Oct. 11, 2009
-- Frisco, Texas – Two sisters raised in a musical family had a dream to own a music school introducing and nurturing thousands of children to music and the arts. Chris Duncan, armed with a music degree and sister Carol Smith, a marketing background, together founded the Music Conservatory of Texas based in Frisco in 2000. Before they opened the school, sister Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even with aggressive treatment, strong family and faith, she lost her battle. Not to be discouraged, Carol’s husband, Steve South joined forces with her sister and business partner, Chris Duncan to continue their dream of a successful music studio/school. Ten years later, two locations (original in Frisco and another in Flower Mound) and thousands of students, the Music Conservatory of Texas thrives with Carol’s spirit and her family’s commitment. In her memory, Carol and Chris will be honored as Frisco Art Starters during the Frisco Arts Festival VIP reception on October 16th at Newman Village site of the Festival. Since 2007, each year a group of Frisco community leaders are inducted as a Frisco Art Starter, an infinite tribute to those who make art possible for Frisco.
To kick-off the Music Conservatory of Texas’ ten year anniversary, they partnered with the Frisco Arts Festival as a major sponsor during the inaugural festival October 16-18. The Music Conservatory of Texas Community Stage features three days of thirty local artists to celebrate all types of performing arts in Frisco.
Ten years of success does not happen by accident, Music Conservatory of Texas strives to be the finest quality music education school in the region. Each of its highly university trained instructors are employees which provides parents the assurance that each teacher completes a background check, drug testing and has a commitment to the school and their students.
Not only skilled in classical music training, Music Conservatory of Texas embraced the “ROCK SCHOOL” before it was cool. Since 2005 the DayRockerZ summer one-week Rock Camps for 10-16 year olds are such a success that it has been integrated into the year long program, and added Jazz School and Classical School as well. This year the NEW Musical Arts Schoolhouse Pre-School with an arts emphasis curriculum has been added. Music programs include groups, private lessons, all levels and ages including adults in guitar disciplines (acoustic, electric, classical and Bass), voice, violin, banjo, mandolin, flute, percussion disciplines (drums, mallets) and more. Music is fun but even more importantly is an exceptional tool to build discipline, team work, self-esteem and is proven to enhance student’s test scores in math.
Join Music Conservatory of Texas at the Frisco Arts Festival on October 16-18 at Newman Village and experience the amazing local talent of our youth on the Music Conservatory of Texas Community Stage!