• Welcome Back to a new Season of Concerts, Events and Activities of the Tri-M Chapter 2605 (John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School)

    *** Tri-M Chapter 2605 John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Joseph Rutkowski, Advisor

     

    We miss Dr. Janine Robinson, Neil Saggerson, Bernie Kaplan, Roger Ames, Denise Eisner, Amy Kempton, Karen Lee and all the legends and even the maggots of room 218!

    I must also say that it remains with great sadness that we begin another school year without our beloved Dan Tomaselli. His loss in 2011 has had such an impact on our student body, alumni and community.  Mr. “T” never hesitated to state his opinion on any issue, but he was always serving the best interest of our students. Mr. Tomaselli was really my big brother. I consulted his wisdom nearly every day for the 20 years I knew him. I miss him terribly. Let us, once again, let’s remember that seat in the back of the NH auditorium where Mr. T sat for our performances and keep in memory of his high standards and incredible understanding of his fellow human beings.

     

    This is how I remember Dan Tomaselli

     

    Click here to see a video of Dan Tomaselli

    The current performing groups at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School music program have been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall over a dozen times in the past twenty-four years.  These groups regularly appear on Channel 75 and Channel 20 on Long Island's North Shore.  The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra have also played under the batons of Joseph Turrin, JoAnn Falletta, John-Szicheng Lau, the late Jens Nygard, Patricia Spencer , Michael Flamhaft, Michael Lipsey,  David Jolly, Michael Tong, Olivier Fluchaire, David Winkler, Prof. Sean Reed, Prof. Christopher Tibaldi, David Stewart Wiley, Brian Worsdale, David Bernard,  Frank Rugers, Susan Deaver and violinist/conductor Michael Gilbert.  

     

    Great Neck is a suburb of New York City, located on the North Shore of Long Island just east of the Queens border.  Once a community that was part of Queens, Great Neck joined Nassau County in 1898 when the county was created.  The Great Neck Public School System has possessed a tradition of excellence since its inception in 1814!  There exists a dedicated relationship between the Great Neck community and its school system.   The first graduating class of Great Neck High School was in 1896.  The current high school building, a magnificent structure of style and beauty, has housed its students, faculty, staff AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT since 1928.  It is one of the very few original high school buildings in the nation.  Great Neck High School is now known as the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, named after the distinguished superintendent from 1943 until 1971. 

     

    A look at the past 2017/2018 SEASON…

     

    2017/2018 photo gallery recap

    First, a tribute to the magnificent class of 2017

    Commencement 2017

     grad orch 2017

     

    Click here for a video of the North High Commencement Orchestra performance  

     

    Fall 2017

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year 2017

    Click here for a link to see North High's achievement of Tri-M Chapter of the Year 2017

     

     

    September A Community Celebration for Great Neck

     September A Community Celebration for Great Neck

    September Isabel Yang Scholar Artist 2018

     Isabel Yang Scholar Artist

    September Open School Night Entertainment

    September Open School Night Entertainment

    October Musicians at the Art Program's Cider House

     October Musicians at the Art Program's Cider House

    October Tri-M Dinner at North High

    October Tri-M Dinner at North High

    October Tri-M Dinner at North High with Guest Chapters

    October NH Pep Rally

     October NH Pep Rally

    October Tri-M assistants at GNPS Faculty Recital

     October Tri-M assistants at GNPS Faculty Recital

    October GNPS Faculty Recital

    October GNPS Faculty Recital

     

    November 

     WQXR Marathon Sunday

    As the Great Neck North High School Music Program completed its annual marathon of Beethoven's 9 Symphonies, we paid tribute to WQXR's salute to Marathon Sunday and their programming of a marathon of Beethoven's 9 Symphonies 

     

    Click here to see WQXR announcement about Marathon Sunday

    by playing the finale to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in our "Lobby Music Friday" Friday (11/03/17) morning.


    04 Lobby Music Beethoven's 9th the Friday before NYC Marathon Sunday Nov 2017 00.m4v 

    Click here to see North High's Lobby Music Ensemble performing a section of Beethoven's 9th



    05 Lobby Music Beethoven's 9th the Friday before NYC Marathon Sunday Nov 2017 002.m4v https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNY9CR-CMvc



    06 Lobby Music Beethoven's 9th the Friday before NYC Marathon Sunday Nov 2017 005 finale.m4v

    https://youtu.be/zMJo1SQVcI0

     

     

     

    November NH performs at Westbury Music Fair 

    as a LI Music Hall of Fame High School

    November NH performs at Westbury Music Fair   as a LI Music Hall of Fame High School
    NH Choir and Orchestra in Saint Saën Oratorio

    November NH performs at Westbury Music Fair   as a LI Music Hall of Fame High School

    NH Band with singer Sal Valentinetti


    LIMHOF 2017 HOLIDAY CONCERT GREAT NECK NORTH HS

    NH Chamber Choir, Chamber Symphony and Wind Ensemble in performance of Saint Saens Oratorio Noel and Ted Rickets’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong in “Satchmo” November 19.

