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Benefit Concert June 4 for Children's Music Program


Maria Terrone
Executive Director of Communications
(718) 997-5591

Maria Matteo
News Assistant
(718) 997-5593


– An Alum of the Program, Joseph Liccardo, Will Perform Works by Mozart, Chopin, Fauré and Prokofiev –

FLUSHING, May 20, 2005—Pianist Joseph Liccardo will perform a concert to benefit the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music (CPSM) at Queens College on Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm, in the LeFrak Concert Hall of the Music Building on the Flushing campus. The program will feature works by Mozart, Chopin, Fauré and Prokofiev. Liccardo, an alum of CPSM, is currently finishing his third year of studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he is a recipient of the Rogers Scholarship. He participated in the prestigious Van Cliburn Summer Program in 2003, and won first place in the Eastman School Concerto Competition during his freshman year, performing the “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” by Rachmaninoff. Liccardo was also the first prize winner in the Music Teachers National Association Competition in 2002.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 17. To purchase tickets, please call (718) 997-3888.

Founded in 1981, the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music offers a complete program of instruction for young musicians, ages three through eighteen, who wish to develop performance skills and an understanding of music theory and literature. Located at Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music, the center serves residents in the five boroughs as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. A comprehensive music school, CPSM offers private instruction for all orchestral and band instruments; and classes in piano, voice and guitar; composition and musicianship; orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble and chamber music; Suzuki string and piano; and Dalcroze Eurythmics classes for the very young. CPSM provides instruction for all stages of musical development, from beginner to conservatory level.

For more information on CPSM, please call associate director Lisa Maron at (718) 997-3888 or email Visit on-line at For directions to Queens College, please visit

Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is dedicated to the idea that a first-rate education should be accessible to talented individuals of all backgrounds and financial means. Founded in 1937, the college offers an exceptional liberal arts curriculum, with over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and a variety of specialized honors programs.


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