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October 2020

Suzuki Strings Parent Support Group Virtual Meeting

October 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Suzuki Violin Students

Join us for a Suzuki Parent Support Group Virtual Meeting! Our Suzuki Program Coordinator, Ms. Barbara Berg, and our Deans, Kathy Jones and Christopher Kenniff, will host an open agenda virtual meeting for families and parents of Suzuki string students via Zoom. This is a time for families and students to ask questions, enjoy informal conversation, and share feedback. Whether you have been at Hoff-Barthelson for many years or are new to the School, we look forward to getting together…

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Parent Support Group Virtual Meeting

October 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a Parent Support Group Virtual Meeting, chaired by Dean Christopher Kenniff and Associate Dean Kathy Jones. These meetings are designed to guide parents in how best to: support their child’s music study at home and at Hoff-Barthelson; set expectations for student growth; educate as to how achievement is attained; and build awareness of strategies for resolving challenges working with their instructor and the school. RSVP requested – To receive a Zoom meeting link please email hb@hbms.org with…

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January 2021

Parent Information Meeting about Spring Restoration of Orchestra Ensembles

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We invite you to join us at a Parent Information Meeting about the Spring restoration of the HBMS Orchestra Ensembles. Due to the level of interest in this subject, we’ll be hosting two separate meetings, held online via Zoom, on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 4:00 pm. The meetings will be hosted by Executive Director Ken Cole, Dean Christopher Kenniff and Young People’s Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra Director Robert Schwartz.…

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Parent Information Meeting about Spring Restoration of Orchestra Ensembles

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We invite you to join us at a Parent Information Meeting about the Spring restoration of the HBMS Orchestra Ensembles. Due to the level of interest in this subject, we’ll be hosting two separate meetings, held online via Zoom, on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 4:00 pm. The meetings will be hosted by Executive Director Ken Cole, Dean Christopher Kenniff and Young People’s Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra Director Robert Schwartz.…

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Parent Information Meeting about Spring Chamber Music Opportunities

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
chamber music string instruments

We invite you to join us at a Parent Information Meeting about in-person and online chamber music opportunities available during the spring 2021 semester. Find program details and detailed information about the School’s safety protocols here. Please review this information and then complete this short form. The form is designed to collect your questions, feedback, and for you to share your enrollment preference. Spring 2021 chamber music participation is available to a broad range of participants including: Students wishing to…

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Information Session for Festival Orchestra Parents and Students

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Executive Director Ken Cole, Dean Christopher Kenniff and Festival Orchestra Conductor Jun Nakabayashi will discuss plans to reintroduce live rehearsals for Festival Orchestra later this Spring. This session will be held via Zoom. Please RSVP here. (We will email the Zoom link to you on Friday afternoon, January 29.) The current state of the pandemic makes it clear that we cannot resume “orchestra as usual” in February as we had once hoped. Yet, the tremendous price students are paying in…

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May 2021

Festival Orchestra Audition Information Meeting

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Festival Orchestra Information Meeting

Festival Orchestra Music Director Jun Nakabayashi and HBMS Executive Director Ken Cole will host an information session about plans for the 2021-2022 Festival Orchestra Season, addressing the audition process, repertoire, performances, standards of excellence, and special precautions to ensure safety during rehearsals and performances. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. Learn more about the auditions here.

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June 2021

Summer Arts Program In-Person Open House

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
young cello players

Want more information about our Summer Arts Program before taking the plunge? Join us at an Open House with Summer Arts Program Director Joe Piscitelli. Hear from students, parents, and faculty about the Summer Arts Program and enjoy a performance or two! Limited to 35 in-person participants (unlimited online!). Social distancing and masks required for in-person participants. RSVP here! Learn more about the Summer Arts Program here.

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July 2021

Festival Orchestra Information Meeting

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra

Festival Orchestra Music Director Jun Nakabayashi and HBMS Executive Director Ken Cole will host an information session online via Zoom about plans for the 2021-2022 Festival Orchestra Season, addressing the audition process, repertoire, performances, standards of excellence, and special precautions to ensure safety during rehearsals and performances. RSVP here. View audition information here.

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September 2021

Parent Orientation

September 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Join HBMS Executive Director Ken Cole, Dean Christopher Kenniff and Associate Dean Kathy Jones in-person or online to learn about the 2021-2022 school year. Our discussion will center on the new semester, safety protocols, how to make the most of our programs — lessons, musicianship classes, ensembles, accompaniment, Suzuki and Early Childhood, and the School’s general operations. Masks, social distancing, adherence to our Fall Safety Guidelines and RSVP required for all in-person attendees. RSVP HERE

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