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MYS Shines Bright We’ve always been warned that life as a musician can be tough, and this year, Minnesota’s world-class orchestras have endured tough times.
Quick Notes Re-live the 2012-13 season with our 3-disc CD-set. MYS CDS make great commemorative items, and gifts for family and friends who couldn’t attend the concert. Order yours online! 2012-13 Auditions: June 8 -14 Summer Program Registration Deadline: Friday June 17 www.mnyouthsymphonies.org
As the professional world of orchestral musicians remain in a cloud of uncertainty, it can be hard to remember what it’s all about – and then you attend a Minnesota Youth Symphonies concert. In an instant politics fade, and artistry shines through. Suddenly the future of music isn’t so murky, MYS students are the future. It is evident in every note they play, rehearsal they attend, and concert they perform in. Our students live and breathe music, and remind us that music has the power to excite, motivate, inspire, and unite a community. Thank you students and conductors for keeping music alive and well. You are our future, and the future never looked brighter.
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MYS Goes Baroque Marc Levine and Tami Morse have quickly made a name for themselves as the crème de la crème of Twin Cities Baroque musicians. As the founders of Flying Forms, this husband and wife duo has quickly established their presences in the America’s early music scene. Flying Forms collaborates with prominent musicians, musicologist, and baroque dancers in a wide variety of programs from traditional to experimental. Recipients of the Arts Learning Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council via the Minnesota State Arts Board, Marc and Tami are excited bring the Baroque music 2
experience to our newly revamped Summer Program. Offering two classes: Chamber Strings with conductor Patricia Kelly, and Advanced Chamber Music (open to all instruments!) with instructors Marc and Tami, this comprehensive hands-on summer experience is the first of its kind in the Twin Cities. Students will work closely with Flying Forms in ensemble coaching sessions and classes in music history and theory.
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Congratulations to the MYS Class of 2013! Thank you for your dedication to MYS over the years. Your talent, enthusiasm and passion for music help make the world a better place. We wish you all the best with your future endeavors, please keep in touch! Visit our Alumni page online to stay connected!
MYS Senior Class of 2013 Caroline Ahlgrim, Symphony, 2006-13, St. Louis Park High
Emily Bristol, Symphony 2012-13, Northfield High, will be attending St. Olaf College
Ariana Amini, Symphony, 2004-13, St. Paul Academy, will be attending Macalester College
Nicholas Brown, Symphony, 2010-13, Eastview High
Katie Anderson, Symphony, 2012-13, Homeschool, will be attending Cedarville University in Ohio, majoring in nursing, minoring in music and participating in the honors program. Hannah Andrews, Symphony, 2009-13, Homeschool Helene Anglin, Repertory, 2012-13, Northfield High, will be attending college but is currently undecided about where Yvette Barrales, Philharmonic, 2012-13, Farmington High Claire Belisle, Symphony, 2004-13, Mahtomedi High Kierra Blackstad, Symphony, 2011-13, Lakeville North High
Jonas Burand, Symphony, 2010-13, Homeschool, will be attending Century College Alexander Chambers-Ozasky, Symphony, 2012-13, Roseville Area High Kamilyn Choi, Symphony, 2008-13 Mounds View High, will be attending Harvard University Miri Choi, Symphony, 2011-13, Wayzata High, 2011-13, will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is planning to study Chemical Engineering and hopes to continue music in the MIT symphonic band or orchestra Miri was a first place winner in the Schubert Club Competition and Plymouth Concert Band Competition was a featured soloist along with Charles Lazarus on May 4, 2013
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Gabriel Coleman, Repertory, 2012-13, Farmington High Ray Culp, Symphony, 2012-13, Centennial High, will be attending Hamline University Melissa Deal, Symphony, 2004-13, Eagle Ridge Academy, will be attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Anne Denniston, Repertory, 2012-13, Wayzata High Adam Dorn, Symphony, 2008-13, Henry Sibley High Hannah Field, Repertory, 2006-13, Mahtomedi High Meredith Ford, Symphony, 2010-13, Wayzata High, will be attending Northwestern University, Chicago Jed Gallagher, Symphony, 2006-13, Homeschool Miriam Genheimer, Symphony, 2008-13, Homeschool William Gibb, Repertory, 2012-13, Stillwater Area High Eve Grabau, Symphony, 2009-13, Northfield High, will be attending St. Olaf College Abigail Guidera, Repertory, 2012-13, Wayzata High Aditi Gupta, Symphony, 2008-13, The Blake School, will be attending Oberlin College Obiele Harper, Symphony, 2004-13, Nova Classical Academy, will be attending Macalester College Libby Hiller, Symphony, 2012-13, Anoka High, will be attending Concordia Moorhead
