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Faculty Accomplishments

Strings instructor Jessica Gaglione recently began teaching at ABGS Middle School in Hempstead. Jessica is the 6th - 8th grade orchestra and general music teacher and has brought the music program to new heights since she began.

Voice/piano instructor Kelly Miller performed in the North Shore Music Festival's production of Rigoletto as the role of Page and also participated in the chorus. Kelly also recently performed with a young artist program called NY Summer Opera Scenes in July, where she sang the role of Hansel in the opening scene from Hansel and Gretel.

Faculty Accomplishments MAGC Woodwinds Instructor and composer Benny Reid recently had his original music featured in the Major Motion Picture "Get On Up," and on major networks including CBS, HBO, Showtime and USA. Benny has composed music for Gevalia Coffee Dunkin' Donuts, Sprint, Blackberry, Quiznos, USPS and more.

Faculty Accomplishments MAGC Voice/Piano Instructor Natalie Fabian recently became a member of eVoco Voice Collective, a professional choral group that advocates for excellence in the choral art, presenting inspirational performances of the highest caliber.

Faculty Accomplishments MAGC voice and piano instructor Johanna Dejose was named All-County Division IV Choir Chairperson for the 2014-2015 school year. Johanna was also recently accepted into eVoco Voice Collective, a choral group run by Hofstra University conductor Dr. David Fryling.

Faculty Accomplishments MAGC violin and viola instructor Melanie Bonich recently debuted at Weill Recital Hall. Melanie was also winner of the 2013 Queens College Concerto Competition and has also performed as a featured violinist at Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Tilles Center and the Staller Center of the Arts.

Faculty AccomplishmentsMAGC Founder Pete Coco graduated from Stony Brook University with a Doctorate in Classical Performance in 2014. Dr. Coco studied double bass with Kurt Muroki of the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center and graduated with honors.

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