Tuxedo Park School student wins high honors at state school music winter conference

09 Dec 2019 | 11:53

Samuel Fisher, an eighth grade student at Tuxedo Park School, had his composition, “Mixed Feelings, Movement I. Energetic,” selected and performed at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 21st Annual Young Composer Honors Concert in Rochester on Dec. 6.

Samuel’s piece was chosen out of hundreds of entries, competing against students through grade 12. A two-time winner, Samuel also had a composition selected two years ago when he was in sixth grade.

This past summer Samuel submitted his composition to the 2019 Call for Compositions sponsored by the NYSSMA. A panel of composition professors and educators adjudicated the submissions and Samuel's composition was one of the 11 selected compositions out of more than 100 pieces submitted for performance in the Young Composer Honors Concert at the NYSSMA Winter Conference.

Samuel began composing at the age of four, and plays multiple intruments including; piano, bass and trombone. He is a member of the Tuxedo Park School Band and the Jazz & Rock Ensemble.

Samuel also attends the Julliard Pre-College Program in New York City.

For more information, call 845-351-4737 or visit www.tuxedoparkschool.org.