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Piano Showcase Winner And Alternates

Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

North High School senior Paula Tartell has been selected to perform at the eighth annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Piano Showcase, in Rochester, on Dec. 6. She is among the 11 talented young pianists chosen from 71 perfect-score applicants statewide. At the Showcase, Paula will perform Jardins sous la pluie, from “Estampes,” by Claude Debussy. She played oboe in the North High band and is a member of the Chorus and the school’s Tri-M

Music Honor Society. In addition, Paula was recently named a Newsday Scholar Artist for excellence in the arts and academics. Her faculty sponsor for the Showcase was Joseph Rutkowski, North High instrumental music teacher. Paula studies piano privately with Tatiana Goncharova.

 

Students who submit recordings to be considered for the Piano Showcase must have previously earned a perfect score of Level 6A+/100 at the NYSSMA Solo Piano Festival competition. Students not accepted to perform in the Showcase are named Piano Showcase Alternates. South High School has three Alternates this year. They are: Sean Na and Annabelle Ng, both sophomores, and Dominique Tricarico, a senior. Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head, is their instrumental music teacher. 

 

Piano Showcase Winner And Alternates

Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

North High School senior Paula Tartell has been selected to perform at the eighth annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Piano Showcase, in Rochester, on Dec. 6. She is among the 11 talented young pianists chosen from 71 perfect-score applicants statewide. At the Showcase, Paula will perform Jardins sous la pluie, from “Estampes,” by Claude Debussy. She played oboe in the North High band and is a member of the Chorus and the school’s Tri-M

Music Honor Society. In addition, Paula was recently named a Newsday Scholar Artist for excellence in the arts and academics. Her faculty sponsor for the Showcase was Joseph Rutkowski, North High instrumental music teacher. Paula studies piano privately with Tatiana Goncharova.

 

Students who submit recordings to be considered for the Piano Showcase must have previously earned a perfect score of Level 6A+/100 at the NYSSMA Solo Piano Festival competition. Students not accepted to perform in the Showcase are named Piano Showcase Alternates. South High School has three Alternates this year. They are: Sean Na and Annabelle Ng, both sophomores, and Dominique Tricarico, a senior. Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head, is their instrumental music teacher. 

 

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Twenty South High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the prestigious 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

 

Semifinalists are: Alexandra Chen, Elizabeth Chi, May Hlaing, Da Young (Clara) Hong, David Hong, Joseph Kim, Kevin Kim, Kyutae (John) Kim, Allison Kornrich, Kara Kupferberg, Cristina Lai, Christine Lee, Lora Pavlovich, Alexander Putter, Seung Yeon (Christine) Song, Radhika Viswanathan, Avir Waxman, Caroline Weinberg, Angell Xiang, and Chae Rin Yoon.

   

Students Selected For All-National Honor Ensembles

Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Two talented South High School seniors have been selected for the highly prestigious 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from Oct. 27 to 30. They are Jessica Drucker, who will sing alto in the All-National Mixed Choir, and Sam Huang, who will play violin in the All-National Symphony Orchestra. Jessica’s South High teacher is Dr. Pamela Levy, vocal music director; Sam is a student of Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head.

 

Selection to All-National is the highest honor music high school students can receive. Applications were received from student musicians of NAfME members from throughout the United States. A total of 671 students were selected for All-National chorus, orchestra, or band, with 77 students coming from New York State.

 

NAfME (National Association for Music Education) sponsors the All-National Conference which alternates each year with the All-Eastern Conference. 

 

25-Year Employees Recognized

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Great Neck Public Schools 25-year employees were recognized in June by the Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff. 

 

Teachers who were recognized included: Kathleen Andrews (English, North Middle School); Deidre Elzer-Lento (technology department head, South Middle School); Maureen Ganes (kindergarten, Kennedy School); Laura Goldstein (technology, Kennedy); Debra Manoff (reading, North Middle); Adam McKenzie (physical education, Lakeville School); Linda Novick (nurse, Baker School); Donna Peirez (grade 1, Lakeville); Meryl Rosenblum (grade 2, Saddle Rock School);

Neil Saggerson (fine & performing arts department head, North High School); Debra Silverman (grade 5, Baker); and Gayle Ulmann (grade 5, Kennedy).

   

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