Conservatory students share spotlight, stage in magazine feature

Boca Magazine features student-artists in December cover story

Published Dec. 05, 2008

It’s not often that Conservatory of Music students at Lynn University take a back seat to anyone. After all, the students are some of the best and brightest on their instruments of any student-artists in the world. But when it came to playing backup for a recent photo shoot staged by Boca Magazine, more than a dozen brass, woodwind and percussion students jumped at the opportunity.
The result – a 10-page spread (11MB, PDF) in the December issue that has Lynn musicians sharing the limelight with, as the magazine put it, “dramatic winter fashions” and a very Angelina Jolie-looking fashion model. Besides coming away with a very unique memento, the participating students also got quite a measure of praise from the magazine editors. In an issue opening letter titled “Music to our ears,” editor Kevin Kaminski offers some hefty praise for the musicians who gave time and talent on behalf of the publication.

Cover of Boca Magazine, December 2008
Download the spread. (11MB, PDF)

See a behind-the-scenes video of a Philharmonia practice online at


“We weren’t asking much from Lynn University,” he writes. “Only that the Conservatory of Music serve up a few dozen of its finest classical musicians, put them in black-tie attire, and clear their schedules so that they could spend the better part of 10 hours on stage with a gorgeous model decked in glamorous gowns. No big deal, right? Thanks to the amazing team at Lynn, it wasn’t.”

The only downside, Kaminski wrote, was the group set the bar pretty high for future efforts. “Most of all, we thank the students who volunteered their time – and talents. The musicians treated our crew to a selection of classical numbers throughout the afternoon, officially spoiling us for all future fashion productions.”

For some behind-the-scenes photos from the Boca Magazine shoot, see Lynn junior Mark Falcone’s photos on Lynn’s public Facebook page. See the Conservatory of Music’s Web site for more information on students, faculty and performances.

Want to hear (and see) the Philharmonia yourself?

Catch the Conservatory of Music’s Philharmonia Orchestra on Dec. 6 (at 7:30 p.m.) or Dec. 7 (5 p.m.) at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School (3900 Jog Road). Tickets are $30. You can also catch the Philharmonia’s annual Gingerbread Family Concert at the Boca Raton Resort & Club at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14 (tickets are $25). Tickets are available at or by calling 561-237-9000.