Monday, September 26, 2016

Count Christopher Von Sforza's Costumed Community Concert- Sunday, October 30 at 2:00pm


Youth Voices Holiday Chorus 2016- Register by October 10!

Register for the 3rd annual

Youth Voices Holiday Chorus

Under the direction of
Miss Margaret Olson and Miss Lauren-Rose King


 the deadline to register is Monday, October 10



  • Registration is located here
  • Bring along the whole family!
  • Rehearsals: 
    • ​CYM Sewickley: 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 27, and Dec. 1 and 8.
    • CYM Shadyside: 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 27, and Dec. 1 and 8.
  • The family fun culminates in three holiday performances:
    • Sewickley Light Up Night, December 2
    • CYM's Candlelight Concert, December 9
    • Wintergarden at PPG Place, December 10

Bring your holiday spirit and sing with us this season!
 

W+A event: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Giselle


Register for W+A event:

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Giselle

 the deadline to register is Friday, October 14




  • More about this performance of Giselle, presented by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • Sunday, October 30 at 2:00pm at the Benedum  Center 
  • Additional tickets for family members are $26
  • A group minimum of 10 tickets need to be reserved for CYM's group discounted rate.


Participants have the following options:
  1.  Use your workshop and activities credit to cover my #_____________ child’s(ren’s) admission to this event.
  2. Choose not to apply your child’s workshops + activity credit to this event.
  3. Purchase #_______ additional tickets for family and friends attending at $26.00 each.  Total additional tickets ________   =  $_________

How do we register for this event?

Registration for each of these Workshops + Activities events occurs throughout the year, and are coordinated by Rochelle Agnew. You can reach Ms. Rochelle with any needs or questions at ragnew@youngmusicians.org.
  1. Filling out the above details and emailing it directly to our W+A Coordinator, Miss Rochelle here.
  2. Fill out W+A registration forms available in the Wexford or Sewickley offices and placing them in the secure lock boxes located in the lobbies. 
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 14- don't miss your chance!

Registered participants will receive confirmation and further details and instructions about this event from Ms. Rochelle closer to the event time.
 

W+A Event: Saturday Light Brigade Radio Workshop + Day at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Register for W+A event:

Saturday Light Brigade Radio Workshop +
Day at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh


 the deadline to register is Friday, October 14



  • More about the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Workshop + Day at the Children's Museum
    • GREAT for Early Childhood students!
      This hands-on workshop (60 to 90 minutes) where students learn about mixers, mi-crophones, digital editing and other broadcast tech-nologies as well as record a take-home CD for the group. This workshop is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Afterward, enjoy admission to all of the great exhibits and events at the Children’s Museum– don’t miss Tot Spot at 11:00am!
  • Saturday October 22 all day, with the workshop beginning at 12:00 noon 
  • Additional tickets: 
    • Museum pass only $13
    • Museum + SLB Workshop $28

Participants have the following options:
  1.  Use your workshop and activities credit to cover my #_____________ child’s(ren’s) admission to this event.
  2. Choose not to apply your child’s workshops + activity credit to this event.
  3. Purchase #_______ additional tickets for family and friends attending at $13.00(museum only) or $28 (workshop + museum) each.              Total additional tickets ________   =  $_________

How do we register for this event?

Registration for each of these Workshops + Activities events occurs throughout the year, and are coordinated by Rochelle Agnew. You can reach Ms. Rochelle with any needs or questions at ragnew@youngmusicians.org.
  1. Filling out the above details and emailing it directly to our W+A Coordinator, Miss Rochelle here.
  2. Fill out W+A registration forms available in the Wexford or Sewickley offices and placing them in the secure lock boxes located in the lobbies. 
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 14- don't miss your chance!

Registered participants will receive confirmation and further details and instructions about this event from Ms. Rochelle closer to the event time.
 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

W+A presents- A Christmas Story the Musical...Deadline to register is September 23!

Register for W+A event:

A Christmas Story the Musical 

 the deadline to register is approaching-  Friday, September 23


  • More about this performance of A Christmas Story the Musical
  • Saturday, November 27, 8:00pm at the Benedum  Center 
  • Additional tickets for family members are $36
  • A group minumum of 10 tickets need to be reserved for CYM's group discounted rate.


Participants have the following options:
  1.  Use your workshop and activities credit to cover my #_____________ child’s(ren’s) admission to this event.
  2. Choose not to apply your child’s workshops + activity credit to this event.
  3. Purchase #_______ additional tickets for family and friends attending at $36.00 each.              Total additional tickets ________   =  $_________

How do we register for this event?

Registration for each of these Workshops + Activities events occurs throughout the year, and are coordinated by Rochelle Agnew. You can reach Ms. Rochelle with any needs or questions at ragnew@youngmusicians.org.
  1. Filling out the above details and emailing it directly to our W+A Coordinator, Miss Rochelle here.
  2. Fill out W+A registration forms available in the Wexford or Sewickley offices and placing them in the secure lock boxes located in the lobbies. 
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 23- don't miss your chance!

