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Originally delivered on 12/20/2021 3:45 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 12.20.21

Dec 20, 2021
Message from the Reps

Whew, what a week it's been! We've had many successful performances including Musicale #3, the Show Choir at Bryant Park, and two nights of the Semi-Annual Concert. The students have worked very hard and we are so glad they finally got the chance to perform live. There is one last concert to round out the season - Gospel Choir on Dec 21 at 7pm. They have 15 songs prepared and it will be quite a show! Reminder, all shows are live streamed on

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and winter break. Music Monday will be back on Jan 3!

Don't Forget!

December 20: Music Studio General Meeting 7pm  TONIGHT!

We will recap all events this month, and celebrate the hard work of all our students. Click here for last month's meeting minutes. Agenda for tonight's meeting here

Music Studio meeting Zoom link

Meeting ID: 879 1376 5803

Passcode: 795517

December 21: Winter Gospel Concert 7-9:30pm

December 24-Jan 2: Winter break

January 28: New Music Ensemble concert 7pm

Music Studio Merchandise!

Thank you to all who have stopped by our table in the Concert Hall lobby and visited our online Music Studio store these past few weeks. We will continue to display all items at the upcoming show for families to see and feel. Orders placed now until Tuesday Dec 21 at midnight on our online store can be picked up at school Wed Dec 23 from 3-4:30pm. This is the last pickup time before break. Take a moment to browse the site and cross one gift, or many, off your holiday shopping list. If you have questions or comments, or there is a problem with the store or your order, please email 

LaG Red Fleece Blanket

Our LaG fleece blanket is the perfect holiday gift for any relative. Generously sized item to cozy up with on the couch.

Fleece blanket

SGO Vocal Hoodie

Student designed SGO Vocal pullover hoodie. It comes in sizes s-xl. Perfect way to show off your vocal pride.

SGO vocal hoodie

Show Choir at Bryant Park

LaGuardia Show Choir performed favorite holiday songs with singers from the NYC Opera on Dec 14 at Bryant Park. And our very own Music Studio rep Michael Capasso was there as Santa!

Upcoming Master Class for Vocal students

December 22 during the school day, Vocal students will have master classes with musicians from the NYC Opera:

Kathryn Olander, piano

Kristin Sampson, soprano

Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano

Glenn Seven Allen, tenor

Kevin Short, bass

End of the Year Donations!

There is still time to get your tax deductible donation in before the year end. (LaGuardia PA Music Studio is a 501(c)(3) organization)

You can set up a one-time or recurring monthly donations to the Music Studio (and the PA) through PayPal. To do so, click the Direct Donation link below or follow these instructions:

Log into your MTK account, click on Ways to Give under the Donate & Volunteer drop-down menu, then on the underlined red link Donate to a specific studio (2 places on the page allow you to do that). The PayPal page that appears is auto-filled to make a donation to the General PA, but you can designate the Music Studio by clicking on the drop-down menu. Below that box is the option to make your donation a monthly-recurring one. Or, by leaving that box unchecked, the donation will be a one-time donation. 

You can select any amount you like to donate; all contributions gratefully received! 

Direct Donation

Blurb from Ben
The Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia's Summer Study Scholarship application is open! Each year Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia distributes over $50,000 in scholarships to Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen with financial need who wish to pursue arts programs and private lessons during the summer. All details are here:

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022
(Please note that Seniors do not qualify as they will have already graduated by summer 2022)

Please see the information from Boston University Tanglewood Institute, they have great summer programing, with deadlines coming up. They are holding zoom town halls to learn more about their programs starting next week.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Access to Live Streaming
To ensure that our students’ progress is accessible and celebrated, we will live stream each event. For productions that have multiple performance dates, we will live stream multiple performances if the performers are different (for example, if a play is double-casted with a different ensemble of students performing on different performance dates). Live streaming is available, free of charge, and free of restrictions, on our website at the time of the performance only. We invite all members of our community to join our live performances via live streaming.

Eligibility to Attend Live Performances
In order to be admitted into the building to attend a live performance, all audience members must

  • Wear a face covering

  • Complete the DOE Daily Health Screening questionnaire

  • Show proof of vaccination if age-eligible to receive the vaccine, OR proof the attendee is a New York City Department of Education public school student

Recognizing that many members of our community face financial hardship, we will not be charging an entrance fee. Families who are able, are welcome to contribute a donation to offset the cost of live performance and live streaming. We thank our partners at the Parent Association for their generous contributions that make live performances and live streaming possible.
Donations can be contributed at

Help Keep LaGuardia Great!

December's Music Studio events--Winter Musicales, Semi-Annual Concerts, and Winter Gospel Concert--need volunteers. Become a volunteer today to support our students and staff all year long, not just at performances. Please make sure you have filled out your volunteer questionnaire on your Membership Toolkit profile. 

Sign up opportunities
Upcoming Events on the LaG School Calendar
Monday, December 20
Professional Development Bell Schedule
Blackout: Winter Gospel
Tuesday, December 21
7:00p Winter Gospel Concert
Wednesday, December 22
Blackout: Sophomore Scenes
Sophomore Scenes
12:08p Senior Showcase
Thursday, December 23
4:15p Building Closes
Friday, December 24
Winter Recess - Schools Closed
Christmas Eve
Day off for Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25
Winter Recess - Schools Closed
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 26
Winter Recess - Schools Closed
Monday, December 27
Winter Recess - Schools Closed
Tuesday, December 28
Winter Recess - Schools Closed
Music Studio Board Members

General contact:

Instrumental Co-reps: 

Anne Gregorio

Nan Hawley

Vocal co-reps: 

Michael Capasso

Marcee Smith

Corresponding Secretaries: Rebecca Rent and Rebecca Sherman

Recording Secretary: Joy Bassini

Treasurer: Barbette Leonard

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