The Morning Music Club (MMC) is the oldest music organization in Rockland County.  The club was established on January 8, 1924 by a group of professional women musicians in the Nyack area.  MMC serves the community culturally, through its Concert Series; educationally, through its Music Scholarship Awards; and charitably; through its Outreach Program. Today, MMC attracts both men and women as members from Rockland and adjacent counties, and includes music lovers and patrons as well as musicians.  Read more history about the club here.  HISTORY


To Donate Please Mail to: 

Bernice Rice Gerstein, Treasurer

4 Baltic Court

New City, New York 10956

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Announcing Morning Music Club’s Annual Scholarship Competition.  Musically talented seniors attending a Rockland County High School can audition for one of these scholarships and perform in our annual Scholarship Recital.  See the flyer below and fill out the application form.


Meetings and Calendar of Events

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – TUES, SEPT 18, 2023, 9:30 a.m.  Pearl River Library, Pearl River, NY 

MEET AND GREET – TUES, SEPT 19, 2023, 10:45 a.m.   Pearl River Library, Pearl River, NY

World-renowned artists, James Rensink, pianist, and, Kathleen Reveille, mezzo-soprano, will provide entertainment.  Guests are welcome!  Refreshments will follow.

FALL CONCERT – SAT., OCT 21, 2023, 3:00 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 112 N Main St, Pearl River, N.Y.,

Internationally acclaimed pianist, Itay Goren presents a solo performance, Music Inspired by Nature.  

HOLIDAY CONCERT – SUN, DEC 10, 2023, 3:00 p.m., Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church, 51 Sickletown Rd, Pearl River, NY

Ridgewood Choral (Women In Song and Service Since 1928) a not-for-profit organization, will be our guest artist. Refreshments will follow.

SPRING CONCERT – SAT. APRIL 6, 2024, 3:00 p.m. United Methodist Church of New City, 76 Congers Rd, New City, NY

The amazing Madison String Quartet will perform a variety of music.

SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL SAT.  MAY 18, 2024 3:00 p.m. New Hempstead Presbyterian Church, 484 New Hempstead Rd, New City, N.Y.

 MMC‘s annual Scholarship Recital features Musically talented Rockland County Scholarship winners.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May, 2024, 10:30 a.m.  Pearl River Library, Pearl River, NY

Slate of officers, budget and concert dates and artists for 2024-2025 will be presented, budget

LUNCHEON- SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Rockland Country Club, 380 Rte. 9W, Sparkill, NY. 

Members are encouraged to bring guests!  Fine dining lunch will be served and free valet parking will be provided.  Photo albums and memorabilia Entertainment will be provided by a few past scholarship winners.

Scholarship Awards

 Since 1950 MMC has held annual scholarship auditions for musically talented Rockland County High School seniors who plan to continue their music studies in college or conservatory.  Winners are awarded monetary scholarships and are showcased in a public recital.  Donations to the scholarship fund are accepted at the door and throughout the year.  More information will be forthcoming.

 Outreach Program 

MMC sponsors special music programs in the community for the young, the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged.
Here is just a sample of how amazing James Rensink from Morning Music Club is. Our residents were spellbound!
Thank you to James Rensink and Liz Van Dyke, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, for collaborating with us and making this event so special!

An Invitation to Join MMC

Morning Music Club’s main thrust is to support and promote fine music.  MMC provides music lovers a venue to enjoy and appreciate professional musicians from Rockland County and the greater NY area.  Our members provide scholarships to Rockland County High School seniors to further their musical education.  MMC provides outreach to community charities by sponsoring local musicians to perform.  MMC Chorus, a volunteer ensemble from our membership also performs for senior centers and nursing homes in the area. Be a part of an organization that makes a difference in our community.  Join MMC by completing and mailing the application form,  along with $40 annual dues payable to: “Morning Music Club”,  Mail to: Bernice Rice Gerstein, Treasurer, 4 Baltic Court, New City, New York 10956.