We recently reconnected with one of our CYM Alums, Meredith Hopkins!
When we asked her about how her time here at CYM was, and how it impacted her life, she said,
“I honestly can’t remember a time that I wasn’t a student at CYM. Since starting kinder music at 17 months and then violin at 3 1/2, music has been the foundation of my life! I always looked forward to group class every week to see my friends. The instruction I received from my teachers at CYM over the years sculpted me to become the best person and musician I could be.
After CYM, I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music with a BM in Violin Performance and then went on to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland to get my Masters in Traditional Scottish Music. I won the title of National Scottish Fiddle Champion this past September and, now teach private/group lessons in Ann Arbor, MI!”
-Meredith Hopkins (formally Meredith Hudock)
It was great hearing from you, Meredith!
Are you a CYM Alum? Great! Write in and tell us how CYM changed your life at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can be assured the future of CYM is bright when we hear performances like this! Our youngest violinists performed at our annual Ensemble Recital with confidence, led by teachers Ms Rochelle and Mr Chris, with Ms Amy at the piano!
Our faculty enjoy being together and working to create memorable experiences for our students and their families!
Making music with others is what it’s all about!
Keep an eye out for future Blues Workshops!
Ms. Rochelle and CYM Violinists enjoyed entertaining patrons at the Carnegie Museum! Watch for future events like this one so you can share your music with the people of Pittsburgh!
A big thank you to CYM faculty for making this new event a great success!
Mr Erich, Mr Chris and Mr Mark “dazzled” with their beautiful holiday music, while Ms Amy introduced hundreds of children and their families to instruments of all kinds! The event concluded with everyone gathered outside for a brilliant fireworks display!
Watch for this event next year- and be sure to join in the fun!
Our annual Fall Ensemble Recital was a grand success! The students performed with polish and poise! Our faculty took part by performing two beautiful arrangements by Mr Chris. Ms Simmi spoke on the importance of piano ensembles, and Ms Amy reminded us of the dramatic effect of early childhood music study. Awards were presented for the practice challenge!
It was great for so many of us to be together in one big celebration of music, accomplishments, food, and fun!
We heard so many wonderful piano duets!
Ms Rochelle with her Award-winning students!
The piano trio was truly a highlight of the program!
Congratulations to all of our students who performed in our Masquerade Concert! Thank you Mr. Chris for organizing this fun event!
If you missed it, think about who YOU will be next year!
Mr. Erich and CYM guitarists performed on the Saturday Light Brigade, today! Among the guitarists was Lochlan McGinnis, a recipient of the Young Artist Certificate.
Click here to listen to Mr. Erich’s guitar students on WRCT 88.3
Siena Smith performed her Suzuki Piano Book 2 recital on Friday, October 12 and did a fantastic job! Congratulations, Siena!
On Saturday night, Clara Yuo performed in PMTA’s Honors’ Recital for the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival contestants who are advancing to the state level. She played the first movement of Beethoven Piano Sonata, Op. 49 No. 2 and performed beautifully!
“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~not Shakespeare
Apparently the authorship of this quote is highly debated. But don’t quote me on that. The words, whether anonymous or not, ring true! Continue reading “The Earth Has Music for Those Who Listen”