Syosset students recognized for musical talent

December 11, 2013 by  

A record number of Syosset students earned recognition this fall for their musical abilities.

Students from 10 schools across Syosset were named as All-County musicians. Nearly 300 students received the recognition and will be performing in January at the Tilles Center on the Long Island University Post campus, alongside of other student musicians from around the county.

More than 20 students from Syosset High School were accepted as performers or alternates for the New York State School Music Association’s All-State concerts. Fourteen of them will head to Rochester this month to perform with other students from across the state. Syosset musicians who were named to All-State include Christopher Cardoz and Gregory Kim, who both play trombone, Angela Wee and Mary Kim on violin, and Victoria Albanese, a vocalist.

To show off the talent of its students, the district could use banner printing to highlight the achievements of this year’s students. Michael Salzman, the coordinator of fine and performing arts for the district, said:

“[The district] consistently has among the highest number of student-musicians accepted into these very prestigious honors ensembles.”

Along with the all-county and all-state honors, a couple of Syosset High School students earned national recognition. Seniors Hyunkee Sung and Justin Bergson performed at the National Association for Music Education National Conference as part of the All-National Honors Ensemble. As part of a performance held in Nashville, Tennessee, Sung performed on viola with the All-National Orchestra, while Bergson sang in the All-National Chorus.