April Notes and News 2015

Margaret’s song “Believe” is now Available on I tunes! 

Margaret’s song “Believe” is now available on i tunes! Margaret’s song, “Believe”, which she wrote as an anthem of youth empowerment, is now available on i tunes! The song, which was originally written for children of the Schenectady School District, has been the theme song for the SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program for the last several years. All proceeds from the digital release of the song will benefit the SAFE through the Arts program.

www.MargaretBernstein.com/store www.gamusic.com/store

Welcome Niomi!

Growing Azalea Music would like to welcome our new office manager, Niomi Papol. Niomi, a junior at Greenville High School, enjoys singing in her school choir and spending time with her four siblings. She hopes to pursue a career in music therapy after completing college. Niomi will be helping with the monthly newsletter among other responsibilities.

News From Azalea Blossom 

Azalea Blossom, the not for profit 501c3 organization, which Margaret founded in 2007 for the prevention, awareness and education of domestic violence and child abuse, has recently appointed Andrea Gross to the Board of Directors. Andrea is a certified New York State educator and mother as well as a seasoned photographer residing in Upstate New York. For further information about Azalea Blossom’s mission and SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program, please visit our new website at www.AzaleaBlossom.com

Did you Know?

Margaret teaches private lessons in flute performance and songwriting. As a seasoned teacher and performer with two New York State teaching certifications and over thirty years of teaching and performing experience, Margaret brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to the lessons. http://www.margaretbernstein.com/lessons/

Inspiration

Inspirational Person of the Month 

In honor of her 90th birthday, the Inspirational Person for the month of April is Margaret’s mother, Bunty Kelley Bernstein, a former dancer with Sadler’s Wells (Royal Ballet) in London, England.

Inspirational Place of the Month

The inspirational place of the month of April is Chelsea, London. www.MargaretBernstein.com/inspiration

Acknowledgements 

Birthdays

Bunty B, Catherine F, Jocelyn S, Bob P, Victor L, Eva K, Michelle F, Jeanie L, Rob F, Bobbi B, Rachel C-S, Raina S, Margaret F, Janet F, Holly R, Mike S, Mark W, Caleb & Hannah K, Darlene R, Mary Lloyd D, Amanda T, Bob B, Cody D, Elise W, Kate B, Beth M, Leon K, Dina B, Ellie C, Robin S, Adele W, Nadine M, Liane W, Ashley M, Cyrene P, Anastasia B, Gabie O, Elise W, Jyoti S, Scott W, Peter G, Penny G, Eric, Steve G

Congratulations:

  • To high school seniors everywhere for their hard work and persistence resulting in acceptances into prestigious Colleges, Universities, and Music Conservatories throughout the Nation.

In Need of Prayer

  • To the Choi family on the recent tragic loss of their daughter/sister Khayla Rose and their dear friend Christina.
  • To anyone who is in need of hope, love, compassion, nurturing and/or healing.

Quote of the Month

“ People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 

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March 2015 Notes & News

News from Azalea Blossom

We are so overjoyed to finally announce that Azalea Blossom, Incorporated’s new website will be up and running on Sunday, March 8th to coincide with both International Women’s Day and Azaleation Day. You will now be able to learn more about the SAFE through the Arts program’s new focus into kindergarten and pre-K classrooms as well as read up on the newly re-vamped Bricks in the Wall shelter project. We are grateful for Dan Vidali of Tone Creative for his hard work on the site and hope that you will be visiting both our new site and other sites, which he and his partner Arielle have created for Upstate New York businesses. www.AzaleaBlossom.com

Happy Azaleation Day!

Falling on the same day as International Women’s Day, this Sunday, March 8th is Azaleation Day, Margaret’s self- created day in which she remembers to celebrate her unique, empowered self. We invite you to also celebrate your beautiful uniqueness on this day and every day and fill your day especially with love!

Thank you Megan.

Megan Ott, who has been overseeing the Growing Azalea Music office during the last eight months will be leaving us this month. We thank Megan for all of her diligent work keeping the social media sites updated and sending out our monthly newsletters. We shall miss her and wish her every success in all of her future endeavors!

