MORRIS COUNTY – The Mayo Performing Arts Heart (MPAC) has named a number of Morris County college students as its November Music College students of the Month and “Excellent Brass Instrumentalists” forward of the Thursday, November 10 efficiency by Preservation Corridor Jazz Band.
The scholars had been nominated by their academics and had been chosen by the Division of Theater Training based mostly on their dedication to excellence within the performing arts. The scholars had been honored earlier than the stage present and had the chance to fulfill band members earlier than the present.
The 2022-2023 Music Scholar of the Month program is supported by the Walter F. and Alice Gorham Basis, Inc.
The scholars of the month are:
• Senior Andrew Lin of Whippany Park Excessive Faculty in Hanover Township
• Jordan Hicinbothem, Grade 7 pupil, John Hill Faculty in Boonton
• Senior Rebecca Hirschfeld of Mountain Lakes Excessive Faculty in Mountain Lakes
• Senior Maeve Celli of Parsippany Excessive Faculty in Parsippany
• Kensley Lovius, seventh grader, Brooklawn Center Faculty in Parsippany
• Katherine Trabachino, eighth grade pupil, Frelinghuysen Center Faculty in Morris Township
• Senior Nicholas Andrade of Roxbury Excessive Faculty in Roxbury
• Mendham Township Center Faculty Grade Seven Griffin Department in Mendham Township
• Eighth grade pupil Anthony Murray, Mount Olive Center Faculty in Mount Olive
• Jacob Spiegel, Grade 8 pupil, Mountain View Center Faculty in Mendham Township
• Chris Balo of Kinnelon Excessive Faculty in Kinnelon
• Bridget Harty of Pearl R. Miller Center Faculty in Kinnelon.
Trabachino was nominated by Frelinghuysen Center Faculty trainer Timothy Beadle, who mentioned she was an distinctive trumpeter who would additionally play baritone when wanted.
“Along with performing in band courses, Kate is a outstanding member of the Falcon Huge Band and the Wind Symphony, each of which meet after faculty on separate days,” Beadle mentioned. “In every group, Kate is the primary to know her music and in addition the primary to assist the opposite college students. She is just not solely a trumpeter; she is a pacesetter.
Lin is a trombone participant and member of the band program at Whippany Park Excessive Faculty (WPHS). He’s brass captain for the WPHS Marching Band, has auditioned efficiently for honor bands, and was a featured soloist in WHPS faculty ensembles consisting of marching band, jazz band, and jazz band. ‘concord.
“Andrew demonstrated a piece ethic that I exploit for instance to encourage his friends and the younger members of our group program,” mentioned WPHS trainer Peter Sciaino, who named Lin.
“Whereas he confirmed a quite excessive musical aptitude as a younger pupil, he additionally repeatedly labored on the basic expertise wanted to play at a excessive stage. Right now, he’s an inspiring performer who continues to enhance with every rehearsal. Along with his participation in our instrumental program, Andrew stood out in my AP Music Idea class. Whereas Andrew is presented with an ideal pitch, his pure talents do not outline his aptitude for the course as a lot as his work ethic.
Andrade has served as lead trombone in Roxbury Excessive Faculty’s (RHS) prime instrumental ensemble, the RHS Honors Wind Symphony, since his sophomore yr and can be a pupil chief within the marching band, based on RHS trainer Jeffrey Conrad who nominated him.
Andrade has additionally been lively within the Area I and New Jersey All-State Band and Orchestra applications and is a principal trombone with the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Conrad mentioned.
“Nicholas is just not solely an excellent younger musician, however above all he is a superb younger man: sort, caring and supportive,” Conrad mentioned. “He’s appreciated and revered by academics and his friends. He leads by instance and is all the time open to constructive criticism. Merely put, Nicholas is a valued member of our program and his presence uplifts everybody round him.
Griffin Department was named by Professors Russell Department and Michael MaHadeen who acknowledged that Griffin Department is a real low brass musician enjoying tuba, euphonium and brass trombone interchangeably and at a sophisticated stage for his age .
Griffin Department performs tuba within the live performance band, bass trombone within the jazz band, and euphonium as a secondary instrument. He attended Blue Lake Positive Arts for the previous two summers on a benefit scholarship. He was accepted into the Elementary Honors Band final yr as a sixth grader and can audition on each tuba and euphonium for Space Band and Junior Excessive Areas this yr as a seventh grader.
He comes from a musical household the place he not too long ago carried out at his aunt Jaimie Department’s memorial on the Pioneer Works venue in Pink Hook Brooklyn alongside skilled jazz musicians Lester St. Louis, Jason Ajemian and Jason Nazarry final September. .
He carried out Herbert Clark’s solo “Maid of the Mist” in tuba recital within the spring of his sixth yr in addition to a low brass masterclass for Northern Iowa College tuba trainer Stephanie Ycaza the final summer time at Blue Lake. Along with low brass, Griffin has been learning piano because the age of 4.
Hicinbothem was nominated by her trainer Yvonne Manca who mentioned she had been instrumental within the music program at John Hill Faculty. She has been enjoying trumpet since fourth grade and has been enjoying the primary trumpet half for 2 years as a result of she has great attain and agility, Manca mentioned.
Hicinbothem performs as the primary president and first trumpeter of her faculty.
“She by no means misses a follow and all the time walks into the room with a smile on her face and desperate to be taught the music,” Manca mentioned. “It’s for these causes that I nominate Jordan for Excellent Brass Participant.
Hirschfeld was nominated by Meredith Boyan, a trainer at Mountain Lakes Excessive Faculty (MLHS), who mentioned she devoted a lot of her time to enhancing her particular person musicality by way of research and personal follow.
Hirschfeld performs with the Juilliard Pre-Faculty program and brings his experience again to highschool to share with our ensemble, Boyan mentioned.
“She gives our wind ensemble with an excellent bass basis and he or she makes troublesome passages simpler,” Boyan mentioned. “She is a dependable and vital member of the group, each personally and musically, and we at MLHS are fortunate to have her in our units.”
Murray was nominated by Melany McQueeny, a trainer at Mount Olive Center Faculty (MOMS), who mentioned he performed trombone within the eighth grade band and in MOMS’s two extracurricular bands, the Junior Winds and the Jazz Band.
Murray additionally participated within the North Jersey Space Band, McQueeny mentioned.
“He is an extremely devoted music pupil and he is all the time prepared,” McQueeny mentioned.
“Anthony additionally all the time helps his chapter members. He’s a pacesetter inside his part, the group and the entire faculty neighborhood. Anthony is an excellent pupil. He’s all the time on the lookout for methods to enhance as a musician and asks some actually good questions. You may actually see the wheels spinning in his mind each time a advice is given to him. Anthony has really embodied what it means to be an distinctive brass participant, and I can not consider anybody extra deserving of this honor.
Spiegel was nominated by Bradley McMurray, a trainer at Mountain View Center Faculty, who mentioned he was an excellent musician and pupil who had been taking non-public classes for 4 years.
Spiegel was a part of the North Jersey Area Symphonic Band as a seventh grader final yr, McMurray mentioned.
“Jacob always exhibits me the repertoire he is been engaged on in his courses and is all the time curious about performing a solo for the category or at a live performance,” McMurray mentioned. “Jacob additionally performs the nationwide anthem in any respect pep rallies and may be very excited to begin the highschool marching band.”