Nine Selected for NYSSMA Area All-State

Area All-State is a music festival that is held for top high school musicians each year. The primary goal for Area All-State is to further the musical education and development of students all over New York. 

In November, nine members of Scotia-Glenville top chorus, orchestras, chamber and symphonic, will perform at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Festival. Overall, approximately 350 students from 40 school districts will participate.

The qualifications to participate in the NYSSMA Conference All-State music groups are very competitive, with extensive review being done in order to make sure that all participants are ranked properly and fairly.

This year the performance will be held at Proctors Theatre on Saturday, November 18, with a concert at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00.

Under the musical direction of Jessica Crisci, Cheryl Ferraro and John Prylo, the SG students that were accepted are:

HS Symphonic Orchestra

Isaiah Rojas: viola

“It is an honor to be representing Scotia-Glenville in this year’s Area All State concert. I cannot wait to represent our orchestra in this event, and I look forward to meeting and working with other talented musicians from other districts,” said Isaiah Rojas.

HS Symphonic Band

Kaylee Gutmaker: oboe

Logan Linck: trumpet

Kaylee Gutmaker
Kaylee Gutmaker, oboe
Logan Linck
Logan Linck, trumpet

HS Mixed Chorus

Madeline Herron: soprano

“I’m grateful I was invited to sing for Area All-State,” said Madeline Herron.

Kassidy Herold: alto

Sadie Krogh: alto

Manuel Funderburg-Horan: tenor

Ryan Jester: bass

Elijah Kalinowski: bass

Elijah Kalinowski
Elijah Kalinowski, bass

“I really enjoy being able to sing in different languages. I thought I’d never sing it. More importantly, I like music,” said Elijah Kalinowski.



Madeline Herron
Madeline Herron, soprano
Kassidy Herold
Kassidy Herold, alto





Sadie Krogh
Sadie Krogh, alto
Manuel Funderburg-Horan
Manuel Funderburg-Horan, tenor






Ryan Jester
Ryan Jester, bass