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Pasadena Alumnus Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame

first_imgPeople Pasadena Alumnus Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 3:04 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Renowned violinist and Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena alumnus Earl Carlyss was among the inductees into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago this month.A Pasadena Club member in the 1950s, the Chicago-born Carlyss decided to become a professional violinist after winning a local competition at the age of 10. He was further spurred in this pursuit by the Club’s director, Tom Thompson, who encouraged the young Carlyss to apply for the Epstein Fine Arts Fund Grant, which was administered by the Boys Clubs of America as the organization was known at the time.Carlyss won the grant at age 12 and soon after moved to France to study at the Paris Conservatoire in 1955. After two years, he returned to the United States and entered the famed Juilliard School in New York. He made his debut recital in 1962 and became a member of the Juilliard String Quartet in 1966.Carlyss remained a member of the quartet for the next 20 years, performing more than 2,100 concerts and making 100 recordings with his fellow musicians during that time. Along the way, the quartet won three Grammy awards for “Best Chamber Music Recording.” Carlyss has also served as Director of the Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, one of the nation’s premier chamber music programs, and was the first holder of the Sidney M Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.Today, he teaches violin and chamber music at Juilliard. He is married to pianist Ann Schein.Carlyss joined opera singer Denyce Graves, PGA Golfer Robert Gamez, Philanthropist Monique Mosley, Entertainer Trey Songz, Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed, business executive Larry Young, and WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon in receiving this honor, reserved for those alumni who have achieved success in their chosen career fields.About the Boys & Girls Club of PasadenaThe Boys & Girls Club operates two sites in Pasadena—the Slavik Branch at 3230 East Del Mar Blvd. and the Mackenzie-Scott Branch at 2020 North Fair Oaks Ave.—and serves more than 2,500 community youth year-round from Pasadena and the nearby communities of South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Glendale. Since 1937, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has been to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club promotes the health, education, social, vocational, and character development of boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, and helps improve the lives of these children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values. Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more

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