LYRA String Quartet
The Atlanta Community Music School of Atlanta begins January 2018

Offering a variety of beginning to advanced classes, workshops and performance sessions to string of Atlanta, classes will begin the week of January 15, 2018.

Featured Groups:

Beginning Strings I/II/III and Intermediate Strings: Each level forms a cohesive ensemble of students who work on and learn techniques as they progress through the Beginning Strings Program, culminating in a performance together at the end of each Semester. The group learning environment in the Beginning Strings Program involves combining different levels of groups in performance to creat a strong mentoring atmosphere.

CMS Strings (Community Music School Strings): The intermediate level string orchestra spends equal time learning new techniques and a wide variety of repertoire for performance at the end of each Semester. Students learn to play their instruments and to play together, and focus on string ensemble and chamber music repertoire.

ACSE (Atlanta Community String Ensemble): This performing string ensemble delves into the string orchestra and chamber music repertoire. Part music history, music theory and ensemble techniques, ACSE examines Baroque to Contemporary styles and prepares many well-known works for performance.
LYRA began as an opportunity for artistry among a group of musicians in the Atlanta area in the late 1990ís. Fostered by the efforts of two of its founding violinists, husband and wife team Judith Cox and Raymond Leung, LYRA has blossomed in the past decade into one of the most recognized and far- reaching community and educational resources in the city of Atlanta. A string quartet-based group, LYRA promotes chamber music performance, education, and community service throughout the Southeast. In addition to its active performance schedule, LYRA is dedicated to sharing the joy and connective power of music to thousands of children of all ages throughout metropolitan Atlanta, offering coaching and teaching to students of all ages. LYRA presents the highest quality performances by musicians from the Atlanta area as well as internationally renowned guest artists. In its residency at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, LYRA is actively involved with special events, performances, workshops, and educational outreach.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The power of music, all music, lies in its ability to profoundly touch the soul of every listener in its own unique way. LYRA delves into the amazingly rich expanse of music created by masters of the genre, from the diverse cultural traditions of peoples from around the world. In a LYRA experience the boundaries of stage and expectation dissolve, and one leaves a performance feeling a profound connection that has been forged through the medium of the music. A LYRA concert is an experience that creates and nurtures connections and relationships through music, and invites every participant to leave with a smile on his lips and beautiful sounds in his ear.
Please join us as we embark on a journey of discovery through the fascinatingly imaginative world of great composers, great artists, and their profoundly inspiring music.
Judith Cox and Raymond Leung
Raymond Leung and Judith Cox
"As a band, the LYRA String Quartet's high standard of excellence and dedication to serving their community really shows in their performance. This certainly is a group to watch."

-- Norman Carol, Former Concertmaster, Philadellphia Orchestra
" shared such a high level of musical artistry with the children; we cannot capture in words the impact that being in the presence of such artistry may have, or the lasting impressions left by seeing such serious musicians at work."

--David Myers, Director, Center for Educational Partnerships, Georgia State University