Celebrating 50 Years of Music!

Celebrating 50 Years of Music!

In 2014, our students, faculty, and community celebrated Powers Music School's 50th Anniversary.
Since 1964, Powers Music School has played a role in enriching the community through music and inspiring our students to succeed. We hope you will join us in honoring those who helped Powers grow and thrive, and ensure our school's future for the next 50 years.

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Scroll through 50 years of historical photos, key people, and milestones that made Powers what it is today:

Read the full History of Powers!

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Watch our 50th Anniversary Video!

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Our 50th anniversary events truly brought down the house!

Saturday, March 29, 2014
50th Anniversary Commemorative Concert
with special guest pianist Randall Hodgkinson
7:00 pm, Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Avenue
Ticketed reception to follow at the Belmont Gallery of Art

Saturday, April 5 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
50th Annual Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival
Saturday & Sunday, 1:30-7:30 pm
All Saints' Church, 17 Clark Street, Belmont

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project Spring Festival
with special guest violinist Yuki Beppu
4:00 pm, Babson College, Wellesley

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Belmont Open Sings - "Carmina Burana"
7:30 pm, First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Dare to Be Musical Gala
featuring student and alumni performers
6:00 pm, National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Viola da Gamba Society of New England Workshop & Concert
honoring former Powers Music School Director and founding member Ellen Huff Powers
full-day workshop, 7:00 pm concert
All Saints' Church, 17 Clark Street, Belmont


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The 50th Anniversary Legacy Campaign

What was the Legacy Campaign?
Your generous gifts to our 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund will be used to support special projects that will help us adapt to the changing musical needs of our community and thrive for the next 50 years.

Thank you to our Legacy Campaign Donors & Sponsors!

Founders Society $25,000+

  • The Edmund and Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation, in memory of Ned Cabot
  • Gift by Dr. and Mrs. Tun-Hou Lee in honor of Sophie Vilker, supporting the MYSP Orchestra Program
  • $25,000 Challenge Pledge in honor of Anne and Neil Harper’s children Robert Yost Harper and Susanna Harper Gallant
  • Gift given in honor of the Honorable Martha B. Sosman

Directors Circle $10,000-$24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Ellen Huff Powers Charitable Annuity Trust
  • Tracy Powers
  • Vera Trojan and Mark Carthy
  • Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation

Legacy Circle $5,000-$9,999

  • Anonymous
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hagopian
  • Jacqueline Whitney Halas and Paul Halas, a gift in loving memory of her aunt, Margaret King
  • Bert and Louise Halstead
  • Dr. Laura Meyer and Dr. Klemens Meyer
  • Ernie and Zagrida Sabine
  • Melanie Salisbury

Con Spirito $2,500-$4,999

  • Anonymous++
  • Anna Gabrieli
  • Fran and Tom Knight
  • Radha Iyengar & Edwin Richard
  • Angie and Bob Simonds
  • Susan Galli and Mark Thurber
  • Laura Vail Wooster & Jim Wooster

Con Moto $1,500-$2,499

  • Sarah Freiberg Ellison and Jeff Ellison
  • Connie and Arthur Page
  • Justice Christine Roach

Con Brio $500-$1,499

  • Lillian Armstrong, in memory of Peter Elvins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Backman
  • Dr. John Carey
  • Ms. Mary Giles Carter
  • Dr. Shan-Lee Liu & Dr. Po-Shang Chen
  • Wenjie Hu & Xiaopeng Gong
  • Mr. Robert Y. Harper
  • Ms. Artie Helgason, in memory of Peter Elvins & Barbara Connelly Lewis
  • Kate & Tim Wheeler Hennekey
  • Julia & George Hibben
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Hogan
  • Elizabeth Foote & Howell Jackson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Keith Joung, a gift in honor of Sophia Sogland
  • Harriet A. Karkut
  • Sandy Kendall
  • Dr. Antonia Stephen & Mr. Andrew Kirk
  • Julie Holland Mortimer & Richard Mortimer
  • Glenn & Faith Parker, the Parker Family Fund
  • Carolyn Huang & Michael Phillips
  • Susan Shulman Polit & Steve Polit
  • Lisa Geller & Steve Rauch
  • Gifts from the Rosenblum family: Bruce, Irina, Aaron, Jeff, & Melissa
  • Lisa & Jacob Skowronek
  • Bill & Heli Tomford
  • T. Walley Williams III
  • Leslie & Jonathan Wolf
  • Dr. Bao Yee, D.M.D

