Calling all CYM violinists! Reminder that there is a Department Group this Saturday, January 25th, 10:00 am in Wexford.
Calling ALL Young Musicians: Department Groups are open to all ages and levels!
What is a Department Group? It’s a place to perform with and for other students to gain confidence in a friendly environment. Try out a piece, test your memory, or play something you are working on for a recital or contest. Pieces do not have to be performance-ready. Faculty will be on hand to offer feedback and coaching. Department Groups are a time to focus on performances, composers, repertoire, performance etiquette, audience etiquette, and more. Talk with your teacher to sign up!
Upcoming Department Groups:
Violin Department Group: January 25, 10:00 am in Wexford
Guitar Department Group: February 15th, 10:30 am, Wexford
Piano Department Group: February 22, 9:00 am, Sewickely
With the fall semester on the horizon, the faculty at CYM has prepared all sorts of new and exciting group lessons, just for you! Check out our “Coming Attractions” below!
Enroll today at www.youngmusicians.org!
Call our office for more information (724) 935-0505
Two recitals held recently at CYM showcased the artistry and accomplishments of two of our students!
In Suzuki piano, we had Hanna Singhi’s Suzuki Piano Book 3 Recital. Hanna performed on CYM’s historic Steinway Concert Grand for her friends and family on Saturday, July 27 at our Sewickley location. Hanna, who studies with Ms. Simmi, played all the pieces in Suzuki Piano Book 3 beautifully, and is now excited to start working on her duet piece for the fall!
In Suzuki Strings, we celebrate the accomplishments of Alexa Bronkaj, who gave her Book 5 graduation recital on Thursday, July 25 in Sewickley. She was accompanied by Jake Nathanson. Alexa performed the entire Concerto in g minor by Vivaldi, and a few other selections from Book 5. Congratulations to Alexa, and teacher Ms. Leah!
Who doesn’t like free?! The Center for Young Musicians is offering FREE Musikgarten Group Piano sessions for any child between the ages of 6 to 9 years old. Classes will be held August 4th and 5th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at CYM Sewickley. Sign up for both days; parents join in for last 15 minutes of class each day. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
These classes are presented as a part of a National Teacher Training for Musikgarten. Teachers in attendance will observe these classes taught by Amy Rucker. If you’re interested in registering, please e-mail Amy at email@example.com.
The Young Artists Ambassadors Recital was an astounding success! All who attended were treated to a fantastic night of music.
Ms. Hafsah Shahzad started the evening’s activities with stunning renditions of Rhapsody in G minor by Johannes Brahms, Nuages Gris, S. 199 by Franz Liszt, and Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 4 by Frédéric Chopin.
Mr. Manus McGinnis continued the night’s festivities with excellent performances of Linus and Lucy by Vincent Guaraldi, Clarinet Blues by Martha Mier, Vivace from Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36 No. 1 by Muzio Clementi, and “Pizza Time” by Luigi Denza.
Lastly, Ms. Réka Götz finished the evening with a stellar finale! She performed two pieces from George Gershwin’s Three Preludes (II. Andante con moto and III. Agitato), and Prelude in B minor, Op. 32 No. 10 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Ms. Grace and Ms. Rochelle organized an incredible concert on Sunday July 21st. It was an evening filled with spectacular performances from a number of students and even Ms. Grace and Ms. Rochelle, too!
Agnes Picarsic began the evening with two folk songs, Song of the Wind and O Come Little Children. After this, Nico Alfaro performed Lightly Row and Go Tell Aunt Rhody, followed by Sophie Godbey’s renditions of Long Long Ago and Allegro. Next, Elijah Haberman also performed Go Tell Aunt Rhody, and the folk song With Steady Hands. After Elijah, Amanda Smith played Canon in D by Pachelbel. Nalani Brayley then serenaded the audience with Hunter’s Chorus and Minuet in G. Lily Haberman was next, performing Gavotte in G Minor and Humoresque. Finally, Sanai Horne concluded the student portion of the evening with her rendition of Perpetual Motion.
Once the students had concluded their portion of the night, Ms. Grace and Ms. Rochelle took to the stage. They both performed Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major (Allegro ben moderato, Allegro, Alegretto poco mosso).
It was an incredible night of music and we extend a hearty Bravo! to all of the performers! We would also like to thank Mr. Jacob Nathanson for his accompaniment for the concert.
A new performing group for cellists, led by Mr. Ryan, is forming now and will begin this fall. This will be a Monday evening class held in our Sewickley location. Cellists ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to join! This group class will provide opportunities to develop musicianship skills as well as performing experience. Not to mention that music is more fun when you get to collaborate with friends! Make time to join in with something new at CYM, and get ready for some amazing music-making this year!
Mondays, 7:00-8:00 PM, Sewickley
Contact Mr. Ryan for more details!
Fall will be upon us before you know it! Be sure to enroll for 2019 before it’s too late!
If you are a new or returning student who would like to enroll for the school year, please download the enrollment form below. Once completed, you can e-mail the enrollment form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 120 Lake Drive, Wexford, PA 15090.
If you would prefer to start off with a 4-week initial trial period, please click the link below.
Ms. Simmi’s Community Concert was a wonderful success this past Saturday! The concert was held at CYM Sewickley at 3:00 p.m. Guests were enchanted with an afternoon of music, including pieces by Kuhlau, Schumann, Beethoven, and Bach.
Ms. Simmi also performed, first playing Beethoven’s F¯ major Op. 78. Mr. Chris then joined her to play a Romance piece by Amy Beach.
Overall, the day the was an incredible success and a splendid afternoon! Below are a few pictures from the day.
The Center for Young Musicians’ teen hang-out, “Off the Record,” and Studio419 join forces to create Crossover: a space for teens where they can relax, enjoy snacks, learn from each other, and express themselves freely. In this six-session music and art crossover summer series, teens will explore their own creativity through a variety of fun and engaging themes. Never played an instrument? No problem. Never picked up a paintbrush? Don’t sweat it! This all-levels series is a low-pressure opportunity for teens to connect with music and art in a new way. We are welcoming non-CYM students to these sessions as well, so invite siblings and friends!
Be sure to check out our future sessions, too!