Next Adventure for Talented Student-Musician

Next Adventure for Talented Student-Musician photo
P.J. Gelinas Junior High School seventh-grader Ava Della Pietra has been sharing her musical talents with the world for many years, and this fall added the role of television actress to her growing résumé. Ava recently taped an episode of “Sesame Street,” focused on teaching children how to play, that will air in November 2018. 

In addition to this experience, Ava returned to Madison Square Garden to perform the national anthem during the Dec. 3 New York Knicks game. She is now turning her attention to her songwriting career, finishing up a short album of original songs. She plans to record one of her songs in California this December school break.

Ava’s past résumé includes having starred in the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock – The Musical,” performing as Little Cosette and Little Éponine in the 25th anniversary tour of “Les Misérables” and as Susan Waverly in the 2014 national tour of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”