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Out of an abundance of caution, TCFA has paused all in-person classes, events, and open gallery days. We will reopen in accordance with CDC and NY state guidelines and will re-evaluate on a regular basis and keep all of our attendees, students and families informed. Stay safe.

TCFA is proud to be able to continue our service to the community even though we have had to close our doors to the public for the first time since opening in 1983. Despite this fundamental shift in our ability to have in-person programs, we are committed to continue fulfilling our mission. We are offering visual arts, dance and music instruction online when possible. For the next few months we are planning to run concerts and art exhibits through various media outlets including Facebook, Youtube and this website. We are also continuing to work on future projects in conjunction with the eventual reopening of our building. Our commitment is both to our arts programming and preserving our historic building. If you can, please click the link below to help support the Conservatory in this difficult time and share this link on social media and to anyone who might want to participate. This fundraising initiative is continuing through the month of May. Thank you!  Givingisgorges.org

Mark Costa – TCFA Managing Director

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Emergency resources for visual artists and musicians

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Peppino D’Agostino Live Stream concert – Benefit for TEF

Click here for the shows streaming links

A native of Italy, D’Agostino arrived in America 33 years ago. Since then, he has toured across the globe, performed with guitar legends such as Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Sergio Assad, explored a variety of guitar techniques, and absorbed musical styles from Classical to Brazilian to Jazz. In 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine and his trademark open tunings are often the compositional vehicle which sparks the genesis of most of his well-crafted pieces. This highly unique approach to the guitar is easily recognizable for the beautiful melodies supported by brilliant harmonies and powerful grooves. His new album Connexion released in April 2020 is a collection of 10 new original compositions showcasing the virtuosity and artistic sensitivity of this award-winning guitarist.

Your donations during the performance and for 1 week following the live show will help support Peppino, with 20% benefiting the Trumansburg Education Foundation, providing much needed funding for Trumansburg NY area educators and youth organizations. Find out more at www.tburgedfoundation.org

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CayAC Spring Art Show – Online opening June 6

For the first time, TCFA and its partner visual arts organization the Cayuga Arts Collective, will be holding their annual Spring Art Show as a virtual gallery experience!

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New Content on our YouTube Channel – TCFA YouTube Page

Over the past two years TCFA has been lucky enough to have many fantastic performers grace our stage (and porch and lawn!) and we want to share some of those moments with you. Our YouTube channel has original videos and a playlist of performances from our artists. More original content will be added over the coming weeks, including more archival footage and new performances. Make sure to subscribe and follow us on Facebook and Instagram too.

Music lessons with Bill Gregg

For anyone who has been looking to learn the piano, guitar, traditional fiddle or banjo, Bill Gregg has been a sought after teacher at TCFA. With the move to videoconferenced learning, Bill has generously made more time available to take on new students. This is a rare opportunity! Email mcosta@tburgconservatory.org to see what times on Tuesdays and Thursdays are still available.

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Well-known Trumansburg builder/carpenter Peter Cooke has come up with “The Plaque Project” as a fundraiser for TCFA. Village and area residents can order a date plaque for their homes (minimum donation: $25) and the money will go to the conservatory. Orders may be placed thru Betsy Douglas, via phone (413-801-6522) or e-mail: OrderPlaques@gmail.com. You can read more details and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before ordering HERE.

Past Events

Dance All Night: with The Highwoods String Band

Saturday, November 16 from 7-9pm

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Protest Banner Workshop


Join TCFA for a free, banner-making workshop on Thursday, November 14 from 10am-1pm, led by Aram Han Sifuentes. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. There are no fees for this workshop, and all materials for the banners are provided, but registration is required. Register here:


During the workshop, participants will learn how to create their own banner to share their voices and experiences and contribute to the growing library of handmade banners. Participants will learn how to cut and attach letters to cloth to create protest banners.

Aram Han Sifuentes’s Protest Banner Lending Library is on view and banners are available for loan as part of the Johnson Museum’s current special exhibition, how the light gets in, through December 8, 2019.

We’re offering new art classes!
Check out our youth programs and adult classes!

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Phone: 607-387-5939

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5 McLallen St.
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Mark Costa – Managing Director

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P.O. Box 1053
Trumansburg, NY 14886

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