    https://vimeo.com/barsandtoneproductions/review/247811340/9cd516ed60 

     

    NYSSMA All State String Orchestra with NH's Isabel Yang as Principal 2nd Violinist

    December All State String Orchestra with Isabel Yang Principal 2nd Violinist

     NYSSMA All State Wind Ensemble Brass Section with NH's Omeed Tartak Principal Euphoniumist

    December All State Wind Ensemble Brass Section with Omeed Tartak Principal Euphoniumist

     Tri-M Chapter 2605 perform holiday music at the two Atrias in Great Neck

    December North High musicians entertain residents at both Great Neck Atrias




    December NH Winter Concert featured 7 works by Tchaikovsky

     December NH Winter Concert featured 7 works by Tchaikovsky

    NH Choir and Orchestra in 1812 Overture

     

     

    Spring 2018

     

    January The 27th Young Peoples Concert

     

    Music That Tells A Story--Great Neck North High School Young Peoples Concert 2018 Part 1 of 3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0K-GLfA0Z8&t=1695s


    Music That Tells A Story GN NH YPC 2018 02
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghnuyrmeZjA&t=1090s


    Music That Tells A Story--Great Neck North High School Young Peoples Concert 2018 Part 3 of 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r9m5IpXeB4

     

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    February Valentine Soiree

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    February NH Choir joins forces with NYC Opera

     February NH Choir joins forces with NYC Opera

    February NH Choir joins forces with Vanderbilt University 

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    Great Neck Hosts NYSSMA Piano Festival March 2018

    March Great Neck hosts NYSSMA Piano Festival

    March Great Neck hosts NYSSMA Piano Festival March Great Neck hosts NYSSMA Piano Festival

     

     

     

     

    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

    AT GREAT NECK NORTH

    Phantom of the Opera set

    March Great Neck hosts NYSSMA Piano Festival  

    Phantom of the Opera Pit

     Phantom of the Opera Pit

    Phantom Pit Exit Music April 21, 2018

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qwuDgrfKe8&feature=youtu.be

    April Pianist Jeffrey Zhang wins First Prize at Steinway Competition

     April Pianist Jeffrey Zhang wins First Prize at Steinway Competition

    Chamber Music Recital

    April NH Chamber Music Recital

     

    April Tri-M Chapter 2605 Induction Ceremony

     April Tri-M Chapter 2605 Induction Ceremony

     

    April Tri-M Chapter 2605 Induction Ceremony

    April NH Piano Trio with Dr Levy perform as opening act to NY Philharmonic at Tilles Center

     April NH Piano Trio with Dr Levy perform as opening act to NY Philharmonic at Tilles Center

    April NH Piano Trio with Dr Levy perform as opening act to NY Philharmonic at Tilles Center

    April NH musicians perform at Pre-Prom Party for Junior Prom

     

    April NH musicians perform at Pre-Prom Party for Junior Prom

     

    April U of Rochester with NH Choir

    April U of Rochester with NH Choir  

     

    Freshman Ensembles Concert

    Freshman Ensembles Concert

    May Freshmen Ensembles Concert

     

    NH Alum Jazz Artist Sam Dillon Workshop 

    NH Alum Jazz Artist Sam Dillon Workshop  NH Alum Jazz Artist Sam Dillon Workshop

     

    WQXR Radio Classical Hero of the month of May

    https://www.wqxr.org/story/classical-music-hero-joseph-rutkowski/

     

     

     

    ARTFEST 2018

     

    Artfest Cover  

    painting by Sarah Tang

    "Sunset in room 218"

     

    Acapella

    Accapella

     

    Symphonic Band

     Symphonic Band

     

     

    Symphony Orchestra

     Symphony Orchestra

    Concert Choir

     Concert Choir

    Musicians' Class of 2018

     Musicians' Class of 2018 Musicians' Class of 2018


    Verdi La Forza

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ighY0SsalVc&feature=youtu.be

    Rossini Italian

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTSS_9V9zMk&feature=youtu.be


    NH Artfest 2018 Rutkowski praises Artists Sarah Tang, Michelle Lalehzar, Karen Lin, Deborah Lalehzar and Ellen Xu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmkvszd98os&feature=youtu.be


    Great Neck North High School Artfest 2018
    Long Island Music Hall of Fame  2018 High School Recognition Program Winner

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/long-island-music-hall-of-fame-announces-2018-high-school-recognition-program-winners/

     Long Island Music Hall of Fame Banner Unfurling at Artfest 2018 by Aral Soykan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAb4Auhid_M&feature=youtu.be

    Selections from Phantom of the Opera

     or

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Qc9HwY6-A&feature=youtu.be

    June Emma Sassouni performs at Merchant Marine Academy "Blessing of the Fleet"

