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Open Mic Night

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free and open to all; Donations to Music United encouraged

Share your talents at our next Open Mic Night! Open Mic Night is held bi-monthly on the third Thursday at Stages Music Arts Julian S. Smith Performance Hall. This ticket confirms your intent to attend this event as either a performer or spectator. 1-2 songs per performer (dependent on number of registrants). Arrive at 6 PM to claim your spot on the list. Show starts at 6:30 PM. Performance spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is free, but donations are encouraged to our partner, Music United, a student-led non-profit uniting the students of Baltimore through music and performing arts programs. DONATE to Music United.

Share your talents at our next Open Mic Night! Open Mic Night is held bi-monthly on the third Thursday at Stages Music Arts Julian S. Smith Performance Hall. This ticket confirms your intent to attend this event as either a performer or spectator. 1-2 songs per performer (dependent on number of registrants). Arrive at 6 PM to claim... [ More Info ]

Event Series Emily Gradowski in Concert

Emily Gradowski in Concert

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$15 GA; Free for Stages Academy Members

Stages Music Arts presents voice and piano instructor Emily Gradowski in concert, presenting an evening of selections she has always loved - but that also scare her in some way. Whether it is new languages, rapidly changing styles, intense poetry, or simply because the music edges toward the limitations of my vocal technique, each piece was chosen so that I could apply the principles of the Alexander Technique the process of learning and performing new pieces. Emily will be joined by Brennan McShane and Evan Cooper, who will also be trying something new...adapting classical guitar accompaniment for the electric guitar, along with new variations on Baroque Arias. Come see three talented teachers collaborate on this program featuring the music of Mozart, Berlioz, P. Viardot, and Villa-Lobos.

Stages Music Arts presents voice and piano instructor Emily Gradowski in concert, presenting an evening of selections she has always loved - but that also scare her in some way. Whether it is new languages, rapidly changing styles, intense poetry, or simply because the music edges toward the limitations of my vocal technique, each piece was chosen so... [ More Info ]

Beatmaking for Beginners: Creating Hip Hop

Stages Production Lab 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free for members; $25 General Admission

In this hands-on workshop utilizing Ableton Live, aspiring music producers will dive into the essentials of drum programming, unlocking the rhythmic secrets behind hip hop and various genres. From crafting infectious beats to understanding the intricacies of Ableton Live, this workshop is designed to empower beginners with the skills to bring their musical visions to life.

In this hands-on workshop utilizing Ableton Live, aspiring music producers will dive into the essentials of drum programming, unlocking the rhythmic secrets behind hip hop and various genres. From crafting infectious beats to understanding the intricacies of Ableton Live, this workshop is designed to empower beginners with the skills to bring their musical visions to... [ More Info ]

Joel Harrison Concert & Masterclass

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$30 General Admission; FREE for Stages Academy Members

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd as Joel Harrison and his band bring jazz, blues, country, rock, and more under one roof for Big Tent Americana. Guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, vocalist and educator Joel Harrison presents a dual concert/masterclass where he'll explore his process, answer questions and perform original compositions, as well as music by Grateful Dead, Duke Ellington, Donny Hathaway, Merle Haggard and more! Featuring Joshua Espinoza on keyboards, John Previti on bass and Mike Kuhl on drums. Doors at 7:00 p.m. | Show @ 7:30 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd as Joel Harrison and his band bring jazz, blues, country, rock, and more under one roof for Big Tent Americana. Guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, vocalist and educator Joel Harrison presents a dual concert/masterclass where he'll explore his process, answer questions and perform original compositions, as well as music by... [ More Info ]

Morgan Gonce Senior Recital

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$10 General Admission; $5 Stages Academy Members

Join us to celebrate Morgan Gonce at her Senior Recital as she begins a new chapter of her musical development. Morgan will perform together with her instructor of 12 years and Stages' General Manager Charles Simon. The duo will perform selections spanning Morgan's entire musical journey, from some of the first music they ever learned, to some of the songs that have helped who she has become as an artist. Tickets are limited to just 60 people. Doors @ 6:30 p.m. | Show at 7:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Morgan Gonce at her Senior Recital as she begins a new chapter of her musical development. Morgan will perform together with her instructor of 12 years and Stages' General Manager Charles Simon. The duo will perform selections spanning Morgan's entire musical journey, from some of the first music they ever learned,... [ More Info ]

Walsh Kunkel Instructor Concert

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$15 General Admission; $7.50 Stages Academy Members

Stages Music Arts proudly presents Walsh Kunkel in the Julian S. Smith performance hall. Walsh is a local jazz guitarist, performer, composer and teacher who can reguarly be seen in venues, clubs and art spaces throughout Baltimore & DC. Walsh is a member of several bands with extensive experience, pushing the boundaries of genre and technique - crafting his own unique style that encompasses jazz, ambient and experimental music. We are delighted to showcase Walsh where he will perform original music accompanied by Jude Botten on electric bass and Andrew Young on drums.

