Ten of our amazing CYM string players took time out of Martin Luther King day to bring music into the lives of the residents of Masonic Village at Sewickley. Everyone benefited from the time together- audience and performers alike!
Thank you students and teachers for using music to bring joy to those in our community. Sharing our music is one of the most valuable things we do as musicians.
On Thursday, December 19th, CYM students and their teachers regaled museum-goers with beautiful holiday music, giving patrons an aural feast to complement the visual!
Performers enjoyed being a part of the current exhibit of Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan Presepio. This exhibit runs through January 5th, so there is still time to take advantage of the display. Visit here for more information.
Congratulations to our performers and teachers- thank you for using your gifts to bring quality music to area events!
CYM families enjoyed a beautiful recital that showcased the hard work of many of our CYM students. Guitar, piano, cello and violin were all represented. Some of our youngest performers had the opportunity to try out their pieces for a warm and receptive audience for the very first time!
Faculty duets included arrangements by Mr. Chris, and featured Ms. Leah and Mr. Chris on violin, Ms. Amy, piano, and Mr. Jake, cello, and Mr. Erich, guitar.
Congratulations to all of our performers!
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A report from Ms. Simmi: CYM students performed at the Benedum during the pre-show and intermission of the Nutcracker on Saturday, and it was a spectacular night all around! Our pianists and violinist did such a beautiful job with their holiday pieces, they were well-prepared, and had a great crowd to perform for in the lobby. We all enjoyed the magical Nutcracker performance, as well! All of us here at CYM hope to make this a new holiday tradition!
Our CYM student performers:
Congratulations to all!
CYM staff and faculty had a great time playing hosts to hundreds of Light Up Night folks!
Mr. Rob and Mr. Jake greeted everyone coming in and quickly discerned if they were performers or just visiting! Students had fun finding their names on the Recital Performers sign. Guests and performers alike made their way to the Jingle Bell Bracelet table, where Ms. Amy and her daughter, Elise, were ready to demonstrate the fine art of combining pipe cleaners and jingle bells!
Meanwhile, Ms. Lindsay was sending performers to the back concert room, where several recitals took place! It was fun to hear the music come all the way down the hall to those just entering our doors. So many great conversations took place regarding lessons and classes. Everyone was on hand to get the word out about all the great things happening at CYM.
Thank you to all who assisted with the recitals- Ms. Grace, Ms. Simmi, Mr. Chris, Ms. Rochelle, Ms. Leah, Mr. Mark, and Mr. Erich. It was a treat to have Ms. Alicia and Ms. Victoria join in the festivities toward the final recitals.
Congratulations to all — what a great kickoff to the holidays!
Just in time for the whole family to enjoy! If you would like one of the picture files, please email Jake Niehl at Jniehl@youngmusicians.org and he will send you the raw picture file, for free. (Please, don’t download the pictures from the site, they are small and won’t be of as high quality.) Each picture will have a corresponding number underneath it. Be sure to include that number for the photos you would like sent. Thanks everyone and have a happy thanksgiving!
The crowd was “wowed” this weekend at Cumberland Village!
As our cellists performed holiday favorites, the crowd joined in with singing- a sure sign of a good time! Student performers represented CYM well, with excellent performances and gracious attitudes.
Bringing music into the lives of seniors is one of the best ways we can use our gifts, as well as a great way to get performance experience. Watch for details on CYM’s next appearance at Cumberland, which will be December 20th! Check in with Mr Ryan for more details.
Watch for pictures of this event – coming soon!
Hundreds of families stopped in at our CYM booth at PCC’s Holiday Dazzle to try out percussion hand instruments, and even participate in a sound-effect laden performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Abridged. Children supplied instrumental and vocal sound effects while others read lines in a 2-minute reduction of the classic tale!
Meanwhile, Mr. Mark was upstairs with his guitar students, who presented a recital to the delight of families who came in to warm up from the outdoor festivities.
These CYM guitar students added to the festive feel of the event by playing a selection of holiday favorites:
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!