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All Instrumentalists Invited!

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Sunday, October 19, 2019

12:30PM - 3:30 PM

Join us at the Treetops Performance Studio on October 19, 2019, to participate in a class that will expand your horizons!

This masterclass with Rebecca Squire and Lisa Tannebaum will prepare students for both musical excellence and NYSSMA/CMEA 2019-2020.

To purchase tickets, click here

Please register for masterclass in advance.



A new music non-profit featuring concerts, teaching and community outreach.


Board Meeting!

Please join us at the Treetops Performance Studio on October 26 at 10AM.

RSVP at 203-524-4340

Come with friends and family who would like to be involved in one of the most innovative non-profits in Connecticut.

Watch this 3 minute video below to learn about Music In The Woods!

Concierge Concerts

Fundraising for Music in the Woods

While we continue to seek funding for Music in the Woods, in 2018 we launched Concierge Concerts, which funds our non-profit and its mission. Concierge Concerts provide an alternative and more intimate way of experiencing live classical music. When you purchase a Concierge Concert ticket, you select your day and time, invite your audience and select the music from a special menu that you would like to hear performed. You will be given access to your private concierge that will handle all the necessary arrangements to make your concert special and memorable for you and your guests.

Ticket purchases are 100% tax deductible, and go directly to Scholarship Funds. No matter how big or small, your contribution to makes a huge difference in the lives of our community.

Support Music in the Woods by booking a concierge concert today.


Our Angels

Definition: Those who donate significant amount of time, and energy to our mission. The following Angels donate their talents to the Concierge Concert series. They are stars in both heart, creativity and spiritually. Here are their Bios.

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Maryly Culpepper is currently the Director and Flutist with the Fontenay Chamber Players.  She received her Doctoral Degree from the USC School of Music, a Masters of Music from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. She is currently a Professor of Flute and Music Theory at the Stamford Music and Arts Academy.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Flute and Music at the New Canaan Country School in Connecticut.  Her teachers have included Julius Baker, Jim Walker, Tom Nyfenger and Keith Underwood. She is a former principal flute with the Portugal Philharmonic, and has played with the New World Symphony. Accepted to the Spoleto Festival, she won a scholarship to the Chigiana Music Academy in Italy and a Xerox Grant to study at Stanford University.

Andrew Seligson is a composer from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and is now a student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, MA. His style of composition is primarily programmatic, and ranges from 19th century art song, to romantic and impressionistic solo harp music, to tone poems of 20th century religious literature such as "The Little Prince" and "The Lord of the Rings". His first opera, entitled "Memory", premiered off broadway in 2016. His second, in Tel Aviv, in 2017. His third, "Break Your Chains", premiered at Juilliard in 2018. He has also written numerous works for chamber groups, including Impromptu for Harp, which renowned harpist Lisa Tannenbaum premiered in 2018.

Andrew is passionate about teaching music and guitar, and previously taught in refugee camps in Jordan and Palestine. Professionally, outside of music, Andrew has worked for the United Nations, the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and in the Jordanian humanitarian ecosystem in Amman. He hopes to continue integrating music into his professional work, and find inspiration from those he works with in his personal compositions.

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Mindy Kaufman joined the New York Philharmonic as flute and solo piccolo in 1979 at age of 22, after performing for three seasons with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She received a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music and studied with Walfrid Kujala, Bonita Boyd, and James Galway.

In addition to playing solo piccolo, Ms. Kaufman has substituted as associate principal flute with the New York Philharmonic both in New York and abroad. Ms. Kaufman performed as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic with Music Directors Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, and Lorin Maazel. For one season she substituted as principal flute with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Kaufman performs chamber music regularly with her colleagues in the New York Philharmonic, and has performed with many other groups, including, the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music, Moab Music Festival, and Grand Teton Music Festival, 

As part of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, Ms. Kaufman has taught at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy since 2014. She has also taught at Summer at Eastman, Columbia University, and as a substitute flute teacher for Juilliard Pre-college.

Solo recordings include Avner Dorman’s Piccolo Concerto with the Metropolis Ensemble, Vivaldi’s Piccolo concerto with New York Philharmonic recorded live, and a solo CD, French Flute Music. Ms. Kaufman has performed at the Japan Flute Convention, National Flute Convention, and New York Flute Club. A sought-after commercial musician, she has performed on more than 45 film sound tracks.

Anna Oliver is a multi-talented harpist, ballerina and choreographer. Her generous heart and creative spirit lands her a position in the Concierge Concert series.

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A Message From Our Founder


Lisa Tannebaum

President, Music in the WoodS

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I invite you to be a part of this new and exciting non profit, Music in the Woods. 

Music In The Woods has its performance space surrounded by Treetops State Park, and three million daffodils. In the spring, animals emerge from winter lairs, flowers dance and birds commence their magical songs. Music is there in the woods. We unplug and listen.

We're located at the Treetops Performance Studio, nestled in the woods of Mianus River State Park in Stamford. Electrifying concerts, mentoring programs, easy parking and affordable tickets and community outreach make our non-profit an exciting center for performing arts in Fairfield County. Please join our efforts to help the community through music by coming to more concerts at Music in the Woods. More information about our programs can be accessed below.

We look forward to seeing you here at Music in the Woods. 

Sincerely yours,

Lisa Tannebaum


Mission Statement 

Music In The Woods will provide concerts, educational opportunities and musical enrichment for students and the community. 

MITW will schedule chamber and solo concerts at the Treetops Studio annually. Professional musicians will mentor selected students before their concert.  The mentoring sessions will conclude with a collaborative concert featuring either mentors and students or students alone. A regular subscription series concert will follow by the mentors.

Music in the Woods, unique Angel Program helps the community through live music. MITW will provide a musical angel at no cost to those who seek enrichment for their cause. 

MITW embraces all music. The studio will be a place where the quality is exquisite and the performance space intimate, inviting, and restorative.


For more information please refer to Frequently Asked Questions below. 

Be a part of Music in the Woods and book now to be involved today! 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How will I get there? 

Music in the Woods is conveniently located off I-95 and Meritt Parkways. Average driving distance from New York City is around 1 hour. 

How do I buy a ticket? 

Ticket purchases can be reserved by calling 203.614.9084, or by emailing us at 

Why does it matter? 

A ticket bought today goes a long way in a making a difference in someones life by opening music into their lives.

What makes Music in the Woods unique? 

Music in the Woods is nestled in Mianus State River Park, surrounded by big beautiful trees, three million daffodils and some of the the most sought after musicians make it a unique and welcoming place. 

How can I contribute?

One way to contribute is simply attend these concerts the third weekend of the month, starting September. Call 203.614.9084, and make a reservation, knowing all proceeds are a tax deductible donation for the Angel Program

What is the Angel Program?

The Angel Program will send out musicians to help community or individual causes.  Through live music, anyone who needs help, whether it be a non-profit organization that needs funding, a school that would benefit from a music education workshop, an immobilized individual, or in hospice care, our empathetic Angels are at your service.

Are purchases tax deductible?

Yes, all purchases made online or through the phone is 100% tax deductible.