Madison Howard, JulianShively and Cameron Chase were the three top finalists of the ML Instrumental Competition that took place on Sunday, November 12th at Pequot Library. These three seniors will be featured in the Emerging Young Artist Series at Pequot Library. Cellist Madison Howard and cellist Julian Shively received cash prizes of $1,000. Nicholas Attkiss, Cassandra Marcusen and Rachel Li received honorable mention.
Finalist Cameron Chase Cameron Chase was the first Marianne Liberatore finalist to present a concert in the Emerging Young Artist Series at Pequot on November 28th. The public was fortunate to hear this remarkable violinist whose program included; the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, J.S. Bach, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K 219, W.A. Mozart, Caprice No. 11 Niccolo Paganini and the Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82, Alexander Glazunov. Great Job Cameron Chase!
Friday Night Young Artist Café Next Cafe January 26th 5pm, Pequot Library Join us for an incredibly wonderful evening of music! If you sing, play an instrument, write poetry, dance we hope you'll share your artistic gifts with others at our next Café on January 26th, Its a great opportunity to get performance experience and meet others who are interested in music and the arts. If you are interested in performing at the next cafê please contact Misty Beyer by emailing email@example.com or calling (203) 254-0123. $5 entry fee for audience and participants Future Dates for Friday Night Young Artist Café January 26th, 2018 February 23rd, 2018 March 23, 2018
Music For Youth, Inc. EVENTS
THE CONNECTICUT GUITAR FESTIVAL A weekend of GUITAR presentations, workshops, master classes February 2nd - 4th, 2018 connecticutguitarfestival.com
Connecticutguitarfestival.comMusic for Youth and Pequot Library will present a free young persons' concert featuring Jiji, classical guitar. This Concert is open to the public, and registration is suggested but not required. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjudicated auditions will be held for classical guitarists from 10-12:15. pm at Pequot Library as part of the Connecticut Guitar Festival. For more information and to register for auditions go to: connecticutguitarfestival.com
Music for Youth PROGRAMS 2017-2018 The FREE YOUNG PERSONS’ CONCERTseries, now in it’s twenty-third season, takes place Saturday afternoons in Southport, where monthly programs feature classical music as well as music from far-away lands, performed by acclaimed ensembles and soloists.
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. Middle School string orchestras from Bridgeport and Weston rehearse and perform together throughout the year, traveling to each other’s schools, sharing pizza and music, bridging differences and uniting in the study of their instruments.
The Marianne Libertoire Memorial Scholarship Competition Each year six finalists will be selectred from an online screening process to compete for the $1,000 scholarship. This competiton is open to all junior and senior instrumentatlist who reside in Fairfield County. Deadline for application submission: March 29th.
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..
TheFriday Night Young Artist Café is open to all musicians, poets and actors! Join us at this monthly event as a performer or member of the audience. Price of admission $5. Artists interested in performing should contact us at email@example.com.
IN THE NEWS!!!
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.
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.