October 13: 2018 Annual Fall Invitational Art Show

The Mystery Within web headerThe Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) is very pleased to announce its 34th annual Fall Invitational art show, this year titled “The Mystery Within.” The show takes place in the conservatory from October 13 through Halloween (specific open hours below).

The show opening is Saturday evening, October 13, from 7-9pm.  The show is free and open to the public, and features a performance by musicians Nikolai Ruskin and Dara Anissi of SOUK. 

Encourage your mind to wander a path of possibilities. Delve into the works of the four remarkable artists featured at The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Art’s 34th Annual Fall Invitational.

  • Internationally known Philadelphia artist, Treacy Ziegler sets the tone with a selection of her provocative mono prints and bronze sculpture.
  • Joe Radoccia, from the Hudson Valley, adds monumental portraits from his “Becoming Elders” series that celebrates age in the LGBTQ community.
  • Momoko Takeshita Keane’s sumptuous organic clay vessels have competed on the world stage from Kyoto to Washington at our own Smithsonian.
  • Local Ithaca artist John Lyon Paul shares his stunning explorations in color, texture and rhythm in works from his visionary series,”Meditation Shawls”.

Show viewing hours as follows: 

Fridays, October 19 and 26, 2-7pm
Saturday, October 20, 2-7pm
Saturday, October 27 (TCFA Draw-A-Thon) noon-midnight
Sundays, October 21 and 28, noon-6pm
Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween Open house), 5-7:30pm


September 30: The Other Side of Bill Gregg

The conservatory’s long time guitar instructor, Bill Gregg, will present THE OTHER SIDE OF BILL GREGG a concert showcasing the Appalachian or lap dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, banjo, piano, and autoharp along with a couple of pieces on guitar. After one of his guitar concerts last year, an audience member asked, “When are you going to do a show with all those other instruments that you play?” This is that requested concert.

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In lieu of tickets with a fixed price, the conservatory and Mr. Gregg are asking those attending the concert to simply make a donation at the door to support TCFA and its mission of bringing music, art and dance to the community.

September 9: Chamber Music @ NewPark fundraiser at TCFA

Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2018 at TCFA
Beginning at 2pm with reception to follow at 4pm


This is the final 2018 performance of Chamber Music @ NewPark and they are coming to the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts for their yearly fundraiser. Help support this incredible group of performers and see them in an intimate setting at the Conservatory. Performance begins at2 with a reception to follow with light refreshments. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, and children 18 and under free at the door or included in your season pass (see details HERE). The performance program for the evening is:

  • Yoshimatsu: Piano Folio to a Disappeared Pleiad

  • Adams: Road Movies for Violin and Piano

  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”

  • Yoshimatsu: And Birds Are Still

  • Reich: Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra

  • Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 11 in A Major, HWV 329*
    *in collaboration with young musicians from Tompkins County

“Chamber Music @ NewPark combines the connective power of chamber music with a stunning location to create unforgettable experiences for both the audience and the performers… the concerts offer beautifully curated, top-notch performances by artists they otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to hear…”
-Rory McLeod, violist (2016, 2017)


September 21: Contra Dance – Katy Heine with O’Shanigans


Katy Heine calling the dances to the high energy music of O’Shanigans. Jon Avery (fiddle), Phil Robinson (guitar), Katrina Mackey (flute) and Michael Ludgate (mandolin, foot percussion). Easy to learn dances with full instructions from a great teacher and caller. No partner needed – just come. Clean dance shoes are always appreciated to protect the floor. Admission $9 at the door.

August 25th: Ryan MacEvoy McCullough 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

Loren and Mark 2018

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.