The vocal music program at North High offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities. Students who love to sing can be part of a performing group such as our a cappella troupe, or sing diverse styles of music in our chamber and concert choirs. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in musical and opera productions, and to be considered for the All County, All State, All Eastern, and All National ensembles through participation in NYSSMA. Our students have been selected for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Regional Competition, first place winner of the Roger Rees Harmony Helper Competition for Outstanding Choral Performance, and winners of the LI Scholar Artist Awards, Hal Leonard, and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra awards.
North High Senior Selected for Scholar Artist Award
Maverick Williams has been selected as a Long Island Scholar Artist in the area of Music for the 2022-2023 School Year, as one of 20 students who excel academically and in the areas of either music, visual arts, dance, theater, or media arts.
Maverick William performing"Non più andrai" from Le Nozze di Figaro.
North High Vocal Chamber Music Ensemble selected as winners of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Long Island Regional Competition
Shifan He (piano), Mizuki Natsu (piano), Sara Rafaeil (alto), Owen Roubeni (tenor), Chantal Sadighpour (soprano), and Maverick Williams (bass) performed selections from Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 by Johannes Brahms.
NORTH HIGH A CAPPELLA TROUPE
The North High School Choir was the winner of the first annual Harmony Helper Mosaic Award, part of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. This awards program is presented by the Broadway Education Alliance.
The Harmony Helper Mosaic Award is a new award that recognizes the artistry and creativity of high school choral groups. The North High Choir entered the competition with a recorded a cappella performance that featured individual students performing their vocal parts remotely. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Pamela Levy, vocal music teacher/performing and fine arts department chair at North High.
Submissions for this regional competition were adjudicated by a professional theatrical conductor/music director, along with executives from Harmony Helper, a music education app.
“We are so impressed by the creativity, vocal skills and showmanship of the school choirs in the New York area,” said representatives from the award program, noting the challenges of learning complex arrangements remotely this school year. “Their performances are remarkable and a testament to the dedication and ingenuity of the Music Directors working in schools.”
The Broadway Education Alliance, presenter of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, is a non-profit organization that supports theatre arts education and enrichment programs.