Con Fuoco $250-$499

  • Anonymous gifts in honor of Angela Brice
  • Claire Preisser & Juan Alcacer
  • Evelyne Martial & Paul Alexander
  • Deborah & David Barry
  • Dr. & Mrs. Paul Buttenwieser
  • Ms. Yujian Ren & Mr. Weidong Chen
  • Larry & Doris Coe
  • Christine Knipper & Patrick Davis
  • Carl Dettman
  • The Ronald & Gisela Geiger Charitable Account
  • Frances Harris
  • Lynn Davis & Michel T-T Jackson
  • Elizabeth Reed & Ulrich Klingbeil
  • Daniel Raizen
  • Dr. & Mrs. Paul Re
  • Lynn & Roger Read
  • Gift by Susanne Sack celebrating her sister Sandy Rosenblum
  • Helen Clapp Stevenson & Gordon Stevenson
  • Ann Waters
  • Mr. & Mrs. Christoph Wolff
  • Eva Wu & Wayne Woo

Con Amore $100-$249

  • Anonymous gifts in honor of Anyi Folkers-Park
  • Stacey Alden, gift in memory of Nathan Alden Robinson
  • Lindsay Miller & Peter Ambler
  • Renée Landers & Thomas Barrette Jr.
  • Suzanne & Henry Bass
  • Ms. Gisela Krause & Mr. David Beyer
  • Philippa Bovet
  • Lisa Guimond & Chris Brookins
  • Denise Gilpin & Dan Burnham
  • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Burt
  • Cameron Khayde & Jim Campbell
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Carlson
  • Rita & Daniel Carpenter, in honor of Susanna Fiore
  • Ms. Beverly Char
  • Meredith Birdsall & Kevin Cunningham
  • Katie & Jarad Curhan
  • Joan P. & Ronald C. Curhan Family Fund, of combined
  • Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
  • Nancy McCabe & Richard Curzi
  • Martha Davidson
  • Mark & Nancy Davis
  • Karin DeStefanis
  • Steve Dickman
  • Kim Sibley & Eric Eimold
  • Dr. Josephine Riss Fang
  • Grace Feldman
  • Susan Geller
  • Michele Sprengnether & R. Gilberto Gonzalez
  • Sheila Mehta-Green & Brian Green
  • Pamela & Darrell Griffin
  • Katya & Vladimir Gurin
  • James & Monina Harper
  • Erika Hartwieg
  • Hildy Dvorak & Ray Jackendoff
  • Sharmila Chandrasekaran & Sudhakar Karuppaiah
  • Ms. Jeanne-Marie Kaufmann
  • Edward & Lillian Keefe
  • Gifts in honor of the Kidd Family
  • Janet Sand & Peter Lawner
  • Weitong Ji & Jie Liu
  • Dr. Marko Loncar & Ms. Evelyn Encinas-Loncar
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lovallo, in honor of Susanna Fiore
  • Camillia Joy & Evan Louden
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tom Lowery
  • Dana Miller & Malcolm MacKenzie
  • Daniel Markarian
  • Laura C. Miller
  • Ann-Marie Lambert & Arvydas Mackevicius
  • Delphine Lui & Brendan Maher
  • James Martin
  • Elizabeth L. McLaughlin
  • Mrs. Anne Miller
  • Asako & Michiya Nagashima
  • Adrienne & Giulliano Noriega in honor of Susanna Fiore & Peter Morelli
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Novack
  • Lynn Osborn
  • Alix Pollack
  • Mr. & Mrs. John R. Regier
  • Radha Iyengar & Edwin Richard, in memory of Suzanne I. Clapp
  • Louise Botero & Robert Schwartz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Scott
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Seligson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Pieter Sheth-Voss
  • Andrew Sorg
  • Gordon Stevenson & Helen Clapp Stevenson, in memory of Suzanne I. Clapp
  • Tammy Reisman and Edward Takach
  • Jean Park & Jacob Taylor
  • Barbara Payne & Roger Tobin
  • Ana & Luis Travassos
  • Dr. Julia Wong & Dr. Eric Cortell
  • Lynn Hughes & Charles Wright
  • David & Zhimin Xu
  • Jing Zhang & Dr. Winston Yao
  • Timothy & Sarah Yoon
  • Lizong Qin & Hongli Yu
  • Drs. Fei Gu & Qi Zhang

