Special Free Concert January 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. with former ICSD student Cristina Cutts Dougherty

Former student Cristina Cutts Dougherty will return to teach ICSD students and perform a special tuba recital concert. Cutts Dougherty will also be a soloist at the free Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Boynton Middle School concert also held at the Performing Arts Center. As a part of her residency, DeWitt and Boynton Middle School bands and Ithaca High band members will meet with her. Students at Boynton and Ithaca High will also have in-school lessons.

Cutts Dougherty began playing tuba when she was nine years-old in Ithaca, NY and has been inspired by the constant encouragement she received, even after moving away, from her 6th-grade band teacher, Michael Allen. She notes that she would not be where she is today without the support she received from her mentors, and the deep interest in brass pedagogue and music education she developed.

Cutts Dougherty is a Teaching Artist for the Colburn School’s Jumpstart program - a comprehensive, scholarship-supported music program that provides pathways for personal and artistic excellence to low-income students in the Los Angeles area. She teaches euphonium, trombone, and tuba in group lessons, and also has a private studio. She states it is an incredible honor to now be returning to her roots in Ithaca as a guest artist.

Cristina will be working with Ithaca High, DeWitt and Boynton students during her teaching residency.

This event is made possible through a grant from the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative.