MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School student Julia landi was among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as Music Students of the Month for Outstanding Guitarists. Students from schools in Morristown, Randolph, Parsippany and Mountain Lakes were honored prior to the Friday April 19 performance by The Romeros.
Landi was nominated by David Gallagher. Gallagher said, "I have had the pleasure of working with Julia over the past 3 years. She has been a member of the marching band for 2 years playing guitar in the front ensemble and playing a crucial role in our jazz themed show. Julia is also a member of the Spectrum Jazz Band, the top jazz band at the high school that competes in festivals throughout the school year. Julia has been playing in the pit orchestras for the high school musical since her sophomore year as well. That year she even pulled double duty volunteering to play for the middle school production of Shrek as well. Other musicals have included Legally Blonde and The Addams Family, which have some truly unique and complicated guitar parts and Julia handled them like a rockstar, playing as if she was a professional in the pit.
The Music Students for the month are:
Ongshu Dutta- Grade 8, Randolph Middle School
Jared Hill - Grade 9, Mountain Lakes High School
Neil Katta - Grade 6, Brooklawn Middle School
Dominick Tucci - Grade 12, Randolph High School
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals.