LBHS musicians to perform in All-State ensemble

Three Long Beach High School students have been selected for All-State music ensembles and two were chosen as alternates. All five earned this recognition based on their New York State School Music Association audition solos last spring, and the All-State performers will take the stage at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester. 

Olivia DiResta joins the All-State Mixed Chorus while Joshua Kapilian and Thomas Walsh will participate in the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Claire Ezratty and Logan Friedman were selected as alternates for the All-State Orchestra and Instrumental Jazz groups, respectively. 

These Long Beach musicians, all of whom are members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, represent their school with talent and dedication. Olivia is a senior and has participated in All-County performances several times in previous years. Joshua, a junior, has performed in All-County and the Long Island String Festival Association concerts as a violist. Thomas, also a junior, has been featured at the All-County level as well. 

Claire is a senior and serves as Tri-M’s Vice President of Community Service. She attended the prestigious New York State Summer School for the Arts’ School of Orchestral Studies in July and August and has performed in LISFA. Logan, a senior and Tri-M President, plays the bass and has earned All-County selection in the past. 

The NYSSMA Winter Conference will be held at the Rochester Convention Center from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.