Lagond Music School Students score $1M+ Scholarships
Lagond Music School Students score $1M+ Scholarships: Lagond Music School in Elmsford recently announced that their Class of 2017 won an overwhelming acceptance rate of 97% to their top two choices of colleges they applied. And they received a significant amount of scholarship money as well.
On average, each student was awarded more than $30,000 per year in scholarships. With 13 graduates in their class, this means Lagond Music School students raked in over $1,560,000 in scholarships over four years.
Results like this have been consistent for students at Lagond since the school was founded in 2002. In that time, Lagond grads have been awarded over $12 million in scholarship grants to the colleges of their choice.
Harvard & Williams & Brown, oh my!
Equally as impressive is the school’s proven track record when it comes to helping their students go on to some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, as well as assisting in attaining placement in many of the nation’s most prestigious programs and competitions.
This year alone, Lagond students were accepted to such exceptional music schools as the University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music and University of Miami Frost School of Music among many others. Lagond was also instrumental in positioning students into Ivy League and top tier liberal arts colleges including Harvard, Brown, Williams, Tulane and Georgetown.
Charlie Lagond: From Chet Baker to Chuck Mangione & Kid Creole & the Coconuts
The Lagond Music school teaches contemporary music with the same rigor traditionally applied to classical training. Headed by world class saxophonist Charlie Lagond, who has performed with everyone from Chet Baker and Woody Herman to Chuck Mangione, Natalie Cole, The Jackson Five and Kid Creole & The Coconuts, the Lagond Music School offers private instruction and band workshops for all instruments and voice, a pre-college program, theory, popular music songwriting, composition, production and engineering with a special focus on jazz, Latin Funk, rock and singer/songwriters.
Lagond Music’s faculty are working professionals, who like Charlie have worked and performed with music icons from Little Stevie Van Zandt, Southside Johnny and the E Street Band to Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea, Kenny Rankin, Elton John, Phil Ramone, Rod Stewart, Rachel Platten, Martin Sexton and countless others. Addy Kaegi, who co-founded Kid Creole and the Coconuts and created their outlandish outfits and wacky choreography teaches performance at the school.
From beginners to advanced music students
The school’s programs emphasize performance training as part of their curriculum and each year they invite some of their top students, the Lagond All Stars, to go on the ultimate field trip – a three-week, multi-city tour where they perform in professional venues. The brainchild of the school’s Executive Director Rosanne Lana, the All Stars have toured the West Coast, Texas, Tennessee Quebec and the Midwest. A recent All Star tour included performances in Harlem, Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, Hershey Park, PA, Philadelphia, Ocean City MD, Nashville TN and Washington DC.
Lagond offers programs for beginners from age six through the most advanced music students in high school who are contemplating studying music in college or becoming passionate hobbyists. Enroll today for the Fall semester.
(9 Haven St., Elmsford, 914-345-0512 x 103 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lagondmusic.com)
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