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Membership Mtg 1/23

General Membership Meeting – September 14, 7 PM at Maggie’s Cafe and Sports Grill. Business meeting starts at 7 PM; dinner and networking at 8 PM.

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Tommy Ippolito Music Scholarship 2017

The Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. announces the availability of the prestigious Tommy Ippolito Music Scholarship which is awarded to one or two talented instrumentalists and/or vocalists who are pursuing a college education in music (major or minor). THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2017. We seek your assistance and that of our community music directors in identifying exceptional students who are planning a career in music. Click on link below for application.

Scholarship Letter and Form for 2017 TBA. For more information please contact:

John Van Voris, President
albanymusiciansassociation@gmail.com
518-669-2163

 

Scholarship Letter 2016
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Jazz Appreciation Month Event 2016

April 24, 2016, 1-6PM
@ Colonie Elks Club

Free and Open to the Public

1PM  Gals Who Play Jazz
2PM  Scott Bassinson Quartet
3PM  Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band
4-6PM  Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet

 

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Chamber Music Showcase 2016 – Feb. 14, 1-4 PM

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Board Mtg 10/26

The Board will meet on Monday, October 26 at 6:15 PM in the meeting room at William Sanford Library in Colonie.

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Membership Mtg 9/14; Picnic 9/20

General Membership Meeting – September 14, 7 PM at the Orchard Tavern. Business meeting starts at 7 PM; dinner and networking at 8 PM.

Annual Picnic – Sept 20 from 1-5PM at Krauses’ Grove. Invitation and details will be sent via USPS mail. If you do not receive an invitation, please contact johnvanvoris@aol.com.

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Two Winners Chosen for the 2015 Tommy Ippolito Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen two winners for the 2015 Tommy Ippolito Scholarship. They are: 

Jacqueline O’Brien, South Colonie High School. Jackie plays the viola and will attend the Cleveland Institute of Music to study Performance.

Julian Jacobs, Greenville High School. Julian plays percussion and will attend Oberlin College and Conservatory to study Percussion Performance and Jazz Studies.

The Tommy Ippolito Scholarship is a merit-based, one-time cash award of $500 (minimum) or $1,000 (maximum) given directly to the recipient(s). Applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted in an accredited college/university and who demonstrate:

(1) satisfactory academic work; (2) outstanding achievement in the areas of musicianship, leadership, and overall dedication to music; and (3) the potential for success in the field of music exhibited by performance achievements on their primary instrument, including voice.

Applications are accepted from February through mid-April; Scholarships are awarded in May each year.

Contact: John Van Voris, President
email: johnvanvoris@aol.com
phone: 518-669-2163

This Scholarship is named in recognition of Thomas (Tommy) Ippolito as a tribute to his exceptionally gifted and accomplished musicianship and long-time leadership and service to Local 14 to promote music in the Capital Region.

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Tommy Ippolito Music Scholarship 2015

The Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. announces the availability of the prestigious Tommy Ippolito Music Scholarship which is awarded to one or two talented instrumentalists and/or vocalists who are pursuing a college education in music (major or minor). THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2015. We seek your assistance and that of our community music directors in identifying exceptional students who are planning a career in music. Click on link below for application.

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April Jazz Appreciation Month Gala – Sunday, 4/19

 

April Jazz Appreciation Month Gala – Co-Sponsored by Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF)
April 19, 2015, 1 PM – 7:30 PM at Colonie Elks Club
11 Elks Lane, Latham, NY 12110-0756

Local 14 Presents:

1-1:40 PM UAlbany Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Hosley (Sponsored by Bill McCann)

1:40-2:00 – Pearl River Trio (Sponsored by Local 14)
2:00-2:45 –  Elizabeth Kasius and Heard (Sponsored by Local 14)
3:00-3:45 – String of Pearls (Sponsored by Local 14)
3:45-4:00 – Awards to 3 Local Jazz writers (Greg Haymes, Jay Hunter & Tom Pierce)
4:00-4:45 – Theresa Broadwell Quintet (Sponsored by Local 14)

5-7:30 PM (two sets) Akiko Quartet led by Akiko on Hammond organ; Akiko, first choice organist for the Lou Donaldson Quartet, has toured the world with Donaldson for many years.  Akiko brings a top notch front line of Joe Magnarelli on trumpet and Myron Walden on sax, and Rudy Petschauer, drums. (Sponsored by Bill McCann/SUNY Albany – in celebration of 30th anniversary of Bill’s “Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz” show on WCDB 90.9)

Concerts presented by Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. (AFM Local 14) are free and open to the public.

  

 

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General Membership Meeting Rescheduled Feb. 16, 7 PM

Happy New Year! Our first meeting in 2015 has been rescheduled for February 16, 7 PM @ Maggies Sports Bar and Cafe, 1186 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203, (518) 935-2661. Buffet served at 8 PM. Reminder: bring an instrument you no longer use — it will be donated to a student in the Albany School System via nonprofit group, The Albany Fund for Education. Your donation is tax deductible. Band & orchestra instruments especially needed. Sorry keyboards cannot be recycled through this program. See our web page for more information. http://albanymusiciansunion.com/donate-an-instrument/

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