Rowan University


August, 2014

Dear Rowan Prep family and friends,

Happy 5th Anniversary!!! Yes, it's so amazing to think we are celebrating 5 years as a vibrant musical family here at The College of Performing Arts at Rowan University!

Whether you are involved here at Rowan Prep -- taking private/individual lessons, joining our group beginner classes in piano, singing as part of our growing music theater voice class, or participating in our Rowan Youth Orchestra -- together we have made a commitment to be a community of excellent music-makers! How grateful we are to all our families/parents/caregivers for entrusting us with your children; how tremendous that our adult community of musicians have joined in the fun as well!

To kick off our 5th year - we invite you to attend our "Open House" on Sunday, September 7, 2014. From 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. we'll have musical activities - including a Suzuki Share-In lead by Elizabeth Cary, a Group Piano Play-In with Marilyn Rabbai, and a Flute Play-In (Yes, we invite ALL flutists - of all ages -to bring your flute and join in this fun "playin" with Ms. Petrosino-Watson! Then, from 4:30 - 6:00 we will have our 3rd annual College Music Audition Workshop. This is open (and free!) to ALL high school students AND their parents/caregivers who are interested in finding out about the journey of earning a college music degree! Both will be in Room 153 here in Wilson Hall!

So now we invite you to browse through our website and pick, choose, OR combine a musical program that would work for you! If you are new to our musical family - it's best to call us (856-256-4554) or email us directly ( so we can tailor-fit a program. For our continuing families - please contact your private teacher to confirm your day/time of your lesson. (Remember - private/individual instruction begins the week of September 8, 2014) And, perhaps, try a group class/ensemble! Our smaller chamber ensembles are created based on instrumentation, matched with skill/age level - so we welcome your requests via email/phone call. Rowan Youth Orchestra is auditioning new members (open to middle and high school instrumentalists), so please sign up for your audition today!

Looking forward to walking together in your musical journey here at Rowan Prep! As always - Onward!


Gina DiMedio Marrazza

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