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Music Students Selected for All-State

Photos of two groups of musicians and their teachers from North high and South High


Nine highly talented musicians from North and South High Schools have been selected for the prestigious and very competitive 2022 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester on Dec. 1–4. In addition, 13 students have been named Alternates for the event.

North High All-State Musicians

North High School All-State musicians are: Samuel Friedmann (Bass, Mixed Chorus), Julia Huang (violin, Symphony Orchestra), Owen Roubeni (tenor, Mixed Chorus), Shuyuan (Julie) Sun (flute, Symphony Orchestra), and Maverick Williams (bass, Mixed Chorus). Alternates are: Ryan Cho (Bb clarinet), Man Chun Han (violin), Matthew Kwong (cello), Hwi-On Lee (violin), Mizuki Natsu (cello), and Alex Zhuang (cello).

North High vocal musicians are taught by Dr. Pamela Levy, fine and performing arts department head/vocal music teacher. Instrumental musicians were previously taught by Joseph Rutkowski, who retired in June 2022; current instrumental music teachers at North High are Dr. Esther Noh and Jacquelyn Tomlet.

South High All-State Musicians

South High All-State musicians are: Yonathan Eilon (bass, Mixed Chorus), Kanheng (Martin) Lin (baritone sax, Symphony Band), Nancy Schoen (soprano, Mixed Chorus), and Joy Song (Bb clarinet, Symphony Orchestra). Alternates are: Jillian Chang (cello), Drew Kim (violin), Elizabeth Levine (violin), Shira Lichter (violin), Victoria Lin (cello), Nathan Park (tenor), and Sidney Wong (violin).

South High musicians are taught by Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head/instrumental music teacher; Mark Boschen, instrumental music teacher; and Dr. Janine Robinson, vocal music teacher.

At the All-State Conference, sponsored by NYSSMA, the State’s finest student musicians will perform together in various ensembles. Thousands of students auditioned for this competition last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the State.