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NYSSMA Participants from The Rye Arts Center

Congratulations to The Rye Arts Center music students who participated in 2018 NYSSMA!

NYSSMA, (The New York State School Music Association) is a state-level partner with MENC: The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The mission of NAfME is to strengthen music education across the country. Each spring students register through their school music programs to attend NYSSMA festivals where they are adjudicated. Private music instructors work closely with students to prepare for these festivals.

Students who participated include:

Sophie Bourne - flute
Cynthia Chen - piano
Jack Childs - piano
Terence Du - piano
Andrew Glener - piano
Emily Gu - piano
Iris Gu - piano
Nikki Iyengar - piano
Michael Kolby - piano
Claire Labovitz - flute
Anisa Machano - clarinet
Hidaya Machano - piano
Diane Millard - flute
Luke Park - guitar
Jessica Park - piano
Rachel Park - piano
George Rojek - piano
Philip Seidell - piano
David Suranyi - piano
Cole Thomas - piano
Tayga Vural - piano


Testimonial from a mother whose daughters received perfect NYSSMA scores with music instruction from The Rye Arts Center:

Just wanted to drop you a quick thank you note. My daughters both got perfect scores at this year’s NYSSMA piano festival. Thanks for providing us such a pleasant learning experience at The Rye Arts Center. Anne, thanks for your efforts to make The Rye Arts Center Music School better every day! Heather, you are an awesome teacher. You are patient, responsible and passionate! We love you.
— Michelle