FROM THE TOP - LIVE TAPINGS
PLAZA THEATRE

THE JUNE 4, 2016 TAPING
WILL AIR NATIONALLY IN THE  WEEK OF JUNE 26th.
From the Top may be heard locally on KTEP 88.5 FM on Sundays at 1:00 PM.
LISTEN TO THIS SHOW ON SUNDAY, JULY 3RD.

FEATURING  THIS YEAR'S INCREDIBLE YOUNG MUSICIANS...

MADISON FANNING, flute
ADRIAN LIAO, piano
ADAM PHAN, harp
CLAIRE WELLS, violin
KARALYN SCHUBRING, composer
JOE BROOM, euphonium

GO TO WWW.FROM THE TOP.ORG
AND SEE WHAT INSPIRED EL PASO AUDIENCES
SHOW 325: JUNE 4, 2016
SHOW 199: JUNE 13, 2009
SHOW 273: JUNE 1, 2013

FEATURING FANTASTIC YOUNG MUSICIANS...

IN 2013:
DAVID von BEHREN,  Wyler Mighty Wurlitzer organ
LUCY ANN SOTAK, harp
WESLEY YU, violin
ANDREW MOSES, clarinet
THE JIN DUO:  JULIAN JENSON & VUTHITHORN CHINTHAMMIT, piano

IN 2009:
KHARI JOYNER, cello
SAGE PO, harp
MATTHEW DYKEMAN, clarinet
JINGXUAN ZHANG, piano
NATANYA WASHER, soprano


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

On behalf of the team at NPR's From the Top, I want to give a big thank you to the El Paso Summer Music Festival for hosting our live concert recording June 1 at the Plaza Theatre.  This is our second visit to El Paso and once again we were impressed by the energy and spirit of cooperation that exists in the arts and music community.  From the ice cream social hosted by the students at the DaVinci School last Friday, to rehearsals at UTEP's School of Music, through the show at the incredible Plaza and then finally to bring our young musicians for a workshop at the YWCA's Transitional Living Center, we were embraced by a spirit of warmth (ok, it is really hot here!) and generosity that makes El Paso a very special place.


Thank you El Paso and we look forward to visiting again!
--
David Balsom
Tour Producer

June 2013

WELCOME   
STAY TUNED!

EPSMF is the
EL PASO SOCIETY FOR MUSICIANS OF THE FUTURE
Formerly the El Paso Summer Music Festival, we continue to offer the community our quality programs. Our new title gives us clarity and identifiable directon
in the arts community.

Follow us as we ...
....bridge generations and nuture the present for the future...
...with the power of music.











CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
THE 2016 FINALISTS

JIA LING DIAU, piano - 1st PLACE
VINCENT YANG, piano - 2nd PLACE
DIEGO GRANADOS, piano - 3rd PLACE

RECOGNITION FOR ACHIEVEMENT
DANIEL EDISON, piano
NICOLE MELENDEZ, clarinet
JANICE HINRICHS, piano



COMPETITION RECITAL:  SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 - 1:30PM
EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART - AUDITORIUM

1st PLACE AWARD: $2000
& Guest Performance at the EPSMF Summer Concert

2nd PLACE AWARD: $500
3rd PLACE AWARD: $200










CONGRATULATIONS!
2016 IYL  AWARD RECIPIENTS

JUAN LUCERO, soprano saxophone
RAUL BARCENAS, violin
MARIA TORRES, flute
GABRIEL VILLAREAL, tenor saxophone

HONOREE DINNER & IYL AWARDS: MAY 5, 2016
Magic Bistro at Placita Santa Fe, Doniphan Dr. (Upper Valley)

ANNOUNCEMENTS



This exciting recording of From the Top celebrates EPSMF and its
commitment to supporting and celebrating local young musicians, by showcasing local 17-year-old flute player from El Paso, Madison Fanning.
A recent graduate of J.M. Hanks High School, Madison was a member
of her school’s marching band and honor band, as well as the
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra.














Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, this broadcast featured amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary
young musicians including 17-year-old Arizona composer Karalyn Schubring
From the Top’s ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award recipient –
who presented an original composition, performed by
From the Top Alum, euphonium player Joe Broom.












Also featured was 15-year-old violinist Claire Wells from Plano, Texas,
where she attends Spring Creek Academy. She has attended the
Brian Lewis Young Artists Program, Music @ Menlo, and has competed
in the Menuhin Competition.


















Adam Phan, 18, from Cedar Hill Texas performed on harp. Adam
attends Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts.
He is a member of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and the
Booker T. Washington High School Opera Orchestra. He was the
co-winner of the Fort Worth Symphony's Young Artist Competition
and second in the American Harp Society National Competition.












Adrian Liao, 17 year-old pianist, from San Diego, California,
attends Torrey Pines High School. In the fall, she will attend the
New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
She is also a violinist with the Torrey Pines Advanced Orchestra and has participated in the Montecito International Music Festival and Lee University Festival. She performed Caprice Espangol, Op.37 by Moritz Moszkowski.



IT WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW!

APPLICATIONS FOR THE

2017
COMPETITION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

AND

INSTRUMENTS FOR YOUNG LIVES PROGRAM

AVAILABLE ONLINE
NOW

YOUTH NIGHT
for CHEERS!

Thursday
November 10th

Students and Teachers Welcome!

The downbeat for Youth Night will be at 7:00pm and there’s a special presentation at 6:45, so please arrive no later than 6:30pm. The program is about 1.5 hours. It's a working rehearsal and may last a little longer.

To reserve seats for Youth Night, please RSVP to ccduke@utep.edu