Upcoming Events

Join us for summer concerts and events!


Guitar Master Class led by David Temple

Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at DCC. This event is cohosted by the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, the DCC Music School, and DCC’s Music Performance Certificate Program. 

David Temple will guide four guitarists toward classical guitar performance excellence and will perform at the beginning and ending of the program.   

Admission $15 optional donation to MusicLink Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu.

The Towne Crier Cafe presents Helen Avakian’s Guitar Party to Benefit MusicLink Scholarship at Dutchess Community College Music School! 

Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of acoustic guitar, saxophone and vocals featuring:

  • Helen Avakian, International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion/singer/songwriter, former DCC instructor in college and music school, also Marist and Bard Colleges.

  • Dr. Christopher Brellochs, saxophone master, associate professor of music at DCC, chair of the Music Performance Certificate Program, instructor at Vassar College.

  • Daniel Stevens, classical guitarist, Guitar instructor DCC, college and Music School.

  • Mark Sganga, world-touring virtuoso fingerstyle jazz guitarist, composer, vocalist, International Fingerstyle Champion, instructor at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

  • Students and former students of these educators will also be featured in performance!

Admission $15 advance, $20 at the door. Reservations and tickets www.townecrier.com 379 Main St., Beacon, NY

There will be a raffle for prizes; all proceeds benefit MusicLink Scholarship at DCC.

You can also donate directly to the MusicLink Scholarship fund here.

Annual Sing-A-Thon/Play-A-Thon To Benefit MusicLink Scholarship Fund

Saturday, July 27 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre

Would you like to perform at The Music School’s Sing-A-Thon/Play-A-Thon to support our MusicLink Scholarship Fund? Students, faculty and community members of all ages are invited to play/sing while helping low-income students. Participants will request pledges from family and friends for the event. Contact Laura G. Doe at laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu if you would like to sing or play your instrument to help raise money.