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SUBJECT: Music Monday 5.22.23

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May 22, 2023
Message from the Reps

Hello Music Studio Families!

Please join us!

Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m., in room 205, for our second in-person Music Studio General Meeting at LaGuardia!

We will be joined by student band members: 

Theodore Olsen, flute

Kenya Perez, flute

Frances Bruschi, clarinet 

They will perform Divertimento by Malcolm Arnold, movements 1 and 2.

We will also be joined by our Parent Coordinator JerriAnna Phenix and Music AP Ben Schott, who will discuss Summer Rising and Class Scheduling.

Don't miss it! 

We look forward to seeing you!

You can view the meeting minutes from April 24th's general meeting here.

Have a wonderful and safe extended weekend!

Music Monday will return June 5th!

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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – an annual celebration that honors the many contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian/Pacific is a broad term that encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands. 

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

In June of 1977, U.S. Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Mineta of California introduced a resolution to establish Asian Pacific Heritage Week, to be celebrated each year at the beginning of May. Hawaiian senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced similar legislation in the Senate. The following year, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a joint resolution to establish the annual event, and the first celebration took place in May of 1979. In 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450, which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Spring Semi-Annual Concert
Blurb From Ben

Hello Music Studio Families,

The month of May is winding down and so is our incredible Spring concert season!

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

Join me tomorrow at the Music Studio General Meeting where I will be discussing Summer Rising and class scheduling.


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!

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

May 23 - Music Studio General Mtg, in-person, 7 p.m., room 205

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

Save These Dates for June!

Purchase Tickets Here

June 9 &10 - Spring Semi-Annual Concert

June 12 - Music Studio Board Election Meeting via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., Link TBA

Thank You For Your Support!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to the music studio community for your continuous support and generous donations this year! 

This year marked the return of a full performance year at LaGuardia in three years! 

We were able to get full understanding of the demanding needs of our studio, see our students flourish and appreciate the wonder of everything it takes to produce these performances.

In order for this to continue, we really need your support more than ever!

Please consider donating today!

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.



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 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
Friday, May 26
7:45a Fiorello Friday
COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution
8:00a Drama Spring Sing
Wednesday, May 31
11:15a Box Office Open
11:20a Senior Showcase
Friday, June 2
7:45a Fiorello Friday
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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