Murrow Music Institute: October Edition
A Note from Mr. Licciardi
Greetings Students and Families,
I hope this edition of The Insider finds you well during such a challenging time. Approaching the long weekend and completing our second week of instruction, I thought it was a good time to connect with the Murrow Music student and family community.
I know that so many obstacles have been placed before us. I commend you for making the best of it. I encourage you to keep a proper perspective. Fully understanding that difficult times sometimes feel eternal, they are in the grand scheme of things temporary. Take heart in that reality. This state of learning and living is temporary. Please keep strong and resilient.
Besides commending the support and dedication of students and families, I would also like to take this opportunity to shout-out your music teachers. They have remained proactive, responsible, and committed to providing high-quality music instruction to you during this difficult time.
Besides sharing news, events, and expectations, I have embedded a survey below. Students and families, please take the time to share your thoughts on the opening of the school year. Hearing from you is essential to enhance your music education experience.
Assistant Principal, Music
Your feedback matters. . .
Making the most of remote learning. . .
Dates to Note
Although there is no formal end in this environment to the marking period. I would mark October 23 in your calendars as a target date.
Virtually Scheduled for November 12 and 13
Report Card Distribution: November 2
Family and Student Central
Next Murrow Music Sponsors Meeting: October 26
Music Institute Policy: Attendance and Programming
Programming Commitment: Over the course of the opening of the school year, I have had the privilege to connect with students and families thanking them for their commitment to their music education and the Institute. I know the times have been trying. Part of the conversation is making the point clear that we are in a temporary condition. Although it might not seem as such, the truth is it is. We will be back to a normal school experience one day. I hope it sooner than later. When that day comes, having our musicians who earned admission in our school through the Institute are expected to keep a commitment so that we can reignite the music-making experience. I am always willing to engage in conversations around programming as needed. Part of that commitment is remaining scheduled in at least a performance ensemble. Please feel free to contact me as need to schedule a time to meet to address and discuss any concerns.
Juilliard Tours and Fairs
- Live virtual tours conducted by current Juilliard students. Registration for virtual tours can be found here.
- Virtual information sessions on application policies and procedures. Registration for virtual information sessions can be found here.
- Virtual college fairs, many of which are open to the public. Registration for virtual college fairs can be found here.
Murrow Music Connects NYC
Murrow Music Connects NYC -Connecting our kids with NYC’s Professional Music Industry
Murrow Music Connects NYC is a brand new outreach program that strives to connect our students with professionals in the music industry, leveraging the many resources that NYC has to offer. The goal is to create inspiring opportunities for the students to be exposed to a variety of career paths, behind the scenes education, and potential mentors.
Sitting in on orchestra or Broadway pit rehearsals, visiting recording studios and watching live sessions, talkbacks with Jazz musicians after a performance, taking behind the scenes tours at live music venues, and having discussions with professionals in music-related businesses are just some of the many ideas we have that would undoubtedly provide fulfilling moments for the kids.
This initiative is being spearheaded by fellow parents along with some of the music department faculty! If you are able to join us in helping to make and/or secure connections, or in other ways, your collaboration would be very welcome!
You can help in these 3 easy steps:
1) Think about if you know people in relevant organizations.
2) Contact them and use this web form which has sample script and ways to capture the info.
3) Be willing to follow up and confirm if Murrow Music is interested in booking the opportunity.
That’s it. It might take an 1-2 hours of your time total. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ilana Zablozki-Amir (10th grade parent) at 917-450-3238. Thanks in advance!
Upcoming Music Events to Note
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