Joshua Kapilian Accepted Into Prestigious NYSSSA School of Orchestral Studies

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Long Beach High school junior Joshua Kapilian was accepted into the 2018 School of Orchestral Studies of the New York State Summer School of the Arts as a violist. According to the NYSSSA, approximately 90 of the finest high school musicians in the state are selected for this prestigious program through auditions each year. From July 22 through August 18, Joshua will partake in master classes with guest musicians and study with members of the nationally-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. The program will be held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Joshua was a 2017 All-State jazz vocalist, has been selected as an All-County musician six times and has performed twice as part of the Long Island String Festival. He participates in the high school's Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Pit Orchestra. Additionally, he plays piano with the jazz band and sings with the Soundwaves a cappella ensemble. Joshua is also a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and is an IB diploma candidate and an award-winning science research student. He attends the Columbia University Science Honors Program on weekends throughout the school year.