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Skidmore Jazz Institute Summer Program

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The district is #MineolaProud to congratulates tenth grader Shayan Dhar on his acceptance to the Skidmore Jazz Institute summer program with a full scholarship.

This summer, Shayan will pack up his baritone saxophone join 65 fellow aspiring young musicians for the prestigious two-week program which is held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. The program offers attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intense curriculum led by the faculty of top jazz practitioners and educators. It is designed to inspire appreciation and understanding of the traditions of jazz, while focusing on improvisational, rehearsal and performance skills.

Mineola High School Band and Jazz Ensemble Director Mr. Marc Ratner expressed his excitement and pride over Shayan’s acceptance. “To be accepted to a program of this caliber, applicants must display exceptional musical aptitude, as well as an appreciation for the jazz that sets them apart,” said Mr. Ratner. “I am thrilled for Shayan and confident that he will have a rewarding and meaningful experience that will enhance his passion for jazz performance and provide him with essential connections for the future."

Date Added: 4/12/2024