NSHS Cuba Performance Tour - $5,000 +

The 90 North Shore high school musicians departing for Havana in February will be among the first US students going to Cuba under relaxed cultural exchange rules. Thanks to many donors and volunteers, our "Danza Cubana"kickoff party raised over $5,000 to defray tour expenses.  Learn about this extraordinary educational tour at: http://www.nshsperforms.com

Danza Cubana Partygoers Enjoy Latin Dance Lessons

Boost the Bass (on-going) - 5 Euphoniums, 
2 Bass Clarinets 
and 34 String Basses

Students in North Shore’s instrumental music programs are transformed by their experiences learning, practicing, rehearsing and performing year after year.  The results of their hard work are clear to parents, friends and community residents who enjoy concerts, sporting events, parades and other celebrations featuring our award-winning Viking ensembles.  That's why we launched "Boost the Bass,” a large instrument purchase campaign.  Our goal - raise funds to buy 70 instruments to be donated to the district.  Thanks in part to generous donations to this campaign, the district already has purchased 5 euphoniums, 2 bass clarinets and 34 string basses for use by students in our elementary, middle and high school programs.

Click Here to Donate or learn more

Colored pencil artwork by Nicole Hasbrouck Class of 2015



The Sea Cliff Arts Council SpringFest is Sunday, June12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sea Cliff Avenue between Roslyn and Main - join us in celebrating the work of local artists.  We will running a "Tutu Fundraiser" selling make-your-own new-sew tutu kits. If you want to help out, send us an email:


 North Shore Arts Angels, Inc.

Board of Directors


Vivian Parisi - Board Chair

Julia Brennan - President

Rick Bloom & Gina Martone Brown - Vice Presidents

Michele Manfredi - Treasurer

Alexandra Zarb - Secretary

Nina Livingston - Director at Large

Dalia Rodriguez

North Shore Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Terryl Donovan

Director Emeritus

Arts Angels is seeking parents and community members interested in joining our leadership team.  Want to join us? Email nsartsangels@gmail.com


North Shore HS Musicians Dinner

sponsored by the music department and Glen Head Rotary Club

June 8, 2016

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Brookville Country Club

$50 per person

Buy Tickets Here



Artful Topics

Can Playing Polyrhythms 

Give Birth to Polymaths?

By Christopher Norris for The Huffington Post

Why students really quit

their musical instruments

- and how parents can prevent it 

 By Anthony Mazzocchi 

for the National Association for Music Education

3 Things Parents 

Must Tell Their Children 

When They Begin 

a Musical Instrument

 By Anthony Mazzocchi 

for the National Association for Music Education

North Shore Viking Masquers

Kudos to the NSHS Viking Masquers for their beautiful production of the lovely "Almost, Maine." The talent and dedication of the cast and crew shone through all three performances! Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped feed hungry actors, sell tickets, and staff our Arts Angels table!

 If you are interested in volunteering to help out with future shows, contact us at nsartsangels@gmail.com


NSHS Senior in All National 

Symphony Orchestra

Angelo Antinori, a senior at North Shore High School, traveled to Nashville recently to perform in the percussion section of the All National Symphony Orchestra. This is a high honor for which Angelo had to compete in a rigorous nation-wide audition process with other student musicians.  Read more

Student Talent on Display at Homecoming

The following talented groups and individuals took the stage at our student performance space at the district Homecoming Celebration in October:

‘HS Jazz Quintet’ - Nick Rubertone, Andrew Michalik, 

Mercer Shavelson, Alex Drivas & Angelo Antinori

'Night Fury' - Joseph Ciampa, Danny Becker, 

Will Hunt & Dylan Roth

'Electra' - HS Women's Ensemble 

Sam Rosenberg, Eamon Esposito, 

John Stehling & Reuben Shonik

'BitterSweet' - Ella Oswald, Siophan Esposito, 

Eamon Esposito, & Colin Oswald

'Broken System' - Griffen Oletsky, 

James Roth & Jacob Lanvo

Special thanks to Susie Oswald and Kate Murphy for coordinating the event, and to Jason Domingo, Frank Ferrara and Bryce Larsen for their work with these fine student musicians and student tech team.