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Winter Recital Featuring Logan Heights Students

Winter Recital Featuring Logan Heights Students
La Jolla Music Society's Community Music Center young students practicing violin

 

Community Music Center students and their families will celebrate their learning and achievement during the past semester at La Jolla Music Society’s Community Music Center’s Winter Recital, Dec. 7 at the Logan Memorial Educational Campus.

La Jolla Music Society has operated its award-winning afterschool music program, the Community Music Center (CMC), for more than 20 years. Based in Logan Heights at the Logan Memorial Educational Campus (formerly Memorial Preparatory), the CMC program is designed to increase students’ self-confidence and resilience, while providing a safe and equitable environment for studying and creating music. 

For many students, this concert will be their first recital, so it’s a very special moment in their musical journey. Students will perform everything from holiday favorites to classic beginner tunes like “Hot Cross Buns.” 

Research suggests music students outperform their non-music peers, and by offering free instruments and bilingual instruction, La Jolla Music Society’s CMC allows students who may not normally be able to participate in music programs to gain that advantage. 

The CMC provides free instruments and free group lessons three days a week in seven different instrument families for students in grades 4–12. Students also participate in two recitals each year, which builds self-confidence and pride. In addition to providing free instruments and books for classroom use and at-home practice, LJMS awards students who meet attendance and musical proficiency requirements for two years with a new instrument they can keep for life. With the support of a dedicated and qualified nine-member teaching staff, students’ lives are changed forever building critical learning and life skills through music-making.

The CMC’s next recital is scheduled for May 24, 2023, and for the first time will take place at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, home of La Jolla Music Society.


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