Seven musicians from North High School and South High School have been selected to play in the the competitive 2023 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. In addition, 14 students have been named as Alternates for the event.
The musicians come from both North High School and South High School.
North High School’s All-State musicians are Samuel Friedmann on bass and Mixed Chorus. The high school Alternates are Ryan Cho on Bb clarinet, tenor II Owen Flood, Man Chun Han on violin, Zachary Hyman, bass II, Ian Loo on violin, and Mizuki Natsu playing cello.
North High musicians are taught by Dr. Pamela Levy, fine and performing arts department head/vocal music teacher; Dr. Esther Noh, instrumental music teacher; and Jacquelyn Tomlet, instrumental music teacher.
The South High School’s All-State musicians are, Hugh Choi playing flute II from Symphonic Band, Kelly Hon a soprano II in Mixed Chorus, Dylan Kim playing violin I from Symphony Orchestra, Alston Leung on violin II from Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Lin playing cello, from Symphony Orchestra, and Nathan Park a tenor II in Mixed Chorus.
The Alternates are on violin are Jacqueline Han, Colin Hu, Elizabeth Levine, and Shira Lichter. Erin Wong is an Alternate on cello, Deirdre Chan, a soprano I, Gloria Lee on flute, and Sarah Sun an alto saxophone.
South High musicians are taught by Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head/instrumental music teacher; Mark Boschen, instrumental music teacher; and Dr. Janine Robinson, a vocal music teacher.
At the All-State Conference, sponsored by NYSSMA, the state’s finest student musicians will perform together in various ensembles. Thousands of students auditioned for this competition last spring at solo and ensemble festivals.