2019 PMAY Artists’ Initiative Graduates

Left to Right: Adam Brotnitsky, Claire Casanova, David Ortiz, Gregory Padilla, Malinda Voell, Marquise Bradley, Sophia Radford Absent: Chloe Cooper, Gustavo Menezes

Left to Right: Adam Brotnitsky, Claire Casanova, David Ortiz, Gregory Padilla, Malinda Voell, Marquise Bradley, Sophia Radford
Absent: Chloe Cooper, Gustavo Menezes

Adam Brotnitsky
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, Settlement Music School, The Philadelphia Orchestra All City Fellowship, The Primavera Fund, Temple University Music Prep
Adam will be attending Temple University

Claire Casanova
participant in
Philadelphia Sinfonia, Project 440, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, Temple Music Prep
Claire will be attending Temple University

David Ortiz
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Project 440 Youth Advisory Council, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, Settlement Music School, The Philadelphia Orchestra All City Fellowship
David will be attending Boston University

Greg Padilla
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Primavera Fund, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra,
Temple University Music Prep, The Philadelphia Orchestra All City Fellowship
Greg will be attending the New England Conservatory of Music

Malinda Voell
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Project 440, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra All City Fellowship, The Primavera Fund
Malinda will be attending Temple

Marquise Bradley
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Project 440 Youth Advisory Council, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, Settlement Music School, Temple Music Prep, The Philadelphia Orchestra All City Fellowship, The Primavera Fund
Marquise will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Music

Sophia Radford
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Play On, Philly!
Sophia will be attending Temple

Absent
Chloe Cooper
participant in
School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, Settlement Music School, Temple University Music Prep
Chloe will be attending University of Tampa

Gustavo Menezes
participant in
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, School District of Philadelphia All City Orchestra, The Primavera Fund
Gustavo will be attending the Community College of Philadelphia


PMAY Artist Gabriel Gaw wins first prize at the 2019 Fredonia Double Bass Competition and 2nd Prize at the 2019 ENKOR International Music Competition

Go to our video page to see a performance of La Sonnambula.


2019 PMAY Artists’ Initiative Annual Showcase Recital Perfomers

Left to right: Gabriel Gaw (Double Bass, 11th grade), Alex Phipps (Clarinet, 11th grade), Miro Raj (Violin, 6th grade), Helena Munoz (Violin, 10th grade), Kintan Silvany (Harp, 10th grade), Braden Ellis (Double Bass, 11th grade), Myles Bell (Violin, 10th grade), Blue Shelton (Flute, 10th grade), Christian Kercy (11th grade).   Click here for repertoire and video

Left to right: Gabriel Gaw (Double Bass, 11th grade), Alex Phipps (Clarinet, 11th grade), Miro Raj (Violin, 6th grade), Helena Munoz (Violin, 10th grade), Kintan Silvany (Harp, 10th grade), Braden Ellis (Double Bass, 11th grade), Myles Bell (Violin, 10th grade), Blue Shelton (Flute, 10th grade), Christian Kercy (11th grade).

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The PMAY families who support our Artists on this journey.

The PMAY families who support our Artists on this journey.


2018-19 School District of Philadelphia
All City Orchestra and Band

Orchestra

  • Adam Brotnitsky - Co-Principal Viola (String Theory High School)

  • Adam Douglas - Violin (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Andre Robinson - Trombone (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Blue Shelton - Flute (Central High School)

  • Calistha Gunawan - Violin (Central High School)

  • Charissa Yang - Violin (Central High School)

  • Chloe Cooper - Flute (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Claire Casanova - Clarinet (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • David Ortiz - Principal Trumpet (Central High School)

  • Gevon Goddard - Cello (Franklin Learning Center)

  • Greg Padilla - Principal Bass (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Gustavo Menezes - Cello (Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School)

  • Justin Williams - Co-Principal Viola (String Theory High School)

  • Louis Dong - Violin (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Keziah Miller - Bass (Masterman Julia R Secondary School)

  • Malinda Voell - Principal Flute (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Marquise Lindsey-Bradley - Principal Clarinet (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Nayyirah Wood - Viola (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Nia Peterson - Violin (Masterman Julia R Secondary School)

  • Semaj Murphy - Concertmaster/Violin (Girard Academic Music Program)

  • Shalyn Faison - Principal Trombone (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Tegan Howe - Cello (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Yohanna Heyer - Cello (Masterman Julia R Secondary School)

Band

  • Andre Robinson - Trombone (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Blue Shelton - Flute (Central High School)

  • Chloe Cooper - Flute (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Claire Casanova - Clarinet (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • David Ortiz - Principal Trumpet (Central High School)

  • Malinda Voell - Principal Flute (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Marquise Lindsey-Bradley - Principal Clarinet (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)

  • Shalyn Faison - Principal Trombone (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)


All events free and open to the public


PMAY Artists’ Initiative Studio class

Dec 4, 2018

Click here to register

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Project 440 Workshop

Nov 19, 2018

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The Primavera Fund Sterling Masterclass Series

Nov 18, 2018

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Project 440 Music College Fair

Nov 12, 2018

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The Primavera Fund Sterling Masterclass Series

Oct 25, 2018

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Project 440 College Prep Family Workshop

Oct 17, 2018

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Graduating Seniors

Jun 10, 2018

From left to right: Agnes Williams, Derrick Pondexter, John Polanco, David Hiester, Akili Farrow, Indrojit Chatterjee and Malique Bennett. Absent: Jasyn Brazoban and Na'Zir McFadden.

From left to right: Agnes Williams, Derrick Pondexter, John Polanco, David Hiester, Akili Farrow, Indrojit Chatterjee and Malique Bennett. Absent: Jasyn Brazoban and Na'Zir McFadden.

The PMAY Artists' Initiative is proud of our inaugural class of graduating seniors. All our seniors will be pursuing music at the collegiate level. 

Malique Bennett (2, 4, 8, 10)
Trombone – Carnegie Mellon University

Jasyn Brazoban (3, 8, 10)
Trombone – University of the Arts

Indrojit Chatterjee (3)
Percussion – William Patterson University

Akili Farrow (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Violin – Royal College of Music, London

David Hiester (2, 4, 8, 9, 10)
Bassoon – University of Texas, Austin

Na’Zir McFadden (3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Clarinet – Depaul University

John Polanco (2, 3, 8, 10)
Trumpet – University of the Arts

Derrick Pondexter (2, 4, 8, 10)
Violin – Temple University

Agnes Williams (4, 8, 10)
Trombone – Temple University

 

 

(1) Musicopia

(2) The Philadelphia Orchestra All-City Fellowship

(3) Philadelphia Sinfonia

(4) Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

(5) Play On, Philly!

(6) The Primavera Fund

(7) Project 440 (provides workshops to all in college readiness and entrepreneurship)

(8) School District of Philadelphia All-City Orchestras

(9) Settlement Music School

(10) Temple University Music Prep