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Originally delivered on 11/28/2022 8:07 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 11.28.22

November 28, 2022
Message from the Reps

Hello Music Studio Families,

We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday weekend with loved ones. Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is hard to believe that December is now just two days away. Weren't we just sending our kids off to school yesterday?

As a reminder, our next Music Studio meeting is next Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held virtually on zoom - the link will be provided in Sunday Night News and in next week's Music Monday.

The All-School Musical, Chicago: Teen Edition, opens this Friday at 2pm, with previews on Wednesday and Thursday. Come and support the students who have worked so hard on this production and see the wonderful collaboration that makes LaGuardia so special! 

We are so excited to finally announce that new merchandise will hit our shelves next week!  Fingers crossed that our online store will open late next week, just in time for holiday shopping!  Be sure to visit us at the next School Spirit Day sale on December 15th!

Happy December everyone!

Giving Tuesday is Here!

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow, November 29th! 

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to your Music Studio. Our current goal is $100,000. If every Music Studio family were to give $100, we'd make our goal. However, no amount is too small and any amount is greatly appreciated, as we strive to support our students by funding master classes, accompanists, teacher needs, instrument repair, behind the scenes needs for our performances and concerts, just to name a few needs.

Simply click on the photo to give, and don't forget to select Music Studio from the list.

Blurb from Ben

Hello Music Studio families,

Most people consider Black Friday as the start of the holiday shopping season. It is followed by Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday - all days filled with lots of opportunities to save you money as you shop. But tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, it's an opportunity to show your generosity. With your help, we can reach our goal of raising $100,000 to continuously support our Music Studio students. 

Please feel free to email me directly at if you ever have any questions.  I am always here to help.



Don't Forget!

Upcoming Events:

November 30 - December 10 - All-school musical: Chicago (Teen Edition), purchase tickets here - seats are going fast!

December 2- Fiorello Fridays featuring Music presented by Piano and Flute Soloists and a duo of piano and flute

December 6 - Music Studio General meeting at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Special Guest TBA

December 15 - 3rd School Spirit Shopping Day: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Music Studio Merch

School Spirit Shopping Day returns on December 15th!!  

We will have replenishment of many items that we sold through, as well as a LOT of exciting new merch - including the most anticipated FAME hoodie for December pre-orders and hopefully through our online store, so be sure to stop by our tables!

Just a reminder, our online Music Studio Store is still closed. Once we are open for business, you will hear about it here first!  If you have questions or comments please email



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.

Upcoming Events on the LaG School Calendar
Tuesday, November 29
Donation Raiser - Asylum Seekers, NY Immigrants
Wednesday, November 30
Donation Raiser - Asylum Seekers, NY Immigrants
11:15a Box Office Open
11:20a Senior Showcase
3:30p Key Club Gala
5:00p All School Musical: Chicago (Preview)
Thursday, December 1
Donation Raiser - Asylum Seekers, NY Immigrants
Deadline to Apply to HS
5:00p All School Musical: Chicago (Preview)
Friday, December 2
Donation Raiser - Asylum Seekers, NY Immigrants
7:45a Fiorello Friday
2:00p All School Musical: Chicago (Matinee)
7:00p All School Musical: Chicago
Saturday, December 3
Donation Raiser - Asylum Seekers, NY Immigrants
2:00p All School Musical: Chicago (Matinee)
7:00p All School Musical: Chicago
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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