Contact Us
St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center

The Accidentals, Ritsu Katsumata, Kari Lynch, MiaGreenMusic via YouTube
The Accidentals, Ritsu Katsumata, Kari Lynch, MiaGreenMusic via YouTube
[

14 Must-Hear Music Entries at ArtPrize Eight [Audio/Video]

Music hasn't been a strength of ArtPrize, but it is slowly becoming a bigger part of the event and the music featured is getting better. This year, there are over 50 musical entries in the Blue Bridge Music Festival. Listen to some of the best.

Read More

Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
[

St. Cecilia Music Center Drops Out of ArtPrize, Artist Registration Extended to June 9

Today, ArtPrize announced they are extending artist registration for ArtPrize Eight by one week after St. Cecilia Music Center pulled out of this year's competition.

The new artist registration deadline is June 9 at 5PM. Connections are extended through June 23 at 5PM.

Read More

496794593
Thinkstock/L-house
[

More Great Jazz Coming To St. Cecilia This Month

On Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm the audience at St. Cecilia Music Center will witness one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th Century, Jack DeJohnette in concert with Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of Jazz legend John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane) and Electric Bassist Matt Garrison (son of bassist of the classic Coltrane quartet Jimmy Garrison).

Read More

AW/St. Cecilia Music Center
AW/St. Cecilia Music Center
[

Gypsy Jazz Coming to St. Cecilia Music Center in March [Video]

Great Jazz continues in Grand Rapids, and March 10, 2016, is the night Grand Rapids will hear the newest star, dynamic young French Jazz Vocalist Cyrille Aimée with a night of Gypsy Jazz at the St. Cecilia Music Center. She is certainly on a roll, as her latest album, "Let's Get Lost" recently hit #1 on the Jazz Charts.

Read More

139969037
ThinkStock/Blaz Kure
[

St. Cecilia Music Center Features the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Performing “Piano Extravaganza”

Another exciting concert for Grand Rapids.

Four internationally renowned pianists from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform in concert at St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, January 21st entitled “Piano Extravaganza”. Two pianos will be played by multiple pianists throughout the performance. In Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 19, two pianists will perform together on one piano. Now that's exciting.

Read More

Angela Weiss/Getty Images Entertainment
Angela Weiss/Getty Images Entertainment
[

Joshua Davis in ArtPrize Concert Sunday, October 4 at St. Cecilia Music Center

 

Joshua Davis, the Michigan finalist from “The Voice”, is in concert at a benefit for St. Cecilia Music Center this Sunday, October 4th. The benefit concert will help raise funds to support St. Cecilia as the official ArtPrize music hub. Opening acts for the benefit concert include local folk rock veterans Troll for Trout and bluegrass favorites Fauxgrass Quartet.

Read More

Getty Images
Getty Images
[

ArtPrize Music Competition Alive and Well at St. Cecilia Music Center Hub

St. Cecilia Music Center, as the Official ArtPrize 2015 Music Hub, is organizing busking sites, which means to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place, featuring ArtPrize musicians who are entered in the competition. This year’s ArtPrize music performance element includes busking sites at five locations throughout the city, with over 150 live performances during the first 12 days of the event from September 23 – October 4, 2015.

Read More

Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Mike Coppola/Getty Images
[

Jazz Singing Great Dianne Reeves at St. Cecilia Music Center in October

On October 29, 2015 celebrated jazz vocalist and five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves will perform on the Royce Auditorium stage at St. Cecilia Music Center for the annual Great Artist Gala. Born in Detroit, Dianne Reeves is one of the most creative and technically accomplished female vocalists of the 21st Century. She is an accomplished scat singer with a sumptuous voice who has made a career blending jazz, R&B, Latin and pop with jazz.

Read More

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
[

St. Cecilia Music Center Expands ArtPrize programming with New Critics’ Choice Music Awards & A Benefit Concert

During ArtPrize 2015, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will once again serve as the music hub, exhibiting 78 musical entries at 20 listening stations during the three weeks of ArtPrize. In addition to hosting the musical entries of ArtPrize, SCMC will award $10,000 in music prizes in five different genre categories. St Cecilia Music Center will also coordinate over 200 busking performances throughout the city and will present an ArtPrize Onstage performance on October 4 that will serve as a benefit concert for SCMC to help support music in ArtPrize.

Read More

Courtesy St. Cecilia Music Center
Courtesy St. Cecilia Music Center
[

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Great Artist Gala and Concert Tickets are on Sale

St. Cecilia Music Center’s 2015 / 2016 Single Tickets go on are on sale now for the Great Artist Gala and all concerts in their new upcoming season.

Quick information about St. Cecilia Music Center’s new season is available on Facebook. More information and online tickets are available at www.scmc-online.org and can also be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224.

Read More

Chuck Royce Sr. (Photo: St. Cecelia Music Center)
Chuck Royce Sr. (Photo: St. Cecelia Music Center)
[

Charles (Chuck) Royce Passes Away at the age of 90

One of Grand Rapids’ longtime and dedicated leaders, Charles (Chuck) Lund Royce, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday at St. Cecilia Music Center surrounded by hundreds of well-wishers, family, friends, artists, students and others from a wide range of organizations whose lives he touched through his philanthropy and community involvement.

Read More

Layout 1
[

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Season Finale at St. Cecilia on April 23

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be performing their final concert of the 20141-5 season at St. Cecilia Music Center featuring David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.