Recent blog posts
- Gwinnett School of Music's Rising Star Emily Vance
- Student Emily Vance's new video of Original Song Something Stupid
- School of Rock Winter Concert at EOP
- How to Best Choose and Instrument for your Child
- Unexpected Benefits of Learning An Instrument
- Learn Music; Learn About Life
- Gwinnett School of Rock Bands Play at Eddie Owen Presents and the Rockin Rib Fest
- Gwinnett's Most Talented winners receive title, trophy, a prize package.
- Student Annabell Rushing takes home honors at Gwinnett's Most Talented
- Fall 2012 Newsletter
Events and happenings at the Gwinnett School of Music
Gwinnett School of Music Federated Music Club
With an enrollment of over 800 students and three locations in Gwinnett, we have created our own federated music club. The Gwinnett School of Music Federated Music Club. The National Federation of Music Clubs, dedicated to finding and fostering young musical talent,conducts annual Junior Festivals with more than 117,000 participants. Students prepare two memorized pieces of music from the federated list. A grade is given by a judge who critiques the performance and a certificate of participation is awarded to each participant. If a superior score is received for three consecutive seasons, students are awarded trophies. Furthermore, NFMC offers more than three quarters of a million dollars in state and national competitions, including four $15,000 biennial Young Artist awards, and the $10,000 Ellis Award for Duo-Pianists. The Young Artist and Ellis Duo Piano awards include two years of performance bookings. The festival is for all ages and levels and most musical instruments. Our Federated Music Festival is held anually in the spirng.
The Gwinnett School of Music host open mics at different venues around Gwinnett County on a monthly basis. Instrumentalists and vocalists alike are invited to get up and exhibit their talent. Our open mics are fun, low keyed, happenings. All ages and abilities are welcome to sit in and jam or perform the song of their choice. This is a great way to get your feet wet performing and have fun doing so. Audiences are very supportive and we usually take over the venue with our crowd of parents, friends and students. So, bring your axe, your friends and your appetite and we hope to see you there!
The Gwinnett School of Music host two recitals a year. One in the fall and the other in the spring. Recitals can be a great motivator and barometer of progress. Music should be practiced with performing in mind. With performance as a goal, students always do a better job of bringing their music to a finished state. We encourage students of all levels to participate.
Festivals and more!
The word is out. We have some talented students at our school and we are being asked increasingly for performers to participate at various events. Here is a sampling: "Barefoot in the Park" festival in Duluth. Vocalists, keyboardists, guitarists and more exhibited their talents. "Music in the Park" in Grayson. Featured performers opened for Atlanta's legendary Mike Veal Band. Bands from our Gwinnett School of Rock performed on the ampitheatre stage at Suwanee Town Center for the "Arts in the Park" festival. More bands from School of Rock performed at Snellville's "Grillin' on the Green" festival along with featured artists Banks and Shane.
Gwinnett School of Music Concert Orchestra
Gwinnett School of Music Concert Orchestra (GSMCO) was created for our string students to perform in an Orchestral setting. Our orchestra meets on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at our Lilburn location twice per month. Tuition is free to students enrolled at our school and is open to non-enrolled students for $50.00 per month. The GSMCO performs regularly at recitals, festivals and other events.