Mary Alice Hutton, Symphony, 2004-13, Benilde-St. Margaretâ€™s, will be attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Audra Johnson, Symphony, 2005-13, Southwest High, will be attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Erik Kalkman, Symphony, 2005-13, Mahtomedi High, will be attending the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota Nick Kalkman, Symphony, 2008-13, Mahtomedi High, will be attending Lawrence University Jennifer Keibler, Symphony, 2011-13, Eagle Ridge Academy Hannah Kennedy, Symphony, 2003-13, Stillwater Area High Parker King-Fournier, Symphony, 2011-13, Apple Valley High, will be attending McGill University Hannah Kiresuk, Repertory, 2009-13, Roseville Area High, will be attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Aidan Kronmiller, Symphony, 2012-13, St. Paul Central High, will be attending Lawrence University Mary Larson, Symphony, 2009-10 & 2012-13, Eagan High Nils Larsson, Repertory, 2012-13, St. Paul Central High Audrey Lidke, Symphony, 2012-13, Edina High Beatrice Lim, Symphony, 2009-13, The Blake School, will be attending the University of Chicago Madison Lorenzo, Symphony, 2010-13, Woodbury High
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Grant Luhmann, Symphony, 2011-13, Centennial High
Alexander Smith, Symphony, 2008-13, The Blake School
Jennifer Martin, Symphony, 2001-13, St. Paul Conservatory, will be attending Luther College
Kent Sommer, Symphony, 2008-13, Roseville Area High
Tiller Martin, Symphony, 2011-13, St. Paul Conservatory, will be attending St. Olaf College Isaac Mayhew, Repertory, 2012-13, St. Paul Central High,
Ryan Stransky, Symphony, 2012-13, Andover High, will be attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Brittany Strombeck, Repertory, 201213, Farmington High
Eden Motto, Symphony, 2011-13, Breck
Sarah Tako, Symphony, 2006-13, Mahtomedi High
Emily Nelson, Philharmonic, 2012-13, Farmington High
Rebekah Thompson, Repertory, 201213, Chanhassen High
Madeline Oâ€™Meara, Symphony, 2010-13, St. Paul Central High
Renae Tuschner, Symphony, 2009-13, Concordia University
Joonil Oh, Symphony, 2008-13, Roseville Area High
Katherine Voelkers, Symphony, 2007-13, Convent of the Visitation
Youngjun Park, Symphony, 2007-13, Mounds View High, will be attending UCLA
Lea Witzel, Symphony, 2007-13, Mounds View High, will be attending Loyola University
Joshua Ramette, Symphony, 2011-13, Homeschool, will attend Hillsdale College in Michigan
Binrui Yu, Philharmonic, 2009-13, Mounds View High
David Rasmussen, Symphony, 2011-13, Wayzata High
Kaitlyn Zeilbeck, Repertory, 2012-13, Anoka High, will be attending Northwestern University, Roseville
Marja Ronnholm-Howland, Symphony, 2006-13, Southwest High Nathan Rothermel, Symphony, 2009-13, Homeschool MaryEllen Saatzer, Repertory, 2012-13, Lakeville North High Chris Shoemaker, Symphony, 2006-13, Edina High, will be attending Carlton College
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Student News Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Youth Chamber Music Competition Level B Winner
French Trio with Sam Durben, Repertory, violin
Honorable Mention Amini Quartet with Ariana Amini, Symphony, violin, Carl Rosamilia, Symphony, violin, and Hannah Brand, Philharmonic, viola Level A 1st Place
Luna Quartet with Emma Richman, Symphony, violin, and Alexandra Sophocleus, Symphony, viola
Bella Voce Quartet with Benjamin Brashear, Symphony, violin, Courtney Amundson, Symphony, violin, and Elena Kolbrek, Symphony, violin/viola
Apollo Quartet with Harris Bernstein, Symphony, violin, and Micah Cheng, Symphony, cello
Alexandra Sophocleus (left) and Emma Richman of the Luna Quartet (photo by SPCO)
Honorable Mention MacPhail Rimshots! with William Arnold, Symphony, percussion, Aditi Gupta, Symphony, percussion, and David Rasmussen, Symphony, percussion The Luna Quartet will perform at the Ordway, in Martizelli Hall, on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 preceding the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert. They will play works by Haydn and Shostakovich. More information at spco-ycmc.org.
