Suffolk Rehearsal Supervisor
I have been a parent volunteer with MYO for the past eight years when my daughter Allyson started as a 6th grader. Music has been such a huge part of our lives starting when Allyson had the pleasure of having Suffolk Treble Choir Director Craig B. Knapp as her music teacher in 3rd – 6th grades. Her performances have given us the opportunity to see her sing in some of the most famous concert venues in the world including Lincoln Center and five times at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Knapp became such an inspiration to Allyson that she first joined MYO not only for her love of music but her admiration for him as well. Allyson and I looked forward every week to listening to our “MYO Playlist” on the way to rehearsal which were songs from every Broadway show she has seen since her very first (Mamma Mia) when she was just five to the most recent (Aladdin) which made the playlist quite lengthy. Allyson graduated high school the spring of 2017 (earning several music scholarships), she is now a sophomore at LIU Post and studying Music Education. Customer Service and dealing with people is all I have done for the past 30+ years working for many big retail companies including 7-Eleven, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples and currently AutoZone and I love it! I have been a MYO volunteer at both rehearsals and concerts in the past and I look forward to my fourth year as Thursday night Suffolk Rehearsal Supervisor. As we start this new MYO season I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces. When you come by on Thursdays, stop by and say hello and ask me anything you want. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll find out for you. Don’t worry about finding me either…something tells me that won’t be an issue!