Tuesday:) Talented McKinney Student Musicians

1 Aug

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

Roy T. Bennett


Sunday afternoon, I attended the wonderful Summer Music Intensives Finale Concert at the Church Street Auditorium on the square. I like to think that I know what’s happening in McKinney, but I wasn’t aware of all the talented young musicians here in McKinney. My friend, Jerry Rizzi, is a local musician, and popular music teacher. He told me about the free concert while we were greeting before 9 o’clock Mass. He is so very proud of his young students and their talent.

The Summer Intensives concert is sponsored by The Arts and Music Guild, Odysseus North Texas Hammer Orchestra, McKinney Arts Commission, with special thanks to Annie Royer.

My good friends Annie Royer and Jerry Rizzi.


Jason Lim, left, Artistic Director and Conductor, Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra, and Director The Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra, and Summer Music Intensives.

Students warming up before the concert. There were several student conductors and a variety of musical renditions.

It was a wonderful concert and the auditorium was packed full, standing room only. I know, I was standing way in the back. We are very fortunate here in McKinney to have so many opportunities for young people to learn and express their talents.

Here’s a little bit more about the Summer Music Intensives.


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