MPRâ€™s Minnesota Varsity Contest: Showcase Round Artists The following students were selected to perform at the April 28 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Luther Warren, Symphony, violin, performed as a member of the Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio Emma Richman, Symphony, Violin, and Alexandra Sophocleus, Symphony, viola, performed as a member of the Luna String Quartet Grant Luhmann, Symphony, oboe, was featured as a Showcase Composer
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2013 Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Finalists Junior High Level (Strings) 2nd place Tala Hackbarth, Repertory, cello Honorable Mention Christine Kim, Symphony, violin High School Level (Strings) 2nd place Melissa Deal, Symphony, violin Honorable Mention Micah Cheng, Symphony, cello High School Level (Brass & Woodwind) 1st place Miri Choi, Symphony, flute 2nd place Isaac Johnson, Symphony, trombone Honorable Mention Caroline Schmitter, Symphony, oboe
2013 Thursday Musical: Young Artist Scholarship Winners Junior High Level (Strings) 1st place Christine Kim, Symphony, violin 2nd place Tala Hackbarth, Repertory, cello Junior High Level (Winds) 1st place Sarrah Bushara, Repertory, oboe High School Level (Strings) 1st place Luther Warren, Symphony, violin 1st place Micah Cheng, Symphony, cello Honorable Mention Joseph Peterson, Symphony, violin High School Level (Winds) 1st place Toni Lyn Andres, Symphony, flute nd 2 place Isaac Johnson, Symphony, trombone Honorable Mention Lydia Sadoff, Symphony, clarinet Katie Anderson, Symphony, is an accomplished student, violinist and pianist. In addition to being named a 2013 National Merit Finalist, Katie has won numerous instrumental awards including, 1st place in the Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition (Senior Strings division), and 1st place in the Marguerite Hoffman Senior Awards Piano Competition in Rochester. She was also named MNSoloist (violin) with the Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony, performed the third movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto last march. Prior to her participation in MYS this year, Katie was the winner of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, where she performed the third movement of Saint-SaĂŤnâ€™s Violin Concerto No. 3. Christine Kim, Symphony, received Honorable Mention in the Schubert Club Competition (Junior Strings), 2nd place in the 2013 Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest (grades 7-9), and 1st place in the Thursday Musical Competition (Junior Strings) Alex Scheel, Repertory, won third place in the Rochester Music Guild Competition Senior Strings Division
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Spotlight Eddy Kwon
Paperclips, Ninnies, and Wu-Tang Eddy Kwon I’m not going to lie to you and say that Cincinnati winters are tough, because they’re not. But they are gray, they are wet, and they are sad. Sometimes, we will not see the sun for many weeks. And this is a kind of challenge that is different from the sunny, bone-chilling cold of Minnesota. This is a directional challenge. Without the sun, it’s very hard to know which way you’re going, and after a while, it’s easy to forget you were going anywhere at all. You leave autumn with one idea about the world, and you enter spring with a paperclip and a bag of corn chips. I entered my first year at the conservatory confident I would become an orchestral conductor. I had watched countless hours of Leonard Bernstein videos on YouTube, I had read every book I could find on conducting, orchestration, and theory, and I had studied score reading with wonderful teachers. I just knew that was the life for me. I wanted to be Manny on the podium at Orchestra Hall, eyes
gaping, arms shaking furiously, the whole orchestra thrashing under him, ready to spill their guts, for him, for Mussorgsky, for Mahler. I knew that’s what I wanted, and yet, after five months of conservatory, I no longer had any interest in conducting. None. In fact, I had become actively against conducting and conductors. Fools! Disingenuous ninnies! I thought. And orchestras? Shmagh! Conservatory orchestra was grossly underwhelming. My MYS years had instilled in me a certain set of expectations, which at the time, felt entirely reasonable. Simply put, I had expected orchestra – conservatory in general – to be a place of intense joy, supreme musicianship, deep personal connection, meaningful collaboration, raucous energy, mystery, and artistic inspiration. Oh, and I expected my conductors to perform Shakespeare to us backstage before every concert. It was not. They did not. And I was not happy.
