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Director of Fine & Performing Arts

 Adrianna Schaefer

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Art Department Chair (Secondary)

 Vincent Lentini

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Fine & Performing Arts Secretary

 Vincenza Contoveros

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The Lynbrook School District’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers a comprehensive K-12 curriculum for students in music and the visual arts. The overriding objective of the program is focused on providing instruction for all students in these areas whether the goal is arts as a vocation, an avocation, or to enhance our students aural and visual awareness and appreciation of the arts. 

With the strong support of our community, the Board of Education and Central Administration we are proud to have earned the distinction of Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation once again this year. Together with an award winning Fine Arts program Lynbrook Schools continues to provide our students with exceptional experiences in the arts.

This website you will provide you with ongoing information regarding the art, music and theater programs including a calendar of events, important news and announcements, student achievements and needed forms and documents regarding many aspects of the program. Please see the gold bar to the left for links to these resources. 

 

News 


The Bern Seiderman Gallery is proud to present the November 2021 Show entitled "Point and Click".

A few weeks ago, an open call went out to all our local photographers asking for their best photos. The response to it was fantastic! Emails containing multiple photo submissions came in right away. "Point and Click" features a selection of those submissions. In all, the show features 24 photos submitted by current students, parents, alumni, community members, Lynbrook teachers and staff including our very own Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Burak. All the participants have varying ability levels and experience with photography. Some of the photos featured were taken with High End Digital SLR cameras, while others were taken with camera phones. The show even features one photo taken by alumni Annie Murphy, using analog film. The subject matter of the photos varies from amazing landscapes, beautiful portraits, candids, automobile photography and more.

 


Lynbrook High School holds Night of the Pumpkins

The Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society recently sponsored the 10th annual Night of the Pumpkins and raised $3,000 for Island Harvest.

The night featured more than 200 pumpkins carved by NAHS members and Lynbrook staff, as well as games, activities, crafts and much, much more. Proceeds benefitted NAHS and Island Harvest Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. Island Harvest distributes fresh produce, meat and non-perishables throughout Long Island and assists thousands of Long Islanders.

This year’s event was sponsored by All State Insurance Company, Barefoot Dave, CMCE, Cusumano Roofing and Remodeling, Fab Treats, Gourmet Ghee, Huntington Learning Center, Kunz Consulting Services, the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, the Lynbrook Public Library, Lynbrook Swag, Philly Pretzel Factory and Sunrise Assisted Living,

The NAHS would like to thank all who attended the Night of the Pumpkins.

Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society Group Photo

 


LHS Concert Choir Honored by Long Island Music Hall of Fame

Lynbrook High School’s concert choir was recognized in the prestigious Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s High School Music Department Recognition Program. The choir was one of 16 Long Island high school music ensembles to be honored by the Hall of Fame for its video performance of “The Sun Is Gonna Shine Again” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each year, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s Recognition Program celebrates music programs that create valuable experiences for students and incorporate the National and New York State’s Standards for the Arts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 recognition program went virtual with the hope of highlighting the incredible music that schools created during these unprecedented times.

Music teachers and directors from across Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties were encouraged to submit video files from a performing group that best represented their school’s finest musical accomplishment. The videos were reviewed by the LIMHoF Education Committee and a panel of music educators. Lynbrook’s video featured members of the high school concert choir singing “The Sun Is Gonna Shine Again” around the high school building and in the studio. Video and photo flashbacks pop up throughout the video as the students reminisce on pre-COVID times, while the song’s positive lyrics inspire others to look at tomorrow as a better day.

The high school students were accompanied by a select few Lynbrook North and South middle school students and the video was directed by choir director Barry Wyner. It was produced by Lynbrook High School student Max Cordes, with audio production by Lynbrook High School alumnus and two-time Grammy award winner Danny Weinkauf. Members of the concert choir had the unique opportunity to record the song outdoors at Mr. Weinkauf’s home recording studio.

Lynbrook’s video, along with the other top entries, were featured on the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s website and social media pages. Congratulations, Lynbrook High School!

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Lynbrook Students Earn All-State Recognition

Five exceptional Lynbrook High School student-musicians were recently selected as either participants or alternates for the New York State School Music Association All-State Conference this year. The festival will be held in Rochester, New York from Dec. 2-5.

Junior Dylan Baltes will play the string bass in the symphony orchestra, while seniors Andrew Director and Jaden Harvin will play the tuba in the symphony orchestra and sing in the mixed chorus, respectively. Seniors Rachel Edelstein and Manaka Ogura were chosen as alternates for the festival. Rachel was selected for snare drum, while Manaka was selected for violin.

These five talented student-musicians were among thousands from New York State who auditioned for the All-State Conference last year. Performing in these elite All-State ensembles is one of the highest honors bestowed on high school music students in the state. The district congratulates them on this tremendous accomplishment!

Headshots of Student Musicians Selected for All-Conference This Year


Lynbrook Schools Recognized as a
Best Communities for Music Education
9th Consecutive Year!

My sincere thanks and congratulations to our talented and dedicated music staff, our gifted music students, the Board of Education, District Administration and of course the wonderful support of the Lynbrook Community for their combined efforts in enabling our district to receive this notable designation once again. With great pride Lynbrook Schools will continue to display the Best Communities for Music Education emblem for another year!

Joseph J. Pallotta
Director of Fine and Performing Arts
Lynbrook Public Schools
 


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Lynbrook High School Spring Concert

LIVE STREAM
May 20, 2021 @ 7:30 PM:
Please click here to watch the Lynbrook High School Spring Concert on YouTube.

Concert Program


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Save the Date!

NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW
April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM:
Please click here to watch the North Middle Art Show on YouTube.


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Save the Date!

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW
April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM:
Please click here to watch the South Middle Art Show on YouTube.


Save the Date!

NAHS Inductions Featuring Sticking Together
New Date: February 25, 2021
7 PM: Live on Webex
Please click here to watch the Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society Induction premiere live on YouTube. 

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LHS Cabaret Night
sponsored by the Tri-M Music Honor Society
New Date: February 26, 2021
7:00 PM
Click the flyer to access the virtual ceremony.

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Lynbrook Seniors Join All-Eastern Ensembles

Four seniors from Lynbrook High School were recently selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s 2021 All-Eastern Honors Ensembles. Earning a spot in the ensembles is one of the most prestigious musical honors a high school senior can receive.

Camilla Bahri will play cello and Emily Bergin will play string bass in the orchestra ensemble, while John Kelhetter will perform as a bass 1 in the mixed chorus and Ricki Rizzo will perform as an alto 1 in the treble chorus.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students will participate in virtual rehearsals, master classes and workshops in March with nationally renowned conductors. Each ensemble will then create a final, recorded performance which will premiere online as part of the 2021 Eastern Division Honor Ensembles program on April 23.

The Lynbrook Public Schools thanks music teachers Alyssa White and Barry Wyner for their efforts and leadership and congratulates all four seniors on this outstanding recognition!

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