High School Singers Selected for All-State Conference

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Four student musicians from Glen Cove High School have been selected to participate in the 2012 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference. Michael Banks (Bass I) and Claudia Kolanovic (Alto II) have been chosen as members of the Mixed Chorus, while Victoria Andreotti (Soprano II) and Matthew Kolbert (Tenor II) will serve as alternates. This marks the second straight year Victoria has received All-State recognition.

The NYSSMA All-State Conference, which honors the best high school musicians from throughout New York State, is held annually at the prestigious Eastman Theater in Rochester. Between 500-600 students are selected, including 250 members of the All-State Choir, which these students will perform with under the direction of renowned composer Dr. Rollo Dillworth. This year’s show will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The Glen Cove Board of Education honored the four at the September business meeting.

 “These students were chosen based on their proficiency scores achieved during the NYSSMA solo festival last year. All four of them achieved perfect scores on their performance,” said their chorus teacher, Edward Norris. “Congratulations to them. I know they will make us proud.”