Concert of women composers to support LMTA Music Outreach | neighborhood supplement

The Lincoln Alumnae & Patroness Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) will host an in-person fundraiser for a Female Songwriters Concert to benefit the Lincoln Music Teachers Association’s Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP) at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at New Visions Community United Methodist Church, 1610 S. 11th St.

The public is invited and voluntary donations will be accepted.

The performers will be professional LMTA musicians: Antonio Forgione (classical guitar) and his students Rocio Izaguirre and Gabriel Marks; and Dr. Elizabeth Grunin (cello) accompanied by Dr. Svetlana Yashirin (piano), Matvey Moisseyev (piano), student of Dr. Paul Barnes, and Yve Nelson (piano), student of Jane Sonneland. Paola Izaguirre, (saxophone) student of Jennifer Reeves, will be accompanied by Wanda Mandigo (piano). Paola Izaguirre, piano student of Jo Riecker-Karl, will also perform a piano solo.

Other professional musicians will include Florencia Zuloaga (piano), Jeremy Duck (piano) and Bridget Hill (flute). The program can be accessed on the homepage blog

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The mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music for female musicians of all ages, races and nationalities. SAI supports and promotes successful and innovative educational music programs for all stages of life, and dedicates financial resources to ensure the continuation of programs to support the goal of fellowship in perpetuity.

The award-winning LMTA Music Outreach Program provides tuition, low-cost instruments and instrument care, sheet music, and performance opportunities for up to 50 needy Lincoln-area students. In May, voluntary donations to the LMTA Music Awareness Program must be made in person at the concert or online at the LMTA page at to qualify for the Lincoln Community $500,000 Proportional Match Foundation and dollar-for-dollar match by Bryce Williby of Universal Financial Services (UFS). For more information about LMTA-MOP, go to and click on Music Outreach Program or email [email protected]

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