From Syosset To Carnegie Hall

Marissa Ready

Marissa Ready, a student at South Woods Middle School has been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and will perform at the storied venue this month.

Ready, an eighth-grade singer in the South Woods Chorus, auditioned last fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review of her application and audition recording. Ready will be singing with other select performers from the United States, several provinces in Canada and several foreign countries.

Ready has studied choral music for four years. She takes private voice lessons and has performed vocal solos at NYSSMA. This year, she was chosen to represent South Woods in the Nassau Music Educators Association Division III All County Chorus. In addition, the talented vocalist has performed many solos in her school chorus concerts.

She and her fellow finalists will come together for five days to learn from choral music composer, arranger and this year’s conductor, Greg Gilpin. The performance held on Saturday, June 27, is open to the public and tickets can be purchased through the Carnegie Hall box office.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school and middle school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue.


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