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FMD Greenberg School of Music Celebrates 100 Years

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Mar 12, 2014

The new year marked the end of the Filomen M D'Agostino Greenberg Music School of Lighthouse International's (New York, NY) centennial, as well as the conclusion of a year long series of events in celebration of their 100 years of continuous service to people of all ages with vision loss. Some highlights from this year long celebration include:

  • A concert at the world renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring art from 1913 (the year of the school's founding) and performances by youth and adult ensembles.
  • The first annual National Braille Music Workshop, during which seven attendees studied Braille and accessible music technology for three days, taking away with them skills for their own teaching of students with vision loss.
  • The opera production of "Noye's Fludde" which involved over 120 participants, including both professional collaborative partners and Lighthouse students. The New York Times called the production "inspired" and "enchanting," and even went on to say "there were musical moments and dramatic images in this 'Noye's Fludde' that I will never forget."


About the Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg School of Music
A division of Lighthouse International, serving people of all ages with vision loss. The Lighthouse Music School serves approximately 150 students from the greater New York area. Instruction is given in piano, voice, guitar,  winds, percussion, Braille music, and assistive music technology. Performance groups include an adult vocal ensemble, children's chorus, teen instrumental ensemble, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. A library of more than 25,000 scores in Braille and large print is maintained for student use. Also available is a service for requesting large print/Braille music customized to suit the needs of visually impaired students nationwide. Facilities also include a Yamaha Clavinova Lab, an assistive music technology center, and a 240-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting.  An important mission of the School is the training of music teachers who are sighted to work with students who are visually impaired.

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Pictured Above: Noye’s Fludde Samuel Wong, lower left, conducting a cast assembled by Lighthouse International and Park Avenue Christian Church, at Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Photo by Ben Asen.

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