Thursday, May 25, 2017

Better Together Community Concert with Ms. Elisabeth Franzetta

Join us on Saturday, May 27 at 2:00pm for an afternoon of music featuring Ms. Elisabeth Franzetta, students from the Center for Young Musicians, and a special guest performer!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Solo Recitals held this Saturday, April 22- in review!

We are excited that our Annual Solo Recital is this coming Saturday, April 22! The recital will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213.

A few quick reminders:

Families, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your recital start time.

Performers, please remember the appropriate concert attire for the Solo Recital:

Proper attire for a performer includes dress slacks, a collared shirt and dress shoes for boys, and dress slacks or skirts with blouses, dresses and dress shoes for girls. Skirts and dresses must be worn at or below the knee, or with appropriate leg covering (e.g. tights or leggings). Sneakers, jeans, sleeveless or tee shirts, shirts with large logos, distracting jewelry and “flip-flop” type shoes are not acceptable for concert dress.​

Students perform on the concert that corresponds with their last name:
  • 10:00 am: for students with last names starting with H-M
  • 12:00 noon: for students with last names starting with N-Z
  • 2:30pm: for students with last names starting with A-G
See you on Saturday!

...What a fantastic concert we had on Saturday!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Early Childhood Community Concert

Come enjoy a special "concert" on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm at CYM Sewickley in a format specifically designed with our youngest musicians in mind! Students will enjoy a series of musical activities alternating with short performances by our faculty representing each instrument offered for study at CYM. We'd love to see you there!

Free and open to the public.

Refer-a-friend in the 2017-2018 School Year

As a thank you for each referral of a new trial student in the 2017-2018 school year, we want to extend your family a free admission to an additional event through the Workshops & Activities Program for each new trial student you refer! 

If your friend enrolls after their trial period at CYM, they also receive complimentary admission into CYM’s Workshops & Activities program! 


It's time to Enroll for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Dear Current CYM Families, 

Letters including your teacher's recommendation for your child to continue on their musical path in 2017-2018 along with your Enrollment Form and calendar are being emailed to all currently enrolled students on March 27, 2017. Note that forms are no longer sent via "snail mail" to families.  

Re-enrollments for current CYM families are accepted April 1-30, 2017. Any forms received before April 1 will be marked as received on April 1. Forms submitted starting April 1 are marked with the date they are received and ordered for scheduling purposes by the date received. Enrollments received after April 30, 2017 are subject to a late fee.

  • A digital e-Enrollment Form is being sent to your family's email address on file with CYM via a secure electronic document signature software called Adobe Sign.
  • To submit your e-enrollment, simply open and follow the prompts to fill in the form fields and sign at the appropriate signature lines. Hit SUBMIT, and a signed copy is emailed to you and to CYM. 
  • Paper Enrollment Forms may still be submitted. You may pick up a paper Enrollment Form at any CYM location or download the PDF form here. There are many ways to submit your paper form:
    • Place in Wexford or Sewickley locked boxes
    • Give it to your teacher at your class or lesson
    • Snail Mail to CYM at 120 Lake Drive, Wexford PA 15090
    • Scan and email completed form to 
    • Paper Enrollment Forms will also be available for you to fill out and submit at the Solo Recital on Saturday, April 22!  
  • If you have any questions about the re-enrollment process, need to speak with your teacher or an administrator about a change in your child's program or scheduling for next year, please do not hesitate to contact us at 724-935-0505 or
We're here to help!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Open House Events are coming up!

  Families, join us as we open our doors this coming Saturday from 3:00-4:30pm at our school in
  Wexford! We are excited to meet new families and connect with our current families about their
  journey through music. 

  Activities include an Early Childhood Music demonstration and mini class, performances by our
  faculty and students, and teacher Q&A session and presentations on everything from good practice
  habits to how to choose your instrumental path! 

Feel like you may not be able to make it but still want to take a peek into what is happening? 
The teacher talks and faculty performances will be featured on Facebook livestream.    

  Enrollment Forms for the 2017-2018 school year will be available, as well as information about our
  upcoming camp offerings, seasonal chorus and chamber group programs.

RSVP here or call us at 724-935-0505! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Practice your way to free concert tickets with Chamber Music Pittsburgh

Everyone from CYM was excited to receive the invitation once again for our students to participate in Chamber Music Pittsburgh's annual Practice Challenge, where students can practice their way to two free tickets to the Pacifica Quartet concert on Monday, April 17!

The Pacifica Quartet concert will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 7:30 PM at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland (4400 Forbes Avenue). Each student who successfully completes the challenge will receive two free tickets to the concert. Students will also have the option of buying additional discounted tickets. (Students who participate but don't complete the challenge will be able to purchase discounted tickets, but will not be eligible for free tickets.)

CYM students, ask your teacher to assist you in participating in the challenge!

The Information Packet PDF file (with teacher instructions, student instructions, practice log, and printable poster) may be downloaded here:

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.