    June Emma Sassouni performs at Merchant Marine Academy "Blessing of the Fleet"

    June Senior Music Awards

     June Senior Music Awards

    June Tri-M Chapter 2605 Co-Presidents 2018/2019

    June Tri-M Chapter 2605 Co-Presidents 2018/2019

    Michael Cohenmehr, Molly Racsko, Christopher Lu

     

    June Guidepost Article about Music Program by Omeed Tartak

    "Another Sharp Year For Music at North"

     June Guidepost Article about Music Program by Omeed Tartak

    June JFK Alumni pay tribute to the Eminent Amy Kempton at her retirement luncheon

     June JFK Alumni pay tribute to the Eminent Amy Kempton at her retirement luncheon Kempton

    North High Concertmaster Isabel Yang and her first teacher Amy Kempton 

     North High Concertmaster Isabel Yang and her first teacher Amy Kempton

    THE GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    (SINCE 1928)        

    2017/2018 SEASON           

     

    VIOLIN

    Isabel Yang, CONCERTMASTER

    Amie Adjakple

    Sophia Askari

    Lynda Bigio

    Carolina Carneiro

    David Cheung

    Isabella Dayani

    Audrey Dunn

    Liorah Felorian

    Hannah Bella Ferster

    Shaahin Haghnazari

    Courtney Hakimian

    Chloe Katchis

    Gregory Katchis

    Timothy Lee

    Keva Li

    Isobelle (Belle)Lim

    Shannon Liu

    Christopher Lu

    Ariel Missaghieh

    Nora Monasheri

    Sharona Moradi

    Arya Naim

    Julia Nazarieh

    Caroline Peiser

    Nina Phillips

    Winston Riggs

    Sally Sarker

    Shannon Sarker

    Jason Sender

    Jonathan Souferian

    Adam Tsou

    Elana Xu

    Matthew Xu

    Rachel You

    Daniel Zeng

     

    VIOLA

    Ariella Cohen

    Steffano Diaz

    Sarah Frankel

    Yoel Hawa

    Jonathan Heravi

    Melissa Hom

    Esther(HeeJun)Hwang

    Arabella Notar-Francesco

    Christopher Matos Suero

    Mark Xu

    Xu, Megan L

     

    CELLO

    Michael Amrami

    Wellington Chen

    Daniel Choi

    Neil Chou

    Emily Cohen

    Michael Cohenmehr

    Annette Hopkin

    Hani Kang

    Jessica Lalehzar

    Judah Nouriyelian

    Joshua Oken

    Alfonso Renteria

    Daria Scolnick

    Dylan Solomon

    Aral Soykan

     

    BASS

    Timothy Chan

    Alan Chau

    Victor Chen

    Samuel Chiche

    Shaun Maher

    Etan Sedaghatfar

    Berk Soykan

     

    KEYBOARD

    Audrey Barr

    Vera Cho

    Amy Shteyman

    Jeffrey Zhang

    Bradley Kohler

     

    GUITAR

    Eden Monihan

     

    FLUTE

    Kelly Chau

    Sara Chitsaz

    Isabel Hidasi

    Zoe Lampione

    Olivia Liu

    Ariella Sakhai

    Katherine Smolens

    Xi (Mandy) Sun

    Sarah Tang

    Madeline Yang

    Elaine Zhang

    Yushan (Alice)Zhang

     

    OBOE

    Clark Luo

    Kaiming Zhang

     

    BASSOON

    Joshua Nouriyelian

    Cody Yam

     

    CLARINET

    Eyal Hakimi

    Aaron Huang

    Kirsten Law

    Bob Qian

    Joshua Rothbaum

    Nathaniel Sehati

    Kayla Yousefzadeh

     

    BASS CLARINET

    Joosung (Joshua)Kim

    Frederick Sion

     

    ALTO SAX

    Clarence Luo

    Netta Mualem

    Yaron Nassir

    Scott Levy

     

    TENOR SAX

    Daniel Chitsaz

    Molly Racsko

     

    BARI SAX

    Alec Rich

     

    HORN

    Sean Eliassi

    Daniel Itzkowitz

    Cheongjun Oh

     

    TRUMPET

    Preston Chan

    Benjamin Cohen

    Jonathan Kirshner

    Benjamin Malekan

    Emma Sassouni

    Alexander Sum

     

    TROMBONE

    Noah Sharbani

    Owen Wang

     

    EUPHONIUM

    Omar Mira

    Omeed Tartak

     

    TUBA

    Edrian Kokhabi

     

    PERCUSSION

    Samuel Calto

    Aaron Geula

    Alexander Geula

    Jacob Landerer

    XiKai (Kevin)Liao

    Lauren Murphy

    Sabrina Schlusselberg

    Lucien Wostenholm

     

    (SINCE 1929)

    2017/2018 SEASON

     