Where to purchase Margaret’s CD’s Even though the holidays are over, it is always the perfect time to add Margaret’s Socially Awakened Songs and Inspiring Instrumental Compositions to your musical repertoire. Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music! www.MargaretBernstein.com/store www.gamusic.com/store

Inspiration

Inspirational Place of the Month

The Inspirational Place for the Month of March is Brooklyn Heights, a prominent neighborhood located in New York City. www.MargaretBernstein.com/Inspiration

Inspirational Person of the Month

In honor of International Women’s Day, the inspirational person for the month of March is Martha Hill, a pioneer in the world of dance. www.MargaretBernstein.com/Inspiration

Acknowledgements

Birthdays

Dorothy L, James C, Herbie B-H, Denise G, Daniel S, Jim N, Pete G, Claire F, Paula L, Jacob L, Patrick F, Maddy O, Judy K, Jennifer W, Jonah C-S, Win C, Norm T, Art T, Alex E, Tracy M, John G, Elissa D, Sophia M, Rick G, Lauritz R, William F, Teri A, Sonny R, Ute B, David G, Dain K, Win C, Nora C , Dr. Seuss

Congratulations

  • To Maryann and Willy Diaz-Romero on the recent birth of their granddaughter, Harley Jacqueline Chase. Also congratulations to the proud parents, Katrina and Henrik.
  • To Bekka Fink on her debut film premiere “For Here or to Go” at the Cinequest Film Festival.
  • To all students nationwide who are participating in “Music in our Schools” this month.

In Need of Prayer

  • To Janet Nally on the loss of her dear friend Thelma.
  • To Barb Sommerville on the recent loss of her beloved horse, Missy Hawks.
  • To anyone who needs the courage to make a change.

Quote of the Month

“Ability is of little account without opportunity” ~Napoleon

February Notes & News

New Website for Julian!

Margaret’s son, Julian Song Jacobs, has a new website! Now, you will be able to see photographs and keep up to date on all of his performances. Coming soon – the added feature of  being able to watch videos of Julian’s percussion and drum set playing.  www.JulianJacobsPercussion.com

Goodsearch benefits the SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program!

Now when you use www.Goodsearch.com as your search engine, you can help benefit the SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program, which utilizes the creative and performing Arts to educate young people on self-empowerment and the prevention of violence. Simply choose Azalea Blossom, Incorporated as your not for profit 501c3 organization of choice and one penny will be generated for every search! Azalea Blossom has already made over $50 through Goodsearch so every search counts! www.AzaleaBlossom.com (Website to be re-launched soon!)

Music for Your Wedding

Is there a wedding in your near future? If so, Margaret and one of her classical ensembles will be happy to provide music for your happy occasion! We are currently booking events for the summer and fall. Please visit www.gamusic.com/booking-weddings for further information and to hear samples of the music.

Where to purchase Margaret’s CD’s

Even though the holidays are over, it is always the perfect time to add Margaret’s Socially Awakened Songs and Inspiring Instrumental Compositions to your musical repertoire. Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music! www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/store and www.gamusic.com/pages/store

Inspiration

Inspiration Person

In honor of Black History Month this February, Singer-Songwriter/Rapper/Actor Trey Songz is Margaret’s inspirational person of the month. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Inspiration Place

The Point Reyes National Seashore located in West Marin County, California is Margaret’s Inspirational place for the month of February. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Acknowledgments

Birthdays

Natalie A, Laura S, Amy W, Steve J, Jonah C, Bryan W, Alisa G, Barbara W, Kristiane K, Patrick G, Greg H, Kelsey O, Robert C, Merryl H, Daniel P, David D, Burt R, Sabrina M, Jan M, Toby S, Emily B, Addie C, William R, Anna N, Melanie C, Chad J, Angie W, Gina S, Shelly S, Meher Baba

Congratulations

  • To percussionist Hannah Dick on winning the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s annual concerto competition.
  • To the following high school seniors on their recent college acceptances: Julianna Rauf on her acceptance into Cornell University, Sam Gibney on his acceptance into SUNY Plattsburgh, Megan Ott on her acceptance into Brooklyn College and Julian Jacobs on his acceptance into Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

In Need of Prayer

  • To Cassie Tarquini on the recent loss of her mother.
  • To all the children in the world who are in need of loving, nurturing and supportive people in their lives.

