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Originally delivered on 9/19/2022 7:26 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 9.19.22

September 19, 2022

Message from the Reps

It was so nice to meet so many new Music Studio families during last week's Welcome Sessions We would like to thank you for joining us and for your support in purchasing Music Studio merchandise.   

We will be having our first Music Studio meeting (which will be brief and virtual) on Wednesday September 21st at 7:30pm, see below for access details. It will be followed by an in-person Meet & Greet and Election on Thursday September 29th.  We hope you will review the document attached (click here) explaining positions still available on the Music Studio Board.  We hope you will get involved and look forward to seeing you virtually on Wednesday!

First Music Studio Meetings

Our first Music Studio meeting of the 2022-2023 school year will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30 pm. Please join here to join us or use zoom access below!

Meeting ID: 769 6146 4498

Passcode: 7dnC1B

Thursday September 29th Music Studio Meet & Greet and General Election Meeting.  

We will be meeting as tradition, in music room 457.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a Meet and Greet with the Meeting starting at 7pm - 8pm. We will be holding our General Election to fill the following vacant board positions.

Instrumental Co-Reps (2)

Vocal Rep

Assistant Audit Officer 

Assistant Recording Secretary

Volunteer Coordinators (2)

Assistant Merchandise Coordinator

Please join us!

Don't Forget!

Upcoming Events:

September 21 - Virtual Music Studio meeting at 7:30 pm. Click here to attend. Meeting ID: 769 6146 4498  Passcode: 7dnC1B

September 29 - In-person Music Studio Meet and Greet (doors will open at 6:30 pm and Elections from 7-8 pm in room 457.) 

Fiorello Fridays

Fiorello Fridays was created many years ago by Bernice G. Fleischer our AP Music Studio Emerita (formerly the Music Studio AP.) Fiorello Fridays have become an established tradition amongst the LaGuardia community.


The event was developed to provide LaGuardia students an opportunity to share their talents every Friday morning as students enter the building. 

On Friday, September 23rd from 7:45 to 8:45 am, Instrumental student Cathy Yufe Chen will perform on piano.

LaG Concerto Competition - sign up by 9/21

As posted in instrumental music google classrooms, the Instrumental Studio is pleased to announce that the LaGuardia Concerto Competition preliminary round will be held on Wednesday, October 3 starting at 4:15 pm. If you are interested in competing this year, the link for the application is here:

Eligibility Criteria

1) Students must be in good standing at LaGuardia Arts. Please check your transcript to be sure you are in good standing.

2) The audition piece selected by a student must be one that is playable by the orchestra and meet its instrumentation - please check with your music teacher if you have questions.

3) If the audition piece is not already in the LaGuardia Arts Orchestral Library, it must be available to the school on a rental, purchase or loan basis.

4) A student who was a soloist in last year’s concerto concert IS NOT eligible this year.

5) Student must have been at LaGuardia for more than one year.

6) This form must be completed by Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6PM.

Music Studio Merch

Come shop the new "LaG Swag" at our Meet & Greet on September 29th.  Our online store is currently closed - stay tuned as we will soon be selling one day a month at lunchtime during school hours, with the Online Store opening later this Fall. 

If you have questions or comments please email 

Show your Appreciation

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! As many of you know, contributions to the Music Studio help pay for a variety of events - the senior class celebration and Accepted Students Open House - as well as the accompanist for chorus classes, additional live-streaming of Music performances, and other concert expenses. If families contributed $100 (or more!!) for every student, we could help the Music Studio pay for so many of these expenses.  Since LaGuardia is a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax-deductible. 

You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly donation - whichever works better for you - to the Music Studio (and the PA) through PayPal. To do so, click the Direct Donation link below or follow these instructions:

Log into your MTK account, click on Ways to Give under the Donate & Volunteer drop-down menu, then on the underlined red link Donate to a specific studio (2 places on the page allow you to do that). The PayPal page that appears is auto-filled to make a donation to the General PA, but you can designate the Music Studio by clicking on the drop-down menu. Below that box is the option to make your donation a monthly-recurring one. Or, by leaving that box unchecked, the donation will be a one-time donation. 

You can select any amount you like to donate. Contributions are very much needed, and all are gratefully received! 

Click Direct Donation to give to the LaGuardia PA.



Volunteering is a great way to meet people and learn more about Music Studio affairs. Become a volunteer today to support our students and staff all year long, not just at performances. Please make sure you have filled out your volunteer questionnaire on your Membership Toolkit profile. 

Other Opportunities


YoungArts and The National Endowment for the Advancement of Artists identify the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the U.S. are encouraged to apply in the discipline of their choice. Apply by 10/14/22.


YO Jazz invites young musicians to audition for its summer 2023 season starting 9/8/22. Outstanding young musicians from across the US showcase the legacy and bright future of American jazz in a free rigorous training residency with world-class jazz masters on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. Apply by 1/19/23.



NYO2 invites young musicians from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestra field to audition for its free summer 2023 season starting 9/8/22.  Teen musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music work closely with top players from American orchestras and conservatories during a residency on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. Apply by 1/19/23.


NYO-USA invites young musicians from across the US to audition for its free summer 2023 season starting 9/8/22. The program includes a training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians followed by a tour performing in great musical capitals of the world. Teens spend several weeks in sectional and full orchestra rehearsals, workshops designed to complement the repertoire, and social/recreational activities. Opportunities for orchestra librarians, orchestra management, and apprentice composers also available. Apply by 1/19/23.


Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts at the 92Y offers 100% full-tuition, merit-based scholarships for exceptional students in NYC to develop their creative potential as artists, dancers, and musicians. Students are immersed in a broad range of advanced classes as well as personalized private instruction. Programs in visual arts, dance, music, and musical theater. Visit website for details and deadlines.

Upcoming Events on the LaG School Calendar
Tuesday, September 20
3:20p Big Sibs "Li'Sib Mixer" (Rescheduled to October)
Thursday, September 22
Latinx Heritage Celebration
Friday, September 23
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Friday, September 30
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Club Fair
Friday, October 7
7:45a Fiorello Friday
12:00p Dance Youngarts Filming
Saturday, October 8
8:00a Dance Youngarts Filiming
Tuesday, October 11
Concerto Competition
Senior Graduation Portraits
SLT Mtg (Time TBD by Elected Parent Representatives)
Wednesday, October 12
Senior Graduation Portraits
5:00p Open House for Prospective Families
6:00p Open House for Prospective Families
7:00p Open House for Prospective Families
Current Music Studio Board Members

General contact:

Instrumental Co-reps: 

Vocal co-reps: 

Marcee Smith

Corresponding Secretaries: Rebecca Sherman and Tauheedah Yasin

Recording Secretary: Catherine Bernstein

Treasurer: Barbette Leonard

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