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Susan Pascale Receives Prestigious ASTA Award
Susan Pascale, Director of the Pascale Music Institute (PMI) and the Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra, is the 2015 winner of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) P.J. McMasters Award for Excellence in School and Orchestra Teaching for Southern California.

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The Secret of Our ‘America’s Got Talent’ Success: Starting Children at the Right Age in Music
By Susan Pascale, Director, Pascale Music Institute

Here at the Pascale Music Institute in South Pasadena, we’ve recently had the challenge and the thrill of a lifetime. Our Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra, made up of 36 kids ages 8-13, won two nationally-televised rounds on America’s Got Talent. They appeared on the NBC program in June and July, playing classical arrangements of Beatles and Rolling Stones songs on stringed instruments, while dancing an elaborate choreography. Even the cellists and bassists danced while they played! (See the video below)