    FLUTE

    Jong Hyun Choi

    Kelly Chau

    Sara Chitsaz

    Francesca Cilluffo

    Amber Eng

    Liel Ezroni

    Carly Fan

    Isabel Hidasi

    Rebecca Israel

    Zoe Lampione

    Olivia Liu

    Ariella Sakhai

    Katherine Smolens

    Xi (Mandy) Sun

    Sarah Tang

    Madeline Yang

    Elaine Zhang

    Yushan (Alice)Zhang

     

    OBOE

    Clark Luo

    Kaiming Zhang

     

    BASSOON

    Joshua Nouriyelian

    Eytan Ran

    Zihaoran (Harry)Wang

    Cody Yam

     

    CLARINET

    Joshua Rothbaum, CONCERTMASTER

    Brandan Chen

    Eyal Hakimi

    Aaron Huang

    Kirsten Law

    Bob Qian

    Nathaniel Sehati

    Kayla Yousefzadeh

     

    BASS CLARINET

    Jackson Cronin

    Joosung (Joshua)Kim

    Frederick Sion

     

    ALTO SAX

    Clarence Luo

    Netta Mualem

    Yaron Nassir

    Scott Levy

    Jasmine Roshan

    Chen Kang William Zhao

     

    TENOR SAX

    Daniel Chitsaz

    Molly Racsko

     

    BARI SAX

    Liam Nihan

    Alec Rich

     

    HORN

    Sean Eliassi

    Daniel Itzkowitz

    Cheongjun Oh

     

    TRUMPET

    Preston Chan

    Benjamin Cohen

    Matthew Han

    Vincent Huang

    Michael Kahen

    Jonathan Kirshner

    Benjamin Malekan

    Emma Sassouni

    Alexander Sum

     

    TROMBONE

    Noah Sharbani

    Owen Wang

     

    EUPHONIUM

    Omar Mira

    Jeremiah Jadidian

    Omeed Tartak

     

    TUBA

    Edrian Kokhabi

     

    PERCUSSION

    Samuel Calto

    Colby Dell

    Aaron Geula

    Alexander Geula

    Solomon Hackman

    Gabriel Kang

    Jacob Landerer

    XiKai (Kevin)Liao

    Lauren Murphy

    Koorosh Nabatian

    Sabrina Schlusselberg

    Lucien Wostenholme

    Daniel Yue

     

    CONCERT CHOIR

     

    SOPRANO

    Rayna Cooke

    Naomi Hazan Samantha Kron Samantha Law

    Dana Livian

    Sari Mamiye

    Carla Moraly

    Emelia Pedersen Tatiana Sameyah Ashley Schlusselberg Rachel Schlusselberg 

    Sage Sherry

     

    ALTO

    Renee Agajan

    Shirel Ben-David Carol Beyda

    Isabella Dayani 

    Tara Fishman Evangelia Giannoglou Arielle Isakharov Sharen Kokhabi

    Eden Monhian Hemda Niknam

    Alexa Tubian

     

    TENOR

    Samuel Calto

    Brandon Davoudi

    Oren Dayen

    Eyal Hakimi

    Ding Huan Li

    Mollie Mamiye

     

    BASS

    Aaron Baron

    Oliver Besman

    Leeor Elias

    Aaron Hakimi

    Eric Hakimi

    Roger Hyman

    Maxwell Janovic

    Bryan Lee

    Simon Liu

    Brandon Malaken

    Alex Mousazadeh

    Brian Nikravesh

    Aren Paknoush

    Alexander Smooha

    Eitan Tavari

    Romeo Urbano

     

     

    A CAPPELLA

     

    Soprano

    Vanessa Anderson

    Naomi Hazan

    Samantha Law

    Dana Livian

    Sophia Mahfar

    Emilia Pedersen

    Ashley Schusselberg

    Rachel Schusselberg

    Sage Sherry

     

    Alto

    Carol Beyda

    Isabella Dayani

    Evangelone Giannoglou

    Eden Monhian

    Hemda Niknam

    Sarah Smith

    Katherine Smolens

    Alexa Tubian

     

    Tenor

    Eyal Hakimi

     

    Baritone

    Roger Hyman

     

    Bass

    Michael Babumba

    Jason Beeferman

    Oliver Besman

    Leeor Elias

    Jonathan Sasson

    Adam Tsou

     

     

     

    NH Commencement 2018


    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/8998

     

    view the orchestra at 39:00

    view the a cappella at 1:03:00 

    You can also view the outstanding musical performances of the faculty, student and administrator members of the Village School and South High Graduation Ceremonies at this link

     

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/8998   

     

     

    THE 2018 GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL GRAD ORCHESTRA

    VIOLIN

    Carolina Carneiro

    David Cheung

    *Audrey Dunn

    *Hannah Bella Ferster

    *Courtney Hakimian

    *Keva Li

    Isobelle (Belle) Lim

    Shannon Liu

    Christopher Lu

    Sharona Moradi

    Nina Phillips

    Sally Sarker

    *Shannon Sarker

    *Jason Sender

    Adam Tsou

    *Elana Xu

    Matthew Xu

    *Isabel Yang

    Rachel You

    Daniel Zeng

     

