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Your Music Studio board is a group of parent volunteers elected to represent the interests of Music Studio families to the LaGuardia Parents Association (PA) and to LaGuardia’s Music Department, and the opportunities and requirements of LaGuardia’s Music Department to families. Our goals are to support our Vocal and Instrumental students, and to assist in the school’s mission to educate and inspire our young musicians. We also provide financial support for Music Department needs. Please join us in supporting the unique talents of our children! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to get involved.
Whether you're a new or returning family of an Instrumental or Vocal student, we're excited to share this school year with you at LaGuardia Arts HS, where formative learning experiences, exceptional performance opportunities, and boundless personal growth create unique harmonies. TO BE IN THE KNOW about your teenager's LaG life - classes, practices/rehearsals, clubs, sports, concerts/shows, the wider LaG Arts community and more - we're here to help with monthly Music Studio meetings (in person and on zoom) and weekly Music Monday newsletters.
Your board is comprised of Instrumental Co-Reps: Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson; Vocal Co-Reps: Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor; Co Corresponding Secretaries: Tauheedah Yasin and Danielle Soto, Recording Secretary: Catherine Bernstein and Laetitia Ducroux, Treasurer: Barbette Leonard/Treasurer Assistant Vanessa Enriquez, Merchandise Director: Marcee Smith and Merchandise Coordinator Diane Vasquez; Volunteer Coordinators - Sherry Stuart Berman and Sonya Houston.
See below for contact details.
IMPORTANT: in order to receive Music Monday (our weekly newsletter) or important email blasts you MUST join our PA directory ASAP and OPT IN to receive the info you need. Click here to go to the LaGuardia HS PA site where you can create an account on Membership Toolkit (the backend). Once you sign up and fill out the forms, you will get emails from the PA and Music Studio!
BOTH parents/guardians AND students can OPT IN, which helps to ensure that you and your student(s) won't miss a beat! Much information shared through Music Monday newsletters benefits students, and allowing them direct access to that information empowers them to take responsibility for their LaG experience.
Show Dates For Your 2023 Calendar!
* unless notated, all concerts take place in the Concert Hall at 6:30 pm*
March 16-18 - Operetta Workshop: The Merry Widow
Thursday/Friday shows @ 6:30 pm and Saturday shows @ 1:30 and 6:30 pm
March 31 - Concerto Concert
April 19 - Jazz Orchestra Night
April 25 - Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony Concert
April 28 - Spring Musicale #1 (Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Elementary Chorus) - 6 pm - Concert Hall
May 2 - Spring Musicale #2 (String Orchestra, Concert Band, Mixed Chorus and Cantare) - 6 pm - Concert Hall
May 5 - Percussion Ensemble & New Music Ensemble Showcase
May 9 - Gospel Choir Show
May 12 - Show Choir Concert
June 9 - Spring Semi-Annual Concert- 6 pm - Concert Hall
June 10 - Spring Semi-Annual Concert - 2 pm Concert Hall
To purchase tickets for all shows, visit: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699.
News from the Music Studio
Past Music Monday Newsletters
Music Monday 1.16.23 Music Monday 1.9.23 Music Monday 12.19.22 Music Monday 12.12.22 Music Monday 12.5.22
Music Monday 11.28.22 Music Monday 11.21.22 Music Monday 11.14.22 Music Monday 11.7.22
Music Monday 10.31.22 Music Monday 10.24.22 Music Monday 10.17.22 Music Monday 10.10.22 Music Monday 10.3.22
Music Monday 9.19.22 Music Monday 9.12.22
To view past Music Mondays, click here
Music Studio Merchandise
The store is OPEN!
Merch is for pick up only, at LaGuardia on Friday afternoons.
or scan the QR code below!
Volunteer & Donate
How can you help?
Donate to the Music Studio (scan QR code above)
Volunteer (this will only work if you have created an account on MTK.)
Music Studio PA Meeting Minutes
No minutes for election meeting
Music Studio Department Contacts
Music Studio Assistant Principal
Dr. Valentina Shohdy
Dr. Darryl Jordan
Mary Ann Swerdfeger
LaG Music Curriculum
Vocal Studio and Instrumental Studio course sequence for the 2022-2023 school year:
2022 2023 Instrumental Music Course Sequence
2022 2023 Vocal Music Course Sequence
Music Studio Board
2022-2023 Music Studio Board members (elected)
Music Studio Non-elected positions
Music Studio Treasurer: Barbette Leonard
Music Studio Assistant Treasurer: Vanessa Enriquez
Music Studio Merchandise Manager: Marcee Smith
Music Studio Merchandise Director: Diane Vasquez
Music Studio Newsletter and Webpage Editor: Rebecca Sherman
Music Studio Corresponding Secretaries: Tauheedah Yasin & Danielle Soto
Music Studio Recording Secretaries: Catherine Bernstein & Laetitia Ducroux
Music Studio Volunteer Coordinators: Sherry Stuart Berman & Sonya Houston
Pandemic Music Studio Performances
New Music Ensemble Virtual Winter Premier 2021
Gospel Chorus Virtual Winter Concert 2021
LaGuardia Senior Jazz Band 2020
LaGuardia Senior Chorus 2021