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July 12th, 2018
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NBS Presents: Impressionism and Modernism Summer Music Camp and Concert Series 

From July 16th through 20th, The Nelly Berman School of Music is presenting a summer camp and summer concert series focusing on the music and art of the Impressionist and Modernist Eras. The summer music camp is open to music students ages 7 to 17 with classes held daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The summer concert series and art exhibit is open to the general public and is held in the evenings of Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th.

Students at the summer music camp will discover (in a kid-friendly format) the new harmonic language; subtle tone colors; fluid atmosphere; and the way light and time were depicted in Impressionist music and art. Composers and artists covered will include Debussy, Ravel, Monet, Pissarro and more. Students will learn and prepare an Impressionist piece of music for the Friday concert. At the same time, they will study the history, philosophy, and composition techniques of the era. They will also write music of their own on iPads. Students will visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the composition similarity between what composers created with sounds, and what artists created with paint.

To shake things up, the teachers will take the students beyond Impressionism into Abstract Expressionism and Avante Garde music such as George Crumbs’ Makrokosmos and the revolutionary break with tradition in the art of Jackson Pollack, Marc Rothko, and others.  (What does Dali eat for breakfast? Surreal!)

Ronaldo Rolim – NBS PIano Faculty and Astral Artist

On Monday, July 16th, at 6:00 PM there will be a concert and art exhibit of Impressionist and Romantic music and art.  Pianist, Ronaldo Rolim, a Nelly Berman School faculty member will perform Debussy’s Préludes, Book I and Granados’ Goyescas. Mr. Rolim is under the management of Astral Artists, Geze Anda Foundation, and MdA International.  He has been praised by the New York Concert Review as “managing every texture, no matter how thick or difficult, with consummate elegance.”  While this concert is taking place, there will be an art exhibit featuring paintings by Nelly Berman School violin faculty member, Irina Schuck. Her paintings will include a work inspired by a Debussy violin and piano composition as well as anew painting inspired by Granados Goyescas, which Mr. Rolim will be performing.  The paintings will be for sale, and a percentage will go to the NBS Classical Music Institute a 501 (c )(3) non-profit scholarship program at the Nelly Berman School.  The Monday concert will be held at St. Luke United Methodist, Bryn Mawr.

Dr. Ariane Alexander – NBS Piano Faculty and Summer Camp Theory/History Teacher


On, Tuesday, July 17th, NBS piano faculty member, Dr. Ariane Alexander will perform George Crumb’s Makrokosmos Volume II at 4:00 at the Nelly Berman School of Music in the recital room. This Avante Garde competition features extended techniques for the piano, which include the performer strumming and plucking the strings with her fingertips.

To register for camp and purchase tickets, go to Tickets for the concerts/art show are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Students attending the Impressionism and Modernism camp and their families will attend for free. All proceeds will benefit the NBS Classical Music Institute a 501 (c )(3) non-profit. Please RSVP via e-mail to

Summer Registration

June 12th, 2018

Summer registration is now here.  Click Here To Register

Summer Camp 2018 is Here!

January 19th, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Summer Music Camps at The Nelly Berman School

Two Unique. One-Week Sessions of Summer Camp

Registration forms will be available here in January 2018 

Week 1 – July 16 – 20 – Impressionism and Modernism

Week 2 – July 30 – August 3 – Summer Music Boot Camp

Click Here To Register

Faculty Concert and International Food Reception

January 10th, 2018

The event will be on February 25th at 4 PM.  The event sold out!

The Nelly Berman School of Music is holding its Annual Faculty Recital and International Dinner Reception on Sunday, February 25 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Bryn Mawr. This event will benefit the NBS Classical Music Institute’s Scholarship, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization created by Nelly Berman which has supported hundreds of talented children through a scholarship program that is based on both merit and financial need.

Our annual Faculty Recital draws an audience of over 200 people and is one of the highlights of the year. The concert will showcase the Nelly Berman School’s world-class piano, string, winds, brass, and voice faculty. Members of our faculty have graced the world’s finest stages, performing with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, and The Mariinsky Orchestra, among many others.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to our scholarship program. These scholarships enable students to fulfill their musical potential as well as contribute to the cultural richness of our community. Our students are winners of local, national, and even international competitions. They have appeared everywhere from the Kimmel Center to Carnegie Hall, performed as soloists with local orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and have been featured on the nationally-renowned radio show, “From the Top” on NPR.

This event is now over – check our Facebook page for more details and pictures:


Marianna Prjevalskaya – Piano Artist in Residence

October 25th, 2017

Enjoy the playing of our artist in residence who travels from Baltimore each Sunday to teach at NBS.