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So, I went off in search of what was missing from my education, from my life and music. My search led me further and further away from the conservatory and deeper into the city, into artistic communities that maintained vastly different value systems and codes of conduct than those I had become accustomed. There, in the artist-run performance gallery, or in the abandoned warehouse-turned-venue, or in the anarchist co-op living room, it was not about technical perfection but emotional sincerity; it was not about strict adherence to a score, but about bending and moving with the space; it was not about trying to control the experience as the performer, but about allowing yourself to be just one part of the experience. I started improvising. I listened as hard as I could. I sang – badly – and then I got better. I devoured any new music I could find. I collaborated with dancers, painters, actors, filmmakers, poets, and chefs. I played in experimental rock bands, pop bands, bluegrass bands, swing bands, noise bands, free improvisation bands, folk bands, hardcore bands, grindcore bands, and sludgecore bands, and learned how my violin fit in all of them. I met some of the most dedicated, honest, and humble musicians during this time. I heard the unbelievable stories of traveling musicians who had been on the road for months or years. I saw artists shatter all barriers between performer and audience, and I heard worlds of sound I had not imagined possible. As a result, my idea of what was beautiful, possible, and important was radically expanded – exploded, really. I began to see people for who they were, and not what I expected them to be. In turn, I allowed myself to move more fluidly, to occupy the spaces in between the preset structures of the conservatory. I played Debussy and Mingus and Gamelan. I studied late Beethoven, and
then transcribed Wu-Tang. I studied soil biology and Feminism and counterpoint and Spanish and oppression theories and Bob Dylan’s religious revival. I started a community-centric performance venue and free record label. I wrote songs. All of this, because I knew it would make me a more complete musician, a more colorful person, and a better neighbor. And then, winter turned to spring in 2011 and I graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies. For the first time, I was no longer in school, and suddenly it was hard to really be sure about anything. I had only a vague idea of how I was going to make a living, and I was often tempted to retreat into a place of passivity and inaction. The external pressure to make money, build a career, and be successful can be so overwhelming, and at times, I felt a real kind of fear that was as unfamiliar as it was deep. Conventional wisdom told me (repeatedly) that I was to choose one professional area of focus and commit to it fully, with religious devotion – or go to grad school. Yet, my entire experience of the previous four years was asking me to seriously challenge this idea, to continue to respect and trust my intuition, and to be sensitive to the world as it reacted to whatever it was I had set in motion. Enter El Sistema. Shortly after graduation, I was approached by Laura Jekel, a Boston cellist and then-recent graduate of New England Conservatory’s Sistema Fellows Program. She was starting Cincinnati’s first El Sistemainspired program, was looking for a partner, and had been urged to reach out to me by an old friend from her Boston youth orchestra. Her friend, a cellist who was living in Cincinnati at the time, also happened to be my former boss (I worked as a creative strings teacher in an innercity community center), a former band mate, and close artistic collaborator. Now, two years later, I am still amazed by the
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long, twisted chain of reactions that made possible my first meeting with Laura, and facilitated my transition into a life as a teaching artist. Our program, which started in October of 2011, is called MYCincinnati, and is a free, daily youth orchestra program modeled after Venezuela’s revolutionary El Sistema. Our 50 young musicians, age 7 – 13, meet every day after school for two hours and study violin, viola, cello, or bass, rehearse in orchestra, play chamber music, and give concerts for the community. The idea is to use the pursuit of musical excellence, through orchestra and the intensive study of an instrument, as a vehicle for youth development and progressive social change. Venezuela’s national system of youth orchestras and choirs has permanently transformed the cultural, economic, and social landscape of the country, and MYCincinnati is part of a growing network of programs in the US that hopes to draw from its model of youth development and community engagement. I currently serve as Assistant Program Director and Teaching Artist at MYCincinnati. My responsibilities include – but are not limited to – teaching, arranging, grant writing, dancing, cleaning, dancing furiously, coordinating volunteers, cooking,
texting parents, translating, trying not to laugh at inappropriate jokes, recruiting students, networking, and fundraising. And making up songs about kids as they walk in the door. And conducting. As it turns out, I’m a conductor. And orchestra is fun again. Our kids, many of whom come from depressed and violent neighborhoods, are extremely talented, kind, resilient, hilarious, and incredibly hardworking. They deserve more than I can give, and I fight every day to make MYCincinnati a place of joy, energy, mystery, and inspiration for them, as MYS was for me. They are the next generation of musicians, artists, poets, and peacemakers, and it’s the biggest privilege to see them grow every day. Our worlds as musicians are changing so quickly, bending and folding and dissolving and running away, and it seems each of us is charged with the responsibility of creating a new model for living. There is no way anymore. There’s only us. Sometimes, we don’t see the sun for weeks, and it can get very hard. And sometimes we just want to sit around and eat corn chips. And maybe that’s okay. Maybe we just eat corn chips until we’re ready for something else. Or maybe not. Maybe we shouldn’t do that. It’s hard to be sure about anything.
