Saturday, March 10, 2012

Midwest Young Artists College Night

Congratulations to the MYA Young Professionals Board for an incredibly informative, insightful and interesting program last night.  It was truly well-done in every way.  The panel was diverse and balanced and each one of them contributed tremendously to the discussion.  The entire event was professionally executed - from the start with the printed panelist bios and well prepared, all encompassing questions from the moderator (George Ferguson) - to the end with questions from the audience, and the beautiful reception where people could meet and speak with the panelists.

Thanks to the panel which included: Ross Beacraft, Director of Admissions for the DePaul University School of Music; Naomi Bensdorf, performer and educator; Rachel Epley, music therapist and Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care in Chicago; Frank Feger, Associate Consultant at Mercer; Jarrard Harris, Director of MYA's Jazz Combo Program; Jason Heath, double bass performer, educator, blogger and podcaster; and Patrick Zylka, Coordinator of Music Admission and Financial Aid in the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MYA Ensemble Travels to Utah for From The Top Broadcast

Broadcast on over 200 stations nationwide to an audience of more than 700,000 listeners each week, From the Top is one of the most popular classical music programs on radio.  And, this week, MYA had yet another chamber music ensemble tape for this program.  Photos are from Dr. D who is in Salt Lake City with MYA's Meshugene String Quartet, winners of the 2011 Discover National Chamber Music Competition, and this year's Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition.



Meshugene was wonderful explaining string quartet rehearsal practices, playing for school children and getting them excited about music.  They tape for the radio show tonight!  Do you know what Meshugene means?