Madison Howard Emerging Young Artist Series June 9th, 2 pm Pequot Library Auditorium
Madison Howard was one of the finalists of the Marianne Liberatore Scholarship competition in November. The three top finalists have been given the opportunity to have a solo concert at Pequot Library as part of the Emerging Artist Series. Her program will include the Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op. 69, Massanet Meditation from "Thais" and the Poulenc Sonate pour violoncelle et piano. For more information The public is encouraged to attend Madison's solo concert, registration is not required.
Music For Youth, Inc. EVENTS
Music Night Fairfield Gazebo June 8th 6:30 - 8 pm
Pick up a boxed dinner and join us on the green for a wonderful summer evening concert featuring talented singers, pianists, guitarists and string players! There's no better place to spend a late spring, early summer Friday evening than in the company of friends and great musicians of Fairfield County. On the program: Blaise Carter and Kieran Brown, winners of the National School Choral Awards, Kadriya Bikbova, a Grand Prix Winner at the Concert Festival International Competition, the award wining guitarist Andrei Serban, the talented Boehme sisters, and Christie Brothers, Warde Tri-M students and the Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy Ensemble and Bridgeport Vision Academy players. You won't want to miss this evening of music on the Green!!!
Audrey Szymanski. receives the Dorothy Straub and Bob Genualdi 2018 Scholarship.
Music for Youth PROGRAMS 2017-2018 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.
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 Scholarship 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
MFY GOES TO THE ZOO Saturday, June 9th 11 am-2 pm
Join us at the zoo on Saturday, June 9th for the first musical pop-up program at the zoo. Students will be found playing at 8 sites around the grounds in a fundraiser for Beardsley Zoo.If you've never been to the zoo - you'll want to check out their website and see what you are missing. Amur Tiger Cubs, Red Panda, Giant Anteaters, Red and Mexican Wolves - the list goes on! http://www.beardsleyzoo.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