Three Middle School students named finalists in music competition

Three Middle School students named finalists in music competition

Published: January 28, 2021 at syossetadvance.com

Three Syosset middle school students have been named as finalists in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) of New York’s Concerto and Vocal Competition.

South Woods Middle School students Minsoo Chae (Gr. 6) and Cody Cheng (Gr. 8) and H. B. Thompson Middle School student Cadence Chen (Gr. 8) are all Instrumental Finalists in Division I representing

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Bravo, Garden City MYO members!

Bravo, Garden City MYO members!

Published: December 30, 2020 at gcnews.com

On Sunday, December 13th, fourteen Garden City student musicians had the opportunity to perform choral and orchestral masterworks under the direction of the accomplished directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of NY. Garden City students performed in MYO’s first virtual performance with their respective ensembles and directors and brought warm smiles to their family and friends who were livestreaming the

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Delightfully Bawdy Carmina Burana

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Delightfully Bawdy Carmina Burana

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 Link to original article: www.northwordnews.com

The North Shore Community Chorus (NSCC), under the direction of Stephen Goldstein, and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, under the direction of Scott Stickley, will be joined by the Nassau Treble Choir, under the direction

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Students vie for prize money in MYO competition

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Students vie for prize money in MYO competition

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 Link to original article: www.theislandnow.com

Two local musicians are among the top 10 finalists in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s 2016 Concerto and Vocal Competition.

Joanna Lau, 14, and a Herricks High School student, and Alexandra Woroniecka, 13, of

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Free Concert Featuring Long Island Teens

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2016 CONTACT: Anthea Jackson, Executive Director Phone: 516-365-6961 Email: ajackson@myo.org

Free Concert Featuring Long Island Teens

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is proud to present the top ten finalists of the 2016 Concerto and Vocal Competition in a concert on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the

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Tomoya Aomori, Double Bass and Percussion

Bassist and Percussionist Tomoya Aomori is an active soloist and chamber musician who performs concerts and recitals worldwide. As a bassist, he tours around the world with his cellist wife Julia Kang, playing and organizing concerts and events under the name Aomori-Kang Duo (AKDuo.com). He is also a regular performer with the New York Chamber soloists, and he was the 1st place winner at the International Society of Bassists Young Bassist Competition in 2003.

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Alexander Appel, Percussion

Alexander Appel is a graduate student in percussion performance at NYU and is also a composer. Alex has stayed connected to MYO by performing with the Alumni Orchestra in June 2014, as well as performing with the Suffolk orchestras in November 2014, and coaching our Nassau percussionists as they prepare for their upcoming March 15 concert.

Here he is performing a solo percussion work written for him by composer Scott Stinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpRruzmXIIE

Alexander Appel,

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Douglas Baldwin

As a MYO parent, I’ve had the unbridled pleasure of hearing more great live classical and contemporary orchestral music in the past three years than I had in the previous three decades. Furthermore, the opportunity for my son to play with the best fellow musicians of his age group on a regular basis – not just as a once-a-year event or two-week workshop – has been priceless. Combine this with the outstanding guidance of Maestro

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Daniel Bassin, Trumpet and Conductor

Daniel Bassin, Class of 1999, is an active conductor, composer, trumpeter and improviser, currently Music Director of the University at Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, a position he began in autumn 2010, and the newly-appointed Music Director/Choir Conductor at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo. Daniel came to Buffalo after working for five seasons with the American Symphony Orchestra, in New York City. A New York native, Daniel received his initial training at the Juilliard Pre-College, before

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August Chen

It has become almost a habit to pack up the violin and music, grab a pencil and some dinner, and hustle toward the car every Tuesday night for the past four years. MYO for me was divided into three parts, Concert Orchestra with Ms. Ho, Symphony Orchestra with Mrs. Koppeis, and Principal Orchestra with Mr. Stickley. Every step of the way, from Tchaikovsky to Ravel, playing music has inevitably become a unique tension between expression and embracement,

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Scott Davis, Double Bass

Scott Davis, son of MYO Board Treasurer Ken Davis, is from Plainview, New York and started playing the bass at age 9. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with James VanDemark, and a Master of Music from Indiana University, where he studied with Kurt Muroki. His other teachers include Timothy Cobb, Jeremy McCoy, Leigh Mesh, Owen Lee, and Bruce Bransby. Scott has previously attended the Round

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Isabel Coelho

MYO is such a great opportunity for any young musician. Since my daughter Chelsea joined, she has become more confident not only in her musicality but in her daily life. Being part of a group of such talented musicians only makes you better and encourages you to excel. I am overwhelmed by the professionalism and friendliness of the MYO staff.  They provide a safe, positive environment where your child will flourish. Chelsea’s favorite MYO experience

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Audition for 2017-2018

All new and returning MYO musicians were notified of their standing by email in early July and the registration deadline for the 2017-2018 season is Monday, August 7, 2017. MYO Auditions for all remaining ensemble openings will be held Saturday, September 9 and audition registration is now open. Please see our Auditions page for more details.

