On Friday, April 13, ten students from the music department performed in recital for family and friends. These students and others will be auditioning for NYSSMA all-state groups in two weeks. This recital is a great opportunity for them to “tune up” their performances.
Megan Zabrouski also explained how, “the experience helped me perform in front of other people without much anxiety, and prepared me for the All-State NYSSMA Festival at the end of April.”
Sarah Góez ’20, a first-time NYSSMA vocalist, shares, “I was so nervous at first, but with the help of Mr. Blanton and my teacher, I was able to deliver a great performance and get to see what my peers have been working on.”
Fellow vocalist Benjamin Truncale ’20 adds, “these students have worked extremely hard with their private vocal teachers, memorizing complex notes, rhythms, and words in many different languages. In addition, students must prepare to be tested on sight reading at their audition. While it is hard work, it is a fantastic experience and will pay off tenfold in the future.”
Participants included: Grace Cooper, soprano; Jake DeFeis, tenor; Caitlin Arce, soprano; Nicole Lallier, soprano; Sarah Góez, soprano; Erin Pederson, Alto, Sophia Markevich, bassoon; Angelica Markevich, oboe, and English horn; Megan Zabrouski, soprano; and Benjamin Truncale, tenor.