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Originally delivered on 3/6/2023 6:38 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 3.6.23

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March 6, 2023
Message from the Reps

”Women should be celebrated every day, but a month dedicated to female empowerment is extremely special. It doesn’t just honor the iconic women who have changed history, but encourages new generations to dream big and know that anything is possible.” 
— Molly McCook

Welcome to March, and Happy Women's History Month! 

Since 1988, U.S. presidents have proclaimed the month of March as Women's History Month to honor the countless historical contributions women have made to society; many of which had been either unrecognized, or undervalued. Let us salute the phenomenal women in our lives, both past and present.


“I am a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.” 

— Maya Angelou


Music Studio General Meeting

March 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for our next Music Studio General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Topic: College Bound - Life After LaG: Conservatory vs. Traditional University. A discussion with Music Studio graduates from the c/o 2022 who will share their decisions and experiences. 

Moderated by former Music Studio parent, Nan Hawley, who served on both the PA, and the Music Studio board as Recording Secretary and Instrumental Rep. Nan is currently back at LaGuardia working with Alumni & Friends.


*All students interested in Artsbridge Summer Program - Deadline extended to 3/15*

ArtsBridge Summer gives actors, singers, and fashion designers intensive, immersive training in their art form along with specialized guidance on what it takes to succeed in the college admissions process in their major. These programs are for high school and college transfer students who are seriously considering a college major or minor in the arts. Students work with top college faculty from across the country.


Click HERE to get in touch with Artsbridge


with Double Good Gourmet Popcorn - raise lots of money for The Music Studio and enjoy a delicious treat!

4 days only! Sale runs March 8-12 so get those orders in!

Join in the delicious fun of selling delectable gourmet popcorn with minimal work and all the benefit. Set up your virtual pop-up shop in a snap and share with your friends and family far and wide. Each time someone buys a bag of popcorn from you, 50% of the profit comes back to the Music Studio. You don't have to lift a finger - well, maybe if you want to check your sales. 100% virtual, no handling of money or product. The popcorn is packaged and shipped directly to the buyer. So make sure to get in on the challenge for some extra fun, and support your Music Studio all at the same time! 

Set up your shop now so when the event launches on March 8th you are ready to go.  

Step 1: download the Double Good app on iphone or android

Step 2:  enter our event code UQR TPM in the app.  

Step 3: create your personalized pop-up store. You can upload a 20 second video or put a photo of you singing or playing your instrument - show off and get lots of sales! 

Step 4: All stores will go live at 7 p.m. on March 8th and run until March 12th at 7 p.m.  

You can share your link in several ways - social media, text or email. Sell, Sell, Sell and support the Music Studio!


The Music Studio will be presenting Operetta Workshop: The Merry Widow,March 16, 17 and 18. You can find the full schedule of shows in the "DO NOT FORGET" section, or via the Spring Performance Calendar from AP of Music, Ben Schott. Tickets are now available HERE.


After three years of hiatus, the Music Studio is happy to announce the return of an honored tradition - The Riverside Choral Concert returns on the evening of April 3, 2023, at Riverside Church in Harlem. Lots of volunteers will be needed. Stay tuned; more details will be shared as they become available.

Interlochen & The LaG Gospel Choir

On Friday evening, March 3rd, Interlochen and the LaGuardia High School Gospel Choir performed in David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Before the performance, the Music Studio hosted a dinner for both groups in the 5th floor cafeteria. LaG students had the opportunity to mingle with their peers from Interlochen, who hail from all across the country. 

While the students patiently waited for dinner to arrive, Dr. Darryl Jordan, accompanied by Mr. T.J. Walker on piano, led the choir in song. Students followed up by taking turns on the mic serenading their peers with impromptu songs. It was a beautiful evening of fellowship and song.

The LaG Gospel Choir Shares a Song

Click below to listen...

Blurb From Ben

Hello Music Studio Families,

We are excited to announce our spring performance calendar.  As we create the calendar, we must balance the needs of the studios, and student academic needs and commitments.  The below provides all ensembles with an opportunity to demonstrate their learning through performance.  

Tickets can be purchased at


Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions or concerns.