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MYO Spain Performance Tour

MYO recently returned from a sensational performance tour of Spain! You can read all about our adventures on our Tour Blog page, written by tour violinist and MYO alumnus Laura Vega.

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MYO Senior Scholars

MYO 2016-2017 Senior Scholars

Congratulations to our seven MYO Senior Scholarship Winners for 2016-2017: Sophie Berman, Julianna Curran, Allison Dana, Catherine Daniels, Daniel Jones, Jonathan Kobrinsky, and Michael Verso! Please see our Senior Scholarships page to learn more about them and our previous senior scholarship winners.

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Stephen Duggan, Tuba

Stephen Duggan was a proud member of MYO from 2000-2006 and performed with the Nassau Concert and Principal Orchestras under Patsy Koppeis and Scott Stickley. Stephen joined the MYO Staff in March 2010 where he started the MYO Office and served as General Manager of the organization until June 2016. He studied music performance at Queens College and is now a freelance musician and teacher. He has performed and toured internationally with such groups as

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Kyra Faragasso

Since auditioning in fourth grade, MYO has become a treasured part of my life. As a vocalist and violinist, I have the opportunity to join other students who love and live their music. MYO is a wonderful and extraordinary gift that has helped me to grow, both as a person and a musician. I cherish the privilege of being taught by extraordinary instructors and performing in the most famous concert halls in the world. Even

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Kurt Ferguson, Trombone

Kurt Ferguson was our guest soloist for the June 7, 2015 Alumni Concert and performed the Ferdinand David Concertino for trombone and orchestra. Kurt Ferguson was born and raised in Nassau County. His career has taken him from coast to coast, performing in venues such as Disney Hall, Houston Symphony’s Jones Hall, and Lincoln Center, as well as art museums and children’s hospitals. In addition to the standard orchestral repertoire, he is afforded the chance

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Talia Fernandez

My MYO tour to China in the summer of 2014 was an experience I will remember for my entire life. For two weeks, I saw spectacular sights and visited amazing places like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Dragon Lady’s Summer Palace, and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. I was able to play in concert, and hear Chinese orchestras in concert as well. I saw a fascinating face changing ceremony, boated across

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Massapequa Musicians perform with MYO

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Massapequa Musicians perform with MYO at Carnegie Hall

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 By Heather Doyle Link to original article: www.patch.com Six students from the Massapequa School District are making their mark as some of the most formidable student musicians in the region. In addition to performing in music festivals with the

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Haydn’s The Seasons at North Shore HS

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Haydn’s “The Seasons” at North Shore High School, April 18, 8 PM

Posted by: The North Word news Link to original article: www.northwordnews.com

The North Shore Community Chorus (NSCC), under the direction of Stephen Goldstein, and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO), under the direction of Scott Stickley

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950 LI Musicians Perform at Carnegie Hall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2015 CONTACT: Anthea Jackson, Executive Director Phone: 516-365-6961 Email: ajackson@myo.org

950 Young Long Island Musicians Perform at Carnegie Hall

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is proud to present our seven choirs and seven orchestras in concert on Sunday, May 31 at 12:30PM and 7:30PM on one of

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Bianca Ferrante, Viola

Aside from touring China with MYO and working in the MYO Office, violist Bianca Ferrante teaches private lessons in the Long Beach and New Hyde Park area. She is currently working on her Masters Degree in General and Special Education for Grades 1-6. In her spare time, she performs at multiple Sunrise Senior Assisted Living facilities for residents that have Dementia and Alzheimer’s. She is also performing in the Long Beach Theater Guild’s production

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Shoshana Hershkowitz

I joined the MYO family in 2013 as the conductor for the newly formed Suffolk Youth Chorale, a mixed choral ensemble for grades 9-12. In the two years that I have worked with SYC, I’ve enjoyed watching the singers evolve into a group of musicians who sing with precision and emotional integrity. I love sharing incredible music with the choir, getting to know the students, and laughing and learning together every week. I look forward

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Scott Harrison, Bassoon

Scott Harrison, Class of 1998, is the Vice President of Advancement and External Relations with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He leads the DSO’s communication and advancement teams tasked with meeting the DSO’s gift and grant requirements for general operating support, endowment, and other special needs. Before joining the DSO, Scott was the associate director of marketing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He also spent several years managing community programs for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

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