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Long Island High School for the Arts welcomes eleven Summer Arts Academy scholarship recipients

Students bring their musical talents to the special summer program

Eleven talented students have been selected to receive summer scholarships to attend the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) as part of the school’s Summer Arts Academy. Scholarship winners range from ages 13-16 and were selected based on an audition video that was reviewed by the Long Island High School for the Arts creative team.

The recipients each have a diverse range of talent and interests in the music field. Eight of the students will join the Musical Theatre Production program as part of the cast of “Seussical: The Musical,” which will be produced by the summer campers. The other three recipients will learn about a different aspect of the music industry when they join the Studio Recording and Production program. These students will gain first-hand experience with music recording and production. The unique program allows students the chance to record their own performances and learn about music engineering as a career during a field trip to Dream Recording Studios in Bellmore.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer these scholarships to Long Island teens with a passion for music and a desire to pursue their dreams through hard work and dedication to their craft,” said Erica Giglio-Pac, LIHSA Assistant Principal. “We are grateful to The Joel Foundation for providing funding support for the scholarships and thankful for their commitment to LIHSA and our arts education programs.”

The scholarship winners and their school districts are:
Mairead Camas, Elwood UFSD
Marilena Castoro, Smithtown UFSD
Maria D’Angelo, Levittown UFSD
Dante DiGiorgio, Half Hollow Hills CSD
Markus Fehrenbacher, Huntington UFSD
Emilia Kasparyan, Commack UFSD
Nicholas Kemp. Freeport UFSD
Madelyne Martinez, Amityville UFSD
Matthew Scarlata, Garden City UFSD
Morgan Smith, Locust Valley CSD
Yimeng Sun, Syosset CSD