LHS Honored by LI Music Hall of Fame

High School Music Department Recognized by Long Island Music Hall of Fame
Posted on 07/07/2019
High School Music Department Recognized by Long Island Music Hall of Fame Longwood Central School District is proud to announce that the music program at the high school has been named a recipient of the third annual High School Music Department Recognition Program, sponsored by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF).  The high school is one of only six programs chosen based on music education excellence, as well as creating notable music experiences for students in creative and meaningful ways.  

“We are proud that the Long Island Music Hall of Fame has chosen to recognize the high school's music program,” said Dr. John J. Gallagher, director of fine arts. “Because our district-wide music program culminates at the high school level, this recognition shows that we offer quality and sequential curriculum starting at the elementary level. It also shows that our students are learning at appropriate levels and that they can perform music of different genres at various levels of difficulty.  Our students consistently earn high ratings at NYSSMA solo and major organization adjudication festivals, and are selected for All-County and All-State recognition each year.”

The Longwood music program “is part of an elite group who offer students unique, rewarding, and rich musical experiences,” according to the official award letter. “Part of our mission at LIMHoF is to support music education for future generations, and that can’t happen without the commitment of high schools like the ones we are honoring today,” explained Ernie Canadeo, Chairman of the LIMHoF.

To be considered for recognition, districts must submit a thorough application in categories highlighting program details and inclusion of national and state standards for music in curriculum, facility, staffing and community, and board support.  

Photo front row (l-r): Chairperson for Music and Arts Kimberly Burns, Director of Fine Arts Dr. John Gallagher, LIMHOF Board Member for Community Outreach Kelly Leung, and Principal Scott Schuster. Back row (l-r): Music teachers Ashley Malvagno, Adam Wilbur, David Burt, Matthew Zebrowski, and Brendan Sparks.
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