopped by the studio to talk about the conservatory's annual Fall Serenade Concert, at 5 pm Sunday. Proceeds go towards the conservatory's scholarship programs.

Spokane Public Radio

The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint visits Spokane Public Radio in anticipation of their All Stars Concert on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint. 

More information is available at the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint website.    

Sandpoint Music Conservatory will present "Two Boy Sopranos in Concert" on Mothers Day, May 14, 2017.  This morning, the two sopranos - Cody Moore and Andrew Lapadat -  and Conservatory Executive Director Karin Wdemeyer, joined Verne in the studio for a mini-recital in anticipation of the upcoming concert. The singers were accompanied by Heidi Moore on flute and Tom Rodda on piano.   The Mothers Day concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on 417 N 4th Avenue in Sandpoint.

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's first children's opera production will be performed this Saturday, December 18 at the First Lutheran Church in Sandpoint, ID.  This morning Verne has the opportunity to talk with the the folks from MCS including music director John Fitszgerald and stage director Keely Gray, about their work on this show which tells the story of a shepherd boy's encounter with three kings.

    The Music Conservatory of Sandpoint presents their Distinguished Student Concert, Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.   Join Verne Windham in the studio today for a sneak preview.