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Featured special announcement: American Conservatory of Music announces the availability of a High Resolution 5.1 Surround and Stereo Audio Re-issue in the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD ISO) Format (easy setup for playback) of Because I Am, a Rock Musical recorded at the world-famous Aengus Recording Studio in Fayville, MA, in the year of grace, 1973 (Free with a donation of $100 or more made from here).

November 15/28, 2017 - Season of the Holy Advent of the Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ
December 6/19, 2017 - Commemoration of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
December 25/January 7, 2017 - We wish you a Holy Christmas. Commemoration of the Holy Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
December 27/January 9, 2017 - St. Stephen the Proto-Witness (Proto-Martyr)
January 1/14, 2018 - Circumcission of the Lord Jesus Christ and Commemoration of St. Basil the Great
January 6/19, 2018 - Theophany of the Lord Jesus Christ

Latest News:
1. The Conservatory joins with the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago in the announcement that His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos Fell Asleep in the Lord after a short illness on the evening of June 2, 2017. In honor of his many years of emeplary service, we invoke our prayers and survey his life in an effort to follow a good example of a life in Christ.

2. Dr. Mary Ellen Newsom, our devoted Registrar, passed away on the evening of November 14, 2016. May her memory be eternal. It is our prayer that she hears, "Well done, good and faithful servant." as a tribute to her many years of exemplary service to the American Conservatory of Music. In honor of her 20 years of service to the American Conservatory of Music and her history with this institution, the Conservatory is proud to announce the establishment of a memorial scholarship fund in her memory. Please make your donations to the fund by clicking on the button below:

3. It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Maurice White, Co-Founder of Earth, Wind, and Fire. We express our condolences to the whole family and all the members of Earth, Wind & Fire.

4. Dr. Paul Jordan (1939-2015)

"The American Conservatory of Music was established in the year 1886 in Chicago, Illinois and is now located in Metropolitan Chicago. The Conservatory is legally constituted and approved in the State of Indiana and in Belize. The Indiana COPE Agency has no jurisdiction over the Conservatory."

- Submitted by an International Student of Piano Performance, verbatim.

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NEWS - The Belize Campus Music Therapy School

The Belize Campus announces the availability of its Music Therapy School under the direction of Dr. Ke-Yin Kilburn. Dr. Kilburn, a doctoral graduate of the American Conservatory of Music, serves as our Dean of Asian Studies. The school's home page is at:

NEWS: The Genex Audio Project, a research initiative of the American Conservatory of Music, is working on discovering and advancing core technologies in high resolution audio. Earlier in the year 2012, the Belize Campus of the American Conservatory of Music acquired all the intellectual assets and the unlimited right to manufacture all products formerly offered by Genex Audio Inc. of Woodland Hills, California. For further information about the project, please call (219) 407-0098.

NEWS: The American Conservatory of Music mourns the loss of
Dr. Paul Jordan (1939-2015), our Department Chair of Theory and Organ, who also served on its faculty from 1998 to the present.

NEWS: The American Conservatory of Music thanks Google for removing the false and misleading "review" posted by "Samuel Lim".

NEWS: Wikipedia Falsehoods Continue Without Abatement in Article about the American Conservatory of Music

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Carnegie Hall officially opened in New York City on May 5, 1891, with a concert conducted by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Built with money donated by Andrew Carnegie, the hall was the home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra before it moved to Lincoln Center. When plans were made to tear the building down, Maestro Richard Schulze, Chairman Emeritus of the American Conservatory of Music, led a media campaign and fight to stop the demolition. This led Issac Stern to question how anything could be done to save the building, because he felt it was impossible. Maestro Richard Schulze convinced Issac Stern of the possibility of its being saved and then handed him the operating plan and feasibility study that had been previously carried out several years earlier by Maestro Schulze which then enabled the city to purchase the site and declare it a National Historic Landmark.

Day of Pentecost: On 33 A.D. The Holy Spirit Descends
Upon The Twelve Holy Apostles: Happy Day of Pentecost.
We Celebrate annually the Birthday of the Body of Christ!

August 6/19: On this day is celebrated the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ. Giver of Light, glory to Thee.

August 15/28: At your Translation, Mother of God, the hosts of Angels in fear and joy covered with hallowed wings your body that had been spacious enough to receive God.

Van Cliburn, the most beloved classical musician from the State of Texas (which had produced, in addition, scores of famous musicians from all genres), is honored for his legacy and assistance he offered Richard Schulze in the effort to save Carnegie Hall, the Old Metropolitan Opera House of New York (which was unfortunately demolished) and his contribution in the effort to save Felsengarten, the former summer home of Theodore Thomas, founder and first music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (placed on the National Historic Register by Theodora Schulze, President of the American Conservatory of Music). We celebrate now his life contributions to the quintessential art of music performance. In Memoriam, July 12, 1934 - February 27, 2013.

R.A. Moog, the "father of the synthesizer" August 23, 2005

Congratulations to the 2005 World Series Baseball Champions: our own Chicago White Sox!

Congratulations to the 2016 World Series Baseball Champions: our own Chicago Cubs!

The American Conservatory of Music salutes all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. May their memories be eternal. Through the Prayers of the Most Holy Mother of God, Lord, Have Mercy.

Jesus Christ comes to Earth 1,983 years ago, and also on this day we commemorate His Birth and the special Agape He gave to all of us. He is the Savior for all those who believe in Him and His Resurrection. (John 3:16) He is the same: yesterday, today, and forever more: King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega. Glorify Him! Amen.

Christ is Ascended to Heaven and is Seated at the Right Hand of God the Father! Glorify Him!

On the Sunday of Pentecost, the One Congregation of Jesus Christ celebrates its birth: Blessed are You, O Christ our God, Who made the fishermen, wisemen, sending upon them the Holy Spirit and through them, drawing in the world. O Loving One, glory to You.

Previous Major Holidays of 2007-2008

Older items:
Completed Holy Lent 2008 Calendar Items.
Completed 2008 Calendar Items.

September 1 - Happy Ecclesiastical New Year! Today, marks the beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year
September 8 - The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary.
September 14 - The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross
October 26 - St. Demtrios the Great Martyr - The world found in thee, O victor, a mighty champion.
December 6 - Commemoration of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
December 25 - We wish you a Holy Christmas. Commemoration of the Holy Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 1 - The Circumcision of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the Commemoration of Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
January 6 - January 6 - Theophany and Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ. Glorify Him!

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