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Rebecca Miller
Junior High School & High School

Allison Capano

Smith Intermediate School & Randall Middle School 



 

ABOUT

Playing an instrument is a rewarding and fun experience that helps teach discipline, teamwork, and concentration. Beginning in the end of 3rd grade, Cortland students are given the opportunity to begin taking lessons on an instrument best suited for their natural abilities. Their skill is refined through individual and group lessons, ensemble playing and various performance opportunities. The can progress into higher level ensembles and select ensembles which continue to challenge and inspire them. These opportunities all help shape them into successful, lifelong musicians. 

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STAFF

 
 

Rebecca Miller

Ms. Miller is a graduate of The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and The University of Hartford.  Her primary instrument is the viola.  When she is not teaching, Ms. Miller trains for marathons and triathlons

Chamber Orchestra
For students in grades 9-12. Daily rehearsals are fun and fast-paced concentrating on intermediate and advanced musical concepts.  Students work in both large and small group settings throughout the year.

String Orchestra
For students in grades 7-8.  Every-other day rehearsals provide students with basic and intermediate skills and musical concepts.  Students work in both large and small group settings throughout the year.

Instrumental Lessons
Individual lessons for students in grades 7-12.

Tri-M
Music honors society for students in grades 11-12.

Allison Capano

Mrs.Capano is a graduate of The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Oswego with a double major on piano and viola. Mrs. Capano has taught in Cortland City Schools for the past 18 years and conducted the former Elementary Select Orchestra and Fiddle Ensembles. Mrs. Capano enjoys spending time with her husband and twins.

Smith Orchestra (SO) - For beginner students in grades 3-4.  We meet weekly on a 6 day rotation learning basic instrument position and note reading skills. All beginner students are given an individual lesson and a Beginner Orchestra rehearsal. 

Little Fiddles (LF)- This is our elementary fiddle ensemble! We meet after school and perform in district concerts and community events. 

Randall Orchestra (RO) -  For students in grades 5-6. We meet weekly on a 6 day rotation learning basic instrument position, note reading skills, orchestra repertoire, and more advanced instrument techniques. All middle school students are given an individual or small group lesson and one Orchestra rehearsal. 

Middle Select Orchestra (MSO)- This is our advanced Middle School performing group. We meet after school and perform in district concerts and community events.

   

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OUR SCHOOLS






Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-4100

www.cortlandschools.org


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