Four GHS music students to perform virtually with best in state

GUILDERLAND — Four Guilderland students have been recognized by the New York State School Music Association for their exemplary performances and were selected for the NYSSMA Conference All-State Music Ensembles:

— Morgan Dempsey in Mixed Chorus;

— Aidan Doyle in Instrumental Jazz;

— Grace Leininger in Symphonic Band; and

— Vivian Redmond in Symphony Orchestra.

This year, instead of spending four days rehearsing in Rochester with gifted students from across the state, the Guilderland students will rehearse with their conductors online, culminating in a virtual performance.

Admission to these highly selective groups is usually based upon the score received the previous spring during the NYSSMA Solo Evaluation Festival, where each student performs before a certified adjudicator who evaluates his or her performance. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSSMA Solo Festivals were canceled in the spring, so NYSSMA elected to use students’ scores from the previous year to fill out this year’s ensembles.


More Student Kudos

  • These local students were named to the Rochester Institute of Technology Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester, each with a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher:

    — Samantha Smith of Delmar, majoring in biotechnology and molecular bioscience program;

  • State University of New York College Oneonta has announced students achieving honors for the spring 2021 semester.

    These local students were named to the Provost's List with a grade-point average of 4.0:

    — Mira DelSignore of Slingerlands, majoring in psychology;

  • These local students were named to the dean's list from Siena College for the spring 2021 semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher:

    — Emma Bidell of Voorheesville;

    — Olivia Bigge of Slingerlands;

    — Lindsay Blair of Voorheesville;

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