News & Updates

CYM Students Work Hard and Win Awards!

One of the best ways to stay motivated in any task is to set goals.

CYM students have several options for participating in opportunities that lead to musical growth, while fostering diligence, perseverance, and using their skills to bring music into the lives of others!

First up, the Practice Challenge! CYM students who took on the Practice Challenge, and stayed diligent with their practice hours, were awarded the October Practice Challenge Award! These students set and attained the goal of practicing every day of the month of October:

Lex Akhaven, Sami Alissa, Yazan Alissa, Aiden Bellissimo, RJ Balsomico, Will Bojalad, Jack Boyer, Paige Boyer, Zachary Breeden, Paige Boyer, Kenzie Bucchi, Brayden Bucchi, Sofi Clavijo, Cecily Collins, Elliott Drake, Claudia Drake, Lily Elcesser, Megan Foust, Ayan Ganesh, Preston Gibbons,
David Graves, Isaiah Hayes, Lauren Happe, Elijah Haberman, Lily Haberman, Riya Kulkarni, Josh Laman, Libby Laman, Nina Loewen, Harry Mathews, Nora Macel, Sydney Miner, Ariana Morris, Nicholas Navarro, Audrey Paul, Agnes Picarsic, Eliza Rizk, Kate Rizk, Luke Shin, Ian Shin, Hanna Singhi, Ezra White, Sara Singhi, Siena Smith, Grace Webb, Maren Webb, Valerie Wolfe, Clara Yuo, Daniel Yuo, Rosa You, Mana Zahir

A few super committed students went beyond 31 days, and were able to accomplish 200 days of Practice! These disciplined students won the 200 Day Practice Challenge:

Claudia Drake, Elliott Drake, Preston Gibbons, Sydney Miner, Luke Shin, Maren Webb, Valerie Wolfe, and Matilda Yang

Congratulations, students, teachers, and parents!

Stay tuned for more Award News!

 

Reconnecting with a CYM Alum! – Meredith Hopkins

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 info@youngmusicians.org

Ensemble Recital Showcased CYM’s Youngest Performers!

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!

CYM Holiday Concert

Spread holiday cheer at CYM’s 2018 Holiday Concert!

December 21st, 7:00 P.M.

Spread some holiday cheer at the First Unitarian Church! Come and enjoy holiday music in a relaxed, concert atmosphere! The performance will take place in the Undercofler Gallery. This is a great way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

If you are interested in performing, please contact Mr. Erich at eriebe@youngmusicians.org

RSVP using our Eventbrite link

For information, or general questions about the event, please call 724-935-0505.

PPG Wintergarden Performance

Join us at PPG Wintergarden for a spectacular holiday performance of CYM guitarists and pianists! Enjoy the Ginger Bread House display and the train exhibit while listening to holiday music! After the performances, you can stay and enjoy the ice skating rink!

RSVP using our Eventbrite link.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Simmi at simmitripathi@youngmusicians.org.

 

Blues Workshop

Keep an eye out for future Blues Workshops!

Violin Performance at Carnegie Museum

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!

Light Up Night Celebration!

Come as early as 5:00 to start enjoying the food trucks, music, free horse drawn carriage rides, an ice carving competition, and a fireworks show to celebrate the start of the holiday season!
Watch performances by our CYM students starting at 5:30pm!
Loads of fun for the whole family!

RSVP using our Eventbrite link.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 724-935-0505

Take a look HERE for the “Very Merry Sewickley” line up for the holiday season in our “favorite village”.

 

Holiday Dazzle at Pine Community Center a Huge Success!

 

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!

CYM’s Annual Ensemble Recital

Ensemble Recital

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!

The Center for Young Musicians