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Two Port Jefferson Students Awarded Music Scholarships

Two students in the Port Jefferson School District have been named Long Island String Festival Association scholarship award recipients. Joshua Kwon, a fifth grader at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School, and Sadie Salzman, a sixth grader at Port Jefferson Middle School, were each rewarded $400 private study grants.

Joshua, who plays viola, will take part in summer study with Dr. Stephen Gorgone, a professional violist, violinist, piano accompanist and music teacher, who has performed in the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as numerous orchestras throughout the state.

Sadie, who plays violin, will study with Thalia Greenhalgh, founder of the Long Island-based violin group MetroGnomes. Sadie’s current lessons have been virtual and will likely continue to be online during the summer.

Photo caption: Edna Louise Spear Elementary School fifth grader Joshua Kwon.

Photo courtesy of Port Jefferson School District

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