August 25th: Ryan MacEvoy and soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon Concert

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Saturday, August 25th, 7:30pm!

The repertoire of American pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough stretches from the classical sublime to electronic experimentalism. For this special engagement at TCFA he will be accompanied by soprano singer Lucy Fitz Gibbon, noted for her “dazzling virtuoso singing” by the Boston Globe. Together they will serenade you with music by composers Niccolo Athens, John Libertore, Claude Debussy and more.

This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Arts Partnership – we are grateful for their support. Advanced Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door, tickets for ages 12 and under: $7 (must be accompanied by an adult)


August 3: The Fire Scottish Band


The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki. Members of the trio have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, with Rebecca and David having additionally lived and studied in both Edinburgh and the highlands of Scotland. Together, The Fire performs captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland—two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. Between their entertaining and informative stage banter, vast array of instrument combinations and extensive repertoire, including everything from soaring slow airs to intricately arranged dance tunes, these charismatic performers will leave you on your feet with your hands together. The Fire has headlined at Celtic festivals such as The Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games, The Utah Scottish Association Highland Games, The Portland Highland Games, The Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival, The Northwest Folklife Festival, The Oregon Scottish Festival, The Yachats Celtic Music Festival, The Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival, and has performed at a variety of venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Tickets are $16 in advance (Ithaca Guitar Works, Good-To-Go in Trumansburg or online), $18 at the door. Tickets for youth 12 and under accompanied by adults are $12.

July 14: Zingology Swing Dance

Zingology Combo is an Ithaca, NY based swing and jazz group that specializes in vintage swing from the 1920’s through the 40’s, the golden era of swing. Come see them live at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Trumansburg, NY – a great space, wonderful dance floor, historic location and for a fine cause too. This gig is the Saturday before Grass Roots Festival and will get you in the swing for dancing! Tickets include a class in Balboa dancing (swing dance) at 6PM! Live performance starts at 7PM! Come, enjoy the music and dancing!!!

June 9: Annual Spring Art Show “Art in Flux”

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Join us for the second Annual Cayuga Arts Collective Spring Show featuring the work of fifty member-artists! This year’s title is “Art in Flux” and the theme is dynamic expression.

Opening night will include harp music, Ithaca Generator Makerspace, and projections of archived & historic videos documenting the changes in art & film through the years. Wine and light refreshments will be served!

Gallery Hours
Sunday, June 10: 1-5pm
Saturday, June 16, Porchfest: noon-5pm
Sunday, June 17: 1-5pm
Friday, June 22, Closing Party: 5-7pm

May 18 & 19: 11th Annual Dance Recital

11th Annual Dance Recital 
“Alive in Motion”

Dates & Time: Friday, May 18th, 7pm & Saturday, May 19th, 1pm
Tickets: $3 at the door; free for kids under 5

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The Conservatory’s dance program, led by Dance Director Samantha Johnson, will be performing their final routines in an array of dance styles.  Each class, from our young first-year Creative Movers, up through graduating high school seniors and rhythmic adults, is a little different.  We’ll have jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and more!  Come enjoy an evening or afternoon, “Alive In Motion.”

May 2: Loren and Mark Concert

Loren and Mark Concert
Wednesday, May 2nd!

Music Starts: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15

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Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb continue to wow audiences around the globe with their world-class guitar show. Loren and Mark share a unique musical chemistry, and are the perfect match in both virtuosity and sensitive musicality. The pair are known for their stunning original instrumentals, electrifying improvisation, beautiful renditions of classic melodies, and superb vocal duets.

Tickets are available at Good to Go in T-Burg, Ithaca Guitar Works, Online, & at the door.

April 28: David Rogers Concert

David Rogers Concert
Classical Crossover Guitar
Saturday, April 28th!

Music Starts: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15

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Praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music. Don’t miss it!

Tickets are available at Good to Go in T-Burg, Ithaca Guitar Works, Online, & at the door.

April 14: Martin Taylor Concert

Martin Taylor Concert
Saturday, April 14th!

Music Starts: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20

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Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike.

Tickets are available at Good to Go in T-Burg, Ithaca Guitar Works, Online, & at the door.

April 8: TOiVO Spring Dance

TOiVO Spring Dance
Sunday, April 8th!

Music: 3:00-5:30pm
Admission: $10 suggested donation; All proceeds go to TCFA

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This is the third year that TOiVO has brought their fun loving waltzes, tangos, two-steps, polkas, schottisches, foxtrots, cheek-to-cheek, hambos, and huapangos to the Conservatory. All ages are welcome to enjoy music that’s good for dancing and listening! Refreshments will be served!

Find out more about TOiVO at their website:

Begins April 2: Blues Guitar – Beyond the Basics

Blues Guitar: Beyond the Basics

Blues Guitar: Beyond the Basics April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd at 7:00PM Free of charge thanks to the Delavan Foundation. This workshop, led by TCFA’s Bill Gregg, will expand on topics covered in The Basics Of Blues Guitar series. This course will include techniques to make guitar playing sound more “bluesy” and authentic and will include effective use of embellishments in solos, combining bass rhythms & melody, integrating vocals with guitar and much more. This course is for guitarists who are familiar with basic blues chord progressions and the blues scales, but anyone familiar with beginning guitar playing could benefit.