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SUBJECT: Music Monday 6.12.23

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June 12, 2023
Message from the Reps

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Join us TONIGHT, June 12th at 7 p.m. via Zoom for our Music Studio Election Meeting! (virtual doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

Join the Music Studio Executive Board and become an active part of the music studio community while forging new relationships with other parents! Yes, it's a lot of work (for a really good cause - our kids!) AND it's FUN! So, volunteer for the 2023-2024 school year!

We'll be electing 2 Vocal Reps and 2 Instrumental Reps. All other positions are volunteer-based, but commitment is imperative. It's a little less formal than the General PA elections, so don't be shy, jump on in.

View the positions and descriptions HERE

Enjoy June!
Happy Father's Day on Sunday, June 18th

The Music Studio extends wishes for a wonderful Father's Day to all the Dads in the music studio community and beyond!

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Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month

In June 2004, Claire A. Nelson, Ph.D. launched the initial campaign to recognize National Caribbean American Heritage Month. The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution passed the Senate. The Proclamation was issued by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2006.

Summer is Coming...

Summer is just around the corner and the Music Studio would love to hear what your plans are.  Share it with us! 

Click HERE to send us a short response and we'll publish them in our final 2022-23 edition of Music Monday!

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Happy Extended Weekend!

Juneteenth is Monday, June 19th! 

Enjoy the festivities and have a lovely extended weekend.

The final 2022-23 edition of Music Monday will return on June 26!

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Calling All Volunteers

Senior Celebration: June 22, 2023      

Our seniors will have a small celebration in culmination of their years at LaGuardia; a final time to come together as a music cohort, to have a shared celebratory experience and socialize with their peers. 

We may need some adult volunteers too! If interested please email Volunteer Coordinator, Sherry Stuart-Berman.

Spring Semi-Annual Concert

Bravo to all the student performers and conductors on an amazing concert!

Below you will find a few video clips, courtesy of our parent community. 

Three of the pieces performed by the LaGuardia Philharmonic were composed by senior students. 

View the program with student and alumni highlights HERE

Thank you to our music community for sharing these highlights with us!

Senior Chorus

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LaGuardia Philharmonic

Click the links to see video clips

March  by Steven Mejia, LaG Class of 2023

Songs for Six Paintings (Movements 2 and 3) by Wyatt Pepper, LaG Class of 2023

Prospero; The Red Death by Zoe Schack, LaG Class of 2023

Blurb From Ben

Hello Music Studio Families,

Welcome to June! 

The school year is winding down and our spring concert season has come to a close. What an incredible spring concert season we have had! 

The students have blossomed and the semi-annual was a testament and culmination of all of the hard work, dedication and talent put forth by students and our music faculty. 

Please save the date and Join me on June 22nd at the Music Studio General Meeting where I will be discussing bell schedule changes for the coming school year.

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

Benjamin Schott

Assistant Principal - Music

Don't Forget!

June 12 - Music Studio Board Election Meeting via Zoom, 7 p.m., Click here to join!

June 22 - Senior Celebration Dessert Table, 2-3 p.m. (Volunteers needed)

June 22 - Final Music Studio General Meeting with AP of Music, Ben Schott: Bell Schedule update, Zoom, 7:30 p.m., Click here to join!

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 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
Jazz Vocal Workshop

Yaala Ballin is an Israeli-born jazz vocalist who has performed in prestigious jazz venues throughout New York City and has toured all over the world. Yaala leads Master Classes in New York, Europe and Israel, and is currently an Instructor at Magnus, The New School in NYC.  

Recently, Yaala conducted a Master Class for LaGuardia’s Jazz Vocal Club.  Yaala will be offering Jazz Vocal Workshops that can help any vocalist in their performance of song. This is a special opportunity for LaGuardia Students.


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


Playing in an orchestra or band provides an incredible opportunity for students to enrich their music education and gain valuable social experiences by making music on a grand scale with their peers.

With seven orchestras and a symphonic band, Third Street offers the largest and most expansive orchestral program in NYC. Young musicians ages 5 through 19, from the very beginner to the most advanced, are guaranteed to find a home in one of our ensembles.

Fall 2023 Auditions, Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Audition Sign-Up


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is inviting 6 rising 12th grade students from LaGuardia to take part in an art-making workshop inspired by the new opera adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower premiering at David Geffen Hall on July 14, 2023.

Participants of the workshop will work with Lincoln Center Teaching Artists and William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellows in an inquiry-based experience inspired by the work of art.

There are 6 available spots for applicants who have an interest in composition, singing, or theater-making and are curious about investigating the process for adapting this classic Afro-futurist novel through music and live theatrical storytelling.

Workshop Information:

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023

Location: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 

  • 3pm-6pm: Attend a pre-performance workshop with Lincoln Center Teaching Artists
  • 6pm-7pm: Dinner (provided by Lincoln Center)

  • 7:30pm: Attend Performance at David Geffen Hall (pending availability)

*Please submit the brief application below to be considered as a participant for the workshop. DEADLINE for submitting:Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 11:59pm

Application Link:


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 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, June 12
Science Fair
Tuesday, June 13
Dance Senior Celebration
Drama Senior Celebration
6:00p SLT Mtg
Wednesday, June 14
7:30a Principal's Office Hours
11:15a Box Office Open
12:00p Principal's Office Hours
7:00p Principal's Office Hours
Thursday, June 15
Pride Celebration
6:00p Rising Stars: Reprise
Friday, June 16
Fine Arts Senior Celebration
Music Senior Celebration
Tech Senior Celebration
BSU Celebration
6:00p Rising Stars: Reprise
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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