QHS student selected for NYSSMA Conference All-State Symphony Orchestra

Lindsay Bauer (double bass) has been selected to be in the 2021 NYSSMA Conference All-State Symphony Orchestra. She will be representing Queensbury at the conference in Rochester this Thursday through Sunday. The experience culminates in performances of the finest student musicians in New York State at the prestigious Eastman Theater. 

Bauer, who is a senior, has been playing the double bass for seven years. Bauer plays in the Queensbury High School Sinfonietta Orchestra, under the direction of Gregory Verheyn and is also a member of the Chamber Orchestra.  Bauer has an extensive performing background which includes five years of All-County Orchestra Festivals, Area-All State Symphony Orchestra and several highly selective summer orchestra camps. She is also a member of the Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra. In addition to her success in music, Bauer is an accomplished athlete (Alpine Skiing and Lacrosse) and is a QHS Top Ten Class of 2022 Student.

“[Lindsay] is a model student from the Queensbury Music Department and I am so proud of her monumental accomplishments, following her dreams, and for leading by example. I am grateful for her efforts and the knowledge that she is bringing to her school ensembles and classmates,” said K-12 Music Department Chair Gregory Verheyn.

We would also like to recognize Isabella Wrobleski (viola), Clara Avary (cello) and Sam Palmer (voice). These students were selected as Alternates for Conference All-State. 

The All-State experience begins with a music educator, his or her student, and an accompanist spending countless hours preparing a NYSSMA Level 6 solo, which must be selected from repertoire lists in the current manual. Bauer is one of 500 students selected statewide to participate in one of the five All-State ensembles with nationally recognized conductors. 

Please join us in congratulating these students for their monumental accomplishments! We are so proud of them for leading by example and positively representing the entire Queensbury community.