IMSCC welcomes new faculty members for Fall 2018!
We are delighted to be able to introduce our new faculty to you here, and look forward to bringing them together with students as lessons get underway fall.
Introducing vocalist Andy Papas!
Praised by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for being “delightfully ridiculous”, native Bostonian Andy Papas was last seen onstage as Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow with Opera Saratoga. He was also in Saratoga as cover for the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff, and as the gangster Bugs in Opera Saratoga’s acclaimed 2017 production of The Cradle Will Rock (Bridge Records). Performing frequently on the West Coast, Andy sang Spalanzani/Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffmann last fall with Pacific Northwest Opera, and he was back in Seattle this fall as Benoit/Alcindoro (La Bohème) for Vashon Opera. Recent hometown credits include The Threepenny Opera (Walt Dreary) and Bernstein at 100 for Boston Lyric Opera, My Fair Lady with The Lyric Stage, Eugene Onegin and Carmen for The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (Fiddlehead Theater), and Sir John in Love (Peter Simple) for Odyssey. This season he returns to BLO for The Handmaid’s Tale, and to the BYSO as Benoit in La Bohéme. St. Louis audiences have heard Andy twist his tongue as The Major General (The Pirates of Penzance), the jester Jack Point (Yeoman of the Guard), and Ko-Ko in The Mikado, where The St. Louis Post-Dispatch commended his “unusually fine voice for a patter specialist.” In 2015, he created the role of Stephano in The Tempest by Joseph Summer (Albany Records), where Opera News praised his “strong contributions”. Andy has performed leading and featured roles with Skylight Music Theater, Union Avenue Opera, Pacific Opera Project, The Opera Company of Middlebury, Salt Marsh Opera, Reagle Music Theatre and Opera for the Young, among others. Go Blue! Learn more about Andy at andypapas.com.
IMSCC specializes in private music lessons for students of all ages! For more than thirty years the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord has brought the highest level of individual musical instruction to the students of Concord and Carlisle. Founded in 1980 by the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District to serve the musical needs in our communities, our distinguished faculty of professional musicians and educators provide instruction for close to 400 student musicians. Located in the towns of Concord and Carlisle, Massachusetts, classes are given at a variety of locations throughout the schools. Whether students are beginning a new instrument or honing skills developed through many years of practice, IMSCC is dedicated to helping young musicians excel. Our teachers work one on one with students to help them develop basic skills, learn repertoire, and prepare for performances. With close ties to school music departments, IMSCC teachers are well equipped to help students prepare for ensemble playing, both in school and beyond. IMSCC graduates have gone on to conservatory programs and professional careers in music.