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February 11, 2014

NECC offers master piano workshops


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Music Program at Northern Essex Community College will offer two free masters workshops in the art of piano playing by NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich on March 2 and April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St.

These workshops will give piano players the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed.

Students at all levels of playing ability will benefit from attending these workshops.

Dietrich has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras. She has performed on the stages of Jordan Hall in Boston, Symphony Hall in Boston, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, her master’s degree in music from Boston University and pursued her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at that institution.

In addition to maintaining a concert career, Dietrich is on the piano faculty of Indian Hill Music, NECC, and is founder and administrative director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore. More information is available from Dietrich at cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

Day and overnight trips planned

Bethany Community Services is planning a variety of day and overnight trips and tours this year.

They include a trip to Memphis, Tennessee, April 5 to 13 featuring tours of Graceland, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Museum and Birthplace and other popular locations.

A Caribbean Escape Reposition Cruise from Clearwater to Boston is April 25 to May 9. A trip to the Wildwood Crest and Cape May, New Jersey Shore, is June 3 to 6. A trip to Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York City is Sept. 14 to 18. A trip to New York City with two nights on the Norwegian Gem is Nov. 7 to 9 and includes tickets to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Show, a visit to the 9-11 Memorial and a New York City tour.

Day trips include the Boston Flower and Garden Show on March 12, Debbie Reynolds at Mohegan Sun on April 15, Disney on Ice at the DCU Center on April 23, The Tony Pace Show at White’s of Westport on May 15, North Shore Acappella at Luciano’s at Lake Pearl on May 20, and The Temptations live in concert at Venus De Milo on June 11. More information is available from Darlene Sutton at 978-374-2165 or dsutton@bethanycommunities.org.

Haverhill Senior Baseball registration

Haverhill Senior Baseball is offering competitive baseball on a major league-sized diamond.

The league is accepting registrations for the spring and summer seasons. Registration is at Papa Gino’s on River Street on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. You can also mail in a registration form with your payment. Forms are available for download at www.haverhillseniorbaseball.com.

Coaches are needed for both seasons. A coaching discount is available. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Larry O’Brien at 978-373-6982 or Dan Francescone at 978-807-5068.

NECC employees honored for service

Northern Essex Community College employees Donna Felisberto of Newton, N.H., Bob West of Manchester, N.H., and Andrea Bailey of Amesbury have received the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014.

The award recognizes the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of their choice.

Felisberto, a 27-year veteran of Northern Essex, is coordinator of student assessment and testing in the academic placement and testing center. She was nominated by colleague Donna Bertolino. Felisberto holds an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies from NECC, a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies: Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College.

For nearly five years, West has worked as a laboratory technician and safety officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science from Merrimack College. West was nominated by Natural Sciences Professor Marcy Yeager and his nomination was supported by Professor Kevin Mitchell.

Bailey, a two-year employee of NECC, works as a disability services specialist in the Learning Accommodations Center and professor in a College Success Seminar. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Business and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs from Cambridge College. Bailey was nominated by co-workers Susan Martin, Deborah Regan and Sue Cunningham.