The Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (NEPMTA) recently held its annual Carnegie Hall Competition at Marywood University, Scranton. Seventy-eight entrants were chosen to perform March 30 at Carnegie Hall, New York.
Association members from the Scranton area whose students qualified to perform are Yvonne Alling, Heather Clendenning, Rose Marie Gallia, Roger Haydn, Donna Kane, Denise Knox, Lisa Maiolatesi, Michele Malinko, Michael Popick, Karl Sidnam, Janelle Sidnam and Catherine Shefski.
Local students who were chosen are shown, from left, seated: Emily Mazur, Madelyn Casey, Marygrace Sabatini, Gianna Sabatini, Ashley Greening, Izabella Chmil, Olivia Scarantino and Santina Kobierecki; Second row: Christopher Langan, Brooke Thomas, Nina Lyubechansky, Emmy Bormes, Sophia Rinaldi, Gabby Shefski, Rachel Moffitt, Catherine Anne Kupinski, Brigid Kennedy, Aaron Mancus; Third row: Schyler Kelsch, Chris Suh, Eric Sklanka, Andrew Gallagher, Ellen Brown, Kelsey Brown, Joel Gardoski, Sean Kennedy, Kevin Suh and Casey Friedman.
Absent from photo are: Derek Tsang, Gabriella Tolerico, Gina Beviglia, Mia Beviglia, Josh Danna, Isabel Hou, Alex Hoyle, Brayden McAllister, Alex McAndrew, Isabella Snyder, Corinne Paull, Megan Dillon, Sydney Fox, Alexis Santaniello, Mary Cate Wright and Elizabeth Egan.