Metropolitan Youth Music Foundation

Our Mission

Our goal here at the Metropolitan Youth Music Foundation

Help All People Enjoy Music

Our mission is to help all people enjoy music regardless of age, gender, or race. We believe music is a type of "international language" as it captures feelings and puts it down onto the song. Music has the potential to unify people of all different cultures and backgrounds.

Music is Beneficial To Everyone

Studies have shown that music is favorable for our mental health and physical health. According to a scientist at Northshore, blood is shown to flow better due to reduced cortisol (stress) levels. Although there is no definitive proof, there were some patients who remembered some memories, with music playing in the background, when they Alzheimer's Disease. 

Mentors

Emily Coile

​Emily Coile received her music degree with honors from the University of Maryland (UMD) and studied with Genovese, Hudson, Eberly, Vadala, and Walters.  Emily Coile held the principal clarinet chair in the University of Maryland’s Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and played alto saxophone in UMD’s Jazz Band.  She has performed with the Summer Opera Theater Company, Washington Pro Musica, the Chinese-American Orchestra, and the Capital Wind Symphony.  

She directed the bands and orchestras at Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School in Frederick County, Maryland and started the band and orchestra program at St Elizabeth School in Rockville, Maryland. She established and directs the Kings Cathedral Youth Band program. Emily home-schooled her three children, each of whom won college music scholarships.  

Emily maintains a clarinet studio in Gaithersburg. Her private clarinet students have won concerto competitions at the regional, state, national, and international levels. Her private students are regular performers with area honor groups, and have held principal positions in the Mid-Atlantic Music Festival, Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra, St Cecilia Youth Orchestra, Montgomery County Honors Band, West Virginia Honor Band, and the Maryland All-State Band and Maryland All-State Orchestra.  Her students have performed internationally in Europe, Central America, and South America, and locally with the Capital Wind Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony.  Mrs. Coile’s students have gone on to play at conservatories such as Peabody and Shenandoah, as well as state universities and private colleges including Carnegie Mellon, Yale, Cornell, WashU, and Princeton.

Dr Suk Yi Hyun

Pianist Suk-Yi Hyun has appeared as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States, Canada, Europe and Korea. Dr. Hyun is a prize-winner at numerous international competitions and she has also performed in several festivals and concerts including the recital at Carnegie Hall, William Kapell Competition Festival, the Las Vegas Music Festival, the Boston Piano and String Festival, Frederick Community College Piano Faculty Extravaganza, Lunchtime recitals, and four hands piano concert, “Three Four One.” Her concerto performances include those with Seoul Philharmonic, Korean Symphony, Bucheon Philharmonic, Seoul Wind Ensemble, and Bulgarian Symphony.
Prestigious music critics Julian Kreeger and Tim Smith reviewed her performance as “the best performance of Aaron Copland Piano Sonata”, “passionate and exciting performance, a variety of tone colors.”
Dr.Hyun was born in Korea and received her Bachelor's Degree, Summa Cum Laude, at Seoul National University in Korea. She was a recipient of the Albert Lockwood Memorial Scholarship at the University of Michigan, where she earned her Master of Music degree, earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland. She was a student of Santiago Rodriquez, Arthur Greene and Cleveland Page and played for master classes with such renowned pianists as Lazar Berman, Andre Watts, Jerome Lowenthal, Nelita True, Robert Roux and Michael Lewin.
She has been on the piano faculty of the International School of Music in Bethesda and is currently teaching at Frederick Community College. Dr. Hyun enjoys sharing her passion for music with students and many of her students have won awards at numerous competitions and festivals. She is currently a pianist with Aerius Ensemble.  
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