Guilderland High School musicians recognized for musical excellence

The Guilderland Music Department is proud to announce three Guilderland High School students have been selected for the prestigious New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference All-State Music Ensembles.

Four GHS students smiling, three are holding musical instruments.
GHS students selected for the NYSSMA Conference All-State Music Ensembles, from left to right: Maxine Alpart, Bohdan Kinal, Olivia Petti and Karsen Rittner.

Selected for their exemplary performances are:

  • Maxine Alpart (senior), Alto 2, Mixed Chorus
  • Bohdan Kinal (senior), Alto Saxophone, Instrumental Jazz & Tenor 1, Mixed Chorus
  • Olivia Petti (junior), Oboe, Symphonic Band.

Additionally, Karsen Rittner (senior), was chosen as an alternate for violin and Olivia Petti (junior), was chosen as an alternate for the chorus.

Each year thousands of student musicians in New York State compete for an opportunity to be selected for these distinguished music ensembles. Admission to these highly selective groups is based upon the score received the previous spring during the NYSSMA Solo Evaluation Festival, where students perform before a certified adjudicator who carefully evaluates every aspect of their performance.

These talented GHS students will spend four days in Rochester rehearsing with other gifted student musicians from across the state, with the event culminating in a concert at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

Congratulations to these fine young musicians, their teachers and parents on this outstanding accomplishment!

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