Representatives from 40 colleges and universities from across the country visited Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) in Syosset recently for the school’s annual College Fair and Student Showcase.
During the hour-long performance, families and college reps got a chance to see the school’s talented dance, music and theater students demonstrate all they’ve learned. Performances ranged from song and dance solos to jazz ensemble pieces and show-stopping theatrical numbers. They included members of the newly-formed Social Impact Repertory Company, as well as LIHSApella (the school’s acapella group) and selections from the Chamber Choir. Stylized exhibits of student artwork were also displayed around the building.
After the performance, students and their families met with representatives from dozens of prestigious colleges and universities including Syracuse University, Marymount Manhattan College, the New York Institute of Technology, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and several SUNY schools.
“We unveiled new repertory companies for the show,” said LIHSA Principal Dr. Chris Rogutsky Bleecker, “and they were very well received. The turnout of college reps, along with students and their families, made it a full house and a very successful evening.”
“This event was a pleasant surprise,” said Letitia Stancu, a piano professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She accompanied her colleague, college rep Ryan Davila, to the fair at LIHSA. “This was my first time attending, and it’s wonderful to see the talent and passion of these students. They were enthusiastic and friendly, and definitely college-ready!”
For 45 years, LIHSA has been a powerhouse for the development of Long Island’s creative and cultural sector, offering programs in Theatre, Dance, Music, Special Effects, Digital Media, Fine Arts and Film. LIHSA challenges current thinking and practice while producing graduates who are innovators and leaders. The school’s alumni are working all over the world on stage, on screen, behind the scenes, and leading major events and organizations. To learn more about LIHSA visit www.nassauboces.org/lihsaand like us on Facebook.
About Nassau BOCES
A vital regional resource, Nassau BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective services for school districts and municipalities. They empower students to achieve their maximum potential in alternative, artistic, outdoor, special education, virtual, and career and technical environments. BOCES offers adult education programs that are vital to improving the Long Island regional economy. In addition, its technology services form the backbone of many school districts’ infrastructures. As the county’s educational leader in implementing the state’s reform efforts, BOCES is helping to shape the future of education. To learn more, visitwww.nassauboces.organd like us on Facebook.