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SHA Musicians and Singers Get Recognized for Their Talents


Sacred Heart Academy is proud to announce that a group of musicians and singers are receiving high accolades for their talents.

Freshman Angela Dattoma participated in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau County Secondary Concert.  She represented Sacred Heart in as a violinist in a string orchestra made up of the best 9th and 10th grade musicians from Nassau County.  Congratulations, Angela!

The Nassau Music Educators Association hosts the All-County Festival each year in January at the Tilles Center.  Students chosen for this honor are among the best in Nassau County, and their admission to All-County is based on their NYSSMA solo scores from Spring 2018.  In Division 4 (9th and 10th graders), Angela Dattoma will represent SHA in the orchestra, and Freshman Mary Kate Logler and Sophomore Olivia Hanna will represent SHA in the Chorus.  In Division 5 (11th and 12th graders), Junior Corinne O’Reilly and Seniors Kathryn Timmerman and Annalisa Emmett and will represent SHA in the Women’s Chorus.  Congratulations to all of our talented All-County musicians! 

Annalisa Emmett has traveled to Rochester to participate in the All-State Festival, singing in the Treble Chorus.  This is a huge honor, as it is only once every few years that a SHA student is selected to participate in All-State.  Annalisa also received word that she was chosen as a member of the All-Eastern Mixed Chorus.  All-Eastern is the most prestigious ensemble that Annalisa is eligible for this year.  Eight hundred of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States were selected from a pool of thousands of nominated students to participate in the All Eastern Chorus, Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band.  Nominations for All-Eastern are considered from all the All-State musicians from the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Annalisa will prepare very challenging music for this concert along with just over 300 other vocalists, culminating with a performance under the leadership of prominent choral conductor Rollo Dilworth from Temple University.  Students selected for All-Eastern will spend three days working together during the Eastern Division Conference of The National Association for Music Education to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in preparation for performances on April 7, 2019.  Sacred Heart is so proud of Annalisa and her accomplishments.  She is the first SHA student to be selected for All-Eastern since 1996, and she is the first vocalist from SHA to ever be selected for All-Eastern.  Congratulations, Annalisa!