December Updates

December 19th, 2018 in Blog, Event/News with NO COMMENTS

Celebrating Lucy Joan Sollogub

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Lucy Joan Sollogub on Friday, November 30. Lucy led our partnership efforts with the Boston Public Schools for the past thirty years, building a strong legacy of our school outreach program.

We celebrated with appetizers, cake and, of course, music! Entertainment was provided by the New England Irish Harp Orchestra and the Carney Band. Lucy is a member of NEIHO, and they surprised her by playing at the event.

Teachers from the School Outreach program, staff and participants from SummerARTS, and colleagues from BPS and fellow cultural organizations from around the city attended the event, along with Lucy’s close family and friends.

The event culminated with a jam session in which guests were invited to join in together to play music near and dear to Lucy’s heart, including some SummerARTS fan favorites!

Here are more photos from the event!

Registration Is Open for Our NEW Elementary Music Classes

Our elementary music classes are a new music program for young musicians ages 7-12 who seek to explore new instruments, engage in innovative arts classes, and/or continue on from Early Childhood instruction.

Semi Private and Group Instruction in Harp, Musical Theatre, Trumpet & Trombone, Pop/Rock Guitar, A Cappella singing, and more!

Classes begin in February and we accept rolling admission until the beginning of March.

Register online here >>

Learn more about the program >>

Scholarship Recipients

CMCB would like to thank Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (3rd Suffolk District) for his support of CMCB through the creation of the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship. CMCB has selected Kenny Mai (flute) and Alicia Yu (piano) as the inaugural recipients for this scholarship. Congratulations!

The Senior District Auditions

Auditions were held November 17, 2018 for the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association senior district ensembles. Students from all of metro Boston, including 29 surrounding towns and cities auditioned for this opportunity. All of CMCB students performed exceptionally well, in what was a very competitive field.

Students in the Eastern District will preform at Boston Latin School on the first weekend in January. Students in the Northeastern District will perform January 13 at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, MA.

Senior Districts

  • Phoebe Estell, bassoon (Janet Underhill, faculty)
  • *Jason Gao, trumpet (Geoff Shamu, faculty)
  • *Chris Lee, bassoon (Janet Underhill, faculty)
  • Sebastian Long, bassoon (Janet Underhill, faculty)
  • *Ross Mikulskis, trumpet (Neil Godwin, faculty)
  • Arjuna Sivapala, bassoon (Janet Underhill, faculty)
  • Cindy Zhou, bassoon (Janet Underhill, faculty)
*All-state recommendation


  • Emily Qiu, bassoon (Janet Underhill, faculty)

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff!

Musical America Honors Lecolion

In case you missed it — our Executive Director, Lecolion Washington, has been selected as one of Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals of the Year. This year’s group celebrates “Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs.”

CMCB is committed to the vision to transform lives through music and we could use your support to achieve our mission. Be a hero to CMCB and make a contribution today.

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