Melrose High School Students Participate in Northeastern Senior District Music Festival

Melrose Public Schools
Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 12, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Melrose High School Students Participate in Northeastern Senior District Music Festival 

Left to right: Juniors Zach Strasnick, Aidan Kenawell and Lucy Fleming. (Courtesy Photo Melrose Public Schools)

MELROSE — Choral Director Kimberly Piper is pleased to announce that three students participated in the Northeastern Senior District Music Festival.

Juniors Lucy Fleming, a soprano, Aidan Kenawell, a bass, and Zach Strasnick, a tenor, spent Jan. 10, 12 and 13 at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield performing six choral pieces.

The event showcased exceptional singers from 15 communities in the northeastern area. Approximately 400 students auditioned in November and were expected to prepare and perform a piece with an accompaniment track, along with a short sight reading component.

Students were scored according to the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Northeastern District rubric, which includes sections on melodic accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, diction, interpretation and intonation. Based on their performance, only 200 students were chosen to be a part of the event.

“Every year it’s an honor for students to be selected to participate in the Northeastern Senior District Musical Festival,” Piper said. “Lucy, Aidan and Zach each brought a unique set of musical talents to this festival and we’re extremely proud of the hard work that earned them a place in the event.”