2016 Music & Merit Awards Gala – Mancini Award Recipient

Al McNeil, Ella Fitzgerald, Clara Schumann


On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Dr. Albert McNeil, founder of the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers received the prestigious Mancini Award at the NMS Music & Merit Awards Gala. Two of the students from the Neighborhood Music School (Siona Flowers and Ruby Rios), dressed as Ella Fitzgerald and Clara Schumann, to illustrate the music history they learn by attending lessons at the Neighborhood Music School. The wonderful Gala was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.


Mancini Award & President’s Award Recipients & Presenters

Honorees & Presenters


(L-R: Ginny Mancini, Dan Guerrero, Gloria Molina, Albert McNeil)

On May 7, 2016, at the Neighborhood Music School’s Music & Merit Awards Gala, Ginny Mancini presented Dr. Al McNeil with the Mancini Award for his dedication and commitment to music education. At the spectacular event, Gloria Molina presented Dan Guerrero with the President’s Award for his dedication and serving as a role model to the community. The annual Awards Gala is held in the spring each year, to raise funds and awareness for the school.

Calendar of Events

    • School Closings: Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
    • New Student Orientation | June 4, 11 | 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM | Please call to make an appointment.
    • Showtime | Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28