Welcome to the Fine & Performing Arts webpage
The Arts are an essential part of The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD as they give our students a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. The Arts education in our district not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. Participation in our arts programs enhances self-esteem, builds self-discipline, fosters creativity, and reinforces societal values such as cooperation, commitment, and working towards a common goal.
It is our mission to provide an opportunity for all students to participate in the arts, whether it be through our wide variety of course offerings or involvement in the countless extracurricular activities our schools provide.
2022 CULTURAL ARTS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
The Cultural Arts Foundation, now in its 43rd year, is a community based, volunteer organization that encourages and supports our student musicians, artists and theatrical performers.
Each year, 8th and 12th graders who have shown tremendous talent and commitment to the Arts are nominated by their teachers to audition/interview with the committee; the winners are then honored at the end of the year.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and their teachers!
ART: Joseph Bilardello (Architecture), Katherine Brown (Photography)
& Maggie Viti (Painting)
DRAMA: David Padilla
VOCAL MUSIC: Nina Genzone
ORCHESTRA: Marissa Lopez
BAND- Ava Stanek
ART: Sydney Eisner (Sculpture), Beck Levy (Photography)
& Kayla Riopel (Mixed Media)
DRAMA: Brooke Cerami
VOCAL MUSIC: Christen Ayodele
ORCHESTRA: Bailey Croce
BAND- Christopher Prainito
ART: Jamie DeLuca (Photography), Helena Fu (Mixed Media),
& Amanda Romano (Digital Drawing)
DRAMA: Anthony Karagianes
VOCAL MUSIC: Victoria O’Shea
BAND- Joshua Ostroff
GRAND AVE MS:
ART: Elaine Li
VOCAL MUSIC: Mikella Rahim
ORCHESTRA: Daniel Lin
BAND: Sofia Caba
MERRICK AVE MS:
ART: Ryan Levinter (Photography) & Danielle Tejada (Mixed Media)
VOCAL MUSIC: Sophie Kovoros
ORCHESTRA: Jeremy Wang
BAND: Jack Zagariello
ART: Dara Levitt
Please click on the link below to view the winners’ digital art galleries and virtual performances:
2022 Cultural Arts Gallery
56 BELLMORE-MERRICK ALL COUNTY ARTISTS SELECTED
We are extremely proud to share that 56 students grades 7-12 have had their work selected for the ASA All County 2022 Virtual Art Exhibit!
Congratulations to these exceptional artists and their teachers.
Click here to visit the gallery: BMCHSD ASA All County Exhibit
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THAT THE FOLLOWING MUSIC STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S NYSSMA ALL STATE ENSEMBLES:
Bryce Gould Anderson - CALHOUN - Symphonic Band
Jessica Blumberg -KENNEDY- Symphonic Orchestra
Melissa Blumberg -KENNEDY- Symphonic Band
Gavin Chen -KENNEDY- Symphonic Orchestra
Massimo Marino -KENNEDY- Symphonic Band
Victoria O'Shea -MEPHAM- Mixed Chorus
Chris Prainito -KENNEDY - Symphonic Band (also Alto Sax alternate)
In addition, we would like to recognize those students selected as Alternates: Juliana Belbol (Calhoun - vocal) and Zohar Spiegel (JFK- Bassoon)
Congrats to these amazing young musicians and their teachers:
Mr. Avellaneda (JFK), Ms. Dimitriou (Mepham), Mr. Tumminelli (Calhoun) & Ms. Vedilago (Calhoun)
2021 CULTURAL ARTS RECIPIENTS
The Cultural Arts Foundation is a community based organization, now in its 42nd year, which encourages and supports our student musicians, artists and theatrical performers.
8th and 12th graders are nominated by their teachers to audition/interview with the committee, and the winners are honored at the end of the year.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners:
Visual Arts: Elyssa Brandl
Drama: Max Unlu
Vocal Music: Sean Condenzio
Orchestra- Molly Quan
Band- Justin Pick
Visual Arts- Aidan Kehati
Photography- Anna Varveris
Drama: Katie O'Brien
Vocal Music: Cecelia Totino
Orchestra- Dan Delgado
Drawing & Painting- Emily Musumeci
Photography- Teddi Liguori
Digital- John Carioti
Drama: Tyler Weinstein
Vocal Music: Jacqueline Baker
Orchestra- Francesca Russo
Band- Samantha Cates
GRAND AVE MS:
Visual Arts: Helen Strite
Vocal Music: Samantha Bremer
Orchestra: Eloise Hannula
Band: Grace Ham
MERRICK AVE MS:
Avery Danseyar- Photography
Lucas Porcraro- Visual Arts
Vocal Music: Zara Selvin
Orchestra: Ian Kilmov
Band: Halston Solomon
Please click here to view the winners’ digital art galleries and virtual performances.
WHY ARTS EDUCATION?
Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Adult Education
Brookside Administrative Offices
1260 Meadowbrook Rd.
Merrick, NY 11566