Con Dolcezza $40-99

  • Anonymous +++++++++++
  • Carolyn Mehaffey & Charles Butte
  • Vanessa Ruget & Prabal Chakrabarti
  • Li Shu & Shaoshan Chang
  • Gregg Charron
  • Mr. & Mrs. Hank Chen
  • Sohee Kim & Kwan Woo Choi
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ghaleb Daouk
  • Mr. & Mrs. Cyriac Devasia
  • Elizabeth Sharawara & John Dieckmann
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Dorsey
  • Li Wei & Yi Du
  • Margaret Patricia Duesenberry
  • Gertrude G. Eyges
  • Ms. Susanna Fiore
  • Jian Jian Wang & John Friedbauer
  • Daniel & Molly Gillis
  • Dr. & Mrs. Sante Gnerre
  • Melissa Morely & Eugene Han
  • Jiyun Park & Min-Joon Han
  • Emily Culver Romney & George Hein
  • Jane Hershey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Heymann
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hicks
  • Kusum Jain
  • Joo Kim & Kamau Karanja
  • Sybil Kevy
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Klug
  • Dr. Guorong Zhu & Dr. Xi Lin
  • Yin Wu & Bryan Loyall
  • Ms. Kelly Marshall
  • Ms. Susi Sanchez &
  • Mr. Kiernan Mathews
  • Alissa & Mac McBurney
  • Tamara Medoyeva
  • Mr. & Mrs. Laurent Meunier
  • Harriet & Robert Mill
  • Lauren & Edward Monovich
  • Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Nolin
  • Dr. Torunn Yock & Mr. Timothy Padera
  • Shaoli Li & Kin Barlow Pang
  • Mr. & Mrs. James Parece
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jigar Patel
  • Mr. &Mrs. Roland Pellenq
  • Victoria Walter Plotsky
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Polcari
  • Alfa Joy Radford
  • Ms. Indra Reinbergs
  • Mr. & Mrs. Marc Rie
  • Sandra P. Rosenblum
  • Mr. & Mrs. Wright Salisbury
  • Dr. Vibha & Rahul Sharma
  • Eric & Susan Smith
  • Susan & John Soares
  • Gifts in honor of the Su Family
  • Mr. & Mrs. Rangamani Sundar
  • Donna Johnson, in honor of the Timko Family
  • Drs. Anjali Kumar & Anthony Vagnucci
  • Mary Beekman & David Warner
  • Sylvia & Robert Whitney
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chris Wright
  • Ms. Alvie Ye
  • Ms. Hyeon Yook Cho & Dr. Tae Jeong Lee
  • Janice &. Shemsi Zaganjori
  • Qing Cao & Yinghui Zhou

Instrument Gift

  • Howard & Suzanne Berwind, gift of a grand piano

Corporate Giving, Supporting the Legacy Campaign

Corporate Giving, Supporting Education Programs

Matching Gifts

  • Dell Corporation
  • G.E. Foundation
  • John Hancock Corporate Gifts
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • State Street Foundation

Grant Awards

  • Belmont Cultural Council, Cambridge Arts Council, and Waltham Cultural Council, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency
 

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