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Originally delivered on 5/1/2023 6:32 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 5.01.23

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May 1, 2023
Message from the Reps

Hello Music Studio Families!

Welcome to May!

Hopefully you we're able to come out to witness two amazing concerts last week: The Spring Wind Bands Concert and Musicale #1.

Congratulations to all the student performers, teachers and tech crew for two stellar performances. Check out a few highlights below!

Our spring concert series continues this week with more spectacular performances in store.

Tomorrow night, don't miss the Spring Musicale #2 Concert, featuring String Orchestra, Elementary Chorus, Cantare, and Jazz Ensemble. Don't forget to purchase your tickets! Remember, cash only at the door.

This Friday night, join us for Percussion Ensemble & New Music Ensemble.

Stop by the Music Studio tables outside the Concert Hall to say hello, and purchase some merchandise or snacks. We will be selling empanadas from Sophie's Cuban Cuisine, while supplies last, if you're looking for a little sustenance during the concert!

Spring Musicale #2, May 2, 2023
Spring Wind Bands Concert

Concert Band

Roslyn White, Conductor

Concert Band

Rocco Carbone, Conductor

Symphonic Band

Kimberly Roof, Conductor

Wind Symphony

David Blumenthal, Conductor

Click to view video clip

Wind Symphony, featuring LaGuardia Alumni Brass Quintet

Spring Musicale #1 Concert

Click to view video clip

Concert Orchestra

Click to view video clip

Treble Chorus

Click to view video clip

Mixed Chorus

Click to view video clip

Symphony Orchestra

Blurb From Ben

Hello Music Studio Families,

Hopefully you were able to enjoy our Spring Wind Bands Concert and Musicale #1 concerts last week, which featured lots of exciting new music and returning LaGuardia Alumni! 

Our spring performance season continues this week with Musicale #2 on Tuesday, May 2nd, and the Percussion Ensemble & New Music Ensemble concert on Friday, May 5th - Cinco de Mayo!

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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

Volunteers Needed


Hello, Music Families! 

Please log in to your Membership Tool Kit account or, if you don't have an account, you can create one HERE. Then choose how you would like to help. 

Lend a helping hand and meet fellow Music Studio parents too!

Your help is always needed and much appreciated!

Don't Forget!


Teacher's Appreciation Week: May 8th-May 12th, 2023

May 2 - Spring Musicale #2: String Orchestra, Elementary Chorus, Cantare, Jazz Ensemble, 6 p.m.

May 5 - Percussion & New Music Ensembles Concert, 6:30 p.m.

May 9 - Gospel Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m.

May 10 - Music Studio Teacher Appreciation Lunch

May 12 - Show Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m.

May 22 - Music Studio Executive Board Mtg, Zoom, 7:30 p.m., Link TBA

May 23 - Music Studio General Mtg, in-person, time/room TBA

Show Your Support
Now There's Even More Ways to Support the Music Studio!

Text LAGMUSIC to 44321 to receive a private link to donate via credit card or bank account.

Celebrate your student and support the LaGuardia High School Music Studio! 

Don't forget to share with your networks!

Music Studio Merchandise!!

The Music Studio has some NEW MERCHANDISE just in time for Spring!

Don't be shy; show off your school spirit in our latest 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


Teen Summer Workshops

Welcome to Summer at Third Street!

We understand the importance of continuing your music and dance education year round, so we hope that you will register for individual lessons, or one of our exciting summer workshops:

Piano Ensemble Workshop

Chamber Music Workshop

Musical Theatre Workshop, Level II

Jazz Workshop

Instrument or Voice Lessons


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.

  • 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.

Upcoming Events on the LaG School Calendar
Tuesday, May 2
6:00p Spring Musicale #2
7:00p Our Town (Multilingual)
Wednesday, May 3
11:15a Box Office Open
11:20a Senior Showcase
7:00p Our Town (Multilingual)
Thursday, May 4
7:00p Our Town (Multilingual)
Friday, May 5
7:45a Fiorello Friday
6:30p Percussion & New Music Ensemble Showcase
7:00p Our Town (Multilingual)
Monday, May 8
4:30p Dermatology
Tuesday, May 9
6:30p Gospel Choir Show
Wednesday, May 10
7:30a Principal's Office Hours
11:15a Box Office Open
12:00p Principal's Office Hours
12:09p Senior Showcase
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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