Quote of the Month

“All else may fail; Love never fails”.

January Notes and News

Grammy Music Educator of the Year Award

It is a documented fact that students involved in school music programs, regardless of their socioeconomic background, score better on test scores, have significantly higher attendance and graduation rates as well as higher proficiently in reading. The National Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes this with an Music Educators Award. Unlike the other Grammy awards, which are voted on solely by Recording Academy members, The Music Educator award is voted on by the general public. The deadline to vote for your favorite music educator (kindergarten through University level) is March 15th. Please see http://www.grammyintheschools.com/programs/grammy-music-educator-award for further facts on why music education is so important and http://www.grammyintheschools.com/programs/grammy-music-educator-award/apply to cast your vote. Thank you!

Upcoming Performances

Margaret’s son, Julian, will be performing percussion with the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s production of Carmina Bureana at the Palace theater in Albany, New York later this month. For further information about this as well as upcoming concerts, please see Margaret’s performing calendar at http://www.margaretbernstein.com/performances/ and www.gamusic.com/performances

Where to purchase Margaret’s CD’s

Even though the holidays are over, it is always the perfect time to add Margaret’s Socially Awakened Songs and Inspiring Instrumental Compositions to your musical repertoire. Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music! www.MargaretBernstein.com/store and www.gamusic.com/store

SAFE through the Arts tax exempt donations

SAFE through the Arts utilizes the creative and performing Arts to educate young people on self-empowerment and the prevention of violence. We can only do this through support. Tax-deductible contributions made to Azalea Blossom, the 501 C3 organization responsible for the SAFE through the Arts program can be made via paypal. Thank you very much for your support!

www.AzaleaBlossom.com (website to be re-launched soon!)

Inspiration

Inspiration Person

In honor of their birthdays this month, Molly and Merwan Irani, Margaret’s longtime friends, are in the inspirational people of the month. www.MargaretBernstein.com/Inspiration

Inspiration Place

The inspirational place for the month for the month of January is the quaint and historic town of Grafton, Vermont, which Margaret and her family recently visited in honor of her son Julian’s eighteenth birthday. www.MargaretBernstein.com/Inspiration

Acknowledgments

Birthdays

Carrie L, Tony A, Pamela P, Trissie B, Mehera K, Nancy E, Bekka F, Alan W, Doug D, Michelle S, Heather G, Denise S, Marvin S, Greg C, David G, Patty E, Juniper L, Ira G, Amber M, Eric T, Maeve S, Marilyn B, Ian A, Lori C, Glen M, Molly I, Merwan I, Luka R, Aaron H, April H, Helena H, Ann A, Pat B, Bill K, Deb M, Maggie M, Anne G, Kerry M, Bill K, Ken S, Chaz H, Jelal C, Laurence M, Emily S, Leah R, Heidi R, Deborah A, Jason H, Max R

Congratulations

  • To Julian Jacobs on his recent acceptance to Indiana University.
  • To Madeline Ouellette on her recent acceptance (early decision) to Vasaar College.
  • To Noel Holloway on his recent outstanding solo performance with the ESYO Youth Percussion Ensemble.

In Need of Prayer

  • To Margo Muller and family for the recent loss of her mother.

