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High School Vocalists Tapped for Regional Ensemble

Regional Ensemble

Six student-musicians from Massapequa High School have been selected to represent the district at the 2019 All-Eastern Honors Ensemble sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. The event will be held from April 4-7 in Pittsburgh.

Seniors Antoinette C., Christian S. and Jenny T., and juniors Sarah B., James K. and Julianna M., will be among approximately 320 participants in the mixed chorus. They are students with music teachers Ilena Dempsey and Nichole Greene.

A total 600 students will participate in the event from schools across the east coast in instrumental and vocal ensembles. The groups are highly selective, noted Kelly Anne Gelfer, Director of Fine and Performing Arts. Students will rehearse and perform with renowned conductors and Massapequa’s musicians will work with Rollo Dilworth from Temple University.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students,’’ Ms. Gelfer said. “They will work collaboratively with other young musicians from schools outside of New York and gain valuable experience by working with renowned master conductors.”