Musicopia String Orchestra Fall Audition Information

Audition Dates: Tuesday, September 1 and Sunday, September 13 by appointment only Please contact Daniela Pierson DanielaPierson@Verizon.net Location: First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 21st & Walnut Streets (entrance on 21st) Audition requirements: Students should prepare a short solo piece and scales, and will be asked to sightread. They will also need a letter of recommendation […]

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Musicopia Students Attend Penn Band Camp

Musicopia Students at Penn Band Camp For 12 years, Penn Band Camp has been providing fun and exciting performance opportunities to students from around the city. The program exposes high school musicians to a diverse experience on the historic University of Pennsylvania campus. With an engaging repertoire of challenging music, students get a high level […]

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Musicopia Executive Director Denise Kinney on Comcast

Jill Horner from Comcast Newsmakers, had the opportunity to speak with Denise Kinney, our Executive Director, at the end of May. They spoke about transforming lives through music and the important work Musicopia does to help students receive the gift of music. Watch now!

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Musicopia Remembers Hazel Mickley, Strings for Schools Co-Founder.

In January, Strings for Schools (now Musicopia) co-founder, Hazel Mickley passed away at the age of 93. Hazel was a graduate of Julliard and the first violinist of the quartet of co-founding members that included Welthie Fitzgerald (mother of current Executive Director, Denise Kinney), Barbara Murray, and Gael Abbasi. “Hazel was a wonderful person,” recalled […]

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Remembering John Blake, Jr.

All of us at Musicopia want to express our deep sadness at the death of John Blake. Jr. John passed away Friday, August 15th from complications of multiple myeloma. John was a gifted violinist as well as a composer, arranger, producer, author, and teacher. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he also was an extraordinary friend […]

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