    VIOLA

    Ariella Cohen

    Yoel Hawa

    Esther (HeeJun) Hwang

    Christopher Matos Suero

    Mark Xu

    *Megan Xu

     

    CELLO

    Daniel Choi

    Emily Cohen

    Michael Cohenmehr

    Annette Hopkins

    Hani Kang

    *Jessica Lalehzar

    Judah Nouriyelian

    Joshua Oken

    *Aral Soykan

     

     

    BASS

    Timothy Chan

    Alan Chau

    Etan Sedaghatfar

    *Berk Soykan

     

    GUITAR

    Eden Monihan

     

    FLUTE

    Kelly Chau

    *Sara Chitsaz

    Katherine Smolens

    Xi (Mandy) Sun

    Sarah Tang

    Madeline Yang

    *Elaine Zhang

     

     

    OBOE

    Kaiming Zhang

     

    BASSOON

    *Joshua Nouriyelian

    Cody Yam

     

    CLARINET

    Kirsten Law

    Bob Qian

    Joshua Rothbaum

    Kayla Yousefzadeh

     

    BASS CLARINET

    *Joosung (Joshua) Kim

    Frederick Sion

     

    TENOR SAX

    Molly Racsko

     

    BARI SAX

    Daniel Chitsaz

    *Alec Rich

     

    HORN

    Sean Eliassi

    Daniel Itzkowitz

    Cheongjun Oh

     

    TRUMPET

    *Matthew Han

    Jonathan Kirshner

    Emma Sassouni

    Alexander Sum

    Preston Chan

     

    TROMBONE

    Noah Sharbani

    Michelle Goh

    Mr. Tanner

     

    EUPHONIUM

    Omeed Tartak

     

    TUBA

    Edrian Kokhabi

     

    PERCUSSION

    Samuel Calto

    XiKai (Kevin) Liao

    Lauren Murphy

    Gabe Kang

     North High Concertmaster Isabel Yang and her first teacher Amy Kempton

     

     

    The Excel File of “Great Neck Musicians who performed at Carnegie Hall” created by Sydney Rotman and updated by Christopher Lu

     

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=16580&dataid=27733&FileName=Carnegie-Hall-Musicians-from-JLM-GNNHS-1997-2016.pdf  

     

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/11360

     

     

     

     

     

     

    JOHN L. MILLER-GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

    MUSIC PROGRAM

    2018/2019 SEASON

     

    A 2018 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/long-island-music-hall-of-fame-announces-2018-high-school-recognition-program-winners/

     

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/hs-recognition-program/

     

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year 2017!

    https://nafme.org/programs/tri-m-music-honor-society/tri-m-awards/chapter-of-the-year/

    https://nafme.org/2016-2017-tri-m-music-honor-society-chapters-year-announced/

     

     

    A 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/schoolrecognitionprogram/

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102033636835&ca=9d99da75-8ecb-4fb7-a339-655828d59277

     

    A 2000 GRAMMY Signature School

    A 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 GRAMMY Signature School Semi-Finalist

    Carnegie Hall Performances: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 Orchestra and 2015 Jazz Choir, 2016

    Avery Fisher Hall Performance: 2002

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 2nd Runner Up: 2008

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 1st Runner Up: 2010

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 2017

    Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society winners: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010

    Broadcast on WQXR FM Bob Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on September 17, 2008

    Broadcast on WQXR FM Bob Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on July 4, 2012

    Disney Magic Music Days National Competition, Select Singers: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007

    Chamber Music in Your High School Workshop-presented by our Tri-M Chapter at the NYSSMA All State Conference in 2004, the MENC Eastern Division Conference in 1999, 2005 and 2007, the NMEA Balanced Mind Conference in 2001, 2003. 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, NYSCAME Workshop Series in 2007, the TMEA Conference 2013 http://www.tmea.org/assets/pdf/convention/2013/handouts/211206.pdf

    NAfME In Service Conference 2015

    http://www.nafme.org/wp-content/files/2015/09/Sept-10-Rutkowski-session-overview.pdf

    http://www.nafme.org/play-for-your-life-chamber-music-from-mozart-to-led-zeppelin/

    The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference 2016

    https://www.midwestclinic.org/2016_clinician_Joseph_Rutkowski.html

    The 70th NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – November 30-December 3, 2017 The Legacy of Lawrence P. Sobol, Clarinetist, Educator, Impresario

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRiIoVT0sIBvUHwBd8Dh2-S86sVvuVoxTY-xQzaVs2qOgS79NbINkFeqPRNeY-eTmU_XJvOELZ40OdP/pub

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbrEilsg3BM&feature=youtu.be

    * Exchange Performance with Fuchun Primary School String Ensemble of Singapore 11/14/08

    * Exchange Performance with Jurong Primary School String Ensemble of Singapore 11/18/10

    * Exchange Performance with Afula Conservatory of Israel 4/01/11

    * Exchange Performance with Afula Conservatory of Israel 3/08/13

    * Exchange Performance with Elmhurst College of Elmhurst, ILL 3/30/15

    * Exchange Performance with St Laurence College of Australia 4/16/15

    *Selection as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2005.

