There is a talented young singer in Rochester who has already starred in the first two teen operas put on in the city.
As schools are preparing for their spring musicals, one Canandaigua soprano is turning heads.
Gwen Healy is dedicated to the performing arts at Honeoye Central School.
Matthew Kemp has star power and the staying power to achieve his dream.
Philip Glick is the lead trombone for the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra. He's in this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Ben Grimm is a senior at Canandaigua Academy whose love for music show in his performance. He's an actor, dancer, pianist, singer and conductor.
One of the Dansville High School Choir's most talented singers is Sabrina Curits.
Anders Namestnik is an outstanding vocalist from Canandaigua Academy.
Joseph Gonzalez is the cream of the crop when it comes to student vocalists. This Midlakes High School senior shines in our Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Penfield High School senior Chris Gnam is ready to take the world by storm, and his key to success is his passion for music.
Elizabeth Crummins is an outstanding academic at Brighton High school, and she brings the same high standards to the art studio.
Don't be surprised if the next great film animator comes from Rochester. Dan DiPaola is an exceptional artist from Brighton High School.
Penfield High School senior Mary Beth Bastian is an exceptional young ballerina, who studies dance at the Draper Center for Dance Education.
Cellist David Hauck was the first student at Greece Odyssey Academy to ever earn a varsity letter in music - and it happened his freshman year.
At Rush-Henrietta High School, senior Valanti Marou proudly plays an instrument that's central to his Greek heritage: the clarinet.
Justin Burr is bound for Broadway and his first steps are on stage at Spencerport High School.
Kirstie Mosher is a gifted singer who plans to study vocal performance in college, with a focus on music education and therapy.
Every day, students at North Rose-Wolcott School District prove the arts are alive and well in rural schools. Senior Conner Burry is a future star, and he's in our Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Abbey Hoteling is ranked number one in her class at Gananda High School, but she's not just a superb academic. Abbey's artwork is extraordinary.
Hayley Miller is one of the most accomplished young flutists in Rochester.
We caught up with high-achieving, music-loving senior Rebecca Rice, in the music practice room at Canandaigua Academy.
Vocalist Alexandra Grimm is a vital part of the music program at Canandaigua Academy.
Saxophonist CJ Ziarniak attends Aquinas Institute, plays with the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra and routinely wows the judges in the New York State School Music Association.
One listen to Rachel Mills' cello, and you just know this young musician is going places. Rachel has been playing cello for 9 years.
At Eastridge High School, Torrey Cobb is a standout in the band program, just as he was at Wheatland-Chili before that. Torrey transferred to Eastridge for his senior year, and his star power followed him.
At Batavia High School, Melzie Case excels as a singer, and a percussionist.
Next fall, Mercy High School senior Tori Khalil will move to New York City to study acting at NYU. It's only fitting that this talented student will be living in the city that's home to Broadway.
April McMillion has not shortage of artwork to show her creativity. This Pembroke High School Senior has dabbled in Charcoal drawing, acrylics painting, graphic design, and sculpture
This year, Penfield High School senior Erica Klafehn achieved a rare feat: she was selected to perform in not one, but four different all state musical ensembles.
Francesca Gerace sings for the joy of it. Her teachers say she's a natural leader.
See that spotlight? You might think it was made for Allie Waxman! The Allendale Columbia senior has been singing, dancing and acting since she was young child.
Mya Pennington is a talented percussionist who loves to perform, and it shows!
Maria Currie is a musician and a leader. This West Irondequoit senior has been playing the trumpet since the 7th grade.
At the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Joshua Stokes takes the stage. This flutist is one of the school's best music students.
In this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight, we take you to Aquinas Institute. Senior Hannah Osgood is a exceptional musician and role model. She plays french horn for the joy of it, and it shows.
In this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight, we honor a Canandaigua Academy senior who excels in musical theater. But Colin Roth is also an outstanding tenor whose solo performances routinely win rave reviews.
Listen to Dylan Kennedy play the violin and you can't help but smile. The Victor High School senior plays at a higher level than most college students, and he does it with the sheer joy of making music.
When Nicholas Bjorling sings, heads turn! He's got that impressive a voice. This Canandaigua Academy senior is a true leader and it shows in every way.
This coming weekend, the Rochester City Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Eastman Theatre. One of the leads is a dynamic student at the Draper School of Dance. She's Shannon Rodriguez, and she's in this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Teachers rave about Kaitlin Graniero. The
One of the best high school jazz bands in the country is right here at home, in Spencerport! Not only is it lead by a great pro---it features a great student musician: Brennan Cockey.
Geneseo High School is currently holding rehearsals for the fall musical, and the starring role goes to Ethan Fletcher: a top notch actor, musician, and student.
Matthew Swensen is an outstanding young vocalist from Penfield High School who's well on his way to a career in opera.
Olivia Hillery is a talented young photographer from Brighton High School. She's also started her own business, called "Dyeing to Live."
This week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight shines on Carly Lenzi, a triple threat from Webster Schroeder High School.
Kathleen Blank picked up the trumpet when she was a child and she's done wonderful things with it ever since. The Canandaigua Academy senior is in this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Anna Wettergreen is a model student and a talented artist. She's at the top of her class at Bloomfield High School.
Courtney Bullock is a true leader in the music program at Canandaigua Academy. She plays both saxophone and clarinet, in every musical ensemble the school has to offer.
Gates-Chili senior Dan Montgomery is a talented jazz artist who's well on his way to becoming a working musician.
There's a big demand for Onagh MacKenzie's paintings. This talented young artist from Naples High School is in this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight.