Marianne Liberatore Instrumental Competition December 2nd, 3pm Music for Youth announces that entries are open for the Marianne Liberatore Memorial Competition for High School instrumentalists who reside in Fairfield County. Music for Youth was the creation of Marianne Liberatore and friends with the goal of bringing classical music, professionally performed, into the lives of young people in Fairfield County. This competition is in honor of Marianne and the gift of music she gave to our community through the Free Young Persons’ Concerts and school residency and exchange programs.
Music For Youth, Inc. EVENTS
CLASSICAL SUNDAYS July 22nd at 3 pm Fairfield Museum and History Center 370 Beach Rd, Fairfield CT Vahn Kessler, Nikhil Goswami Solo Classical Guitar
Join us for the first performance of the Classical Sundays Series at the Fairfield History Museum featuring two local talented classical guitarists. Nikhil Goswami, age 17, is a classical guitarist from Westport, Connecticut. A graduate of the Suzuki Guitar Method, he currently studies with David Veslocki at the Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy. He has performed at venues such as SubCulture, Palacio de Quintanar in Segovia Spain, and Carnegie Hall. Vahn Kessler has been playing classical guitar for the past 8 years. He has studied with Michael McCallie, Jesse Crites, Nick Cutroneo, and most recently, Daniel Corr at the Suzuki Music School of Westport. He has performed in Master Classes with Candice Mowbray, Christopher Ladd, Yovianna Garcia, Michael Partington, Jordan Dodson, Rene Izquierdo and Aaron Larget-Kaplan. Vahn was selected to open this year’s CT Guitar Festival as both a solo performer and with the backing of Suzuki Music School of Westport’s String Quartet, arranged by Andrew Smith. He is currently a student at Weston High School, where he plays jazz guitar in the WHS Jazz Ensemble.
The event is open to the public. Bring your blanket or chairs. The performance will take place at the FMHC outdoor terrace. If there is rain the performance will be moved inside. For more information go to: https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/
Audrey Szymanski. receives the Dorothy Straub and Bob Genualdi 2018 Scholarship.
Music for Youth PROGRAMS 2018 - 2019 The MEET THE ORCHESTRA series, introduces young students to the family of instruments in the orchestra through the exploration of musical themes and concepts that familiarize the students with the language of music. For pictures and more information click here.
MEET THE ConductorEric Jacobsen, maestro of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, will conduct a series of programs to introduce families to the orchestral music performed by the Greater Bridgeport Symphony at the Klein Memorial Auditorium this season. You’ll meet soloists, learn about composers and about the history and construction of this great music. Don’t miss these opportunities to introduce yourself and your family to the orchestra right in your neighborhood by the dynamic master conductor Eric Jacobsen, A passport book to this series can be purchased which gives a child a free pass to the symphony if they bring their parents! Stay tuned for more information. The R.T. Vanderbilt SCHOOL RESIDENCY PROGRAM has offered public schools the opportunity to work with professionals who coach, mentor and perform for students enrolled in music programs of the schools. Since 2007, a unique component of MFY’s school residency program has been the MUSICAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM. This year the High Horizons and Multicultural Schools in Bridgeport participated in a collaborative concert for Martin luther King Jr. in New Haven with the St. Stephen's Steel Band and the Music Haven students. The Residency continued with small group ensembles that were coached and mentored by members of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Click here for more information
The Marianne Liberatore Memorial Competition Each year six finalists will be selected from an online screening process to compete for the $1,000 Marianne Liberatore Scholarship. This competition is open to all junior and senior instrumentalists who reside in Fairfield County. Three top three finalists will be given the opportunity to have a solo concert in the Emerging Young Artist Series at Pequot Library. The deadline for applications this year is October 25th, 2018. More information about this year's finalists
The Dorothy Straub and Robert Genualdi Scholarship Program Dorothy Straub and. Robert Genualdi were among the state’s most dynamic musical couples and co-directors of the Barnum Festival’s Jenny Lind Competition/Concert for young American sopranos. Their many contributions included arranging, composing and editing work for youth orchestra programs throughout the country. This Scholarship honors their many achievements and is awarded to motivated students identified during the year who plan continue their music studies during the summer months.. For information about this year's winner click here
Music for Youth thanks the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation! Music for Youth thanks the Amalia and Nicola Giuliani Foundation for their generous contribution that will enable us to bring professional musicians into the Bridgeport magnet schools band program to conduct presentations and coach and mentor the band and woodwind students. For this years pictures click here
The Fairfield Rotary Club gives Music for Youth a generous grant to purchase band instruments for Bridgeport Schools.
The Fairfield Rotary Club donation will allow MFY to purchase a number of instruments for the Band program at the High Horizons and Multicultural Magnet schools in Bridgeport. These instruments will allow an additional eight students to join the band program this year. Music for Youth feels that engagement in music education at these early ages promotes self confidence, attention, focus and communication, all those skills that are essential for academic and social success. The physical engagement that electrifies the emotional and intellectual pathways in the brain has been well documented. Through music education we are building life skills and community. We thank the Fairfield Rotary, the Amalia and Nicola Giuliani Foundation and the R.T. Vanderbilt Foundation for helping us bring these programs and tools to the Bridgeport Schools.
Upcoming Concerts and EVENTS
Classical Sundays Fairfield Museum and History Center July 22nd 3 pm solo guitar Vahn Kessler Nikhil Goswami
July 29th 3 pm string duo Alison & Julian Shively
August 23rd, 7pm Leveraging the Arts in the College Process Pequot Library 7 pm How do you build a story that differentiates you from the pack? You can let music and the arts be an important part of that narrative. This workshop is designed to help students learn how to use their artistic assets to enhance their college applications and make those applications stand out. Join us for a panel discussion uniquely tailored to high school students who want to continue their music studies in college, either as a major, a minor, or simply for fun. The panel will address how to leverage students' musical skills in the application process, discuss critical issues concerning financial planning, and review the importance of preparing recommendations, résumés, and recordings. The panel will also explore the many ways in which one can pursue music within the college community as well as how that participation can help build networks, open the door to opportunities, and elevate the college experience. This event is open to the public. Registration is not required but suggested by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is in=part possible with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts”.
Music for Youth, Inc., POB 403, Westport CT, 06880 203-254-0123 • email@example.com