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Originally delivered on 5/15/2023 6:37 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 5.15.23

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May 15, 2023
Message from the Reps

Hello Music Studio Families!

Hopefully you were able to come out to witness two extraordinarily wonderful concerts last week: Atmosphere: Gospel Concert and Show Choir: Heroes & Villains.

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

Our spring concert series will continue in June with the Semi-Annual Concert June 9-10th.

National Teacher's Appreciation Week

Last week was Teacher's Appreciation Week and the Music Studio showed the music faculty and support staff a little bit of love and appreciation with a wonderful lunch, sweet treats and a tote bag!

pictured from left to right: Mrs. Bernice G. Fleischer, Ms. Jana Ballard, Ms. Mary Ann Swerdfeger

Music Studio Board Members pictured from left to right: 

Sherry Stuart Berman - Volunteer Coordinator, Marcee Smith - Vocal Rep, Tauheedah Yasin - Corresponding Secretary, Vanessa Enriquez - Asst. Budget Manager, Rebecca Sherman - Instrumental Rep

Atmosphere: Spring Gospel Concert

LaGuardia Gospel Choir

Dr. Darryl Jordan, Conductor

T.J. Walker, Music Director

Electrifying! Exhilarating! Exciting! Stupendous! 

Take a look at the video clips below to see for yourself!

Get Up by Tye Tribbett

Click the photo to watch

Stand Still by Carol Antrom

Click the photo to watch

Show Choir: Heroes & Villains
Blurb From Ben

Hello Music Studio Families,

Hopefully you have been able to enjoy our spring concert season up to this point. Our May performance calendar ended on a high note last week with the LaGuardia Gospel Choir: Atmosphere and  the Show Choir: Heroes & Villains

Our spring performance season continues June 9-10 with the Semi-Annual Senior concert. I look forward to seeing you there.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to the Music Studio Community for providing our teachers with lunch and treats during Teacher's Appreciation Week! All of your efforts and support are greatly appreciated.


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

Benjamin Schott

Assistant Principal - Music

An Attitude of Gratitude
To the Music Studio Families...

The Music Studio sends out a tremendous amount of gratitude to all of the families who have contributed to the Music Studio in support of our students' needs.  

From master classes to accompanists, audio engineers, organists, helping out with performances, costumes, Operetta, meals, music purchases, props, electricians, stage hands, teacher seminars, etc…

Your support is the glue that binds us! 

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Rising Stars
Submit Your Auditions Today!



  • ALL students can submit, even SENIORS!!
  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANY AND ALL KINDS OF TALENT - visual/performing - knowing it might or might not perform on main stage. no submission/act is too small!!! There are acts that can be shown in the lobby/mezz/hallways of the building!! The idea is to get as many students from all studios to participate. 


  • Fine Art Photography, 2D Art, Sculpture, etc.
  • Digital Media: Drawing, Film, Animation, Sound, etc.
  • Live Art-Making: live painting, live drawing, performance art, etc.
  • Instrumental or Vocal Performances: music, singing, rap, spoken word performances, etc.
  • Dance
  • Skits
  • Comedy Acts
  • Fashion Show/Display

...and more

Feel free to create and go outside of the box!


DEADLINES: The deadline to submit auditions is TODAY, May 15th. We are requesting that your work be near completion at a minimum. If you act is incomplete, you will be contacted by the curatorial panel regarding next steps.  

GUIDELINES: Solos and duets: 3 minutes max; Group works: 7 minutes max. 

TECH REHEARSALS: These are rehearsal time frames, please have minimal to no conflicts. Anticipate minimal rehearsal time. 

  • Tuesday, June 13th, 4-8PM
  • Wednesday, June 14th, 8:30AM - 8PM
  • Thursday, June 15th, 10AM - 5PM

SHOWS: June 15th and June 16th, 7:00PM


Follow us on Insta: LAGrisingstars2023

Questions: email us at

Student Spotlight

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Congratulations to the Latin Ensemble Fat Catsfeaturing:

Coleman Breining - Drums

Wyatt Pepper - Trumpet 

Seif Gharsellaoui - Saxophone

Ben Leviathan - Saxophone

You can read the magazine here

View NYC All-City Latin Ensemble 2022-2023 videos here

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!

May 19 - Fiorello Friday, 7:45 a.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

May 25 - All School Spirit Shopping Day, 2:30-4:30 p.m., main lobby

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 specific days (we will email you after your order) in the front lobby across from the security desk.

If you have questions or comments please email

Limited sizes available for Proud LaG Parent tees

Other Opportunities
Make Money with Music: A Professional Talk on Booking Shows

Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-5 p.m. 

This event is in-person only. 

The Riverside Library is hosting an in-person workshop for musicians on how they can make money booking performances on Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-5 p.m. The audience is geared to young adults 14-21 years-old. 

Live and virtual performances can be a great opportunity for independent musicians to make money and hone their craft. Learn practical tips on how to pitch program ideas and book shows from a program director/music professor. Online registration required.  The event is for young adults and limited to 25 people.



Deadline EXTENDED to May 17th (For LaGuardia Students)

Are you a focused and hardworking young musician? This is your opportunity to deepen your musical skills and identity while gaining real world experience in a fast paced and high quality work environment!

Paid internships offered for graduating seniors & first year college students! Plus, 2 week internships (for school credit) available for rising seniors.



Make Music, Make Friends, & Play Live on Stage in NYC

Grow as a person and a musician in NYC's longest runing rock band summer camp. Play in a band and perform on stage at a club here in NYC!

  • Program for all levels: Rock Band 101, Rock Band, or Rock Band & Recording.
  • Advanced students compose & record original music as a band in the unique Rock Band and Recording program
  • Two Week Sessions: 7/5 - 7/14, 7/17 - 7/28, & 7/31 - 8/11
  • Open to all instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keys.



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
Monday, May 15
6:00p Ticket: Celebratory dinner for Campbell Baird
Tuesday, May 16
AAPI Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, May 17
11:15a Box Office Open
11:20a Senior Showcase
6:00p Senior One Acts (Broughan)
Friday, May 19
7:45a Fiorello Friday
9:00a Spring Sing
Monday, May 22
1:00p Senior One Acts (Broughan)
Tuesday, May 23
6:00p SLT Mtg
7:00p The Laramie Project
Wednesday, May 24
11:15a Box Office Open
12:09p Senior Showcase
Thursday, May 25
2:30p School Spirit Shopping Day
7:00p The Laramie Project
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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