In November of 2018, Jade performed as the soloist at the MYO’s performance at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

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Published: January 22, 2019
By: Long Island News & PR

St. James, NY – January 22, 2019 – The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) has selected Jade Silverstein, an eighth grader at Harbor Country Day School in St. James, as a finalist in the Vocal Division of its 2018-2019 Concerto and Vocal Competition. Jade is one of only 16 instrumental and vocal finalists who were selected from among 74 competitors from across Long Island.

In November of 2018, Jade performed as the soloist at the MYO’s performance at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to her involvement with the MYO, Jade has pursued acting, modeling, and singing since she was a toddler, and has acted in several television commercials and walked in New York fashion week. As a senior at Harbor Country Day School, Jade is involved in the school’s service learning program and serves as captain of the girls basketball team.

“This honor certainly is well-deserved,” said Harbor Country Day School’s Head of School, John Cissel. “Jade puts 100% effort into everything she does — from singing and acting to classwork, athletics and other school activities — and always with a smile on her face and with an infectious positive attitude. We’re all incredibly proud of her.”

Jade and the other finalists will compete in an MYO performance on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM at the Congregational Church of Huntington. First, second, and third place winners will be given cash awards at that performance, and the first-place winners may have the opportunity to perform as soloists during the MYO’s March 2019 or 2019-2020 season concerts.

“I have worked so hard, and I am truly blessed to have gotten this amazing opportunity,” said Jade. “I am filled with joy to be performing!”

About Harbor Country Day School
Founded in 1958 by conscientious parents, Harbor Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school for children from preschool through 8th grade situated in St. James’ Village of Head of the Harbor. The school employs a whole-child approach to education, wherein its rigorous curriculum is supported by a broad program in its academic, athletic, advisory, and visual and performing arts departments designed to develop all aspects of each child’s talents and interests. Harbor Country Day School’s summer camp program, Camp Harbor, is among the leading summer camp programs on Long Island. The school’s mission to “cherish childhood, cultivate wonder, and inspire confident learners and leaders” underscores every child’s experience at Harbor Country Day School and ensures that all of its graduates are prepared to lead fulfilling lives filled with wonder, confidence, and many successes.

Harbor Country Day School is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is accredited by and a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). It is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. For more information, visit