Quote of the Month

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

December 2014 Notes & News

New Holiday Single on iTunes

Margaret and the Growing Azalea Music team and happy to announce the release of her new holiday single,”North Pole”, which was, in part, inspired by her years living on a Christmas Tree farm in upstate New York. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/store  www.gamusic.com/pages/store

Upcoming Performances

Margaret has a few flute performances this month in conjunction with the holiday celebrations throughout the Hudson Valley and Capital Region of New York. In addition, her son, Julian, will be performing in a variety of capacities with a variety of different ensembles throughout the Albany area this month. For further information about these concerts, please see Margaret’s performing calendar at www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/calendar and www.gamusic.com/pages/calendar

Where to purchase Margaret’s CD’s

Perfect for the holidays is the diverse selection of Margaret’s Uplifting Instrumental music and Socially Awakened Songs available from her online retail store. She even has a special “Holiday and Lullaby Collection” in addition to her new holiday single.Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music! www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/store www.gamusic.com/pages/store

SAFE through the Arts tax exempt donations

SAFE through the Arts utilizes the creative and performing Arts to educate young people on self-empowerment and the prevention of violence. We can only do this through support. Tax-deductible contributions made to Azalea Blossom, the 501 C3 organization responsible for the SAFE through the Arts program can be made via paypal. Thank you very much for your support! www.AzaleaBlossom.com (website to be re-launched soon!)

Inspiration

Inspiration Person

In honor of his eighteenth birthday this month, Margaret’s inspirational person for December is her very talented percussionist son, Julian Jacobs. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Inspiration Place

The Inspirational place for the month of December is the city of Montreal, Canada, which is not only a favorite wintertime destination but also was part of the inspiration behind a song on her “Distant Thunder” CD. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Acknowledgments

Birthdays

Julian J, Ellen R, Danny E, Voke E, Katherine H, Gilian J, Becky C, Tom L, Tex H, Jeff W, Sage A, Jayme A, Chelsea F, Sara D-H, Maryann D-R, Karen R, Lauris W, Mani I, Mehera I, Marc D, Thomas K, Brian D, Daniel L, Taylor P, Harley M, Brad M, Susan A, Pris H, Julie R, Noreen G, Gary K, Alexandra S, Radha F, Lisa S, Tamara M. Debbie G, Tara T, Scott M, Ellen V, Naja A, Julie R, David M, Donita M, Liane B.

Congratulations

  • To Margaret’s songwriting colleagues Nitanne Paris, PJ Ju and Lucy LeBlanc on their recent songwriting successes.
  • To all nominees in the 57th annual Grammy awards.

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

“The best listeners are often those with the quietest heart.” (Marie Sabillo)

November 2014 Notes & News

Upcoming Performances

Margaret and her son, percussionist Julian Jacobs, perform frequently in New York’s Capital District as well as throughout the Northeast. Julian’s performances in November include an appearance as the drummer in the Regional Area All State, which will take place in Saratoga Springs later this month. For further information about this and other concerts, please see Margaret’s performing calendar at www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/calendar and www.gamusic.com/pages/calendar

Where to purchase Margaret’s CD’s

If you are new to the Growing Azalea Music newsletter, you may not be aware that Margaret has released four solo albums of her Uplifting Instrumental music and Socially Awakened Songs in addition to a special holiday digital album and digital singles. Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music! www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/store www.gamusic.com/pages/store

Inspiration

Inspiration Person

In honor of her birthday this month, Margaret’s friend and violinist, Marla Bracco, is the inspirational person for November. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Inspiration Place

Inspired by a recent visit on a prospective college tour, Margaret’s featured place for the month is the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Acknowledgments

Birthdays

Megan O, Heidi S, Tori K, Dixie O, Marla B, Christina N, Bill G, Daphne P, Denise D, Liz C, Leela S, Elizabeth C, Carrie P, TR L, Grant B, Twain B, Damien T, Lydia O, Maraiya L, Marc F, Heather L, Jenny Z, Miss Craske, Laurie S, Olivia M, Laura P, Wendy R, Susan G, Carol M, Jennifer W, Amy M, Billy G, Bob E, Linda H, Emma P, Lisa G, Eva C, Michael P, Kelly M, Kim G, Drisana L, Betty L, Bob B, Melody D

Congratulations

  • To Margaret’s cousins Danny and Voke Elstein on the recent birth of their first child, Joshua Ethan Elstein.
  • To Hannah Dick on her solo concerto appearance with the ESYO Youth Percussion Ensemble.

