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Hastings High Schoolers Distinguish Themselves as Top Musicians Both Locally & Nationally

As part of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area-All- State Music Festival, nine Hastings High School musicians were featured in four ensembles in a series of concerts at New Rochelle High School.

Based on their high-scoring NYSSMA solos last year, the following students were selected:

Keith Mon, Violin, String Orchestra

Sofia Eliasi, Violin, Symphony Orchestra 

Johanna Nollen, Violin, Symphony Orchestra 

Nitin Kodali, Viola, Symphony Orchestra 

Aidan Dorn, Bass, Symphony Orchestra 

Josh Burdick, Bass, Symphony Orchestra 

Natalie Garson, Clarinet, Concert Band 

Drew Neiman, Clarinet, Concert Band

Izzy Meisner, Alto 1, Treble Chorus  

In addition, the following three Hastings High School musicians received individual accolades:

Miles Levine won the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition and performed the Bacewicz Cello Concerto No. 1 at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra on November 18.

Jasper Zimmerman won two awards from the prestigious YoungArts National Competition, one for Jazz/Piano and one for Jazz/Composition. His composition portfolio included three original pieces, "Redemption of Eris," "Interstellar Cable Car," and "Hexaflexagon." Jasper was also selected as an alternate for this year's NYSSMA All-State Jazz Band.

Zoe Verduin represented Hastings High School at the NYSSMA All-State Conference in Rochester, N.Y., with a winning original composition entitled "Waltz for Piano." 

"We are so proud of these incredible student musicians for their well-deserved recognition," said Hastings Music Teacher Eric Day. "It's wonderful to see their hard work, talent, and creativity be recognized at such a high level."

Hastings AMP was formerly the 

Hastings on Hudson Music Booster Club

same group, same efforts, new name - join us!

Our goals:  

To foster a love of music for our students

To support the music programming in our public school system

To encourage overlap between music students of Hillside, FMS and HHS

To find and fund external music experiences for our students

To be an advocate for our music staff and students and a conduit for parents and administration