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Originally delivered on 1/10/2022 6:15 pm

SUBJECT: Music Monday 1.10.22

Jan 10, 2022
Message from the Reps

We are excited for this month's meeting, on Jan 19th, at 7pm. We have invited recent LaG grads back (via zoom) to talk about their college experience. These former Music Studio students are now attending both conservatory and non-conservatory colleges. Please mark your calendars, and urge your LaG student(s) to watch the meeting as well.

As the pandemic is still surging in the city, we will keep families up to date on any changes affecting music performances or activities at school. If you have music-related questions or concerns, you can always email the reps at

Don't Forget!

January 28: New Music Ensemble concert 7pm. As of this writing, the concert will be performed for an audience at LaG and also live-streamed, just like the December performances. Ticket information and the link to watch will be provided closer to the date.

Music Studio Merchandise!

Our online store is available 24/7 for your order! Merch can be picked up at school every Friday afternoon from 3-4:30 pm. If you have questions or comments, or there is a problem with the store or your order, please email 

Script Jogger Sweatpants

Stay warm and stylish during this cold front and show your Music Studio pride. Our LaG Music Studio jogger style sweatpants feature a drawstring waist. Sizes small-large, Champion brand. 

Jogger Sweatpants

Red Music Studio Hoodie

The perfect compliment to the joggers is the LaG Music Studio red sweatshirt (also available in black and white). The soft fuzzy inside will keep you cozy in school and at home. Sizes small-xl.

Red MS Hoodie

December 2021 Concerts

There were so many wonderful performances in December, and as photos come in, we will try to highlight as many as we can this month. If you have photos from the December Musicales, please email them to the corresponding secretary Rebecca Rent ( Many thanks to the LaGuardia admin and families that supported the students so these concerts could take place.

NYC Opera

The New York City Opera was founded in the 1940's by then mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. These days, the director of the NYC Opera is Michael Capasso, a Music Studio parent. Michael has brought in NYCO musicians for master classes and helped find venues for outside performances for LaG students. The NYC Opera has teamed up with NYTF to present the world premier of a new American opera, The Garden of The Finzi-Continis. 

Any student or family interested in checking out this opera can view details via the link below.

NYC Opera Finzi Continis

Ongoing Donations

The Music Studio is still accepting donations for the 21-22 school year. (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

Help Keep LaGuardia Great!

As the new year begins, new opportunities for volunteers arise. 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, January 10
Professional Development Bell Schedule
Tuesday, January 11
Blackout: Junior Scenes (Davidson1)
Wednesday, January 12
12:08p Senior Showcase
Friday, January 14
Blackout: Upperclassmen Tech
Junior Scenes (Davidson1)
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Monday, January 17
MLK Jr. Day - Schools Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 18
Blackout: Junior Scenes (Davidson2)
6:00p SLT Mtg
Wednesday, January 19
12:08p Senior Showcase
Friday, January 21
Junior Scenes (Davidson2)
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Monday, January 24
Professional Development Bell Schedule
Tuesday, January 25
Regents Administration
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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