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Glen Cove City School District Celebrates 41 Students Selected for Prestigious NMEA All County Music Festival at Tilles Center 2024

Glen Cove City School District Celebrates 41 Students Selected for Prestigious NMEA All County Music Festival at Tilles Center 2024

Glen Cove City School District proudly announces that 41 talented students have been selected for the Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) All County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in January 2024. These students, recognized for outstanding performances in chorus, orchestra, band, and jazz were chosen based on stellar scores at the New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival. 

"We are thrilled to see so many of our talented students recognized for their musical aptitude  on such a prestigious platform," said Superintendent Dr. Maria L. Rianna. "This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, as well as the unwavering support they receive from our exceptional music educators."

Lawrence Nadel, Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts applauded the dedication and talent of these young musicians, emphasizing the district’s commitment to fostering musical skills. The NMEA All County performance showcases the students’ exceptional abilities, highlighting the success of the district’s thriving arts program. “We are excited to offer authentic arts experiences for our Glen Cove students. Congratulations to all of our talented musicians, their teacher mentors and families who continue to support excellence in Music Education.”

Glen Cove High School choral students, from left to right in the back row: Natalie Macnow, Michael Renga, Caleb Ham, Paloma Supica, Jaida Ciampi, Jeffry Ramirez, and their choral teacher, Mr. Edward Norris III. In the front row: Kaelyn Bonilla, Sophia Diaz-Zapata, Carolyne Datkhayeva, Sara Rengifo, and Paige Jimenez. Not pictured: Heather Alvarado and Anna Miller.

Isabella Smith and Ryan Mitchell, students of Glen Cove High School Band pictured with their band teacher, Brittney Frank Rifkind.

Orchestra teacher Mr. James Guarini with students Nicole Lee, Avery Wang, and Camille Cuadra-Chalen

Finley Middle School band teacher, Mr. Keith Schmidt, students Nishka Baboolal, Oliver Smith, Nathaly Polanco Duarte, and Ritvik Sharma, and band teacher, Ms. Grace Schene.

Finley Middle School chorus teacher Joy Sullivan with students Rose Sullivan, Siena Iovino, Brianna Pietri, Liana Dondero, and Ava Zuppardi.

Middle School orchestra teacher, Mr. Chris Lippe with student Victoria Schnitzer. Not pictured: Ly'Anna Ermmarino.

Connolly School chorus teacher, Miss Courtney Sack, with students Olivia DiFrancisco, Amelia Costantino, Daniel Seaman, and Alyson Rivera and Principal Bryce Klatsky. 

Landing School students in the back row: Grace Fernandez, Peyton Taylor, Chizimuzo Anaekwe; in the middle row: Tali Vogel; in the front row: Matias Moreno, Hanna Miller, Leslye Roldan Hernandez (not pictured: Stella Zias); along with teachers Pasquale Iannelli (on the left) and Miss Courtney Sack (on the right).