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PEPS Students Perform Chamber Music from Latin America

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Congratulations to our PEPS students on their recent performance at Stonebridge at Montgomery. Students performed solo selections, as well as chamber music with Mrs. Louise McClure (violin), and Mr. Ted McClure (cello). We also congratulate Dr. Louw, Mr. Blickenstaff, and all of the private teachers for preparing the students and coordinating this special opportunity for our students, and thank Carol Salas and Stonebridge for hosting this concert. Please enjoy the video below featuring excerpts from these performances of dance music from Latin America.

The PEPS program at NSMS identifies and nurtures students whose musical and artistic abilities warrant an accelerated study plan. Each student has the opportunity to work with Dr. Charl Louw in repertoire class, Mr. Marvin Blickenstaff in small-group sessions, as well as their individual private teacher. The repertoire classes enrich students’ knowledge of music theory and music history while enhancing performance and critical listening skills. The PEPS Program offers intensive projects and theory work, additional performance opportunities including collaboration with vocalists and instrumentalists, as well as an extra recital at the end of June. Students in the PEPS program regularly participate in local and state festivals. Placement in the PEPS Program is by audition only.


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