May 30 – Peppino D’Agostino live stream concert

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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

May 23 – Eric Ross watch party

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Eric Ross Watch Party

Avant Garde musician and theremin expert Eric Ross is providing a unique look at his work specifically for TCFA on May 23 at 6:30pm. Eric has kindly dug through his archives to share this exciting video footage. Click HERE for more details.

May 16 -Nikolai Ruskin live stream

nikolai headerNikolai Ruskin will be performing live via YouTube at 7pm on May 16 as a part of our new concert series. Nikolai performs and teaches traditional Arab and Turkish music and is Music Director of the Cornell Arabic Music Club and plays with the bands SOUK and Journey West. Nikolai also composes original music, and works as an illustrator and filmmaker. Click HERE for more details.

April 2020 – Cancellations

Important news about TCFA April events:
Pierre Bensusan and Antoine Dufour shows at TCFA cancelled
Guitarist Pierre Bensusan has announced the cancellation of the remainder of his North American tour, including our scheduled performance on April 21. Pierre has already started re-booking for 2021 and TCFA will definitely be a part of that tour. Out of an abundance of caution, we have also made the decision to cancel the April 4th Antoine Dufour concert and are working to reschedule for later this year. We will provide more information about these future shows as it becomes available.

March 14 – Ceili Irish Dance

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The St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Irish Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 14th beginning at 6:30PM.

This fundraiser for TCFA includes live music provided by local Celtic musicians, Three Stone Fire with dance instruction by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio.

Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is needed.  Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dancing, music and refreshments all to benefit TCFA!  Admission is $5 at the door.

Feb 27- Open Mic with Louiston

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Music-makers, music-lovers – this year, join us every fourth Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. for the new open mic at TCFA, beginning Thursday, January 23. Hosted by Lou DiPietro (Louiston), this monthly, acoustic-based open mic welcomes songwriters, musicians, poets, and storytellers of all skill levels who are looking for a stage and both a community and support group of fellow artists. This show is held in the TCFA lower level, and a small PA will be available. Sorry, but due to the space size and wanting to be respectful neighbors, we cannot accommodate drum kits and amplifiers.

Bring your original songs, poems, stories, or whatever else  – flushed-out or works-in-progress – share them in front of an audience, and hang out with some of your fellow rowdy artists. Each performer gets to perform two pieces or 10 minutes max of material. Order of performance is determined by lottery – show up at 7 p.m. and draw your number. Performers who are arriving later are welcome and will still likely have an opportunity to play, depending on the night’s slate of performers. And, of course, this open mic is for the public, too. Come out! Entry for the public is donation-based, so anything you can spare is much appreciated and helps to further TCFA’s programs.
Any questions? Feel free to email Lou at

Mar 8- TOiVO spring Dance

TOiVO Spring 2020 v2Spring Ahead Dance Party (Celebrating the start of Daylight Savings Time)
A Fundraiser for the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

Featuring the traditional Finger Lakes dance music of TOiVO, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Conservatory

WHAT: Spring Ahead Dance-Party Fundraiser for Trumansburg Conservatory, music by TOiVO, with waltz and polka dance instruction by Rick Lightbody and Carol Johnson

WHERE: Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, 5 McLallen Street, Trumansburg, NY

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 3:00-6:00 pm (waltz/dance instruction 3:00 – 4:00, music for dancing 4:00 – 6:00)


This fun event will take place in the TCFA auditorium on the biggest, best wooden dance floor in the Finger Lakes. All ages are welcome to enjoy music that is good for dancing and good for listening! Refreshments will be available. Bring a partner or come alone! Wallflowers are welcome, too!

TOiVO is a band from Trumansburg, NY featuring a mix of instrumentals and vocals for dancing waltzes, tangos, cajun two-steps, country honky-tonk, swing, polkas, and cheek to cheek slow dances. See more about TOiVO at

The band consists of Richard Koski, button accordion; Jason Koski, mandolin; Stefan Senders, banjo, Jim Reidy and Paul Martin guitars, Harley Campbell on upright bass and Annie Campbell, snare drum. See more about Toivo at their web site:

Dance instructors Rick Lightbody and Carol Johnson will offer introductory waltz/polka instruction before the dance party beginning at 3:00pm, with TOiVO on tap from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Find out more about Rick and Carols instruction at

April 4 – Antoine Dufour

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Sat, April 4, 2020   7 – 9PM

Advance tickets online for $12, $15 at the door

39 year old Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician’s musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that transcends global cultures and languages. That he does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style has endeared him to a broad spectrum of fans of popular music.

Via his seven albums of original material released to critical acclaim, two live performance DVDs, 6 years of global touring and more than 50 million cumulative views on YouTube, Antoine Dufour has emerged as a young star of fingerstyle acoustic guitar, building a worldwide reputation for innovation and creativity. 2020 will showcase his abilities as he tours global markets including Canada, USA, France and many others.

Antoine’s records of accomplishment include winning First place at the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championships, Third place at the ultra-prestigious international guitar championships at Winfield, recording for the leading Instrumental music record label Candyrat, plus touring and playing with luminary guitar players such as Andy McKee and Don Ross.

“… (Antoine is a) wonderland of fingerpicking and highly intricate compositions soothing the soul as they engage the mind. Dufour’s riffs are incredible, never-ending, and at times seemingly impossible for human fingers to pull off.”

And ”The youthful Antoine Dufour’s million views on Youtube are easily understood. His style packs a rock band’s punch behind extraordinary fluency and features highly effective flamenco-like percussion and deftly reflective melodies as well as urgent, nimble picking.”


Feb 22 – GNSI Member Show


Opening Reception Saturday
February 22, 3-5pm
Free Open Sketch – March 22, 2-4pm

Join us as we welcome the first Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators member show at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. This show will feature diverse works from group members in a variety of media. The opening is free to attend and refreshments will be served. The show runs through Saturday, April 4th.

The opening reception will feature music by The Maplewood Jazz Quartet with Lisa Fernandez on drums and vocals, Ken Zeserson on sax, Stu Zimney on bass, and Jon Conrad on guitar.

Additionally, TCFA will be offering an opportunity to meet and sketch with the artists of the guild on Sunday March 22, 2pm to 4pm. This will also be a free event and an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Guild and its work in scientific illustration.

Jan 19 – Kids Art @ TCFA

Kids art 2020Kids Art @ TCFA offers an afternoon of creative fun featuring arts and crafts workshops, still life drawing, a self portrait station, art library and an educational exhibit showcasing the work of TCFA’s Saturday Morning Art Club, with Noelle Dembrosky & Christine Finnigan. Refreshments served. This FREE event is made possible by a generous grant from the Trumansburg Education Foundation. Bring the whole family!