    Selected Students in the 2000, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018 NAfME All-National Honors Ensemble

    Selected Students All-Star High School Band of Long Island 2011

     

    *Guest conductor appearances at North High include

    Maestra JoAnn Falletta

    Tara Helen O'Connor

    Robert Miller

    Maestro John-Szicheng

    the late Maestro Jens Nygard

    Michael Gilbert

    Maestro Alan Schwartz

    Dr. James Jordan

    Frances Roberts

    Joseph Turrin

    Patricia Spencer

    Maestro Michael Flamhaft

    Michael Lipsey and David Jolly

    Maestro Michael Tong

    Maestro Olivier Fluchaire

    Maestro David Winkler

    Prof. Sean Reed

    Prof. Kae Reed

    Prof. Christopher Tibaldi

    Maestro Brian Worsdale

    Maestro Frank Rugers

    Maestra Susan Deaver

    Maestro David Bernard

    Robert Sherman

    Maestro Gal Altervich

    Geoffrey Simon

    Maestro David Stewart Wiley

    Jazz Artist Sam Dillon

    Maestro Rueben Blondell

    Euphonium Virtuoso Dan Dicker

    Maestro Joanne May (Elmhurst College, Chicago)

    Maestro Ross Capern (St Laurence College, Australia)

     

     

     

    GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONIC BAND

    and the

    GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    IN CONCERT

     

    "Nothing less than STUNNING!"  Bob Gluck, TV75, Great Neck Public Schools

     

    "A stunning program and opportunity for young listeners to hear outstanding student performances"  Denise Schueler Eisner

     

    "An AWESOME display!"  Lou Vigliotti, Great Neck North High Computer Dept

     

    "...once again the [Winter] Concert presented exhausts my plaudit vocabulary.  Multiple groups, student involvement on every level, handsome appearance, proper deportment, and above all, wonderful music!"  Maestro Michael Flamhaft, Band of Long Island

     

         "An unparalleled performance--absolutely breathtaking!" Andy Rutkowski, Alumnus of Smithtown Central High  School Band, 1974 

     

    "Sometimes I wish I could go back to room 218 at Great Neck North High School and play through all of the Beethoven Symphonies! (I hope that is a continued tradition)." David-Aaron Carpenter, Internationally acclaimed Viola Virtuoso, 2006 Naumburg Prizewinner and GNNHS class of 2004.

     

    "I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to hear the Great Neck North Symphonic Band and Orchestra. It was an amazing treat. The students were wonderful. I am always so impressed that they volunteer to play at the elementary schools while they are on intersession.  What an amazing opportunity for the fifth graders to see first hand what they can aspire to. "

    Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Legislature and Former President of the Board Of Education, Great Neck Public Schools.

     

    “…..what a brilliant performance of the Rhapsody in Blue…a very impressive display of what teenagers can accomplish when their schools are eager to include arts education and have creative artists at the helm…this is a regular high school,  not a conservatory or pre-college division, and so I think the young players’  accomplishments are even more impressive!”

    Bob Sherman, esteemed host of WQXR radio's The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase

     

    “Charles Cadieu (French horn virtuoso of the class or 2000) will be receiving his doctorate in computational neuroscience next month at UC Berkeley.  He is the point man in his group to present their research at conferences.  He always said that performing for an audience on the French horn gave him confidence to do any kind of a presentation.”

    Sandy Cadieu, proud mother of Charles and a professional violinist herself!

     

    “I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I was with your students.  I had chills every time I walked passed both the Chamber and Jazz Musicians. They are amazing and please extend my greatest appreciation and gratitude to all of them for making our event even more amazing.”

    Diana Guerin ~ Director of Events & Marketing at Community Mainstreaming Associates

     

    On hearing a live recording of the NH Symphonic Band's performance of his Music for Prague, Pulitzer-Prize Winning composer Karel Husa wrote:

     

    “Dear Joseph, This is one of the most enthusiastic playing I have heard - and it is by your students, led by you! The tempi you chose are fast, but everything fits amazingly together, the excitement of the players can be felt, they know their parts and the success of their performance can be felt by he reaction of the audience at the end! You conducted with the exactly right idea, i.e. music has to grow from the beginning to end and never let down and this is how it came across. To all students performers - they all practiced their part - and to you for masterful lead,  MY MOST SINCERE THANKS.  It is a tremendous achievement for young performers! I am deeply grateful, please convey my sincere gratitude !

