Our Summer Interlude

Between Seasons:

While the program for the coming season, starting in September with the Presidents' Reception, is being prepared, we are sharing with you the events, people and concerts from our prior season.  Please take special note of our Student League Members, all excellent young musicians, some of whom are sharing with us their very active 2015-16 activities below.  This is only a small portion of the entire group, which usually numbers about 30 each year.

Welcome - About The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit:

In the year 1885, twelve women pianists met to form a club wherein they would have an opportunity to perform for one another in order to maintain their professional performance skills. Little did they know of the group's future and how it would sustain itself for 130 years to date and that it would eventually come to be known as The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit. Today, The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit continues the legacy of the original founders by presenting the finest in professional concerts and contributing in various ways to the music community.

Student League - 2015-2016

The Student League was very active during the year, as reflected in the following commentary and gallery of photos from several members, with performers listed alphabetically.  Thanks to Student League Adviser Velda Kelly, to this year's wonderful cast of young musician members, and also to the parents and families who have graciously offered your homes for SL meetings.

Tuhin Chakraborty (Pianist): My experience with the Student League of Tuesday musicale has been truly wondrous over these past few years. I have had opportunities to play formally at actual concerts and learn from the best musicians in the area. This past year I really enjoyed playing for the TMD leadership at the board meeting at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. I especially like attending the interesting monthly meetings that the student league holds. I enjoy the speeches given by the speakers when they discuss their experience performing on the stage.

Alyssa Campbell is a violinist who will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall. She will be studying violin performance in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance and plans to make a career out of performing on the violin. She loves contemporary music and hopes that it will be a large aspect of her life in music.
William Lee (Age 15, Carnegie Hall Photo, Grand Prize Winner Concert Festival, December 2015): The Tuesday Musicale has empowered me to confidently soar in the direction of all my musical dreams! Each month we have the unique opportunity to perform in front of our peers to reach for the highest magnitude of artistry. For this I am truly thankful to Velda Kelly and my fellow student members.
Trinity Lee (7th grade, Carnegie Hall photo, Grand Prize Winner Concert Festival, 2016):  Thank you for having me as the youngest member of the piano student body this past season! I am excited for next year! The Tuesday Musicale Student League has provided me and many talented young musicians to reach their highest potential in their musical endeavors. My experiences have been enriched by dedicated students who have the highest standards of musical excellence. Led monthly by our director, Violinist Velda Kelly, we are truly fortunate to have such an honorable organization here in Metro Detroit.
Greg Turner: I enjoy the Student League mostly because of the opportunity to perform repertoire in progress in a comfortable environment. Performing for the group is always a great experience as you not only get to practice performing your pieces, but also get constructive feedback from your friends.
Matthew Yao is featured in our first video posting on the website, below, performing at our February 16, 2016, concert. 

Student League - 2015-2016

More Student League!  The response from our Student League members has been outstanding, and we are collecting a lovely set of images and quotations from their experience with our association.  A second gallery has been set up for any additional submissions - please contact Velda Kelly if you would like to be included.

Velda Kelly The center around whom our Student League stars orbit is advisor Velda Kelly.  She has become a trusted advisor and inspiration for our Student Leaguers.  Thank you, Velda!

Kathryn Jorgensen  "Student League has helped me make huge progress in my performance abilities. Six years with this group has helped me increase my playing ability, musical appreciation, and helped me control my fear of performing in front of people. I feel infinitely more prepared going into conservatory having participated. Being able to learn and grow with so many great young musicians was truly a privilege."


Our Student League, Continued

A Recap of the Season in Pictures

Our organization has benefited from the many beautiful and well-designed "Flash Flyers" and other publications produced by member Mary Levack Quick.  Mary has prepared the following set of images that reflect our exciting 2015 -2016 season.  Thank you, Mary!


Of Special Note!


Thank you, Scott Hanoian, Ivan Moshchuk and the performers of the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Ensemble for a spectacular concert! What a great way to end our enjoyable 2015-16 concert season.

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Our Opera Night concert, on April 5, was a great success - thanks to all!

Also, please note that The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit is entering the online media world with our first ever video posting, of Student League member Matthew Yao performing at our February 16, 2016, concert. Please click here to view.

Our January 19 concert, "Nadine's Potpourri" V, featured a visually impressive combination of sight, sound and narration, with the art of eurythmy presented by Claudia Fontana. Please click here for the video.

President’s Greeting

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Norma Keil Shaw TMD President

Welcome to the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit website, where I trust you will be able to find the information you are looking for. In the event that we have failed to provide the information you need, please do not hesitate to call us at 313-520-8663.

As the website indicates, Tuesday Musicale of Detroit has been promoting the live performance of classical and semi-classical music to a high standard for 130 years. As we prepare our 2016-2017 concert season, I believe you will find our performances to be, in every respect, worthy of our great tradition. Please note that it is time to renew your membership, which may now be accomplished online here.

We have three main categories of members: Performer members who perform in our regular monthly concerts and who generally audition to qualify for this classification; Associate members, who largely constitute the audience for our concerts; and Student League members who are outstandingly talented teenage musicians who meet monthly and perform in many of our concerts. Performer and Associate members pay an annual fee of $50.00, which entitles them to attend all our concerts free of charge, with the exception of our “Artist-of-the-Year” concerts for which all attendees pay a charge for admission.

As the name implies, “Artist-of-the-Year” concerts are annual events. At these, we present a musician of national or international stature. Among the artists presented over the years have been violinist Fritz Kreisler, and pianists Jan Paderewski, Myra Hess and Peter Serkin. In 2015, internationally renowned pianist James Tocco, whom we presented on May 8 at the Max Fisher Music Center next to Orchestra Hall, was added to this roster of distinguished musicians.

I hope you will enjoy browsing our website. If you wish to contact us for further information or to answer any questions you may have, you may do so either through the website or by calling us at 313-520-8663.

Come join us for our 2015-16 season of fine concerts.

Norma Keil Shaw

Mission Statement

Classically trained musicians (instrumentalists and singers) have gravitated to The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit for over a century. This music club presents concerts by auditioned performer members a monthly basis throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.

The purposes of The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit are as follows:
To instruct and educate its members, and the public at large, in classical music and semi-classical music and in the musical arts, and to foster, stimulate, promote and enhance the interest of its members, the community and the public at large, in music and the musical arts, and their enjoyment and appreciation of live performance of classical and semi-classical music; to foster, sponsor, encourage, promote, give and stage concerts, recitals, lectures, exhibitions, productions, and presentations, dramatic, or otherwise, either public or private, which involve, concern, or make use of classical or semi-classical musical arts.



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