Northport High School music students are continuing the program’s tradition of excellence, with 13 students being chosen for the 2020 NYSSMA virtual All-State concert.
Students selected scored among the top musicians in New York State, and the recognition is a reflection of their talent and hard work. Ordinarily, students would travel to Rochester for a winter concert, however NYSSMA has adapted to the current climate by transitioning to a virtual concert instead.
The process of being chosen as an All-State participant is complex, involving solo performances and evaluations by an All-State adjudicator and committee. Of the approximately 7,000 student applicants, only approximately 900 are ultimately chosen to participate. The mission of the New York State School Music Association is to “advance music education across New York State for its membership and students in member school programs”.
“Once again, our students have proven that even under the most difficult circumstances, their commitment to the music program and the arts is unyielding,” said District Director of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Izzet Mergen. “They are incredibly talented, and I am looking forward to an amazing concert, even virtually.”
Julie Barbier – Mixed Chorus
Matthew Boyle – Symphonic Band
Camden Burk – Symphonic Band
Alison Crosley – Mixed Chorus
Maxwell DeBrino – String Orchestra
Margaret Forbes – Treble Chorus
Claire Freas – Mixed Chorus
Riley Gayer – Treble Chorus
Gabrielle Liberatoscioli – String Orchestra
Angelina Saccone – Symphony Orchestra
Amelia Semple – Mixed Chorus
Juliana Tjornhom – Symphony Orchestra
Alexandra Weber – Treble Chorus