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Round Out Your Year with this Leap Day Event!

February 20, 2020

Yes we are in a leap year! Leap Day, February 29, is an extra day that comes around every four years to allow for the fact that the earth does not orbit the sun perfectly in 365 days. For fun facts, customs, and traditions tied to Leap Day, read here. Meanwhile, we at CYM have a plan for your February 29: what better way to spend your extra day than with beautiful music!? Come hear Ms. Leah and Ms. Simmi perform Prokofiev’s Five Melodies for Violin and Piano and Meditation for Thais by Massenet this Leap Day!  Piano and violin students will also perform; reception to follow. Let’s celebrate together in Sewickley, on February 29, 3:00-5:00 pm.              See you there!

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You Are Invited! Community Concert Set for February 15th

January 27, 2020

Mark your calendars for this upcoming concert. Ms. Grace, Ms. Rochelle and Mr. Ryan will be regaling us with beautiful music on February 15, 2020 at our Sewickley location. The concert will begin at 5:00 pm, and will feature piano, violin and cello music performed by students and teachers. Community Concerts provide performance opportunities for students, who in turn have the honor of hearing their teachers perform. Students in the audience may very well find themselves thinking “That will be me someday. I’ll be playing that!” or simply “Goals”. The faculty trio will share music of Haydn, and will dazzle you with some Tango pieces that might have you dancing in the aisles! This is sure to be an entertaining time Saturday Feb 15th at 5pm in Sewickley. All our best to the students and teachers! 

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Holiday Event Reminder!

December 12, 2019

So many great things are happening this holiday season with CYM students and teachers! Here’s what on deck. Support CYM by attending: SING! An Irish Christmas: Thursday, December 12, Benedum Center. Email Ms. Amy if you need comp tickets- arucker@youngmusicians.org CYM Holiday Concert: CYM students performing for each other at the Unitarian Church in Shadyside, December 14, 7:00pm.  Contact Mr. Erich with questions- ereibe@youngmusicians.org CYM Pianists at the Nutcracker:  December 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm.  For more information contact Ms. Simmi- simmitripathi@youngmusicians.org. Strings at Carnegie Museum: December 19th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. For more information, contact Ms. Rochelle- ragnew@youngmusicians.org

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Encore: CYM Cellists to Return to Cumberland Crossing

December 11, 2019

The first time was such a hit that our cellists will once again regale residents of Cumberland Crossing with beautiful music! Come out to support our musicians in this beautiful setting. Once again they will be performing selections from Robert S. Frost’s Christmas Kaleidoscope. December 20, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cumberland Woods Village 700 Cumberland Woods Allison Park, PA 15101 For more information, contact Mr. Ryan at ryanash@youngmusicians.org

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Music and Art at CMA for the Holidays

December 11, 2019

On Thursday, December 19th, CYM students and their teachers will regale museum-goers with beautiful music. Holiday selections and other favorites will be offered by several violin and cello students. Enjoy browsing and taking in the arts- visually, and aurally. The current exhibit of Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan Presepio will delight the whole family! The Presepio was constructed originally between 1700 and 1830, and is an incredibly detailed panorama of life in the 18th century. Read more about this tradition here. The CYM performance will take place from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information, contact Ms. Rochelle at ragnew@youngmusicians.org. Come support the arts in Pittsburgh!

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Nutcracker Ballet Features CYM Pianists at the Benedum!

December 2, 2019

This year, CYM will be sending several pianists to perform in the lobby of the Benedum Canter as a part of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker!  They will entertain the crowds before the ballet begins and also during intermission. Come see the beautiful Benedum, the glorious Nutcracker Ballet, and support our young students. Even if you have never seen this ballet, you will recognize many of its “hits” such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Fun fact about this Dance– it was the debut for a piano-like instrument called the celeste, or celesta, in the United States. Tchaikovsky was on tour in 1891 for the opening of Carnegie Hall. His journey home took him through Paris, where he discovered a new instrument: the celesta, whose clear, bell-like tone was perfectly fitted to The Nutcracker’s fairy-tale ambience.  Listen to this famous composition here – where the celeste is featured with the melody. For...

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Holiday Recital is Gearing Up

December 2, 2019

We are getting in a festive mood at CYM as we begin putting together the Holiday Concert, featuring YOUR students! Mr. Erich is busy making preparations for this yearly recital for CYM students. If you were a part of the festivities last year you already know what an exciting event it was. You really don’t want to miss this opportunity for performing. Some of the music will be holiday-themed, and much of the performances will be of the “standard repertoire” variety! Here are all the details from Mr. Erich: Hello CYM families, We are so excited for our holiday concert which is right around the corner! The concert will be on Saturday, December 14th at 7:00 PM at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside located at 605 Morewood Avenue.  Any student interested in playing can register either at this link:  https://youngmusicians.org/workshops-and-activities/  or by e-mailing Erich at eriebe@youngmusicians.org Performers should be dressed nicely, like for school pictures. Black and white is...

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CYM Cellists to Perform in Allison Park

November 22, 2019

CYM cellists will be performing Saturday afternoon at the Cumberland Woods Village in Allison Park. Mr. Ryan will be leading the concert that will feature selections from Robert Frost’s Christmas Kaleidoscope. Not the Robert Frost of The Road Not Taken, poetry fame, but Robert S. Frost, pedagogical strings composer, conductor, and teacher. Kaleidoscope is a collection of 14 Christmas Carols, which may be performed on a variety of instruments. For this, the instrument of choice is the cello! Come out and support our student performers in this secluded, wooded, hilltop setting! November 23, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cumberland Woods Village 700 Cumberland Woods Allison Park, PA 15101 For more information, contact Mr. Ryan at ryanash@youngmusicians.org

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Ensemble Recital Brings High Level of Performance

November 13, 2019

On Saturday, we enjoyed one of our biggest events of the year: Ensemble Recital. Congratulations, students on your very fine performances, a special shout out to those who earned awards! Students entertained the full audience with piano duos, string ensembles, guitar duets, and even some singing from our youngest learners. Teachers and parents, you should be very proud. Your students played with poise and confidence! Don’t forget- anyone is invited to attend these recitals even if you are not performing.  There is always something new to see and hear. This year we enjoyed two beautiful Minuets that were arranged for strings and piano by Mr. Chris. Also this time around we had a 6-hand piano performance by piano faculty Ms. Grace, Ms. Simmi, and Ms. Rucker, replete with antics! To see pictures from the event, visit our post for the 9:30 recital here and the 12:00 recital here!  

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12:00 PM Ensemble Recital Photos

November 13, 2019

Say cheese! Everyone at CYM would like to thank all of our incredible students for their hard work and dedication to making both ensemble recitals a complete success.  As a thank you from everyone here, we are thrilled to be able to offer pictures from both recitals. If you would like any of these pictures, please e-mail our communications manager Jake Niehl (jniehl@youngmusicians.org) with the numbers listed below (1 through 208) and he will be able to send you the raw picture files. Thank you again for being a part of our CYM family and here’s to another fantastic year!   (The images below have been resized and are not recommended for print. Please e-mail jniehl@youngmusicians.org for a print ready file. Please include the number underneath the pictures you would like. Thank you!)   12:00 p.m. Recital 1 Guitar, Bass, & Drumkit Lessons 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10...

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