2017-10-17-FCA- Mid Hudson News

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Faith Christian Academy’s Jonathan Gilbert selected for All-State Symphony Band 

POUGHKEEPSIE (October 17) – Faith Christian Academy Senior and Highland resident Jonathan Gilbert has been informed by the New York State School of Music Education, a unit of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), that he has been selected to perform in this year’s All-State Symphony Band at the State Winter Conference which will be held November 30th through December 3rd at the Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York.

While completing his studies at Faith Christian Academy, Gilbert is also a student at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Program for classical Alto and Bari Saxophones. Jonathan also performs with the Hudson Valley Jazz Orchestra where he alternates as first chair Alto Sax. At this year’s New York Summer Music Festival Jonathan studied under Paul Cohen who is one of the most sought-after saxophonists for orchestral and chamber concerts in America.

“Jonathan Gilbert is by far one of the most talented and gifted students in my 40 years of high school and college teaching,” said Paul Cohen. “Jonathan's range and versatility is astonishing. From week to week we could have a saxophone, piano, composition or violin lesson, all revealing great depth, thought and accomplishment. Simple amazing; limitless potential.”


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