In Need of Prayer

  • To everyone who has recently lost a friend, family member or loved one.
  • To all those who are in need of food, comfort or shelter this Thanksgiving season.

 

Quote of the Month

“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” ~Kak Sri

October 2014 Notes & News

Azalea Blossom’s New Website!

October is Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of Domestic Violence awareness month, the new website for Azalea Blossom, the not for profit 501c3 organization, which Margaret founded for the awareness, education and prevention of domestic violence and child abuse will be re-launched. We hope that you will take the time to visit it to learn more about our mission and programs including the SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program and the Bricks in the Wall shelter project. You can also make a tax exempt donation through pay pal on our website. Thank you, in advance, for visiting! www.AzaleaBlossom.com

Julian’s Upcoming Performances

Margaret’s son, Julian Jacobs, is a very talented percussionist who performs frequently in the Capital Region of New York as well as throughout the NorthEast. Highlights of his October performances include concerts for young people and seniors with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theater, a concert at the College of Saint Rose with the Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble, and a special concert with the Youth Orchestra featuring an All American repertoire at the Egg Center for the Performing Arts. For further information on these and other concerts, please see Margaret’s performing calendar at www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/calendar and www.gamusic.com/pages/calendar

Where to purchase Margaret’s CD’s

If you are new to the Growing Azalea Music newsletter, you may not be aware that Margaret has released four solo albums of her Uplifting Instrumental music and Socially Awakened Songs in addition to a special holiday digital album and digital singles. Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music! www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/store www.gamusic.com/pages/store

Inspiration

Inspiration Person

In honor of his birthday this month, Margaret’s Inspirational Person for October is her long-time friend, Ed Scherer whom she met while attending the Waldorf School of Garden City, www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Inspiration Place

Nestled in the finger lake region of central New York State, Ithaca is the home to two of the country’s most prestigious academic institutions-Cornell University and Ithaca College. www.MargaretBernstein.com/pages/Inspiration

Acknowledgments

Birthdays

Harry B, Jean C, Ed S, Bethany H, Mathea R Suzanne J, Yolanda V-K, Caris A, Nancy D, Barb S, Sarah R, Cindy O, Ann H, Danny C, Don S, Greg C, Janine H, Susanne R, Nicole M, Nicole B, Kim D, Peter C, Lance P, Amber V-P, Nick P, Tasos A, Gandhi, St. Francis, Betsy D, Dave S, Terry B, Lukkia G, Adrienne S, James N, Cynthia C-G, Donna P, Ela S, David L. Marilyn T, Jeanette M, Robert I, Andrea C, John A, Joe B, Tayla B, Alexandra C, Kate T, Brendan M, Deeda R, Eileen C, Jacqui S, Oliver Rufus Doggie Dog

Congratulations

  • To Julian Jacobs on his acceptance into the Area Allstate Jazz Band in Saratoga, NY.
  • To Noel Holloway for his acceptance into the Juilliard Preparatory program.
  • To Tony Anastahas and Monique Remilard who will be married later this month.
  • To everyone who has the courage to embrace change in their lives.

 

In Need of Prayer

  • To Nancy Eaton-Shev on the recent loss of her beloved husband, Stephen.
  • To everyone who needs the courage to make a change in their lives.

 

Quote of the Month

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Winston Churchill)

September Notes And News

New Music Videos

Margaret had the opportunity to make two more music videos of her original songs this summer in beautiful Upstate New York! Margaret collaborated on visions of songs from her “Distant Thunder” and “Bricks in the Wall” CD’s along with Megan Ott as director and behind the camera and Growing Azalea Music’s recent intern from SUNY Oneonta, Rachel Mahoney as co-producer. From the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair to the Medusa General Store to scenic spots and back roads of Rensselaerville, Margaret and her team helped to scout out the perfect places to bring her songs “ Let You Go” and “Before you Leave” to life. We are so grateful for April and Jason Caprio for their generous use of the store, all the extras in “Let you Go” and to Dave Rydelnik for his appearance in “Before you Leave”. We hope that you enjoy watching the videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

www.youtube.com/MargaretBernstein

“Another World” on i tunes.