Stages Music Arts proudly presents Walsh Kunkel in the Julian S. Smith performance hall. Walsh is a local jazz guitarist, performer, composer and teacher who can reguarly be seen in venues, clubs and art spaces throughout Baltimore & DC. Walsh is a member of several bands with extensive experience, pushing the boundaries of genre and... [ More Info ]

Beatles for Kids

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$17.95 Adults; $14.95 Kids; $13.95 WTMD/WYPR Members; Free for kids 2 and under.

The Beatles are the ultimate family rock band — one that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. And on Saturday May 11, WTMD is proud to host the Maryland based Beatles tribute band The Fabtastic Four to Saturday Morning Tunes - right here at Stages Music Arts! The Fabtastic Four play faithful renditions of Beatles classics, without the wigs or costumes. Because does it really matter what the band looks like? We’re all here for the music! And no band has more family friendly music than the Beatles. Featuring members of the power pop band Starbelly, the Fabtastic Four will perform outdoors. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the show starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. so we can all be home in time for lunch and nap time. This show is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. See you and your family there!

The Beatles are the ultimate family rock band — one that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. And on Saturday May 11, WTMD is proud to host the Maryland based Beatles tribute band The Fabtastic Four to Saturday Morning Tunes - right here at Stages Music Arts! The Fabtastic Four play faithful renditions... [ More Info ]

Jam Night

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
FREE for Academy Members; $25 General Admission

Let's jam! Jam Night is an opportunity for students of all abilities to informally play together under the guidance of an instructor. Jam Night can take many forms, depending on who is in attendance, but usually includes playing songs selected by attendees, guided improvisation, opportunities to solo and more. Jam night is a great way for beginners to ease into playing with others and for experienced musicians to practice improv and soloing skills. There is no audience for Jam Night - more an opportunity for musicians to hone their group playing and improv skills with the expectation that it will be messy and free! And it is SO MUCH FUN!

Let's jam! Jam Night is an opportunity for students of all abilities to informally play together under the guidance of an instructor. Jam Night can take many forms, depending on who is in attendance, but usually includes playing songs selected by attendees, guided improvisation, opportunities to solo and more. Jam night is a great way... [ More Info ]

2024 JamBourrée Student Band Showcase

$5 General Admission; $10 Day of Show

Stages Music Arts and Music United proudly present JamBourrée Student Band Showcase & Benefit Concert! Join us on May 19th, 2024 at The Recher Theater and The Rec Room in Towson to rock out to a full lineup of kid, teen and adult student bands from Stages Music Arts. The Sixth Annual JamBourrée is coming back bigger and better than ever, a ticket sales contest (winner gets to record a music video with our professional recording engineers), awesome prize raffles, new sponsors and MORE! Get your tickets today to support your favorite musician and rock out with us this Spring! See the full lineup on Eventbrite. When you check out, you'll be prompted to choose which band you are coming to see, so make sure you know! Proceeds benefit Music United, a student-run non-profit whose mission is to unite the youth of Baltimore through the power of music and the performing arts.

Stages Music Arts and Music United proudly present JamBourrée Student Band Showcase & Benefit Concert! Join us on May 19th, 2024 at The Recher Theater and The Rec Room in Towson to rock out to a full lineup of kid, teen and adult student bands from Stages Music Arts. The Sixth Annual JamBourrée is coming... [ More Info ]

Electronic Music Listening Party

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
FREE

Celebrate with us as the students in Stages Music Arts Electronic Music Program Levels 1-4 share the original compositions they've been working on all semester at our Electronic Music Listening Party on May 23, 2024 in the Julian S. Smith Performance Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public but RSVP is required.

Celebrate with us as the students in Stages Music Arts Electronic Music Program Levels 1-4 share the original compositions they've been working on all semester at our Electronic Music Listening Party on May 23, 2024 in the Julian S. Smith Performance Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public but RSVP is required.

Bass Players Social

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free for Stages Academy Members; $25 General Admission

Calling all bass guitar players - you're invited to join us at Stages Music Arts to hang with other bass players, jam together, listen to each other play and give/receive helpful advice that we can all learn from. Come prepared to have a great time and if you are willing to share, come prepared to play one song, exercise, or technique that you've recently learned and would like feedback on. Hosted by bass player extraordinaire Joe Martone.

Calling all bass guitar players - you're invited to join us at Stages Music Arts to hang with other bass players, jam together, listen to each other play and give/receive helpful advice that we can all learn from. Come prepared to have a great time and if you are willing to share, come prepared to... [ More Info ]

Anyone Can Groove with Matt Halpern

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$30 General Admission; Free for Stages Academy Members

Anyone can play the drums and anyone can groove. It’s a lot more accessible and a lot easier than you think. And that’s the key - don’t overthink it! Drums and groove are all around us - you just have to know where to look. In this masterclass, esteemed Baltimore-born drummer Matt Halpern will go over fun concepts and simple exercises to help you find your groove, and YOUR sound.

Anyone can play the drums and anyone can groove. It’s a lot more accessible and a lot easier than you think. And that’s the key - don’t overthink it! Drums and groove are all around us - you just have to know where to look. In this masterclass, esteemed Baltimore-born drummer Matt Halpern will go... [ More Info ]