December 2016 Notes and News

Welcome back to the Growing Azalea Music notes and news! 

If you missed us this past year, we missed you too! Please stay tuned to the newsletter from our sister organization, Azalea Blossom, which will be replacing the Growing Azalea Music letter for the time being. You can expect the first Azalea Blossom letter next week!

New Email addresses! 

We have new email addresses! We would like to stay in touch with all of you so please take note of the following changes:

New CD- Songs from SAFE through the arts 

SAFE Azalea Blossom has recently produced a CD, “Songs from SAFE through the arts”, which was released on the Growing Azalea Music on i tunes and CD Baby on September 20th. “Songs from SAFE through the arts” consist of the nine songs from the SAFE through the arts bullying prevention program. All of the songs contain positive empowering messages for young children. Great news is that the CD is currently being considered for a Grammy nomination for best children’s album. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/azaleablossom 

Holiday Sales- Cyber Monday prices extended

All of Margaret’s solo albums released on the Growing Azalea Music label are available at reduced pricing on CD Baby this holiday season! These include her two instrumental CD’s- “Full Circle” and “On the Threshold of Change” as well as her two singer-songwriter releases- “Bricks in the Wall” and “Distant Thunder”. Perfect for the holiday season,  we also have a special “Holiday & Lullaby” digital album featuring Margaret’s flute playing on original arrangements of holiday favorites. In addition, Margaret’s original holiday single “North Pole” features Margaret on vocals, piano and flute and her son Julian on percussion and violin. We are offering special reduced pricing of $7.99 an album has been extended through Sunday, December 4th.  Visit CD baby to hear sample selections of the music and to take advantage of these special savings.  As always, thank you for supporting independent musicians! http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MargaretBernstein 

Introducing Beguine! 

Margaret is completely thrilled to announce the formation of her new musical ensemble, “Beguine” featuring pianist Mark Kelso and cellist Gabriel Dresdale and  Margaret on flute. The mission of “Beguine” is to provide original compositions and arrangements of traditional pieces from an array of culture in order to inspire, heal and unify. http://www.gamusic.com/booking-events/beguine/

Music for your Holiday Party or Special Occasion 

Do you need music for your holiday party, wedding or other upcoming special occasion? Please consider hiring a classical musical ensemble from Growing Azalea Music. Margaret is also available to play solo flute and piano at your special event. http://www.gamusic.com/booking-weddings 

News from Azalea Blossom 

It has been a busy year at Azalea Blossom, Incorporated, Growing Azalea Music’s sister 501c3 non profit organization. We have had industrious interns from four accredited Colleges and Universities new Board of directors as well as . We are anticipating our SAFE through the Arts program to be in schools this upcoming February. Stay in tune for our upcoming letter next week. www.AzaleaBlossom.com 

Welcome Frances! 

In addition to our industrious interns, Frances Pilato is one of our newest additions to our team. She is the assistant office manager at Growing Azalea Music where she is responsible for imputing data and shipping CD’s. http://www.gamusic.com/gam-team

Inspiration 

People of Inspiration- Our Wonderful Interns!

The inspirational people of the month are the five industrious interns, who have graced the Azalea Blossom and Growing Azalea Music office during the last year! Meet Kristen, Amy, Faith, Tyler and Emilee and learn about their valuable contributions to our organizations. http://www.margaretbernstein.com/inspiration 

Place of Inspiration- Prince Edward Island

In honor of her recent travel there, Margaret’s featured inspirational place is Prince Edward Island, Canada. http://www.margaretbernstein.com/inspiration 

In Need of Prayer 
  • To Everyone in need of a friend, anyone in need of food and shelter and all people and animals who are suffering-mentally, physically or emotionally that they may receive the love, comfort, peace and support that they need this holiday season.
Quote of the Month

“ Be the change you want to see in the world”- Mahatma Gandhi