Eddy played violin in MYS from 2001-2005. He currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he performs and records original music with the chamber folk band The Happy Maladies, helps organize multi-disciplinary shows and record releases as part of The Marburg Collective, and when he has time, makes homemade corn tortillas for his friends. www.mycincinnatiorchestra.org www.thehappymaladies.com www.marburgcollective.com
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Our Generous Contributors MYS and its Board of Directors thank the following supporters for their generous donations during the 2012-13 concert season. Donations are listed from June 1, 2012 – May 14, 2013. ^Alumni or Family of Alumni * Donated on Give to the Max Day ≠ Matching Gift Recipient + Past and present Board members & Honorary Advisory Council members $5000 to $9999 Director’s Circle L & N Andreas Foundation $2500 to $4999 Platinum Guarantor Karen & David Grandstrand ^+≠
The More You Know Did you know . . . that your contribution to MYS is 100% tax-deductible? Did you know . . . that MYS has a matching contribution program? If your company has a matching gift program, it may match your donation to our Annual Campaign, possibly doubling or tripling the value of your gift. Did you know . . . that you can support MYS by advertising in our concert programs? Email Emily at eacain@mnyouthsymphonie s.org to learn more! Learn more about supporting MYS online
$1000 to $2499 Gold Guarantor Kathy A. Brown *^+ Erica & William Carter ^≠ Charles & Kathryn Cunningham Family Fnd Michael Eckhardt & Mary Blowers ^ Richard & Beverly Fink Family Foundation Marjorie & Joseph Grinnell ^ Ajay Gupta & Jyothsna Rayadurg + Wendell & Julia Maddox Karl & Kim Poncius Thomas & Jennifer Rose ≠ Peter & Susan (Sam) Schadegg * Sewell Family Foundation James E Tako * William & Barbara Welke Charitable Fund ^ $500 to $999 Silver Guarantor Anonymous (1) Amy Bengtson & Kristi Hoff + Shawn & Annelie Bergerson ^ Cathy Carlson & Gary O’Sullivan *^+ Jim & Julie Chosy David & Shari Dosland ^≠ Getsch Charitable Fund Barbara & Steven Gaynor *^+ Charles Hardy & Andrea Hauser ^ Vicki L Krueger * Scott & Judith Olsen ^≠ Phyllis Patch ^ In honor of my children, Johanna & Bruce John & Terri Penshorn ^ David Rasmussen & Patricia Van Pilsum Al & Carol Rudnickas ^≠ Judson & Kathy Sheridan *^ Henry Charles Smith +
Talin & Arthur Spring ^ Brandon & Michele Stendal Ronald & Christina Strachan ^ Kevin & Valerie Wagoner ≠ Janet Wick ^ Charlene Yuan & Weiwei Sun $250 to $499 Fellow Bob & Jane Aldrich *^ Christopher Alper & Cecile Alper-Leroux Dean & Debra Armstrong ^ The Bartholic Family Foundation ^ James Bartsch Steven Bush Seth Cruden ^ Chuck & Vicki Densinger ^+ Jonathan & Jill Eisenberg ^ Randall & Rosemary Eisenbeiz ^ In memory of Tim Eisenbeisz Jorja Fleezanis + Claire Hayen ^ In memory of Carissa Hayen Demosthenes Iskos & Amy Durtschi Byong Moon Kim & Kyung Park ^+ Gina Kim ^ Thomas & Joanne Lee ^≠ Allen & Nancy Levine ^+ Grace Li & Kebiao Yuan * Guoqing Liu & Cindy Yang Liu Bonnie & Don McLellan Dick & Debby McNeil In honor of Claudette & Manny Laureano Steve & Ellen Neseth ^ Gretchen & Tony Roepke *^ Robert Sauer & Therese Blaine * Joel Shoemaker & Marie Kim + Robert & Didi Storeygard ^ Margaret N Taft * Larry & Dawn Voelkers Michael & Donna Wolsted * $100 to $249 Benefactor Craig & Dawn Anderson ^ Stella Anderson *+ Sofia Ardalan ^+ In memory of Mary West James Arnold & Anne Weiss Elizabeth Balay Barbara Belk ^ David & Mary Ann Benditt Duane & LaReine Bengtson
