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Music & Fine Arts

Click here for an informational letter regarding 2024 NYSSMA Solo Festivals

  • Sachem Solo & Ensemble Festival, April 15th at Sachem East High School Registration Deadline 2.2.24
  • Riverhead Piano Solo Festival, March 4-7 at Riverhead High School  Registration Deadline 1.12.24
  • Jazz, Guitar & Drum Set, March 22-23 at Walt Whitman HS Registration Deadline 2.2.24
  • Area 5 All-State Festival, April 5-6 at Spear Elementary, Port Jefferson Registration Deadline 2.2.24

Mission Statement

Through a comprehensive curriculum in performing and fine arts, the Sachem Department for Music and Fine Arts will help prepare students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators and wise decision makers. This will be accomplished through the use of the New York State Standards for the Arts and/or the Common Core State Standards at all grade levels. The department will maintain an environment that promotes intellectual challenge, creativity, social and emotional growth, and the self-discipline and focus of each student. We believe that as a result of experiencing the arts through the Sachem Music and Fine Art Curriculum, our students will be able to:

  • Respond to the arts in subjective, aesthetic, analytic and evaluative ways
  • Imagine, create and think abstractly through the arts
  • Interpret the arts as a reflection of the life, values and ideas of this and other cultures
  • Increase awareness, respect and appreciation for the art and music heritage of America and that of other countries
  • Interpret ideas, attitudes and feelings effectively through involvement in the arts
  • Become life-long learners and lovers of the arts as either consumers, performers, creators or teachers


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Contact Information:

George Macchio
Chairperson for Elementary Music
Phone: 631-716-8200 x5202

David Jaklitsch
Chairperson for Secondary Music
Phone: 631-471-1300 x5667

Amanda Foran
District Art Department Chairperson
(631) 471-1400 x5654

Karen Skippon
Secretary for Music & Art
Phone: 631-471-1464

Donna Vara
Secretary for BOCES Arts in Education
Phone: 631-471-1464


Sachem Central School District
51 School Street
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779