South High Musician Wins Songwriting Competition

Melody Song (Contributed photo)

South High School senior Melody Song is one of twelve winners in the 2023 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Composition/Songwriting Competition. Melody’s composition for guitar and vocals, “Past, Present, Future,” will be performed at the Rochester Convention Center on April 14 as part of the NAfME Eastern Division Music Conference.

“Melody is a talented student of violin and voice,” praises Michael Schwartz, performing arts department chair/instrumental music teacher at South High. Melody has performed in the South High chamber string and symphony orchestras, and she currently sings in the South High mixed choir under the direction of Dr. Janine Robinson, vocal music teacher. Melody will be singing the featured role of Marcellina in South High’s opera production of Le Nozze di Figaro in March.

—Submitted by the
Great Neck Public School District

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