William Floyd’s musicians bring in nearly $ 1 million in scholarships


MASTIC BEACH, NY – Student musicians at William Floyd High School have raised nearly $ 1 million in scholarships, school district officials said.

The announcement was made recently during the 4th annual school senior signing day for student musicians at the university. To be a college musician, students must first be accepted into a college or university, “then be invited to an audition, which involves rigorous preparation and a presentation of two to five musical pieces performed before a jury of professors from music, “according to school district officials.

Several seniors have committed to performing in college musical ensembles, while three will be minors in music and nine will specialize in music in the areas of music performance, music education, music composition, industry. music, music business and musical theater, school district officials said. .

Here’s a breakdown of who won and where they’re heading:

Music majors:

  • Anthony Barone, Music Education and Performance, Ithaca College, winner of the Premier Talent Fellowship
  • Ciji Gawlowski-Drechsler, Music Education, Fredonia, Carol H. Adragna School of Music Prize, Juliet J. Rosch Endowment
  • Laci Witschel, musical performance, winner of the Fredonia scholarship
  • Ginamarie Borzelleri, musical composition, Fredonia, recipient of the Promise Prize
  • Sharlize Sylvince, Music Education, Hofstra University, Scholarship Recipient
  • Briana Start-Schwartz, Musical Theater, Long Island University, CW Post LIU Hope Fellowship Recipient
  • Scott Levardsen, Music, Suffolk County Community College
  • Stephanie Kramer, Music Business, Hofstra University
  • Danazia Tucker, Music Industry, Rowan University, Brown and Gold Scholarship Recipient

Musical minors:

  • Regan Kincaid, Musical Theater, Mississippi State University, scholarship recipient
  • Courtney Hidalgo, Music, St Joseph’s College, Dean’s List Scholarship Recipient
  • Ephrem Romao, Music, Suffolk County Community College

Students playing with college ensembles:

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