A Musical Visit

A Musical Visit
A Musical Visit2
Connetquot High School vocal music students met and performed with a collegiate level ensemble when the choral department recently welcomed Ithacappella, an all-male a cappella vocal group from Ithaca College.

During the full-day program, students attended workshops, critiques, question and answer sessions with the visitors and even heard them perform.  
Sean Gatta, a music education major and one of the current members of the Ithacapella, is a Connetquot alumnus who wanted to give back to his high school music department. This workshop series was made possible through funding provided by the Connetquot Foundation for the Advancement of Children and the Oakdale Ronkonkoma Bohemia Boosters for the Arts.

Ithacappella has performed all over the country, and has shared the stage with the rock group Incubus. Additionally, the group has been featured on television shows such as “American Idol,” the CNN network and the “The Price Is Right.” The group has competed at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, appearing in the finals at Lincoln Center in 2008 and 2009; and in 2008 was named Best Male Ensemble, receiving special awards for Outstanding Soloists and Outstanding Vocal Percussion.