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Our Generous Contributors (continued) $100 to $249 Benefactor (continued) Richard & Diane Bittner ^+ Elaina Bleifield & Ray Tschida * Ingrid Brown In memory of Marianne and Gustav Jason & Meggan Burak ^+ Linda & Terry Burk ^ Khalaf & Magda Bushara Janet M Cain * Eric & Heidi Carls * Anthony Collins & Bridget Fitzgerald ≠ Erwin & Janette Concepcion * Hans W Courant Sherry Crayne *^ Marvin Dahlgren Shirley I Decker Robert & Jean De Vere ^ Christopher Dronen & Katherine Jursik *^ James & Jayne Early ^ Geneva S. Eschweiler In honor of Jane Malmquist Phillip & Susan Ferbuyt ^ Sean & Darcy Foreman *^ Elizabeth Furman * Keith & Jane Gabriel *^ Nancy & Jack Garland Jack Goldfeather & Christie Clarke * Julie Haight-Curran David & Catherine Hanson In honor of William Decourt John & Kathryn Hatlestad *^ Linda & Glenn Hayen ^ In memory of Carissa Hayen Ray & Cathy Hayen Yuko N Heberlein *^ Scott & Kathy Heiderich Troy & Ingrid Henning * Jeffrey Hogden Saahoon & Hwina Hong Mikyoung Hwang James & Barbara Jacob ^+ Gary D Johnson & Pat Edwards Charles & Sally Jorgersen Jay Kennedy * Richard & Diane Kruger ^+ Donald H Leavenworth Steven Leung ^ John R Litch Ronald & Catherine Lutz Katherine Mabuce * Stacey MacKay ^ Meredith & Chad Mammen *
Cliff & Sharon McGinnis +^ Nancy & Peter McIntyre ^ Richard & Jan Miller ^ In honor of Samuel Miller Paul & Carol Moen John Morris & Josee Morissette * Bruce & Jayme Neary ^ Teresa & Wayne Nelson ^ Beth M Nienow ^ Laura Nilan ^ Duane & Kathy Noecker *^ Karen L Obert *^ Pamela Orr Puff^ Audrey O’Sullivan Dale & Denise Osterman ^ Walter W Ostrom Barbara Pai ≠ Dan & Lyn Palacheck ^+ Julie Pearson & Jeff Falkner Greg Perleberg + Kirsten & Jim Peterson *^ Donald & Susan Place ^ Kathryn Potter * Tom & Peggy Radio ^+ Susan Rani Melinda Lopes & Kevin Rhodes * Daniel & Cynthia Sadoff Paul & Camille Schroeder ^ John & Brenda Sielaff ^ Sonia K Sielaff *^ Gerald & Dianne Shoemaker ^ In honor of grandsons, Christopher, & John Paul Ellen Skorseth * Krystyna & Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Aihua Song *^ Andrea Stern In Memory of Deb Juberian Dona & Stanull *^ Rose & Glenn Stoerzinger ^ Daniel & Barbara Tako * Amala & Bimal Thakkar James & Georgia Thompson ^ Keith & Mara Thompson *^ Barry & Sheila VanOrnum *^ Oden & Elizabeth Warren *^ Lola Watson*^ Carl & Barbara White Gary Wood ^+ Jason & Mindy Woods*^ Phil & Teresa Yeter ^ Silvia & NandaYueh *^ Kevin Yang and Hong Zhou
You Can Make a Difference Your contributions do make a difference! Like most youth orchestra programs, tuition and ticket sales only cover 50% of MYS’ total costs. We rely on support from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help us continue offering quality programs to our students. Help support our scholarship programs and the purchase instruments by designating your gift to the following funds.
Carissa Hayen Memorial Scholarship Fund A need-based tuition assistance program named for an MYS French horn student who passed away in 2000
Mary West Memorial String Scholarship Fund
A fund designed to provide the more expensive and less commonly played symphony orchestra instruments for use by our students
An annual scholarship awarded to a deserving string player to be used for private instruction, camps, and other continuing music opportunities
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Supporter $99 and less Anonymous (11) * Robert & Melissa Adney *^ Roger & Connie Aiken ^ Gary & Loretta Alexander *^ George & Linda Anastos ^ Rochelle Anderson & David Smeltzer ^ Shelby Andress Alison Antoun Supporter $99 and less (continued) Thomas Amatruda, Jake, & Lynne Morishita Dawn Baker * David & Christine Baldwin Warren Bandel * Carrie Beisler ^ Virginia Bement * David Berman & Maggie Meagher ^ In honor of Manny Laureano Robert & Annette Bertelsen ^ In honor of Corey Bertelsen Dean & Susan Billmeyer Rachel Bittner ^ Patrick & Janice Board *^+ Marie & John Booth *^ Monica & Kevin Brown *^ Nancy & Ryan Brown ^ Rachel S Brudnoy * Orrin L Butterfield * Kevin & Kris Callahan ^ Kathleen Canright ^ Cheng-Lung Chang *^ Pratana & Celeste Chayabutr ^ Thomas & Cynthia Clark ^ Nancy & Harry Cohen *^ Theodore Collins & Jane Dick Kathleen Coon ^ Raymond & Barbara Culp Rick & Juanita Doyle In memory of Carissa Hayen Larry & Virginia Dunivan *^ Brad Eggen Frances & Mary Emberley *^ Jason Etten ^ Sara & Conall Gallagher *^ Michael C Gast Robert & Ruth Georges ^ Beatrice & Eric Giere Stanley L Graham Miriam (Moxness) & John Griffiths ^â‰ Paul Grustans * William & Donna Halverstadt ^ Jackie Sticha & Chris Hautman *^ Penelope & Eric Hillemann *^ Margaret & Mark Hottinger *^ Cheol & Yoo Hwang *^ Juliet & Brad Johnson *^
