RSF MUSE - Parent Association

This is the FB page for the RSF MUSE Parent's Association.

The MUSE parent association (Mastering Unique Self Expression) is the Parent group that helps make all the after school Performing and Visual arts programs happen. We are a dedicated set of volunteers who help coordinate, chaperone, cheerlead, find costumes, do makeup, run instrument drives, hold special recognition events for MUSE students and more... We would love to have your help on our team! The Arts are for Everyone!


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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

New study demonstrates link between music and statistical learning

Don't forget to join us !

--Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. for the Instrumental and Band Holiday Concert in the PAC.

--Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. for the Choir Holiday Concert in the PAC.

See you then!

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

For your Musical Monday! Practicing scales changed your life.

Musicians May Be The Key To The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Something to think about... Companies scrambling to find cybersecurity talent may want to look toward more creative candidates.

Think Like an Artist: Condoleeza Rice

Playing the piano helps Condoleezza Rice balance rigor and innovation.

[08/12/16]   Music News!!! - - R. Roger Rowe School will expand its popular vocal music program to include a boys-only choir which will incorporate voice sessions, ensemble development, and a capella repertoire lead by Royce Ferguson. Vocal sessions will be offered once a week on Tuesday mornings, 7:00 a.m.–7:50 a.m. in Room 702, starting September 13th.

If your son is interested in participating in the boys choir, please email Sandi Nissel at [email protected] with your son's name and the grade level he will be starting on August 29th.

Here is some information about Royce Ferguson:

Royce Ferguson is an acclaimed vocal music clinician and coach. A San Diego native, Royce has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) for nearly 30 years. He is an International Quartet Champion on Tenor (Revival, 1998) as well as an International gold medal chorus director (Westminster, 2007) Westminster Chorus – Gold Medal Performance

He is in high demand as a vocal production clinician – often traveling around the world in this role. He has lead numerous youth choral and educational events and has taught advanced vocal and directing techniques courses at the BHS Harmony University. He is a certified trainer for the Chorus Director Workshop Intensive (CDWI) program in the US and Canada and is the current director of Chorus Director Development for the Far Western District (BHS).

Royce studied Jazz Performance/Choral Conducting at San Diego State University where he founded a capella ensemble, Royce’s Voices. In August, 2015, this group was selected to participate in an a capella master class with Deke Sharon – (Pitch Perfect, the Sing-Off). Royce is also director of music for the Pacific Coast Harmony men’s chorus, based in La Jolla, CA.

Royce currently lives in Chula Vista, CA and is thrilled to participate in the development of the R. Roger Rowe School’s compelling new choral programs.

“What an exciting opportunity for your child to experience the joy of singing and performing with their peers. These sessions will develop core vocal production and musical skills, team-building, leadership, and confidence in a fun and productive group atmosphere. No prior musical knowledge / experience is required. This really is the perfect choice to introduce your 4th – 8th grader to the wonderful world of vocal music and a lifetime of singing enjoyment. We fully expect this unique course to fill up very quickly. Be sure to sign-up today!”

– Royce Ferguson

It's that time again! Join us September 6th in the PAC for Band night where you and your child can meet our Band Directors, and preview instruments!

RSF MUSE - Parent Association

Don't forget tomorrow is the Year End MUSE Lunch for our hard working MUSE kids! We could use some additional help with setup - please email Annette Symon for more details if you can help :) !!.

Don't miss the Spring Dance Showcase on May 26th at 3:30 in the PAC!


Let this fill your heart with joy this fine Monday morning.

When she reached out to the New York City Ballet about a dance program for children with special needs, she didn't expect a response. But what resulted is nothing short of sheer joy ... for everyone.

[03/18/16]   Hey everyone - this is the first year I was unable to make Disneyland... :( so if you have some great shots/ photos you'd like to share I'll post them here - just send them to [email protected].

Leapin' Lizards! The RSF Players proudly presents, Annie Jr. coming to the PAC next week with their opening show on Wednesday, March 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Daddy Warbucks has sent out an urgent telegram alerting all students and families of R. Roger Rowe School to come to our show and support little Annie as she finds her parents. The show times are as follows and admission is free for all and special raffle prizes will be given out to some lucky audience members at the after school shows.

March 23, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the PAC
March 24, 2016 at 11:25 a.m. in the PAC
March 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the PAC

Photos from the Spring Concert!

Don't miss today's Spring Concert in the PAC at 3:30!!

Come see our Dance Recital this coming Thursday March 4th at 3:30 in the PAC!

MUSE Pancake Breakfast Friday 1/29 at the gym at 7am

Hey everyone it's that time again! - Thanks so much!! Hello MUSE Parents! Please help us make our yearly MUSE breakfast a success for our MUSE kids. We are in need of food and volunteers per attached sign up. Thank YOU!! Annette Symon

Some pix from tonight's shining stars!

Save the date, Friday, January 29, 2016 for the annual MUSE Pancake Breakfast! Be on the lookout for the signup link to help with this fun event for our MUSE students!

[12/17/15]   Hey everyone if you have some great photos of concerts please share them with us here! Love to see all the kiddos performing :)

Some photos from last night's winter concert!! Oh the cuteness!!!

Join us tomorrow Tuesday December 15th at 6:00 p.m. for our Winter Concert!

Some Pix from today's fantastic Winter Dance Performance!

[12/10/15]   Don't miss the Dance Concert today at 3:30 in the PAC!

Timeline Photos

[11/19/15]   Congrats to the cast and crew of "The Elves and the Shoemakers" - Fantastic job!! Bravo! Tonight it was announced that the next show will be the musical "Annie" in the Spring!

RSF Player Concession Stand and Cast Party

Hey everyone! The kids are getting closer to the opening of "The Elves and the Shoemakers" and we need to start staffing up the concession stand and Cast Party!!

Please take a moment and sign up to help us man the concession stand for the performances: Dear RSF Players Families! We are gearing up for a great show and would like to ask if you are available to assist MUSE with providing items for a Concession Stand (This will serve as a fundraiser for MUSE to continue providing extra activities for the kids) on both show dates and for the Cast Party…

This is what happens when you play the piano ;-)

Don't Miss the "Elves and the Shoemakers" our next really big Show!!

Music ‘helps children expand their cultural horizons’

"In the hands of a child with talent, passion, and persistence, an instrument can change a life."

Why Marching Band Is Needed Now More Than Ever

"There are no bench-warmers in #marchingband. What great prep for the post-education world."

The Importance of Singing in Early Childhood

"Every song we share in our classrooms presents an opportunity for our students to connect and interact with their whole self."
#musiceducation #choir

Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science All those scales were worth it.

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