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Celebrating the Class of 2021!

May 25, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 high school graduates! We are so proud of these students and their achievements throughout their time at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. Many of our students continue their education in music and other exciting fields of study at renowned colleges and universities. Read about the class of 2021’s future plans below: 

  • Benjamin Araujo (Piano student of Mikhail Zeiger) will attend the Royal College of Music in London, UK to study Music Composition in the fall. 
  • Palani DeMario (Voice student of Stefan Szkafarowsky & Korliss Uecker, MCW Prep) will attend the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in the fall. 
  • Jeren Ebers (Viola student of Nicole Peragine) 
  • Ariana Gagliardi (Voice student of Thomas Jamerson) 
  • Ava Gallo-Grosskreuz (Voice student of Korliss Uecker, MCW Prep) will study Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville this fall.  
  • Tim Guida (Piano student of Svetlana Gorokhovich, Chamber Ensemble) will attend the University of Rochester in the fall to study in the Pre-Med program. He also plans to continue his music studies at the Eastman School of Music.  
  • Kate Jaffee (Voice student of Thomas Jamerson) will attend Colby College in the fall. 
  • Hannah Karkout (Piano student of Irena Portenko) 
  • Ruth Muriel (Voice student of Korliss Uecker, MCW Prep) will study Music Business at Hofstra University this fall. 
  • Adrian Pascual (Cello student of David Kreiger) will attend New York University in the fall.
  • Cathy Radko (Drum student of Jake Robinson) will attend Manhattan College in the fall. 
  • Liz Radko (Piano student of Hiroshi Yamazaki) will attend University of New Haven in the fall.   
  • Anna Marie Simon (Clarinet student of Douglas Bish) will attend SUNY Albany in the fall. 
  • Cathy Stanton (Clarinet student of Douglas Bish, Chamber Ensemble) will attend Harvard University in the fall. 
  • Troy Sweet (Piano student of Renee Guerrero)  

“I am really grateful for the firm foundation and many opportunities MCW has provided me in all aspects of music.” – Tim Guida, Class of ‘21