    As ever Yours, Karel

    Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:42 AM

     

    After listening to the NH Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his Pastorale from that same concert, Dr. Husa later wrote:

     

    “Dear Joseph, I just heard the performance of the PASTORAL by the String Orchestra led by you.  First, I am amazed by the quality of sound and techniques your young performers demonstrated.  As you know I studied violin  (form age of 8 to 14) but I never had such a cultivated sound of strings, or technique your students have and also the ability reading new music!

    The performance is again a wonderful one, with sensitive and poetical playing, and your tempi are perfect. Please do thank all the performers, including the soli at the end! I am delighted to hear my music by young players. They are the future of music, especially in these times, and also because to study string instruments requires such long time (including adjusting constantly the pitches and practicing for long in order to  obtain a  good, nice sound.)

    I have to confess, I could have never played this music when I was their age. So, this is even more amazing to me and very assuring to the future of music!

    I am deeply grateful and wish you all a happy holiday season! ~Karel

    Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 12:08 PM

     

    “I love listening to you and the students play. You make my day, every day!”

    Bernard Kaplan, proud principal of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS since 1993

     

    “Truly impressive seeing what those students are capable of….. If I closed my eyes I wouldn't know the average age in the room is an adolescent.  I wish I could have stayed longer….”

    Takoa Lawson, Science Teacher at North High

     

     

     

    The current performing groups have been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall on many occasions in the past ten years.  These groups regularly appear on Channel 75 and Channel 20 on Long Island's North Shore.  The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra have also played under the batons of Joseph Turrin, JoAnn Falletta, John-Szicheng Lau, the late Jens Nygard, Patricia Spencer , Michael Flamhaft, Michael Lipsey,  David Jolly, Michael Tong, Olivier Fluchaire, David Winkler, Prof. Sean Reed, Prof. Christopher Tibaldi, David Stewart Wiley, Brian Worsdale, David Bernard,  Frank Rugers, Susan Deaver and violinist/conductor Michael Gilbert.  

     

    Great Neck is a suburb of New York City, located on the North Shore of Long Island just east of the Queens border.  Once a community that was part of Queens, Great Neck joined Nassau County in 1898 when the county was created.  The Great Neck Public School System has possessed a tradition of excellence since its inception in 1814!  There exists a dedicated relationship between the Great Neck community and its school system.  This dedication is illustrated by the fact that there have been only 4 superintendents since 1943.  The first graduating class of Great Neck High School was in 1896.  The current high school building, a magnificent structure of style and beauty, has housed its students, faculty, staff AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT  since 1928.  It is one of the very few original high school buildings in the nation.  Great Neck High School is now known as the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, named after the distinguished superintendent from 1943 until 1971. 

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    The Great Neck, East Williston and Herricks school districts respectively ranked second, seventh and eighth in New York on the data analysis website’s annual Best School Districts list.

    https://theislandnow.com/featured/niche-ranks-3-north-shore-districts-among-n-y-s-top-10/

     

    The Storm before the Calm: Preparing for the First Day of Classes 

    https://nafme.org/storm-calm-preparing-first-day-classes/

    Know the Musical Scales to Reach Monumental Heights
    https://nafme.org/know-musical-scales-reach-monumental-heights/

     

    Getting Students To Play Gigs Off Campus

    http://getbanded.com/getting-students-to-play-gigs-off-campus/


    Teaching Music August 2016 issue
    "A Community Minded Program" (pages 44-49)

    https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/55774537/music/4

     “Music Miracle: How Our Schools Hit A High Note” by Andy Newman about the Great Neck Music Program

    https://issuu.com/anton.news/docs/great_neck_magazine_smaller

     

    https://issuu.com/anton.news/docs/great_neck_magazine_smaller/32

     

    HS Musicians Perform At Atria By Andy Newman -December 25, 2013

    http://greatneckrecord.com/hs-musicians-delight-atria-residents/

     

     

    “The Power of Music”

    online at nafme.org     Go to MY CLASSROOM and choose  "Journals/Magazines" from the drop Music in a Minuet blog post on the NAfME website:

    https://nafme.org/a-teachers-perspective-the-power-of-music/

     

    Artfest article in GN Record July 6,2018 by Jason Beeferman

    http://greatneckrecord.com/talent-on-display-at-artfest/

     

     

    Music that Tells a Story
    Young Peoples Concert 2018


    Music That Tells A Story--Great Neck North High School Young Peoples Concert 2018 Part 1 of 3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0K-GLfA0Z8&t=1695s

    Music That Tells A Story GN NH YPC 2018 02
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghnuyrmeZjA&t=1090s


    Music That Tells A Story--Great Neck North High School Young Peoples Concert 2018 Part 3 of 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r9m5IpXeB4

     

    Lobby Music-Jazz by the Chamber Music Class


    https://youtu.be/aqpbi9VNge4
    https://youtu.be/IUBsmn_tuXY

     

     

    Phantom Pit Exit Music April 21, 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qwuDgrfKe8&feature=youtu.be


