Here’s a interesting article that highlights how music and empathy are closely related. http://www.newsweek.com/empathic-people-experience-music-differently-pleasure-973784 I’d like to highlight the value of being able to understand others’ perspectives and anticipate …
I’d like to highlight the value of being able to understand others’ perspectives and anticipate their needs. Surely this is a basic skill that increases decision-making capabilities and fosters a service-to-others orientation. If we can help develop empathy in our students by studying music, then it’s another tool in their toolbox with which to craft a happy life!
Empathy is also the foundation of great friendships. Who hasn’t lost themselves for a few moments in hearing a friend relate some adventure, or misadventure? Empathy is what makes books and movies so enjoyable.
Once more, the study of music shows up on the list of formative activities that impact the quality of one’s life!
CYM Cellists Cool Off the Crowd at Millie’s Ice Cream
Cello Faculty Member, Ryan Ash, and students performed June 8 at Millie’s Ice Cream in Shadyside. Not much can compare to a group of cellists in the ability to create a completely chill vibe. In addition to sounding great, the young cellists were treated to their choice of ice cream.
Millie’s is a locally-produced treat with two locations, one in Shadyside and one in Market Square. You can pick up Millie’s at all Market Square versions of Giant Eagle, at T-bones in Wexford, and at B Gourmet in Sewickley.
What a marvelous year we have had! From new experiences to old favorites, from new faces and new families to our proud graduates, our community celebrates the joyful feeling of a completed year of growing, learning, and sharing in the love of music. We happily take a stroll down memory lane- come with us, won’t you?!
Mr. Ryan and his cellists perform at Millie’s Ice Cream in Shadyside
Ms. Leah and violinists perform at Winchester Thurston North School’s Applefest
Proud Practice Challenge winners at the Ensemble Recital in November 2016
A marvelous bunch of Suzuki Violin students take the stage at November’s Ensemble Recital
Guitarists perform together at the Ensemble Recital
Piano “six hands” at the Ensemble Recital
Warming up at the piano at the Candlelight Concert at the First Unitarian Church
Pianists take the stage at Wintergarden
More of the lovely Wintergarden performers
Benjamin Solomon and Allison Spear form the Chamber Guitar group, playing at the Frick Museum
Youth Voices Spring Singers rehearse in Sewickley
Zander Morrison performs at Ms. Sonia’s New Heights Community Concert
A great big crowd gathers at the Solo Recital
Claudia Drake performs at the Solo Recital
Hannah Rokisky sings at the Solo Recital
The Spear family celebrates Allison’s graduation from CYM at the Solo Recital
Graham Kunz and Mr. Mark perform at the Solo Recital
Mr. Ryan dazzles at the Early Childhood Music Interactive Concert
Ava Heinricher and Ms. Elisabeth perform together
Performers at Ms. Elisabeth’s Community Concert
Pianists hit the airwaves on SLB Radio
Mr. Jake’s Community Concert was a full house!
Ms. Simmi’s Community Concert held in Sewickley
All smiles at Ms. Ashley’s Fiddle Camp
Mr. Chris and violinists are excited to perform at Fridays at the Frick!
Gabi Gotz enjoyed jamming with Roger Humphries and friends at the Jazz workshop
Ms. Rochelle introduces our Music Discovery campers to the guitar
Mr. Erich leads a group of ECM participants at CYM’s Open House
All aglow for Light Up Night in Sewickley
It is very spooky at Christopher Von Sforza’s Costumed Concert
We were delighted to welcome back special guest and CYM Alumnae, Karolina Lagerquist, performing at Ms. Sonia’s Community Concert
We are so thankful and proud of this special group of people. We’re continually amazed and excited to watch and listen to what can be created when our students, families, teachers come together in a musical community. Thank you for a marvelous, magical year of music making!
Come enjoy a special “concert” on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm at CYM Sewickley in a format specifically designed with our youngest musicians in mind! Students will enjoy a series of musical activities alternating with short performances by our faculty representing each instrument offered for study at CYM. We’d love to see you there!
We are excited that our Annual Solo Recital is this coming Saturday, April 22! The recital will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213.
A few quick reminders:
Families, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your recital start time.
Performers, please remember the appropriate concert attire for the Solo Recital:
Proper attire for a performer includes dress slacks, a collared shirt and dress shoes for boys, and dress slacks or skirts with blouses, dresses and dress shoes for girls. Skirts and dresses must be worn at or below the knee, or with appropriate leg covering (e.g. tights or leggings). Sneakers, jeans, sleeveless or tee shirts, shirts with large logos, distracting jewelry and “flip-flop” type shoes are not acceptable for concert dress.
Students perform on the concert that corresponds with their last name:
10:00 am: for students with last names starting with H-M
12:00 noon: for students with last names starting with N-Z
2:30pm: for students with last names starting with A-G
See you on Saturday! …What a fantastic concert we had on Saturday!