Friday, February 17, 2017

New Heights Piano Community Concert with Ms. Sonia Tripathi

Join pianist Sonia Tripathi, student performers, and special guest Alumni performers on Saturday, March 11at 1:00pm for a community concert featuring the music of Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Brave the Ides of March with this passionate concert!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Music From Around the World Community Concert

Take a musical journey to far away places this February. Join guitarist Mr. Erich and students from the instrumental and vocal departments at CYM on Saturday, February 25th at 4:00pm as they help us break this winter fog with a nice change of scenery. Interested performers should contact Mr. Erich no later than February 18th. 

Join us!

With Love Community Concert with Leah Givelber

Join violinist Ms. Leah Givelber and student performers on Saturday, February 18 for a community concert featuring the music of Fritz Kreisler. Interested performers should contact Ms. Leah no later than February 11.

Come out and feel the love on a chilly weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

W+ A Program presents: Midori plays Mendelssohn with the PSO

Center for Young Musicians Workshops + Activities program presents: field trip to

Midori plays Mendelssohn

Sunday, February 5 at 2:30 PM Heinz Hall

DEADLINE to register: Friday, January 27

CYM strings present pre-concert music at this concert!
World renowned violinist Midori makes her long awaited return to the Pittsburgh Symphony in a performance of Mendelssohn’s poetic and lyrical Violin Concerto. Mozart’s ingenious “Haffner” Symphony opens the program. Includes Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, “Haffner” Mendelssohn: Con-certo in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 64 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68.

REGISTER using the 2016-2017 CYM Workshops and Activities Program Registration sheet, available at CYM Sewickley or Wexford or email W+A Coordinator, Rochelle Agnew at
Use your Workshops and Activities enrollment to admit your student. $19 for additional tickets. 

 Deadline to register - January 27, 2016                                                                   
Remember, this concert also features CYM string students in the pre-concert performance space. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

W+A program presents: Jazz Workshop featuring Roger Humphries

Jazz Workshop featuring Roger Humphries

Saturday, January 21 @ 1:00-2:15 pm

CYM Sewickley– 437 Beaver Street, Steinway Room

We are honored to host jazz great Roger Humphries with a masterclass session as part of the CYM Workshops + Activities program. A Pittsburgh native and world renowned percussionist with a storied career, Mr. Humphries has provided the rhythmic beat for such greats as Ray Charles, Stanley Turrentine, Dizzy Gillespie, and many, many more. An educator, Mr. Humphries’ mission is to enrich Pittsburgh’s present and future jazz community.  

Open to all student instrumentalists in Grade 6 and above to actively delve into the improvisational world of Mr. Humphries and his team.

Students of all ages are invited to observe each masterclass session as well as learn the “C Jam Blues” to participate in group improvisation exercise!

REGISTER using the 2016-2017 CYM Workshops and Activities Program Registration sheet, or email W+A Coordinator, Rochelle Agnew at
$55 for Workshop admission per family, or use your Workshops and Activities credit to admit your family.

Deadline to register - January 7, 2016                                                                   


Monday, November 21, 2016

The 2016 Holiday Concert Season is almost here!

Can you believe it?
Holiday performances are right around the corner. We hope you and your family plan to come and make merry with your fellow musicians at these great upcoming events!

Students, if you have not already, please confirm with your teacher which of the holiday performances you are participating in. Do you have a question about a specific event? Contact the faculty lead of each event below:

CYM Concert Season Holiday 2016 
  • Sewickley Light Up Night  
    Friday, December 25:30-8:30pm
    CYM Sewickley at 437 Beaver Street. Faculty lead is Miss Simmi

  • CYM Violins at Carnegie Museum of Art 
    Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm
    Carnegie Museum of Art Lobby. Faculty lead is Miss Rochelle.  

  • Candlelight Concert
    Friday, December 9, 7:00 pm
    First Unitarian Church, Shadyside. Faculty lead is Miss Margaret.  

  • CYM at Wintergarden
    Saturday, December 103:00-5:00pm
    PPG Place downtown Pittsburgh. Faculty lead is Miss Sonia and Mr. Mark.

  • CYM Guitars perform at the Frick Museum 
    The Frick Pittsburgh
    Faculty lead is Mr. Mark.

We kick off our annual holiday concert line-up with a family favorite- the village of Sewickley lights up with a festival of activity. Inside CYM, students share their holiday pieces at mini recitals, perform in our storefront window, and make a craft with little ones in the group room.  The outdoor festival features a fantastic fireworks show, music, free horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer, an ice carving competition and lots of food vendors.

CYM violins spread holiday spirit with Festive Strings throughout the majestic Carnegie Museum of Art on Sunday, December 4th. We are excited to return to this gorgeous venue!

The night is not so silent at our third annual Candlelight Concert in the gallery of First Unitarian Church in Shadyside. This Friday evening concert is the perfect prelude to a winter weekend with this cosy, intimate venue. Would you like to perform at this concert? Contact Ms. Margaret here to be included!    

An annual must-do on the lists of each of our CYM families! We love the bustling, joyous atmosphere that comes with performing at the Wintergarden stage each December. Pianists and guitarists are featured in this festive showcase on Saturday afternoon, December 10 under the sparkling spires of the PPG building downtown Pittsburgh.