Two Roslyn High School student musicians have been selected to participate in the 2021 National Association for Music Educators All-Eastern Ensembles. Roslyn High School senior Leah Arbitman will perform on Flute 1 with the All-Eastern Band, and Kenny Kim will perform on Clarinet 1 with the All-Eastern Orchestra. The two will perform alongside 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the eastern region of the United States. This marks the first time that a Roslyn student has been selected for the All-Eastern Ensembles.
“Congratulations to Leah and Kenny on this remarkable achievement!” said Roslyn High School music teacher Frank Mauriello. “It is amazing to see both Leah and Kenny recognized at a national level. It is a reflection of their hard work, dedication, and commitment to succeed.”
The NAfME All-Eastern Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of The National Association for Music Education. The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately one hundred fifty instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble will have eighteen instrumentalists, the treble chorus will have one hundred twenty vocalists, and the mixed chorus will have approximately three hundred twenty vocalists.
Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA, VT, Europe) oversee the selection process in their state during the fall of the year before the event and compile ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration. The method used to compile the lists varies from state to state, although all recommended students must have been selected to participate in their home all-state festivals.