Growing Azalea Music has recently released “Another World”, Margaret’s song to commemorate 911, on itunes. Margaret wrote “Another World” after she and her son boarded the last train along the Hudson River out from New York City on that memorable day. Deanna Jones Falchook graces the song with her beautiful vocals.

www.MargaretBernstein.com/store, www.gamusic.com/store

Inspiration

Inspiration Person

Margaret’s adopted niece, Megan Ott, is the inspirational person for the month of September.

www.gamusic.com/pages/inspiration

Inspiration Place

Boston, Massachusetts is Margaret’s Inspirational place for the month of September.

www.gamusic.com/pages/inspiration

Acknowledgments

September Birthdays

Laura K, Joel M, Kimberly C, Barbara K, Benjamin B, Nick C, Lisa R-D, Nelta M, Dan N, Rob E, Ryan M, Lou G, Susan S, Ed M, Gard C, Alex O, Rain L, Raphael R, Karen N, Karen B, Rick D, Liz R, Elliot M, Wayne, Sharon D, Kya M, Laura V, Sierra P, Sonya S, Narayan C, Malak D, Mehernoush M, Kitty M, Kelsey K, Doug S, Michael F, Pamela B-S, Norina E, Carl E, Liz H, Darlene K, Teresa M, John D, Anamyn A, Leslie W, Scott B, Dan S, Bif S

August Birthdays

Janet N, Lois J, Drew G, Deanna D-S, Deanna F, Ann P, Ravinder S, Cecilia N, Doran C, Ed H, Mary H, Kitty D, Adam A, Mimi F, Daniel F, Darienne D, Anna P, Jackson D-H, Aedan E, Sammy L, Max L, Arianna W, Catie Z-R, Brendan H, Julien A, Jessica P, Sydney R, Beverly S, Charlie and Tommy E, Arolee D, Paul W, Katie D

Congratulations

  • To Margaret’s cousins Alex and Rob Elstein on the recent birth of their daughter Chloe Lark.
  • To Katy and Jake Lawton on the birth of their daughter, Jolie Isabella.
  • To Katie Mulligan and Peter Booth on their recent marriage

In Need of Prayer

  • To the Worthy family and friends on the recent loss of our dear Tracy Worthy who passed away, as independent as ever, on July 4th. She will be remembered and loved by all who knew her for her courageous spirit and leadership throughout her life.
  • To all educators everywhere that they may be Divinely guided to bring about positive change and growth in their young scholars.

July 2014 Notes & News

Welcome, Rachel!
Growing Azalea Music would like to welcome Rachel Maloney, our new intern from SUNY Oneonta. A recent music industry graduate, Rachel will be working primarily on music video production this summer while learning about other aspects of the music business.

Music Video Productions this Month
With the assistance of intern Rachel Maloney as co-producer and Megan Ott as director, Margaret will be filming two more music videos this month in Upstate New York – “Let You Go” from her “Bricks in the Wall” CD and “Before You Leave” from her “Distant Thunder” album.

Inspiration

Inspirational Person
In honor of her July birthday, Margaret’s beloved Great Aunt, Katherina Forbes Dunlop, is the inspirational person of the month. www.margaretbernstein.com/inspiration/

Inspirational Place
The beautiful Edmund Nile Huyck Preserve, located in Margaret’s current home town of Rensselaerville, New York, is the inspirational place for the month of July. www.margaretbernstein.com/inspiration/

Acknowledgements

Congratulations
– To all high school seniors everywhere upon their recent graduation and acceptances into fine colleges, Universities and music conservatories throughout the country. Special recognition goes to Liane Weisheit on her acceptance into George Mason University (International Relations); Esther Witherall on her acceptance to Ithaca College (Violin Performance); Caitlin Hopkins on her acceptance into Utica College; Matthew Beauge on his acceptance into Louisiana State Univeristy (Viola Performance); Bailey Kuykendall on his acceptance into Hudson Valley Community College (Environmental Science) ; Anthony Simeonov on his acceptance to UC San Diego; Jared Paigo on his acceptance into SUNY Plattsburgh (Business Administration); and Everett McNear on his acceptance into the Hudson Valley Community College Engineering program.

