Community Event Notices

NEMPAC Benefit to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships

The following event announcement is from The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) regarding their scholarship event that will be held on Saturday, April 11th:

NEMPAC awards over $5,000 each year in children’s need-based music scholarships. Each year, these scholarships provide an opportunity for over twenty children to participate in private lessons, after-school music classes, or experience week-long intensive music camps during the summer! The scholarships are a reduction in tuition for any student or family who qualifies for need.


This year – we are hosting a special “NEMPAC Scholarship Benefit Event” on Saturday, April 11th at the St. Stephen’s Church in the North End. The event will include a Student Perform-a-thon from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, and a Faculty Benefit Concert from Noon – 1:00 p.m. We will also have a lite reception with delicious snacks, yummy baked goods, and juice in the back of the church. Our students and faculty will perform their favorite musical numbers for a great cause and will show their support for the NEMPAC Children’s Scholarship Fund. We hope you are able to attend one or both portions of our event, or just stop by and show your support!
The experience a child gets from learning music is invaluable. NEMPAC believes that every child deserves music education. We aim to give every child an equal opportunity to experiment, create, and potentially influence our future with a musical experience. We encourage attendees to make a donation at the event and/or sponsor a performer. To contribute you can give…..

  • $10 as general admission (suggested donation)
  • $25 to sponsor a student performer (see student performer list below)
  • $100 to sponsor a faculty performer!  (see faculty performer list below)
  • If you cannot afford to make a donation- please come and show your support by filling our audience

Schedule of the Day, Saturday, April 11th:

11:00 a.m. – Noon: Our Student PERFORM-A-THON! Performers include – Guilia Genatossio, Annie Huffstutler, Sarah Connolly, Annabella Roche, Grace Connolly, Ella Pierce, Edwin Duarte, Anna Magno, Bella Chavarro, Tessa Rice, Livia Pisani Ricciarini, Eleonora Pisani Ricciarini, Sophia Romanou, Gianna Barone, Ferdinand Carangelo, James Hauser, Alba-Lisa Gomez, Alonzo Potin, Emma Henderson, Thomas Blake, Wiliiam Blake, Pauline Pittet, Riordan O’Donnell, Aoife O’Donnell, Tejas Mani, and Walker Cox.
(students are invited to stay after their performance to support their instructors performances!)
Noon – 1:00 p.m. : Faculty Benefit Concert: We encourage the public to join us for a variety of music performances by our NEMPAC Music Instruction Faculty Members. *MA State Representative Aaron Michlewitz will be making a special announcement at the start of this part of our program.

The Concert Program includes:

Selections from Samuel Barber, “Hermit Songs”
  • Johanna Ball, Soprano

Recitative and Scherzo for Solo Violin, Fritz Kreisler
Romance for Violin and Orchestra Op. 40 in G Major, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Sarah Ryu, Violin
  • Cindy Giron, Piano

German Lieder Selections: Morgan, (Op. 27, No. 4) and Zueignung (Op.10, No 1) composed by R. Strauss.

  • Sherri Snow, Soprano
  • Cindy Giron, Piano
  • Sarah Ryu, Violin

Greensleaves, Traditional English Folk Song

  • Jeremy Sarzana, Guitar

Snare drum etudes
Samba drum set piece

  • Shawn Meehan, Drums

Other performers include: Jack Byrne, Eric Gaudette, Rebecca Rapoport-Cole

Unable to attend the event, but would still like to contribute to children’s scholarship? Please donate to our online fundraising campaign here: Support Children’s Music Scholarships at NEMPAC! We are currently at 41% earned of our total fundraising goal!