United Way Emerald Coast is excited to announce the first virtual singing competition to come to the Emerald Coast. Rock United will celebrate and recognize the great musical talent in Okaloosa and Walton Counties while helping our community grow stronger through the efforts of United Way Emerald Coast. The...
“When I teach, I love knowing that I get to share the gift of music with another person. Music has enriched my life so much and given me so much purpose, I hope that I can share that with my students and enrich their lives as well.” -Matt Miller Although...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for February 14-16, 2020. On Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of carefully curated...
The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) Académie will hold auditions for 3rd graders entering the 2020-2021 academic year on June 27 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only and must be made by June 24 at 5 p.m. No prior dance training or academic achievement level is required...

Aspire 4 Music

By Lisa Cyr The deer ate all of my green bean plants yesterday, then began to eat the roses in my front yard. My piano student noticed him outside my piano room window. We watched for a moment. A beautiful young animal hungry for food. I hope he doesn’t eat...

Look Ahead

By Lisa Cyr Here I am again, on the back porch enjoying my hedge of clumping bamboo. The ongoing joke for the last three years has been, “I’m watching the bamboo forest grow today.” It started out with a vision to create a unique privacy hedge. The plants were small...
Calling All Music Lovers to Support Young Aspiring Musicians “Most everyone enjoys listening to music. Whether that be in the car, on our cell phones, at the local restaurant, at home, outdoor events, with friends, and yes, even while shopping. Music sets the mood and instantly changes the atmosphere. Behind...
Enjoy a night under the stars at the most beautiful outdoor music venue on the Emerald Coast. Join Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation on Thursday evenings in September for the MKAF Concerts in the Village! Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket...

Musical Distancing

By Lisa Cyr Here I am social distancing on my back porch. A light breeze gently shaking the leaves, while puffy white clouds float beneath a blue sky. School is out and I can hear children playing in the streets, hopefully social distancing themselves from each other. Our outdoor cat,...
By Ray Cyr, Studio 237 Consider the times in your life when music affected you even when you might not have been aware. For instance, as a baby, can you imagine your parents singing a lullaby to help you fall asleep at night? Do you recall the silly songs they...

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