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Originally delivered on 10/31/2022 5:19 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 10.31.22

October 31, 2022
Message from the Reps

Happy LaGoween!  Wishing you all a safe Halloween with more treats than tricks!

Congratulations goes out to Ms. Cascio and The LaGuardia Show Choir on their first collaborative performance with Talented Unlimited High School Musical Theater Studio as part of the New York Philharmonic's Open House Weekend for David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center!

Join us on Friday, November 4th for the first Jazz concert of the school year!  Scan the QR code below or click here for tickets.

Rising Stars Survey

Please take the RISING STARS SURVEYby 6pm TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - all LaG students please use your LaGuardia email!! 

To revive Rising Stars, and maintain this tradition going forward, Please help us to hear from ALL STUDENTS (including those who prefer to attend the show rather than be involved in it). Learn more here, and spread the word!

Student talents and creativity make this show memorable!!


For questions or feedback, please email

Don't Forget!

Upcoming Events:

October 31 - Happy LaGoween!

November 4 - Fiorello Friday at 7:45 am! Pianists Sereia (Miyu) Sarumida & Nancy Wang and cellist Elliot Henderson 

November 4  - Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert at LaG, purchase tickets here 

November 5 - The Operetta cast will appear as the chorus in the New York premiere of Hometown to the World, a chamber opera at The Town Hall on Saturday, November 5th at 8:00pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets here

November 9 - The first in-person Music Studio meeting will be held in the Recital Hall at 7 pm, meet & greet begins at 6:30 pm

November 10 -Fiorello Friday presents the Jazz Club

November 30 - December 10 - All-school musical: Chicago (Teen Edition), purchase tickets here

December 21 & 22 - Winter Semi-Annual Concert at LaG

Blurb from Ben

Hello Music Studio families,

It was so exciting to see the Music Studio Board at the first-ever in-person School Shopping Day last week - I even got a new hat!  

As many of you know, our concert season officially begins on Friday, 11/4 with the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert in the Concert Hall.  As a reminder tickets need to be purchased online for admission, which you can do here.  Our Operetta cast also will appear in a show at the Town Hall, see purchase link above in Don't Forget section.

The running list for student opportunities - can be reviewed here - so perhaps there's something exciting in there for your student.  



Music Studio Merch

The Music Studio had a very successful School Spirit Shopping Day on October 27th!!  We sold out of a lot of our old items and showed off some of our new ones!  We will be ordering more merch soon and will have some exciting new items in stock for upcoming concerts and future in school shopping days.  

Just a reminder, our online Music Studio Store is still closed, but once we are open for business, you will hear about it here first!  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


Click here to learn more about the NYU Tisch Future Music Moguls program. It is FREE of charge and for groups traditionally underrepresented in the music industry. It is designed to introduce a select group of talented high school students in 9th - 11th grade to all aspects of the contemporary music business and for students who may not have access to other programs and who would qualify for financial aid at NYU. Students learn about the creative process behind making songs, but they're also exposed to the exciting behind-the-scenes business decisions that help music wind up in the ears of audiences around the world. 


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.


The GRAMMY award-winning National Children’s Chorus Academy, based in NYC, provides children ages 5-17 the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment. The country’s leading music educators work with students in small groups weekly to develop their vocal and musicianship skills form the most basic concepts through the college level. The ensemble culminates in an exciting array of performances with an exceptional roster of professional artists from around the world. Additionally students have the exclusive opportunity to participate in annual international summer tours, opera camp in Vail, Colorado, and national concerts at premier venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. 

Auditions Oct 29 - Nov 11.  To apply for Senior Division (Experienced, ages 10-17) click here:

Upcoming Events on the LaG School Calendar
Monday, October 31
Spirit Week!
Tuesday, November 1
Spirit Week!
8:00a Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Twin/Triplet Day
Wednesday, November 2
Spirit Week!
Dress as Your Favorite Artist Day
11:15a Box Office Open
11:20a Senior Showcase
Thursday, November 3
Spirit Week!
Anything But A Backpack Day
4:30p Movie Night by the Events Committee
Friday, November 4
Spirit Week!
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Decades Day
1:00p Student Curated Art Show Preview
2:30p Student Curated Art Show Opening
5:30p Tour for Prospective Families
6:30p Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra Night
Current Music Studio Board Members

General contact:

Instrumental Co-reps: Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson -

Vocal Co-reps: Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor 

Corresponding Secretaries: Tauheedah Yasin and Danielle Soto

Recording Secretary: Catherine Bernstein and Laetitia Ducroux - Assistant 

Audit Manager: Barbette Leonard and Vanessa Enriquez - Audit Manager Assistant

Merchandise Director:  Marcee Smith and Diane Vasquez, Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinators - Sherry Stuart Berman and Sonya Houston

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