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Spring 2016 Newsletter


We're nearing the end of the school year, which means Year #5 of the Donohue Fellowship is almost in the books! Over the past 5 years, the Fellowship has supported hundreds of private music lessons, dozens of team events, and fostered strong friendships among some of the kindest kids we've had the pleasure of knowing. We've never been more excited about what's to come.

The Fellows are keeping busy, and recently participated in a class on the "Alexander Technique." As one Fellow explains:

This past month, the Donohue Fellows took an Alexander Technique class taught by an adjunct faculty member at Montclair State University. Alexander Technique teaches people how to alleviate unneeded tension in their muscles. The professor went around the room to teach each person individually and changed the way they sat and held their instrument. It was amazing how much of a difference posture and the position of an instrument changed each person's sound.

Next up - a Q&A session with a Boston Symphony flutist and a benefit concert to support local youth programs.

And last, but certainly not least, the Fellows will host their annual recital on June 23 at 7pm in the Learning Commons at Ridgewood High School. This event is open to the public, so we would love to see you there to support the Fellows.

Val, MichaelAaron, and Colin
Donohue Fellowship Executive Committee