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CYM Pianists perform at PSO pre-concert event

PIano students Andrew Li, Clara Yuo, Lakshmi Mulgund, Jayne Miner & Abby Bojalad enjoy an afternoon at Heinz Hall before a PSO concert.

On Sunday, June 10, Ms. Simmi Tripathi led several of her students to beautiful Heinz Hall to play in the lobby for the pre-PSO performance audience.

CYM students have performed regularly at Heinz Hall for over 20 years.  Each performance reminds of us how grateful we are to enjoy such a substantial cultural resource.

Thank you PSO!

http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org

CYM Cellists Cool Off the Crowd at Millie’s Ice Cream

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.

Visit Millie’s on the web at  http://www.millieshomemade.com/

Thanks, Millie’s for the flavors and the friendship!

CYM at WT Community Concert with Ms. Simmi Tripathi

Join us on Saturday, May 27 at 2:00pm for an afternoon of music featuring Ms. Elisabeth Franzetta, students from the Center for Young Musicians, and a special guest performer!

Spring Solo Recitals held this Saturday, April 22- in review!

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!

 

Mewsical Moments Community Concert with Ms. Simmi

Mewsical Moments Community Concert with Ms. Simmi

Early Childhood Community Concert

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!

Free and open to the public.

2016-2017 Year in Review

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

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

Ms. Leah and violinists perform at Winchester Thurston North School’s Applefest

 Proud Practice Challenge winners at the Ensemble Recital in November 2016

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

A marvelous bunch of Suzuki Violin students take the stage at November’s Ensemble Recital

 Guitarists perform together at the Ensemble Recital

Guitarists perform together at the Ensemble Recital

 Piano "six hands" 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

Warming up at the piano at the Candlelight Concert at the First Unitarian Church

 Pianists take the stage at Wintergarden

Pianists take the stage at Wintergarden

 More of the lovely Wintergarden performers

More of the lovely Wintergarden performers

 Benjamin Solomon and Allison Spear form the Chamber Guitar group, playing at the Frick Museum

Benjamin Solomon and Allison Spear form the Chamber Guitar group, playing at the Frick Museum

 Youth Voices Spring Singers rehearse in Sewickley

Youth Voices Spring Singers rehearse in Sewickley

 Zander Morrison performs at Ms. Sonia's New Heights Community Concert

Zander Morrison performs at Ms. Sonia’s New Heights Community Concert

 A great big crowd gathers at the Solo Recital

A great big crowd gathers at the Solo Recital

 Claudia Drake performs at the Solo Recital

Claudia Drake performs at the Solo Recital

 Hannah Rokisky sings at the Solo Recital

Hannah Rokisky sings at the Solo Recital

 The Spear family celebrates Allison's graduation from CYM 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

Graham Kunz and Mr. Mark perform at the Solo Recital

 Mr. Ryan dazzles at the Early Childhood Music Interactive Concert

Mr. Ryan dazzles at the Early Childhood Music Interactive Concert

 Ava Heinricher and Ms. Elisabeth perform together

Ava Heinricher and Ms. Elisabeth perform together

 Performers at Ms. Elisabeth's Community Concert

Performers at Ms. Elisabeth’s Community Concert

 Pianists hit the airwaves on SLB Radio

Pianists hit the airwaves on SLB Radio

 Mr. Jake's Community Concert was a full house!

Mr. Jake’s Community Concert was a full house!

 Ms. Simmi's Community Concert held in Sewickley

Ms. Simmi’s Community Concert held in Sewickley

 All smiles at Ms. Ashley's Fiddle Camp

All smiles at Ms. Ashley’s Fiddle Camp

 Mr. Chris and violinists are excited to perform at Fridays at the Frick!

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

Gabi Gotz enjoyed jamming with Roger Humphries and friends at the Jazz workshop

 Ms. Rochelle introduces our Music Discovery campers to the guitar

Ms. Rochelle introduces our Music Discovery campers to the guitar

 Mr. Erich leads a group of ECM participants at CYM's Open House

Mr. Erich leads a group of ECM participants at CYM’s Open House

 All aglow for Light Up Night in Sewickley

All aglow for Light Up Night in Sewickley

 It is very spooky at Christopher Von Sforza's Costumed Concert

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 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!

Register for the Fiddling Workshop

FIDDLING WORKSHOP

Workshop with Ms. Ashley Freeburn at CYM Sewickley July 12

For violinists ages 7+ who have graduated Twinkles and can echo improvised rhythms.

Saturday, July 12 at 6:30pm at CYM Sewickley

Workshop Deadline to register extended to June 28.

$25 workshop tuition or use your W+A admission

REGISTER HERE.

This summer we are going to have some fun with the folk cousin of your violin, thefiddle! As a violinist you will find that many fiddling techniques are already part of your repertoire. In this Beginning Fiddling class, we will explore the basics of fiddling technique. We will learn lots of new tunes together, and we will experiment with some tunes you may already know. We will travel around the world to visit fiddle music from different cultures. We will play, practice, and jam together for a summer full of folk music and fun!

Summer Workshops + Field Trips: Fiddling, Improv, and Voice for the Theater!

The Center for Young Musicians