Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati Arts Scene hosts young musicians from MYCincinnati

Arts & Humanities

By: Elizabeth Bookser Barkley

File Under: department of english and modern languages

Cincinnati art scene students.

The Cincinnati Arts Scene, taught by English professor Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, hosted young musicians from MYCincinnati on Feb. 21.

MyCincinnati, part of a growing network of over 50 programs in the U.S., is built around the ideals of El Sistema, founded in Venezuela in 1975.

MYCincinnati allows youth to spend two hours a day five days a week studying stringed instruments and playing together as an orchestra. The program is free to participants.

Mount English major Megan Moore commented, "I was so impressed with the MYCincinnati performance. I expected them to be good, but they were so much better than anything I could have anticipated. The first piece that they played, Spring, brought tears to my eyes."