NORTH SHORE PERCUSSIONIST ANGELO ANTINORI NAMED TO NAfME ENSEMBLE
By Shelly Newman
October 1, 2015 -- Congratulations to Angelo Antinori, a senior at North Shore High School, who was selected to perform at the 2015 All-National Honor Ensembles. This is a prestigious honor ensemble and program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Angelo was chosen to perform as a percussionist in the Symphony Orchestra.
Angelo said, "I'm honored to have been selected to play percussion in the All - National Symphony Orchestra. I'd like to thank my band director David Soto and my private teacher, Steve Blutman for their help and guidance."
During the 2014-15 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles., 673 musicians, the “best of the best,” were selected for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAFME) 2015 All-National Honor Ensembles. They represent creativity in its highest musical form.
Teachers and school administrators who attend will gain insight on implementing the National Core Music Standards in the classroom to empower students to be creative, collaborative, think critically, and better understand themselves and fellow students, and the world around them. Music teachers will learn how they can give students the inspiration they need to learn and create in different ways.
The All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, and jazz ensemble. Students were chosen through an audition process. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.
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