This project was made possible with support from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as an awardee of the CMS 2021 Young Musicians Innovation Challenge.
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Our Proposal Videos
CEO: Rosanna Gao is a senior at Great Neck South High School on Long Island, NY. She is passionate about Musical Theatre, Volunteering, and an advocate for Asian Representation on Broadway. Rosanna is a State thespian officer + recipient of the National Honor Thespian award and International Thespian Excellence Award. She also received first place in voice for the Manhattan International Music Competition where she will perform with the orchestra at the “Concert0 Night” concert and have performed at Carnegie Hall numerous times. Also, she is the founder of the Nassau County Gavel Club (https://ncgavelclub.org) where she hopes to develop student’s public speaking and leadership skills. Rosanna hopes Chamber Connect is a way to spread awareness and positivity on racial issues that are happening in our world and continues to advocate for Asian Representation on Broadway through our webinars.
CIO: David Ren is currently a senior, attending New Hyde Park Memorial High School on Long Island, New York. From a young age, he has always had a passion for music, ricocheting from piano, violin, voice, musical theater, and more. He wholeheartedly believes that music is a platform where people’s differences can be overcome which inevitably leads to positive change, which is why he decided to code Chamber Connect. David is part of many clubs at his school, including but not limited to the Robotics Club, Model United Nations, French Club, Science Olympiads, and more! David can’t wait to share the joy of music.
CMO: Arianna Alvarez is a former senior at Great Neck South High School and is a member of the Chamber Connect’s creative and marketing team. She has been involved in Concert Choir throughout her four years of high school, is a choir board member and a vocal small group leader. She is currently involved in the chamber vocal small group in school as well. She took piano and violin lessons, in the past, for several years and for the past few years has been studying classical voice. She also performed in South High’s 50th Anniversary Opera Production, Die Fledermaus, in addition to other high school musical performances. She is excited to collaborate with the rest of the team on bringing this amazing app to the public.
CDO: Eli Newman, When he was young, Eli took piano lessons for 6 years where he played a variety of classical pieces. As an elementary school and middle school student, he played the flute in band class. Eli decided to choose singing as his primary choice in music. He joined the school choir in 9th grade and is still a part of it. He also began singing lessons. Outside of choir and band, he has been a part of the school musical for four years.
CMO: Nancy Schoen is a junior at Great Neck South High School and part of Chamber Connect’s creative and marketing team. She’s been studying classical voice for seven years, and currently studies classical voice and classical piano at Manhattan School of Music precollege. She participated in many of her schools performances and continues to do so virtually. She was a member of her high school’s vocal chamber group last year, and is co-leading the group this year. She is enjoying learning about mobile application development through this program.
CDO: Yonathan Eilon is a junior at Great Neck South High School and a part of Chamber Connect’s cultures and composers division, as well as legal requirements. He’s been studying classical music for nine years, starting with private piano lessons, then learning flute in school, and is currently studying voice. He has participated in many school performances such as musicals and concerts and continues to do so virtually. He was a part of an acapella small group last year and plans to rejoin this year. He is enjoying learning about mobile applications and so many profound composers through the creation and development of this app.
Great Neck South High School + New Hyde Park Memorial High School