College + Music = ? The 2013 Midwest Young Artists College Night at The Fort, presented by the MYA Young Professionals Board

Good evening friends and MYA members. During this weekend off we are sure that some of your families will be talking about college plans. These are exciting times, planning for college. They can also be quite stressful. Since music is at the very core of the existence of many of our students, it is frightful to imagine having to give up the level of performance and good times associated with music in order to pursue a specific area of study. 

Fear not! There are an amazing amount of options out there for college-bound musicians. The problem is finding the time to research everything and

consolidating it all. This is where the younger, more casually dressed MYA Young Professionals Board comes in. They have again planned a free informational College Night at the Fort event for Friday, April 5th at 7pm at the MYA Center. We have amassed a brain trust of panelists as you can see below, and they are ready to answer your questions about the music college conundrum.

The 2013 YPB College Night at the Fort Panelists:

Chris Madsen: Professor of Jazz at Northwestern and Jazz Band Director at MYA

Don Meyer: Associate Professor and Chair, Music Department of Lake Forest College

Nathan Sackschewsky: Willowbrook High School, MYA

Frank Feger: Mercer, Northwestern University Alum 
Andrew Mall: Depaul University Admissions

Brea Murakami: Music Therapist

Ember Miller: Private Teacher, Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Last year’s event was extremely well received and exceeded attendance expectations. George Ferguson, an MYA alum and president of the Young Professionals Board, is pleased with the event planning, adding: “We are very excited and grateful to have such a wonderful panel this year.  The Young Professionals Board looks forward to planning this event every year because we understand how valuable it is to families in the community.
The evening will formally begin at 7:00pm in the South Performance Hall of the MYA Center in Fort Sheridan. There is no need to RSVP, no sign in, and no tickets. Invite your friends and family, the more the merrier!  Address: 878 Lyster Road, Highwood Illinois, 60040. Contact: (847) 926-9898 

- Carl Jasieniecki
Director of Marketing & Communications, MYA

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