Marcelina Suchocka Helps Chicago’s Youth Discover their Artistic Side

17-year-old percussionist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Marcelina Suchocka has appeared on two From the Top shows in the past (Show 206 in Texas and Show 220 in Iowa), and was the Grand Prize winner of From the Top and Carnegie Hall’s Big Break YouTube Contest! She and the runners-up of the Big Break Contest will perform at Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert this Saturday, April 9 in New York City. On Sunday, April 10 Marcelina and the Big Break runners-up will record an upcoming radio broadcast at WQXR in New York.

This February, Marcelina led a hands-on percussion workshop for students of the Stowe Fine Arts & Performing Arts Academy in Humboldt Park, Chicago.

“I (wanted) to let the children know that whatever they choose to do, they should strive to be the best at it. It doesn’t have to be music, but they should love what they do and strive to be better and better at it every day. I also (wanted) to teach the children about percussion instruments…and about the orchestra.” – Marcelina

Read more about Marcelina’s workshop on our Arts Leadership Map!

Marcelina on Show 220 in Davenport, Iowa