By Rosemary Leonetti
Lynbrook High School seniors Daniel Gomm, Matthew Paris and Joshua Tierney have been selected to perform at the 2013 New York State School Music Association Winter Conference on December 5 - 8 in Rochester, N.Y.
Daniel was chosen for the All-State Symphonic Band, while Matthew and Joshua will be
singing in the All-State Mixed Chorus. All three musicians will perform at the
renowned Eastman Theatre under the direction of nationally prominent conductors.
Performing at this conference is one of the highest honors bestowed on high school music students in New York State. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor at NYSSMA solo evaluation festivals held across the state last year. These three students performed Level 6 music (most difficult), and all received perfect scores.
Daniel is a six-time All-County musician who was chosen last year as a first-chair euphonium player. He performs in the high school wind ensemble and symphony orchestra, as well as the Nassau-Suffolk Wind Symphony. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Matthew is a seven-time All-County musician who performs in the high school concert choir, jazz chorus and musical productions, as well as the St. Raymond’s folk group. He is a member of the National Honor Society and a board member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Joshua is a four-time All-County musician who was chosen as an alternate to the All-State ensembles in 2012. He has used his vocal talents in both the concert choir and musical productions. Also an accomplished violinist, Joshua is a two-time participant in the Long Island String Festival. He performs in the high school orchestra and pit orchestra, as well as the Rockaway Five Towns Orchestra. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.