Congratulations to Nathan Samse, Amelia Bohr and Elizabeth Skalski for being selected to participate in the 2022 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Winter Festival, to be held Dec. 1 to 4 in Rochester.
Nathan was chosen to perform with the All-State Symphonic Band at the Eastman School of Music’s Kodak Hall.
Amelia was selected as an alternate for the chorus; and Elizabeth was selected as an alternate on snare drum and mallets for the band.
The festival features students who are the “best of the best” in New York State and being selected for All-State is one of the highest student achievements in music education.
The All-State experience begins with a music educator, his or her student and an accompanist spending countless hours preparing a NYSSMA Level VI solo which must be selected from repertoire lists in the NYSSMA manual. The teachers who prepared them for their solos are Danielle Cornacchio, Matthew Christy, Joe Horner and Tom Stickney.