Island Park Music Program Well-Represented at Prominent Festivals
The Island Park Public Schools commend a total of 17 Lincoln Orens Middle School students that were accepted to prestigious musical ensembles. They were selected based on their outstanding performances at last year’s New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival, and represent some of the most talented and skilled music students on Long Island.
Fifteen students earned moments in the spotlight at the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County concerts, which were held in January at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Gabriel Tajeda and Kirsten Lilly participated in the Division III orchestra and band, respectively, while Erin KhanKhan and Fabianna Boncina performed in the Division III chorus. Division II featured Joseph Zheng in the band; Marysol Alvarado, Nikki Kane and Ava Mosey in the chorus and Juliana Michaelson in the orchestra. For Division I, Lincoln Orens was represented by Angelina Deik, Rachel Guzman, Olivia Torres and Lara Vardar in the chorus; Benedict Baetiong in the band and Summer Millares in the orchestra.
Three orchestra students were granted spots in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau Intermediate Festival, and will perform in concerts for their respective grade levels at Uniondale High School in March. Congratulations to violinists Lara Vardar and Allyson Baetiong and bassist Steven Misrok.