Six Ward Melville High School students were selected by the New York State School Music Association as All-State musicians to perform in the 2023 Winter Conference. An additional seven students were chosen as alternates.
Congratulations to the following:
• Joanna Huang – Violin I, Symphony Orchestra
• Nolan Jin – Viola, Symphony Orchestra
• Acadia Kunkel – Violin II, Symphony Orchestra
• Nicole Passananti – Jazz Soprano, Vocal Jazz
• Rachel Rose – Jazz Alto, Vocal Jazz
• Brianna Zenaty – Jazz Soprano, Vocal Jazz
• Cameron Fiorella – Snare Drum
• Kyle Frazier – Cello
• William Gliganic – Double Bass
• Looji Lee – Violin
• Lijia Lin – Violin
• Alexander Song – Violin
• Michael Wei – Violin
The top musicians from school music departments across New York are selected from thousands to receive the All-State designation. They auditioned by participating in solo and ensemble festivals last spring and by receiving teacher recommendations. The conference will take place in Rochester from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.