Benjamin Schott

Assistant Principal - Music

Student Spotlight

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The Music Studio would like congratulate the following students on their acceptance into Interlochen's highly competitive summer programs:

David Isaak - 9th Grade, Vocal 

Voice & Opera (Merit Award)

Andrea Enriquez - 9th Grade, Vocal

Jazz Performance and Improvisation

The Music Studio sends CONGRATULATIONS out to all LaGuardia Students who were accepted into Interlochen, as well as those who are award recipients. Please remember that we can't give you a shout out if we don't know.  Would you like to share your good news with us? Send us an email at


The Music Studio would like to congratulate vocal students, Asa Sulton - 9th Grade, Elise Silva - 9th Grade and Faith Cochrane - 11th Grade, who are currently in the cast of Mama, I Want To Sing.

See the Show...

Mama, I Want To Sing runs through March 12th. LaGuardia students will receive a 20% discount using promo code: LGA_MAMA_40 or by purchasing directly HERE

Volunteers Needed


The Music Studio needs approximately 60 volunteers for the Riverside Choral Concert on Monday, April 3rd. Details to follow.

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. 

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Don't Forget!

Upcoming Events:

March 7 - Music Studio General Meeting via Zoom, 7:30 p.m.

Topic: College Bound; Life After LaG: Conservatory vs. Traditional University

Click HERE to join

March 8-12 - Double Good Virtual Popcorn Fundraiser: Instrumental vs. Vocal - Who will raise the most money?

March 10 - Fiorello Friday

March 16-18 Operetta: The Merry Widow Buy tickets HERE

  • 3/16 - Paris Cast, 6:30 p.m.
  • 3/17 - Marsovia Cast, 6:30 p.m.
  • 3/18 - Marsovia Cast, 1:30 p.m.; Paris Cast, 6:30 p.m.

March 31 - Concerto Concert, Philharmonic Orchestra, 6:30 p.m.

Show Your Support
Music Studio Merchandise!!

Our online Music Studio Store is now openOrders will be available for pick-up on Fridays, from 3-4:30 pm, in the front lobby across from the security desk.

If you have questions or comments please email

Other Opportunities


From the Top is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians ages 8-18. Students take part in their Fellowship, which includes recording for the NPR radio program and participating in online sessions with peers, exploring the power of community engagement, content creation, and career paths as musicians. 

If you would like to apply for this opportunity click HERE 

Application Deadline: June 15, 2023

FROM THE TOP Scholarship Opportunity

For any dedicated young musicians with financial need, in need of funds to support an instrument purchase, regular private lessons, or summer program tuition, students can apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. From the Top’s need-based award of up to $10,000 given in conjunction with full participation in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab Fellowship.

  • To be considered for the JKCYAA Fall 2023 Class, all application materials must be received by April 15, 2023.
  • High School seniors graduating in 2024 must apply by November 15, 2023 in order to be considered for the award before graduation.


Application deadlines vary by program, so please check the website.

The NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions Summer Programs include the following options for students: Jazz Improv and Composers Workshop, Percussion, Strings, Brass Workshop, Woodwind Intensive, Piano Intensive, Vocal Performance Intensive, Screen Scoring Workshop, Songwriters Workshop, Musical Theatre Conducting Intensive, Music Technology Intensive, Music Business: What Makes a Star. Click the link above for more information.


ISO at Third Street is excited to present the return of Third Street's Annual Concerto Competition on Sunday, March 19. This concert will feature 6 soloists performing with the ISO at Third Symphony and Concert Orchestras. The concert is open to the public and the runtime is 1 hour and 50 minutes with an intermission. Tickets are on sale and available to the public via the Symphony Space box office.

Peter Norton Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m.

Upcoming Events on the LaG School Calendar
Wednesday, March 8
7:30a Principal's Office Hours
11:15a Box Office Open
11:20a Senior Showcase
12:00p Principal's Office Hours
7:00p Principal's Office Hours
Friday, March 10
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Tuesday, March 14
7:00p SDF #1: Rent!
Wednesday, March 15
Women's History Celebration
11:15a Box Office Open
12:09p Senior Showcase
7:00p SDF #1: Rent!
Thursday, March 16
6:30p Operetta Workshop: The Merry Widow
7:00p SDF #1: Rent!
Friday, March 17
7:45a Fiorello Friday
1:00p Senior Artshow #3
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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