Registered participants will receive confirmation and further details and instructions about this event from Ms. Rochelle closer to the event time.
 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dr. Sonia leads the newly formed Faculty Development Committee at CYM

Dr. Sonia Tripathi,  flanked by  piano department graduates at the Wintergarden concert at PPG place in December.

Dr. Sonia Tripathi knows a bit about teaching, especially here at CYM. Gracing our halls since the Fall of 2009, students and their families (inside and outside the piano department!) have benefited from "Miss Sonia's" buoyant but exacting approach to piano study and musicianship.

We are delighted to announce Dr. Sonia's appointment as Chairperson to the newly formed Faculty Development Committee, joined by Vice President of Academic Affairs Ms. Leah Givelber, Violinist and Administrator Ms. Rochelle Agnew, and Co-founder and Curriculum Specialist Ms. Victoria McGinnis. Under Dr. Sonia's leadership, this committee will support the continued education, growth, and development of members of the CYM teaching faculty, which in turn will aid in the depth and enrichment of our students' music education. 

To begin, Dr. Sonia is taking on the process of becoming a  MTNA certified instructor this year. She says "I will be working on 5 "standards" of self-assessment and refinement of my teaching throughout the year.  Upon fulfillment of these 5 standards, I will be granted the MTNA Professional Certification credential with designation, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).   To maintain the NCTM credential and designation, I will need to continue to fulfill MTNA's standards of self-assessment and refinement year after year via the organization's renewal process."

We are excited to support Dr. Sonia and this committee in expanding and deepening the knowledge and practices of our learning leaders for the benefit of our whole musical community.

Bravo!
 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Who's Who at the Center for Young Musicians- Lauren-Rose King




We are so pleased to welcome Lauren-Rose King into the community of teachers here at CYM! Ms. Lauren-Rose joins our vocal department for the 2016-2017 school year. 

 Lauren-Rose King has been praised for her “fantastic comic timing, extraordinarily clear voice and memorable agility” (DC Metro Theatre Arts). Lauren-Rose maintains an active performance career, and has sung with companies and ensembles such as the Pittsburgh Camerata, Marble Collegiate Choir, Center for Contemporary Opera, Boston Baroque, Bard Festival Chorale, Light Opera of New York, Washington National Cathedral, LA Opera, Maryland Opera Studio, New England Conservatory and Tanglewood. Lauren-Rose loves contemporary classical music and her professional collaborations include concerts, recitals and masterclasses with performers and composers Stephanie Blythe, Ricky Ian Gordon, Ellen Mandel, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, and John Musto. Competitions include first place in NATS, first place in NEC Concerto Competition, and National Finalist in the Classical Singer Competition. Recent roles include Musetta in La bohème, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Lauren-Rose holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and the Opera Studio at University of Maryland.


Lauren-Rose's teaching experience includes co-directing Sing Sing Sing, a NYC Children's Ensemble, a voice teacher at Highbridge Voices, an afterschool music program in NYC, Vocal Chairperson of Belvoir Terrace, a summer performing arts camp for girls in the Berkshire Mountains, Program Director for PALS Children's Chorus (now known as Voices Boston), and voice instructor for non-majors at University of Maryland. In addition to performing and teaching, Lauren-Rose loves playing board games, hanging out with animals and reading.


We enjoy a little Q+A to get to know Ms. Lauren-Rose a bit more: 
CYM:       What is your favorite piece of music to play and or favorite composer?

Ms. Lauren-Rose: I love Leonard Bernstein. My first exposure to Music Theatre was seeing West Side Story, and I was hooked immediately. His writing is transcendent and exciting and everything he composes is magic.

CYM:       What is your most memorable music performance?

Ms. Lauren-Rose: I have a lot of memorable musical experiences. The first time I sang in Carnegie Hall was super cool. But, a few years ago when I performed in Maryland, I sang the role of Musetta in La Boheme. Besides seeing it once and knowing the story, I wasn't too familiar with the opera. But after singing the role of fiery and fun Musetta, and living the story, I understood what all the hype was about. La Boheme is an amazing work, and everyone should see it - whether you love opera or not!


CYM:       Do you play other instruments beside teaching voice?

Ms. Lauren-Rose: I also play piano and I grew up playing clarinet.


CYM:       Tell us a little more about what you do outside of teaching and singing?

Ms. Lauren-Rose: I recently moved from New York City and I now live in Monroeville with my husband, Peter and our little corgi mix, Chestnut. We just adopted her and she's the love of our lives.

CYM:       What is your favorite treat to eat?

 Ms. Lauren-Rose: I am a sucker for french fries, pasta and anything spicy. My favorite cuisines are Korean and Japanese.