Scheck Hillel Orchestra students participated in the Florida Orchestra Association Solo Assessment on Thursday, February 28, earning the highest possible marks for their performances. In all, 14 students earned a Superior (highest rating) or Excellent (second highest ranking) in the adjudication. Participants were required to prepare and perform a solo before a State-certified adjudicator - the first time our orchestra students have in a Florida Orchestra Association solo assessment.
The following students earned a Superior rating: Thalia Bentolila ‘22 (Cello), Ben Cohen ‘20 (Bass), Jake Gelb ‘21 (Bass), Sasha Goldin ‘22 (Violin) and Ike Schrager ‘22 (Cello). The following students earned an Excellent rating: Ariel Almkies ‘22 (Cello), Isaac Almkies ‘21 (Bass), Chana Backer ‘22 (Viola), Ariella Bitton ‘24 (Violin), ) Mordechai Eisenstein ‘20 (Viola), Eli Goldin ‘23 (Cello), David Sarfati ‘22 (Violin), Atara Sredni ‘23 (Viola) and Mauricio Woldenberg ‘20 (Violin). Congratulations to the students and their arts faculty member Angelica Losada.
Arts education is a core component of Scheck Hillel Community School’s curriculum, from early childhood through high school. Instruction is offered through a framework of educational standards in a variety of disciplines, including music, theater and the visual arts. Scheck Hillel arts educators are highly-trained, nationally recognized instructors who spark a lasting appreciation for artistic expression.
Research has shown that an arts education enhances academic achievement and school engagement, and enriches campus life. Whether a student’s passion is learning to play the violin or painting a masterpiece, there is a place for everyone in Scheck Hillel’s Jordan Alexander Ressler Arts Program.