Monday, April 29, 2013

CYM's Annual Spring Solo Recital is this Saturday, May 4th

We are proud to hold CYM's Annual Solo Recital Series this coming Saturday, May 4th:

Violin Department Recital- 11:00 am

Cello and Guitar Department Recital- 1:00 pm

Piano Department Recital- 3:00 pm

Families, be on the lookout this week for correspondence from your child's teacher with special instructions for preparation and arrival. We expect all our families and students to be their best as performers and as audience members at the Solo Recital- if you need a reminder of concert etiquette, here is a handy guide.

Each concert is open to everyone- we enjoy the atmosphere of the large auditorium at Marshall Middle School, so be sure to invite your family and friends to enjoy the day full of music. This is a great time to take photos or shoot video.

We will take time during each Solo Recital to honor our CYM graduates as well as our practice challenge winners!

Toddler and Twinkler families, (especially those in Twinkler Transition) this is a wonderful opportunity for your little one to become more familiar with each instrument at CYM and hear students performing at every skill level. This recital is a chance for parents to not only see and hear the different instruments but also to see what their children will be doing in just a few months or years. Even if you are only able to stay for a portion of a concert, it is still an excellent experience! 

As a reminder,  There will be no Saturday classes held that day to allow all students to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to see music education in action.  

Please call CYM- 724-935-0505 or send an email to to reschedule.  

 See you all on Saturday!


Friday, April 19, 2013

CYM 2013-2014 School Year Enrollment Forms Due by Friday...Reminder!

We hope you have found your re-enrollment forms in your mailbox at the beginning of April. We've been receiving many forms back from families- thank you! Remember that we date each form as it comes in to give scheduling preference to those families who turned-in early.

Inside your white envelope should be:
  • A letter from our VP of Academic Affairs, Leah Givelber, letting you know of the upcoming events to look forward to next year as well as the recommended course of study for your child(ren) next year. Our new Activities program is highlighted, too!
  • Your pre filled-out Enrollment Forms (be sure to let us know of any information changes!)They look like this...

  • If you are a Twinkler family, information on the Twinkler Transition process, more about it here.
  • Forms for our fun camp offerings this summer- we added a few new camps, too! More about those here.

The official deadline for turning in forms is May 31, however, we honor lesson time requests in the order we receive them. Meaning, the sooner you turn in your forms, the more likely you'll achieve the lesson time you requested!If you still have questions or need some guidance, feel free to talk to your teacher, or call us at 724-935-0505, and we'll get to the bottom of it for you!

Thank you!

CYM Administration

Spring Suzuki Graduates- Anders, Carl, Manav, Ben, and Alexandra!

Manav, Carl, Ben, and Anders perform in the Guitar Department's Ensemble Recital this past November.

Congratulations to Carl Villwock and Anders Villwock on graduating this Spring from Suzuki Guitar Book One and Book two. These gents celebrated their milestones with recitals, held on Thursday evening, April 11th at CYM Wexford during the guitar group class. Bravo!

Manav Kathir and Benjamin Solomon are also graduating from Suzuki Guitar Book three and Book four, respectively. Their graduation recitals are scheduled for Thursday evening, May 9th at the 6:00 guitar group class at CYM Wexford. Great job, Manav and Ben!

Alexandra Schnatterly is preparing for her graduation from Suzuki violin book four with a recital to be held April 30 at 6:35 in the group room at CYM Wexford. We can't wait to hear it! Congratulations, Alexandra!

Hullabaloo- here's what you missed...

Click on the below links-  just for CYM families to enjoy!

CYM Legends Students perform Zum Gali Gali, with interpretive dance!

Ms. Sonia and Ms. Simmi perform the "Waltz of the Flowers" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite

Mr. Danny, Mr. Ryan, and Miss Autumn perform the Jackson 5's hit "I Want You Back"

Congratulations to our Spring Concert Passport Winners!

We are so proud to announce the winners of CYM's Spring Concert Passport program! Drumroll, please....

Miss Josephine Reiter
Miss Claudia Drake

Hurray for our well travelled concert goers. They enjoyed a variety of performances, including CYM's piano and chamber music groups on the Saturday Light Brigade Radio program, CYM strings at Pittsburgh Symphony's kids(of every age) friendly Fiddlesticks concert, CYM's chamber groups at the Legacy Theater, and our favorite annual Hullabaloo all-in family style fun concert here in Sewickley.

CYM- Summer Camps 2013!

It's been a long time coming, and the season is finally upon us! Summer camp time! We are excited to offer 4 new camps this year- Guitar, Keyboard, Fiddle, and Orchestra Camps. Perfect for the young musician interested in trying a new instrument, style, or hone their group performance skills.

Take advantage of our special rates this summer- CYM members, siblings, and early birds all receive discounted tuition. 

We have camps for the under-6 kiddos, too!
Register online (available in May) or grab a registration form from the desks in Wexford, Sewickley, and Shadyside!

New! Workshop and Activities Program in the 2013-2014 School Year

Violin play-in at the November Ensemble Recital
As our instrumental students are preparing for the Solo Recital, groups are in full swing, and Twinklers are transitioning, we are already making preparations for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. This past school year has brought about some fantastic new faces, ideas, and worthwhile programs that have strengthened and benefited our CYM community.

We want to bring those innovative and enthusiastic ideas and energy of our talented staff to the forefront by offering the new CYM Workshop and Activities Program- a series of workshops, activities, and events- directly to our students and their families in the 2013-2014 school year.

Being a member of CYM brings opportunities for learning, performing, and experience that are unique to our community. Being a musician at CYM is an experiential journey. By participating in additional workshops and activities outside of your regular class and lesson experience, you are enriching your child's relationship with music and expanding their horizon of understanding!

By establishing the new Workshop and Activities Program, you are investing in the unique and special contributions of our teachers and encouraging your young musician to "think outside the lesson." We know life is hectic and creates challenges for those "extras." We hope this incentive inspires you to try these awesome new experiences! Here are a few examples of what programs may be included next year:

Does your classical student want to rock a little?
  • Mr. Danny's Beatles, Blues, and Nashville play-in workshops are perfect!
Is your violinist intrigued by fiddling?
  • Ms. Ashley and Ms. Stella are ready to give you a solid foundation!
Want to know what Eurythmics is all about?
  • Join a Saturday afternoon group session to find out! 
Need some more engaging home music activities for your Toddler?
  • Ms. Rochelle will show you the way during a special ECM-only session!
Have a special place in your heart for Dvorak or Liszt?
  • Mr. Ryan knows just how you feel. He'll guide you through the travails and passion of historical composers and their musical imprint on today's world.
These activities will be outlined for you- a full year of activities built into the CYM schedule for you to take advantage of- at your choosing. Your first activity participation is included in your Workshop and Activities fee. There will be special pricing available all year for our CYM members. This activities list will be provided to you in your Enrollment packet, which you receive annually in August. 

Get ready for a great year!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Concerto Community Concert at Legacy Theater

Join us as CYM and Passavant Hospital Foundation present the Concerts in Community series! The second of three concerts, the Concerto Community Concert, focuses in on concerto pieces. A concerto is a composition for an orchestra (or group) and one or more solo instruments, typically in three movements.

Listen and enjoy as our students and faculty perform these breathtaking pieces together!