Music is one of the things that I actually grow in. What I love most about PCM is my teachers. I am so thankful.
“Phoenix is home to an incredible arts community, and organizations like the Phoenix Conservatory of Music are key to the city’s cultural vibrancy,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. “This award is testament to the great work PCM is doing to expose children in our community to the arts and music education.”
In performance I became more confident and defined in my style, taking elements from the musicians I most respected and whose presences were most impactful. This growth allowed me to begin gigging around Phoenix, a feat which I did not think possible until Five Week and its effect on my confidence.
“This award highlights what we already know, that Phoenix has an amazing arts and culture community that deserves a national stage, with programs that give students the skills to achieve their dreams,” said Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, chair of the city’s Parks, Arts, Education and Equality Subcommittee. “The Phoenix Conservatory of Music provides essential support and encouragement of students’ creativity and self-expression, something most young people can’t get during the regular school day.”
What I love most about PCM is the experience with different groups and people that overall improves my abilities as a musician.
“This kind of excellent programming is why it is essential that the City of Phoenix supports arts organizations like the Phoenix Conservatory of Music. Our investment through operating grants and technical support help to make these successes possible,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, District 1. “I hope that our residents will take the time to learn about the Conservatory and all it offers our community. It’s a true gem that everyone should know about.”
They have taught me to realize what I need to accomplish to be a well rounded musician. It has opened the door to the world of jazz for me.
-Chris Reyes, Grade 11