– To Margaret’s son Julian Jacobs on his acceptance into three Empire State ensembles for the upcoming year including the positions of Principal Percussionist/Associate timpanist with the ESYO Youth Orchestra; Drummer with the ESYO Youth Jazz Ensemble; and percussionist in the ESYO youth percussion ensemble.

-To Growing Azalea Music’s former office manager, Jocelyn Stoddard, on her new position as Marketing Assistant at The Snell Group in Barre, VT.

In Need of Prayer
– To everyone celebrating Ramadan this month that it may be a peaceful, inspiring passage of time.
– To everyone who needs to make a new start in some area of his or her life that he/she may find the inner strength and courage to do so.
Birthdays
Margaret B, Katherina FD, Marilyn L, Iris O, Alek S, Clare M, Marlena A, Ruth G, Diane N, Diane S, Maria M, Jeanette R, Mary W, Mary G, Alexandra M, Faith A, Kyla P, Leela G, Dennis S, Rose R, Abe B, Ben B, Andrea T, Chris O, James M, Susan W, Richard R, Rob S, Alyson P, Ed L, Marty G, Marshall H, Katherine L, Vanessa M, Mandy K, Kevin C, Jordan E, Olayinka P, John S, Cassie B, Nancy G, Laurie C, Tony F, April C, Colin A, Beth G, Peggy S, Dana F, Kacee W, James M, Jamie N, Tom M, Katie R, Mary T, Ava and Marlowe O, Cecca W, Nan W, Prudence H, Ziek P, Dorothy C, Syd B, Kathy M, Mira K, Melody B, Ed H, Holly H, Dana F, Terri B,

Quote of the Month
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” (Meister Eckhart).

Notes and News – June 2014

News from the Recording Studio

Margaret will be returning to the recording studio later this month to finish up recording her recent Holiday song, “North Pole”. Margaret’s son, Julian Jacobs, also recently graced the song with his beautiful mallet and violin playing!

Thank you, Jared!

The Growing Azalea Music team would like to thank recent SUNY Oneonta intern, Jared Doxey, for all of his dedication and hard work during the last five months. In addition to marketing music through various social media platforms, Jared performed several duties and responsibilities including assisting with licensing and re-organizing the music catalogue. We would like to congratulate him on his recent graduation and wish him every success for the future!

Inspiration

Inspirational Person of the Month
In honor of Father’s Day this month, Gregory Cross, Margaret’s long-term friend, is the inspirational person of the month. www.MargaretBernstein.com/inspiration

Inspirational Place of the Month
The Schoharie Valley, located in beautiful Upstate New York,  is the inspirational place of the month of June.
www.MargaretBernstein.com/inspiration

Acknowledgements

Birthdays
Charlie N, Ariel H, Sam Z, Julie K, Docky R, Jane B, Gary G, Jess J, Nina S, Andrea M, Jimmy P, Chris R, Meg L, Joanne H, Rick L, Emi K, Patty P, Mitzie B, Matthew L, Chelsea C, Ben G, Paul B, Obe G, John M, Dick M, Kersti D, Barbara H, Louise C, Faith R, Rog C, Lydia M

Congratulations

  • To all members of the Empire State Youth Orchestra on their brilliant performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this month!
  • To Growing Azalea Music’s former intern, Shannon Mingal, on her recent appointment as Marketing Assistant at Epic Records, New York City.
  • To recent college graduates everywhere including Jyoti Segal (Mount Holyoke College), Rachel Bernstein (Parsons School of Design), Jonah Coe-Scharf (Yale University), Jared Doxey (SUNY Oneonta) and Sean Rooney (SUNY Albany).
  • To percussionist Hannah Dick upon winning the Stefan Competition recently.

In Need of Prayer

  • To anyone who has recently lost a friend or family member.
  • To anyone who needs a little extra support and love right now.

 

Quote of the Month

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams).