The District is pleased to announce that 16 fifth and sixth grade student-musicians were selected to participate in the annual Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festival, held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 9 and Jan. 16.
The students were selected to represent the district based on their New York State School Music Association scores and teacher recommendations and includes: Tristan Bissoondial, Makayla Bowman, Alanna Dembo, Evan Dinin, Jared Eisenberg, Noah Greenbaum, Cori Haiken, Oren Kichel, Samuel Klein, Ethan Marino, Ella Owen, Mikella Rahim, Sophie Rich, Emma Stein, Alexandra Tonico and Cecilia Toto.
Additionally, the fifth grade students Evan Dinin, Caeley Flynn, Sasha Karafin, Samuel Klein and Daniel Lin were selected to perform with the Long Island String Festival Association’s orchestras, to be held on March 7 but which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were selected for LISFA based on their level and score at the New York State School Music Association Festival the previous year and must participate in the school’s orchestra.
Shore Road music teacher Laura Itzkovitz explained that as leaders in music, these students help to inspire their peers in the district’s robust instrumental music program.