Budget cuts impact young musicians

By Korinne Utting The hallway at Smithtown West High School was empty, aside from Serena Weiss. She paced back and forth in front of room 241 in a black dress, her violin clutched tightly in her right hand. On April 20, Smithtown West High School hosted a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo…

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In a Suburb’s Schools Music Thrives

By Colin Knechtl Levittown’s two school districts, Island Trees School District and Levittown School District, have both been recognized as the Best Communities for Music Education in 2017 by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). This is the third and fourth consecutive year respectively that they’ve received the recognition, and both districts resolved to…

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