South Orangetown Middle School Music Department

In the middle school, the music program continues and begins to expand its’ horizons and areas of expertise. Students can partake in Sixth Grade chorus, 7th & 8th Chorale. We have a Chamber Orchestra, 6th Grade String Orchestra and a 7th &8th grade Concert Orchestra; a Symphonic Band, 7th/8th grade Concert Band and Jazz Band. All students at SOMS receive group lessons in addition to ensemble rehearsals. Students may sing in chorus and play instruments, and music ensembles rehearse daily. Our classroom music classes (Music Explore) are given in grades 6 and 7 at the middle school. This class consists of learning piano skills, music fundamentals, and composition in the digital music lab.

Over the years, our students and ensembles have been recognized by membership in All-State and other NYSSMA (New York State Music Association) Ensembles.

SOMS Students 9/11 Performance

SOMS School Site

SOMS Faculty

Priscilla Peña-Carney
K-8 Team Leader
Vocal, Chorus

Elizabeth Zook
Strings, Orchestras

Robert Bennett

Charles Yassky
Virtual High School AP Music Theory, Music Explore