Music Coordinator: Michael Salzman

Music at Syosset High School

Syosset High School is very proud to have been named a Grammy Signature School by the Grammy Foundation. The Grammy Signature School designation is a recognition of outstanding programming and performance ensembles of the highest caliber. Each year, between ten and forty schools, nationwide, receive this honor. Syosset High School is a five time recipient of this distinguished award.

Syosset High School’s four bands, four orchestras, and four choruses form the basis for excellence in this program. They are, although, just the beginning of what we have to offer. Two levels of Music Theory are taught in our state-of-the-art music lab. Courses in Recording Technology and Commercial Music give students an opportunity to study various fields in the music industry. In addition, our outstanding co-curricular ensembles such as the Adelettes and our jazz ensembles, give students many opportunities to continue to make music outside of the school day. The Syosset Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society is one of the largest clubs in the school and has won the Tri-M Chapter of the year award from MENC.

Two partnerships offer our music students exceptional opportunities. Our partnership with the International Vocal Arts Institute brings world-class young singers to perform for our students regularly. They also bring vocal coaches and accompanists from the Metropolitan Opera to work with our students. Our partnership with the Spirit Ensemble of Teachers College brings the world renowned jazz educator Dr. Bert Konowitz to our school to work with our students on the art of improvisation and composition in all styles of music.

Students interested in graduating with an Advanced Regents diploma with a concentration in music, must take a five unit sequence that includes music theory. Students interested in graduation honors in music must meet all of the honors requirements and take at least four credits in music, one of which must be in music theory. A requirement of the various musical-performing groups is that students participate in the public performance and school functions in which the groups are involved. Students also participate in weekly sectional lessons.
Created By: Zachary Senzer (2013)