Six BC students among NYS top musicians

students pose with instruments
Pictured above from L to R: Ryan Kegg, Peyton Roach, Daniel Jantson, Orin Carlson-Lee, Michael Xie, and William Wu.

Six distinguished Bethlehem Central High School students were recently selected as some of the best student musicians in New York state. Four have been invited to showcase their talents as part of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference in Rochester and two have been selected as alternates.

The six were among the student musicians from the high school whose high marks on NYSSMA solo performances last spring helped earn them recognition among New York’s top instrumentalists and vocalists. The selection process for an All-State musician is rigorous and includes teacher recommendations, participation in other performing organizations, in addition to top audition scores at the NYSSMA solo evaluations. 

Congratulations to these incredibly talented musicians and to our music department! 

All-State Musicians

  • Orin Carlson-Lee – Grade 11 – Bass
  • Daniel Jantson – Grade 12 – Voice (Baritone)
  • Ryan Kegg – Grade 12 – Bassoon
  • William Wu – Grade 11 – Cello

All-State Alternates

  • Peyton Roach– Grade 11 – Viola
  • Michael Xie – Grade 12 – Cello