Veronica is Ranger to our Overtones group which meets at our home studio in Piazza Castello.  She in her second year of liceo classico where she excels in her studies. Outside of class, she enjoys writing fiction and dreams of becoming a journalist.   Singing has always been a very important part of Veronica’s life. She first started music lessons at age seven, 
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At our weekly rehearsals this month our Harmonics (also known as the CSM Junior Choir), Overtones and CSM Senior Choir groups practiced multi-part harmonizing, furthered our musical literacy learning new notation such as slurs, and focused on watching our Artistic Director’s conducting cues to be sure we shape the musical phrases and finish together, as a chorus.
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At our weekly rehearsals this month our FUNdamentals singers worked on proper vowel pronunciation using silly songs that made us laugh, playing handbells with each player ringing his bell in tempo and on the right beat, and learning some initial choreography with props that will feature in our spring 2019 concerts.
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We’d like to introduce you to our Rangers. These volunteer high school students are valuable assets to our YCM program, ably assisting our Artistic Director, our young singers, and their parents alike.  First up, let’s meet Tommaso our Tuesday FUNdamentals Ranger! Tommaso is in his final year of liceo scientifico.  He comes to YCM with a variety of musical experiences having studied both 
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We are excited to announce YCM’s program Singalong Storytime, a weekly English-led course for preschool children ages 3-6. Singalong Storytime is an enchanting mix of music and games, helping children begin to learn English while having fun! Every week, our little participants will discover a classic children’s storybook through reading, acting, dancing, singing, and even creating fun arts & crafts 
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Start off the school year on the right note!  We invite enthusiastic boys and girls ages 4-11 to participate in our YCM Open Days.  Spots are limited so please call 345.461.2844 or email jenny@youthchorusofmilan.com to reserve your place. Tuesday 18th September at 17:00 – Harmonics Open Day for 1,2,3 graders Tuesday 18th September at 18:20 – FUNdamentals Open Day for 
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I hadn’t expected to ever conduct a choir as part of my musical life. Sing in choirs, sure, but lead one? That part of my journey began thanks to Giuseppe Verdi. Yes, you read that right. Having sung as a classical soprano and having fortuitously wound up teaching music appreciation at the Collegio San Carlo, a bilingual middle school in 
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What a great find at my hometown public library! Raising Musical Kids by Patrick Kavanaugh. Servant Publications, 1995. In the first chapter of his book, the late composer and educator answers the question, “Why should my children study music?” by listing certain advantages he sees as derivatives of a music education. I look forward to sharing with you Kavanaugh’s thoughts 
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I’m eagerly counting down the days until I pick up my conducting baton in front of our first YCM chorus. In the meantime, I’m enjoying preparing to sing soprano under the direction of some wonderful conductors. This summer I’m excited to have three such opportunities: with the Ensemble Vocale di Camera EVOCA here in Milan, the Voci d’Amici in Dallas, 
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