Pentucket Music Conservatory
Latest news on our programs, students, and directors...
The WHAV Wavelengths article about our Distinguished Performance Medals at Festival Disney 5.4.23
The Daily News article announcing our 2023 NAMM BCME designation 4.26.23
The Daily News feature on our Arts Reception and Ensembles Concert December 21, 2022. Read the article HERE
The Daily News showcasing our MMEA Senior District Festival students and our December concert season. Read the article HERE
Pentucket Music Boosters summer concert series fundraiser. Read the Daily News article HERE
Lily Friend makes the paper playing Taps! See her photo HERE
Read the Daily News article HERE about our May 2022 concert season
PRHS music students and community members are actively advocating for the music program in light of the proposed 1.4FTE cuts in our department. Read the May 2022 Daily News article HERE
PRSD has been honored for the 2nd year in a row with the Best Communities for Music Education designation for 2022 from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education! We are one of only 12 schools from Massachusetts to earn the distinction. Read the article HERE.
PRHS Jazz Combo earns Honorable Mention at the 2022 UNH Jazz Festival! Outstanding Musicianship awards went to Julia Spalding - flute/tenor, Spencer Magan - trumpet, and Vance Carpenter - bass.
Spencer Magan (12th grade trumpet) earned a spot in the 2022 MMEA All-State Jazz Band. Congrats Spencer! Read the Daily News article HERE
Spencer Magan (12th grade trumpet) earned a spot in the 2022 MMEA Northeast Senior District Jazz Band with an All-State recommendation. Congrats Spencer! Read the Daily News article HERE.
PRHS Director of Jazz & Bands David Schumacher will be presenting two sessions at the NAfME Eastern Division Music Education Conference in April 2021!
PRSD Orchestra Director Andrew Torossian recently released a new album of original orchestral compositions called "Origin Story"! Listen to it on Spotify.
PMC students Hannah Longo, Lily Friend, Troy Bockman, and Spencer Magan were accepted into the 2021 MMEA Northeast Senior District Music Festival! Troy and Spencer received All-State recommendations!
PRHS Director of Jazz David Schumacher has published two articles this month in national magazines, "The Empathy Project: Accentuating the Inherent SEL Component of Music Education" in SBO Magazine, and "Building a Lasting Lineage Through Mentorship" in Teaching Music Magazine
PRHS bassist Vance Carpenter has been accepted into the 2020 All-National Modern Band! He is one of only three bassists accepted from the entire country. What an honor! Read the Daily News article HERE
PRHS trombonist Brandon Berube and PRHS Color Guard alum Casey Saitow, just won a Gold Medal at the 2019 DCI Open Class Finals as members of the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps! Amazing!
Zack Murphy has been accepted into the 2019 All-National Jazz Band! He is the ONE and ONLY baritone saxophone student accepted from the entire country. What an honor! See the complete roster HERE Read the Daily News article HERE
PRHS Director of Jazz, David Schumacher, has been named as the guest conductor for the MMEA Central District Junior Festival Jazz Band for 2020!
PRHS Director of Jazz, David Schumacher, has just been named Assistant Manager for the 2020 All State Jazz Band! He will then step into the Manager role for the 2021 festival.
PRHS Director of Jazz, David Schumacher, has been published in JAZZed Magazine
The PRHS Jazz Combo wins a Gold Medal at the 2019 MAJE Jazz Combo Festival! This award comes with an invitation to perform at the Hatch Shell on the Boston Esplanade for the MAJE Jazz Showcase May 19th. Jake Baynes earned the Most Valuable Performer for the festival, while Mac Mansfield-Parisi and John Davis won Outstanding Musicianship awards! Read the Daily News article HERE
The PRHS Jazz Combo wins 1st Place at the 2019 Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival for the second year in a row! Jake Baynes earned the Superior Musicianship Award, while Mac Mansfield-Parisi and John Davis earned Outstanding Musicianship Awards! Read the Daily News article HERE
PRHS trombonist Brandon Berube earns a spot in the 2019 MMEA Northeast District Concert Band and PRHS baritone saxophonist Zack Murphy earns a spot in the MMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble! Read the Daily News article HERE
Percussion Ensemble Named 2017 NESBA Scholastic Marching A Champions. Watch "ARACHNID"
Listen to Pentucket Music Technology Compositions Performed by NY Metropolis Ensemble HERE.
New Courses for 2016-2017: Introduction to Video/Film Composing, Rock Band, and new career pathway online classes in Music Business, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Sound Recording
Senior Nicola Elardo has been accepted into the 2015 Macy's Great American Marching Band
PMC's January 2021 Virtual Recital Highlights!
To the left you will find Pentucket's Music Staff and their rendition of "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John which was included in the Virtual Recital! Our student performances from this year's Virtual Recital can be found in the videos below!