Year-End Wrap Up and Studio Recital
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Jessica Valiente | Uncategorized
It's been a long time since I've posted any news here! It was a very busy year; I took a job that expanded my contact with young musicians, but reduced the size of my studio. In October of 2018, I was promoted to the position of Executive Director at Youth Orchestras of Essex County, a program where I had been a sectional instructor for the previous 5 years. It's been a very exciting year, sitting in the big chair, but a full-time position meant I had less time to do things like write in this blog, and my own private studio had to be smaller. Some policy changes left me with a very select list of marvelous young people, all very intelligent and accomplished, and passionate about music.
Now that the school year is over, I get to show them off at our year-end studio recital. This is the beginning of a new partnership with Finlay and Gage Musical Instruments in Maplewood, in their performance space. I first learned of this venue when my daughters' violin/viola instructor held her studio recital there last spring. Since then, I established a partnership with them for Youth Orchestras of Essex County, and we now host our master classes there. Holding the Global Flute Studio year-end recital there seemed like a natural next-step!
The recital is this evening from 6:30 to 7:30, and it's open to GFS students, and their families.