Eugene & Miriam Junker ^ David Mark Kalinoff *^ Barbara & Matthew Kan *^ Hans A Kammeyer Robert & Rosemary Kapsch *^ Lennie & Jill Kaufman Mark Kausch *^ Becky J Kavanagh *^ Judith A Kennedy *^ Ellen Kim ^ Paul & Deb Knutson *^ Colleen Krebs *^ Nita Krevans & Andrew McLennan *^ Melissa & Brandon Lenzmeier *^ Mark & Betsy Lidke Robin & Eric Longino In memory of Carissa Hayen Heather LeVesseur Neimeyer *^ Ann McCague Rosemary L. Meier In honor of Marjorie Eerdmans David & Lynn Meyer + James Michiel * Vanessa Monahan-Rial ^ Delores & Paul Mordorski * In honor of Claudette Laureano Ted & Christine Morris *^ Karen L. Neinstadt *^ Ronald & Betty Lou Nelson ^ William & Sharon Nichols ^ Ron & Karen Neitzel Kathryn Nettleman *^ Jeff Nordquist *^ Laura Nortwen * Claire Olson Mary Kay Oâ€™Neill ^ Sarah Chambers & Gene Ozasky Patrice Pakiz * The Palo Family John Peloquin & Eva Mach Kimberly Pilgrim *^ John & Mary Regnier ^ Jeffrey Richman & Karen Casanova * David & Stephanie Robinson * James & Barbara Rosamilia *^ Karen Schilling & Steve Schroer *^ Jeanne Schleh * Daniel & Leslie Schmidt ^ In memory of Andrea Schmidt James & Carol Schneider ^ Carl Schroeder * Gary & Claudia Schnitker Ray Shows & Nancy Oliveros*^ Beverly Shupe James & Susan Sophocleus * Oren & Sharron Steinfeldt Cheryl Stewart * Darrell Thorstenson & Nancy Stutzman *^
Kenneth & Karen Tinsley Twin Cities Musicians Union Tom & Gretchen Twiss Andrew Veenstra Nancy Vernon *^ Jeffrey Vigness ^ Karen Westwood & John Pignatello *Neville & Lynn Wilson *^ Curt & Rebecca Wyffels Corporations and Foundations Fred C & Katherine B Andersen Fnd. Goodsearch Margaret E & James E Kelley Fnd. Margaret Rivers Fund Emerson Process Management-Rosemount Inc. String Studio Michael Eckhardt & Mary Blowers Minnesota State Arts Board Laura Jane Musser Fund The Nash Foundation Archie & Bertha Walker Foundation Government Grants Minnesota State Arts Board Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment Corporate Matching Gifts 3M Allstate Giving Campaign Ameriprise Financial Ecolab General Mills Green Tree IBM ING TCF Foundation Thomson Reuters Travelers Insurance United Way UPS Zelle Hoffman Carissa Hayen Memorial Scholarship Fund Shawn & Annelie Bergerson Rick & Juanita Doyle Getsch Charitable Fund Claire Hayen Linda & Glenn Hayen Ray & Cathy Hayen Robin & Eric Longino Richard & Jan Miller Vanessa Monahan-Rial
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Instrument Fund The Bartholic Family Foundation Thomas & Cynthia Clark Vicki Krueger Tom & Gretchen Twiss Mary West Memorial String Scholarship Fnd. Sofia Ardalan Barbara Belk Shirley I Decker Geneva S Eschweiler Vicki Krueger Ronald & Betty Lou Nelson Laureano Legacy Fund Anonymous John & Becky Arenivar ^ Elizabeth Balay Annelie & Sean Bergerson ^ Rachel Bittner ^ Jane Boerboom ^ Rachel Brudnoy Magda Bushara Cathy Carlson & Gerry O'Sullivan Janette & Erwin Concepcion Bill & Ruth Davini Jason Etten ^ Kenneth Fitzgerald Julie Haight Curran Vicki Krueger Jonathan Neufeld ^ Laura Nortwen Stefanie Ramsdell ^ Cheryl & Paul Sletten ^ Matthew Sonneborn Teresa & Phil Yetter ^
In Kind Donations Lisa Berman ^+ Kathy Brown ^+ Cathy Carlson Erwin Concepcion + Encore Productions Folwell Performing Arts Magnet Bridget Fitzgerald Ingrid Henning Suzy Johnson + Vicki Krueger Claudette & Manny Laureano + James Lileks Maria & Carl Melichar Karen Neinstadt ^ Jessica Wilson Newhouse ^ Greg Perleberg + Lommen Abdo Law Firm Jen Rose Ayesha Shariff Silvester Vicic +
