Published Stories

Click on these news items to read Media Coverage on music programs throughout New York State:


All-State/Winter Conference – General Story (West Genessee HS Performs)

E. Syracuse-Minoa Middle School Students Work with Composer Sean O’Loughlin (WSYR-TV) (District Website)

Pre-K and Kindergarten Music Program Re-Instated in Middle Country (





All County/Area All State Students

Birdlebough High School (Phoenix CSD) (Oswego County Today)

Cambridge CSD (Two Stories) (Post-Star)

Lake Shore School District (District Website)

Liverpool Middle School (WSYR-TV)


All Eastern Students

Birdlebough High School (Phoenix CSD) (Oswego County Today)

Riverhead High School (Riverhead News-Review)

Wantagh High School (Wantagh Patch)


All National Students

Briarcliff High School (Briarcliff Bulletin)


All State Students

All-State/Winter Conference – General Story (Brighton-Pittsford Post)

All-State/Winter Conference – General Story (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Bellmore-Merrick (District Website)

Brockport High School (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Cazenovia High School (Eagle News Online)

East Meadow High School (East Meadow Patch)

G.R. Bodley High School (Oswego Today)

Kings Park (Smithtown Matters)

Long Beach High School (Long Beach Patch)

Longwood High School (District Website)

Lynbrook High School (Lynbrook Patch)

Malverne High School (Malverne Patch)

Mineola High School (Mineola American)

Monroe-Woodbury High School (District Website)

Newfane High School (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

Northport High School (Northport Patch)

Potsdam HS Valedictorian is an All State Violinist (North Country Now)

Riverhead High School (Riverhead Local)

Scarsdale High School (Community Website)

Wantagh High School (Wantagh Patch)


Best Communities for Music Education

Ballston Spa School District (Times Union)

Goshen School District (The Chronicle)

Longwood School District (District Website)

Middletown Area School Districts (Times Herald-Record)


Festivals – Major Organization

Central Islip High School (District Website)

Eastchester High School (Bronxville Patch)

Hoosick Falls CSD (Bennington Banner)

Hoosick Falls CSD (District Website)

Minisink Valley CSD (District Website)

Pembroke High School (District Website)

Strough Middle School (Rome Sentinel)

Walter Panas High School (Peekskill Patch)

Westfield High School (Westfield Republican)


Festivals – Solo & Ensemble

Bell Top Elementary School – East Greenbush CSD (District Website)

Greenport UFSD (District Website)

Schuylerville Central School District (District Website)


General News Stories

Adirondack HS “Val” active in Music; “Sal” named to All State Choir (Rome Daily Sentinel)

Female Linebacker Excels at Cello (Online News Story)

Massapequa Schools Receives NYSSMA Presidential Citation (Massapequa Observer)

Mineola High School Marching Band (Mineola American)

Orchard Park All State Student Represents Community at Macy’s Parade (Orchard Park Bee)

President Michael Brownell “Strikes Chord” with NYS Officials (Cortland Standard)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s Music Department Earns Middle States Accreditation (Queens Gazette)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s Music Department Travels to Assisi (Queens Gazette)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s New Music Facilities (Queens Gazette)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s Christmas Concert (Queens Gazette)



Music in Our Schools Month


Young Composers

Lynbrook Middle School (Lynbrook-Malverne Patch)