PACONY's Continuing Radio Partnership

The Conservatory is continuing its partnership with Radio Impacto, 91.9 FM, through the generous support of Christian Jaramillobroadcasting weekly discussions and faculty performances on Thursday nights. Christian is the grandson of the well-known Ecuadorian singer, Julio Alfredo Jaramillo Laurido and produces a weekly radio show, entitled Julio Jueves Jamarillo, dedicated to his musical legacy.  

The past number of programs have included interviews and performances with violin teacher Julia Meynert-Guarino, guest pianist Riko Higuma, piano-vocal teacher Akiko James, guitar teacher John Oliver Marin, vocal teacher Keiko Ueda, vocal student Bianca Elorza, Executive Director Teresa Rishik, and Associate Director Mark Buccheri. Stay tuned to 91.9 FM on Thursday nights!

Our Star Students' Latest Achievements

Sophia Martinez was a merit scholarship participant in the Joffrey Ballet School's Musical Theatre Intensive, performing excerpts from Cats, Chicago, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She was also Second  All-Around in her age bracket at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Open/National Championships held last May at the Olympic Training center in Lake Placid, NY!

Stephany Alvarez was accepted into The Louis Armstrong Middle School which specializes in the performing arts. Stephanie has been making great progress on the piano, expanding her repertoire and playing more challenging works, guided by her teacher, Teresa Rishik.

David Huerga Marin has received the Erasmus Scholarship, funded by the European Union, allowing him to travel and study extensively throughout Europe at multiple participating institutions. David will be participating in the Model United Nations, with time in Berlin, Paris, Mumbai, Johannesburg, and Budapest!

Nicholas Bentancur performed salsa music with the Latin Band of the Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts on Saturday, June 3rd, in a rooftop concert. He also played on the WQXR radio station as part of NYC's Summer Arts Institute live concert at the Greene Space, on both violin and piano with the Sinatra High School Orchestra.