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Media contact: Denise Tong,

Taub Campus, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

411 East Clinton Avenue

Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

Rochelle Lazarus, PR Director

Phone: 201.408.1409


Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, Inc.

Lincoln Square, 157 Columbus Avenue, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10023

Denise Tong, Communications Director

Phone: 646-694-2551


Thurnauer School of Music and Si-Yo Music Society Foundation Announce Arts Partnership

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music and Si-Yo Music Society Foundation announce the establishment of their affiliation as official arts partners.  As two major organizations serving the musical community of northern New Jersey and beyond, the organizations hope, through future collaborations, to supplement and enhance each other’s programming, thereby increasing their combined impact. 


Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, founding director of the Thurnauer School of Music said, “We are delighted to partner with Si-Yo Foundation which shares our passion for promoting high quality music to everyone in the community through supporting education, performance, and young artists.”  


Said Eva Lerner-Lam, president of Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, "We are happy to partner with the Thurnauer School of Music. The School is an ideal collaborator for our Foundation due to its longtime promotion of music appreciation, its commitment to making music accessible to as many people as possible, and its special focus on youth education and performance opportunities."


About Si-Yo Music Society Foundation

Founded in 1966, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to inspiring a global community with classical music. Believing that live classical music should be available to everyone, the Foundation offers educational and community outreach events to those with limited exposure to classical music, such as schoolchildren from remote areas and senior center residents. It also presents concerts in traditional performance venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. For more information visit


About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

Founded in 1984, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music serves close to 500 students and 5000 audience members annually. The Thurnauer experience offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories, for children and adults, including instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; frequent student performances; and a 20+ year partnership with the Englewood Public School District. The school has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  For more information, visit