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Local students head to New York's Carnegie Hall

Morgan Aguilar
May 15, 2018 06:02 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A group of New Mexico students will perform on a world-class stage later this month.


32 students from the New Mexico School of Music are going to New York City to play at Carnegie Hall.

Dr. Tatiana Vetrinskaya founded the school 13 years ago. She now has two locations, 40 teachers, and nearly 600 students. She has been sending individual performers to Carnegie Hall for a few years but says this is the first time an entire group has gotten to go.

"I called them and they told me the end of May is available for your school," said Dr. Vetrinskaya.

The students have already put on a dress rehearsal, and been briefed on the history of Carnegie hall so even the youngest students understand what this opportunity means.

“How legendary this stage is, and what a great honor for students to play there,” said Dr. Vetrinskaya on what they have explained to the students.

The students range in age from eight to 15, and they either sing, play piano or play a string instrument.

"(I’m) kind of nervous but more like anxious kind of excited nervous," said Everest Hanlon 12-year-old old pianist who will make the trip.

Dr. Vetrinskaya says knowing they will be performing on one of the world’s most prestigious stages has only sharpened their focus.

“I don't know who is even more excited the students, parents or teachers,” said Dr. Vetrinskaya.

The New Mexico School of Music is on the Carnegie Hall Schedule on May 29th at 8 p.m.


Morgan Aguilar

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