NYSSMA Participants from The Rye Arts Center

Congratulations to The Rye Arts Center music students who participated in 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:

Jessica Bourne, Sophie Bourne, Jack Childs, Madeleine Childs, Juhi Desai, Klara Finkenberg, Andrew Glener, Izzy Godden , Laya Gollamundi, Josey King, Caroline Kirby, Hilary Kramer, Claire Labovitz, Geoffrey Lien , Zoe Lien, Michael Liu, Jessica Park, Luke Park, Benjamin Reyes , Chelsea Reyes , James Stanley, Bridget Zelin, Charlotte Zelin, and Donna Zhang.

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