Jesse Hubbs Selected for NYSSMA Piano Showcase

Long Beach Middle School sixth-grader Jesse Hubbs has been selected to participate in the 13th Annual Piano Showcase at the 2018 New York State School Music Association All State Conference. Out of 110 applicants, he is among only 13 that were chosen to perform in Rochester at the end of November.  

Last spring, as a West School fifth-grader, Jesse achieved a perfect score of 100 on his NYSSMA Festival solo evaluation at level 6 – the highest and most advanced division. This contributed to his acceptance to the Piano Showcase, as did his application and recorded audition. Jesse performed “Polichinelle” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, which he also presented locally during a feature on Long Beach High School’s Morning Show. He has been playing the piano since 2012 and also plays the cello. 

“This is an incredible honor for this talented young musician, and we are so proud to have him representing Long Beach,” said Director of Media, Visual and Performing Arts Julia Lang-Shapiro. Jesse was nominated for the showcase by music teacher Vanessa Krywe.