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Madison High School Senior Honored as MPAC Outstanding Vocalist, Music Student of the Month

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MPAC Outstanding Vocalist Students of the Month were recognized by singer and actress Linda Eder (center) before her Dec. 13 performance. Credits: MPAC Staff
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Recognized students pose with Ed and Linda Wacks from the Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support for the MPAC Student of the Month program. Credits: MPAC Staff
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A Madison High School senior was recognized on Wednesday as an Outstanding Vocalist under the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s 2017-18 Music Student of the Month program.

Students from Rockaway, Mendham, Florham Park, Boonton, Parsippany, Kinnelon, Budd Lake, New Vernon and Chester were also honored. American singer and actress Linda Eder acknowledged each student before her Dec. 13 performance.

Nominated by the Madison High School music teacher Caryn Elefante, Molly McCarthy is a member of the Madison High school chorus and an integral part of the very elite, select Jazz Choir Ensemble.  She is also a three-year member of the NJ All State Chorus. 

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“Molly is a versatile singer, often switching from soprano to alto with each piece of music,” Elefante said. “She is a strong vocalist and is a leader in whatever section she is singing.  Molly adapts to every style of music presented, ranging from classical works to madrigals to jazz arrangements. She has been chosen for many solos in our chorus because of her strong technique and ability to adjust her vocal stylings to the individual pieces of music. 

“As well as being a gifted singer, Moly is an incredible actress and dancer. She is also first-chair flautist. Molly surely has a fine future as a performer.”

Teachers at each school nominated students for the program, who were chosen by the theatre’s education department based on their commitment to and excellence in the performing arts. The theatre will honor a group of students every month throughout the season and invites area teachers to nominate students for this honor. Students will be invited to perform at a year-end recital in June.

The 2017-2018 Music Student of the Month program is supported by The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc.

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