Outstanding String Musicians

Musicians pose with instruments and teacher
For their outstanding performances at the New York State School Music Association last spring, two high school musicians have earned one of the highest accolades of acceptance to the NYSSMA All-State Winter Conference to be held in Rochester on Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

Double bassist Nils Coffey and violinist Nicholas Siconolfi will take the stage with the All-State String Orchestra at the festival. The high school juniors are both members of the school’s orchestra and chamber orchestra and participate in ensembles outside of school. 

Music subject matter coordinator Marc Yavoski said the music department faculty is extremely proud of Nils and Nicholas for being accepted into this highly competitive festival. 

“Nils and Nicholas are diligent and talented young musicians who are very deserving of the opportunity to represent Locust Valley High School at the NYSSMA All-State Festival. This will be a musical experience that they will cherish always,” he said.