All-State Musicians

All-State Musicians photo
Of the thousands of students who auditioned, 25 Ward Melville High School student-musicians have been selected to either perform at or serve as alternates for the All-State festival of this year’s NYSSMA Winter Conference. 

Several of the students were selected to more than one ensemble group and, with 25 honorees, Ward Melville has the largest number of students selected for this honor in all of Suffolk County. Selection to All-State is based on the student’s NYSSMA scores from the previous spring, as well as teacher recommendations.

“Not only is this accomplishment the result of the students’ hard work and dedication, but it is also a direct reflection of our music teachers’ commitment and perseverance toward excellence,” said Anthony Pollera, the district’s director of music. 

The district congratulates the following All-State student-musicians: 

Kian Abbott – Violoncello, Alternate
Jesse Arnold – Jazz Tenor Voice, Alternate
Richard Caporusso – Bass I, Alternate
Ryan Carlozzo – Bass I, Alternate; Jazz Bass Voice, Alternate
Isabella Colombo – Alto II, Treble Chorus
Emma Cowan – Violin, Symphony Orchestra; Jazz Soprano Voice, Alternate; Soprano II, Alternate
Benjamin Cummings – Jazz Guitar, Alternate
Jared Gozinsky – Snare Drum, Wind Ensemble
Katie Griesel – Soprano II, Mixed Chorus; Oboe, Symphonic Band
Steven Holmquist – Violin, Alternate
Victor Jiao – Violin, Alternate
Andrew Kim – Violin, Symphony Orchestra
Elenaor Kopp – Trumpet, Alternate
Denise Lai – Violin, Alternate
Lawrence Lan – Violoncello, String Orchestra
Marielle Leiboff – Soprano II, Alternate
Cameron Liquori – Alto II, Mixed Chorus
Serena Liu – Violin, Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Ma – Violoncello, Alternate
Anna Macedonio – Soprano I, Alternate
Noah Mond – Tenor II, Mixed Chorus
Joseph Monte – Jazz Tenor Voice, Alternate; Tenor II, Alternate
Matthew Okrent – Euphonium, Symphonic Band
Julia Pollina – Soprano II, Alternate
Luciana Ragolia – Alto II, Treble Chorus; Jazz Alto Voice, Alternate