    North High School musicians to perform at Long Island Music Hall of Fame benefit concert

    https://theislandnow.com/school-news/north-high-school-musicians-to-perform-at-long-island-music-hall-of-fame-benefit-concert/

     


    Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2017 HOLIDAY CONCERT at Westbury Music Fair (November)
    https://vimeo.com/barsandtoneproductions/review/247811340/9cd516ed60

     

     

    How music education is crucial to the future of live music Allegro Magazine

    https://www.local802afm.org/allegro/articles/how-music-education-is-crucial-to-the-future-of-live-music/

     

     

    Article on teaching music in the Local 802 Allegro magazine
    (scroll down to last article after Cellist Amy Camus)

    http://www.local802afm.org/2013/07/the-art-of-teaching-music/

     

     

    North High Symphony Orchestra performance of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 at LI Music Hall of Fame Concert at Northport High School April 3, 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jve-NYUc6A&t=56s


    Review of  the April 3, 2018 LIMHoF concert featuring NH Shostakovich 5th

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102033636835&ca=9d99da75-8ecb-4fb7-a339-655828d59277  

     

    LI Music Hall of Fame Press Conference October 2016

     

    https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AGD5dn6P_KOskV4&cid=40BEAABE9A7CB308&id=40BEAABE9A7CB308%211521&parId=40BEAABE9A7CB308%211523&o=OneUp  

     

    LI Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony October 2016

    https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AIU1H8eVojxeyPM&cid=40BEAABE9A7CB308&id=40BEAABE9A7CB308%211515&parId=40BEAABE9A7CB308%212264&o=OneUp

     

     


    WQXR Radio Classical Hero
    https://www.wqxr.org/story/classical-music-hero-joseph-rutkowski/

     

    Membership/Career Questions—MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

    https://nafme.org/member-spotlight-joseph-rutkowski/?utm_source=OSN+October+15+2015&utm_campaign=OSN+October+15+2015&utm_medium=email

     

     Radio show WHPC “My Hometown Great Neck North Music Program” July 2018
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/l86ssehx93cdghg/My+Hometown+Great+Neck+North+Music+Program.mp3

     

    TV75 interview
    http://tv.greatneck.k12.ny.us/fota16.html

     

    Quarter Finalist of 2013 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixWFwb_smx4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JaCPrn3nB4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG3ocxTnrSs

     

    Quarter Finalist of 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

     

    Quarter Finalist of 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRV7oG7Tw-c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sR2fcremIs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq_d10bldEM

     

    Stuyvesant High School Instrumental Music Program 1988

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJu9VnYY8E

     

     

     

    The Mission of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Music Program

    At Great Neck North High School, our public performances in school and off campus (from nursing homes and elementary schools to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center) are on a very high level.  Yet, we focus on teaching our students how to practice their instruments (and vocal techniques), listen to music critically and use technology to compose and orchestrate so that every graduate of North High values and supports the most important subject that can be studied in high school: MUSIC.

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/13704

     

     

     

     

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    Our music program is greatly supported by Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz who attends many of our performances and events.

     

    All of the members of the Administrative Staff of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School are present at every school event: Principal Daniel Holtzman and Assistant Principals Patricia Hugo, Dr. Danny Krauz and Ron Levine.

     

    The Fine and Performing Arts Department is led by Chairperson Dr. Pamela Levy and includes Art educators: Joseph Giacalone, Emily Man, Linda Haase, Christine Eisenhauer; Drama Director Ilana Schikler Meredith and Choral Director Dr. Pamela Levy

     

    The Music Program’s best friends include the NH Custodial Staff led by Christopher Vecchio, TV North led by Michael Meehan, the Athletics Dept led by Coach Eamonn Flood, the NH secretarial staff and the Music Parent Boosters: Nancy Notar-Francesco, Vivian Hong, Robin Schlusselberg

     

     

    Finally and most significantly, we recognize the music teachers who trained our musicians:

    NMS- Arielle Cooperman Murdocco, Matthew Trinkwald, Anthony Virgilio

    EMB-Anne Fogarty, Cynthia Gorney

    JFK-Patrick Kennedy

    SR-Chad Lasky, Christopher Wilson

    LA- Jacquelyn Tomlet

     

     

     

     

  • Tilles Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT!!

    Posted by JOSEPH RUTKOWSKI on 6/18/2018

    John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra In Concert at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

    SOLD OUT!! 

    We apologize that there are NO seats available for this event.

    [If you are the parent of a graduating senior, a NHS staff member or GNPS administrator or Board of Education member, you already have your tickets to this event.]

    NH Grad 2017
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RcP7VI7BN-Q&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KEQ8XbMrSKM&app=desktop 

    THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018

    at 2:30 PM

    at TILLES CENTER

      JOHN L. MILLER-GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

    Dr. Pamela Levy, Chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts

    and Choral Director

    Joseph Rutkowski, Instrumental Director

    Lee Tanner, Assistant Director

     

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