Fundraising preview screening of ‘My Musical Life’ set |

Fundraising preview screening of ‘My Musical Life’ set

All are invited to a “sneak preview” of a television special featuring five local young musicians at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The film “My Musical Life” was produced by five-time Emmy award-winner and Music in the Mountains board member Mike Bloebaum. The film is one hour long. A half-hour version will be broadcast on Sacramento public television station KVIE in early November as part of their “Viewfinder” series. It will then be syndicated via satellite to the PBS network of more than 350 stations.

Bloebaum is high on the project. “This will give deserved national attention to our talented kids, to Music in the Mountains and our wonderful, supportive community,” he said.

“My Musical Life” illustrates how a passion for music can be nourished by caring parents, mentors and an organization like MIM. The film follows five of the students enrolled in an MIM-sponsored class for “Young Composers.” (The “stars” are Molly Roth, Sage Po, Dylan Rodrigue, Galen Fraser and Trevor Villwock.) We watch these young people grow musically through the year-long class as well as their “musical lives” outside the class – their dedication and drive to become the best musicians they can be. At years’ end their compositions are presented as part of Music in the Mountains’ Summer Festival.

This has been a difficult year for all nonprofits and MIM is no exception.

“We’re cutting back where we can and yet keeping our basic goal of providing wonderful music and education for our community but frankly we’d appreciate your contributions to help us do that.”

There is no admission charge but pledge forms will be available at the screening.

“We’re proud of what we do; I think folks will share that pride when they see this film.”

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