Maggie Pizzo, a student at East Hampton High School, has been selected to play the flute in a concert with other talented high school musicians from across the country next month.
The National Association for Music Education selected Pizzo for the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Band, along with 670 others, to play in the concert in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 30.
"In all my years as an administrator I have never had a student-musician receive such a great honor," Adam Fine, the high school principal, said. "Maggie is a dedicated and talented student, musician, and athlete. This is a well-deserved honor that is a reflection of her commitment to excellence in all areas.”
"These exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the baton of four of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Dr. Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth, and Rodney Whitaker," NAfME said in a statement announcing Pizzo's selection.
Pizzo is the principal first chair flutist in the East Hampton High School Band. Based on her New York State School Music Association All-State Solo score — a perfect 100 — she was selected to the All-National Honors Band.
The 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville next month.