Laureano 25th Anniversary Gala Charlie & Corlie Aldrich Gary & Loretta Alexander ^ Craig & Dawn Anderson ^ Sofia Ardalan ^ James Arnold & Anne Weiss James Bartsch Carrie Beisler ^ Lisa Berman ^ Rachel Bittner ^ Therese Blaine & Rob Sauer Kathy Brown ^ Jason & Meggan Burak ^+ Terry & Linda Burk ^ Emily Cain ^ Karen Casanova & Jeffrey Richman Erwin & Janette Concepcion Chuck & Vicki Densinger ^ Demosthenes Iskos & Amy Durtschi Jeff Falkner & Julie Pearson Falkner Mary Jo Gothmann & Brian Poldony Sheila Graves Charles Hardy & Andrea Hauser ^ Charles Horowitz + Rob & Reiko Imrie Deborah Ingram Lois Johnson Brad & Juliet Johnson Patricia Kelly Byong Moon Kim & Kyung Park ^ David Knapp & Yasmine Moideen Mark & Laura Knowles Gary & Barbara Krejcarek ^ Vicki Krueger Claudette Laureano ^+ & Kiko Laureano ^ Steven Leung ^ Ryan Moede Judy Nilan ^+ Dr. Laura Nilan ^ Noemi Arocho Gerald O’Sullivan & Cathy Carlson + Dan & Lyn Palacheck ^ Phyllis Patch ^ Greg Perleberg + Tom & Peggy Radio ^+ Paul Rasmussen & Trish Van Pilsum Emily Rhude James & Barbara Rosamilia ^ Tom & Jennifer Rose Peter & Sam Schadegg Susan Scott Joel Shoemaker & Marie Kim + Ellen Skorseth Meghana Shroff + David Slovik Robert & Didi Storeygard ^
Tom & Gretchen Twiss Jeff Vigness ^ Gary Wood ^+ Online Auction Buyers Dan Ahlgrim Jody Anderson Jim Bartsch Rachel Bittner Deborah Boykan Richard Byers Thomas Campbell Jackson Cathy Carlson Brenda Clark Amy Durtschi Deborah French Cynthia Gillett Ellen Johnson Teri Kiresuk Cathy Kleiber Vicki Krueger Alisa Madson Jennifer Malmberg Pamela Orr Christine Patzner Dan Rooney Jennifer Rose Sheryl Samuels Rob Sauer Susan Schadegg Robin Schow Joel Shoemaker Steve Sigel Kathy Syrjanen John Tuschner Trish Van Pilsum Online, Silent Auction, & Wreath Sale Prize Donors Al Vento Restaurant Anne Kramer/”Out Burst of Spring” Painting Arthur Murray Dance Studio, St. Paul Ayesha Shariff/Mosaic Necklace (2) Barbette Restaurant Gift Certificate Breadsmith Bryant Lake Bowling Party Buca di Beppo Cafe Latte Dessert Gift Certificate Caribou Coffee Carl J. Melichar/ Three Nature Prints Commonweal Theater tickets, Lanesboro Cottage House Inn, Lanesboro Dr. Choi’s Acupuncture & Health Center Eko Backen Pass
MYS Quarter Notes
Online, Silent Auction, & Wreath Sale Prize Donors (continued) Gertens Gift Cardv Grant Luhmann/personalized composition Groth Music Gift Cards Guthrie Theater Hopkins Center for the Arts House of Note Gift Certificates Ichiban Japanese Steak House Illusion Theater The Italian Pie Shoppe Izzy’s Ice Cream Cafe Italian Pie Shoppe Jennifer & Greg Murphy/Cheers! A Wedding Gift Basket Jennifer Gerth/Clarinet Lamp (2) Joe’s Garage Jungle Theater John Waddle Full Size Violin Outfit John Waddle/Cello, Violin & Viola bows Juliet Johnson/Genealogical Research Lakeshore Theater Luci Restaurants Mall of America Package Manny Laureano/One-Hour Conducting Lesson Masu Sushi and Robata Gift Card Minnesota Chorale Minnesota Opera Minnesota History Theatre Minnesota Vikings/autographed photos (2) Minnesota Youth Symphonies
MYS Board of Directors/Wine Baskets Noodles & Company New York Philharmonic Old Spaghetti Factory Orchestra Hall Hard Hat Tour Park Square Theater and a Blue Plate Dinner Park Tavern Bowling Party (2) Pazza Luna Urban Italian Restaurant Pizza Luce Punch Neapolitan Pizza R.F. Moeller Jeweler Gift Card Rachel Bittner/Accompanying Session Ramada Plaza Rocco Altobelli Gift Certificate Roger Frisch/One-Hour Violin Lesson Room and Board “Elise” Table Lamp Simply Violin/Violin Art St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra St. Paul Conservatory of Music Gift Certificate St. Paul Saints “Escort the Pig” Package Stella Anderson/Violin to Viola Transition Session Sweet Rush Cupcakes/Ingrid Radio Target Gift Cards The Melting Pot Theater in the Round Twin Cities Attorneys Twins Tickets/Ajay Gupta Ernst & Young Vicki Krueger/Stoneware Dishes Wild Mountain
Laureano Legacy Fund In honor of Claudette and Manny Laureano's 25 years of dedicated service to the students of Minnesota Youth Symphonies, the Laureano Legacy Fund has been established to ensure the artistic achievement of MYS students as envisioned by Claudette and Manny Laureano. Your contribution to this fund will provide scholarships for students with financial need and support master classes and special programming activities that will foster artistic excellence and growth for all MYS students. MAKE A CONTRIBUTION $25 for 25 years (or any amount) at: www.mnyouthsymphonies.org
Published on May 15, 2013
A year-end review of the 2012-13 MYS season. Highlights include an essay written by MYS Alumni Eddy Kwon, current student news and accomplis...