Friday, September 25, 2015

Enhanced Name for Midwest Young Artists


Some of you may have noticed a different logo showing up over the past couple of month.  It's official.  The Board of Directors unanimously approved a name enhancement at Monday night's board meeting which we will assume.

Years ago, we called the Activity Director at Alden Estates in Skokie and arranged to play chamber music for their residents.  When we arrived, a new Activity Director had set up tables for us to do painting with the residents.  Have been trying out Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYA Conservatory) and it takes no more explanation.  We find that conservatory implies music, education and excellence and no more words are needed.

Our mission has not changed. One of our Board members, Patrick Burke, suggested that we may want to become the most inclusive conservatory in the nation.  We welcome your thoughts.  Please share them with Matthew who will be pulling together a think tank to develop the concept of our brand more thoroughly.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Charles Pikler to Teach New Excerpt Class at MYA

Violinists and Violists can study orchestral excerpts with one of the most experienced orchestra musicians in the U.S.  Charles Pikler, a member of the Chciago Symphony Orchestra since 1978 and principal violist since 1986, will teach a class on Saturday mornings from 8-10 am, at the MYA Center at Fort Sheridan.  Tuition is only $200/semester.  Contact Jeremy Krifka to register today.  Classes start on September 12.