About Us – Music Directors

Michelina Sobolewski

Nassau String Orchestra | Music Director

Michelina Sobolewski received her Bachelor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music where she studied Viola with Dr. Peter Bucknell and Dr. Shelly Tramposh. She received her Master’s degree from Stony Brook University, and Suzuki certification from the Hartt School of Music under the guidance of Carrie Reuning-Hummel, one of the first Suzuki students in the United States. Mrs. Sobolewski is an active member of the music community, having served as a chairperson for Nassau County Music Educators Association (NMEA) and newsletter editor of the Long Island String Festival (LISFA). She has performed with Sound Symphony Orchestra and a variety of pit orchestras in Nassau County. As a clinician, Mrs. Sobolewski has presented workshops at the Balanced Mind Conference relating to programming, curriculum, and mindfulness. In addition to her passion for music, she is a certified yoga instructor for kids and adults focusing on how breathing and mindful movements can help to improve musicians. Mrs. Sobolewski is currently an elementary orchestra teacher in the Herricks School District. Her orchestras perform regularly at the NYSSMA Major Organization Evaluation Festival, consistently receiving “Gold” and “Gold With Distinction” ratings.

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