Music Students Accepted to Prestigious Ensembles

Music Students Accepted to Prestigious Ensembles
Photo: Pascack Valley students selected for the Bergen County Choir with their Choir Director, Argine Safari

We are pleased to announce that ten of our outstanding choir students were accepted to the 2018 – 2019 Bergen County Chorus, the all-county honors choir. The students, who recently performed in the Bergen County Choir concert, are: Lisa Agranov, Tirso Ballesteros, Alisa Berenshtein, Maddie Byun, Talia Dian, Antonio Fyfe, Areg Safari, Angela Song, Katie Suarez, Isabella Tjan.

 Photo: PV Students in the Bergen County Choir, along with their director Argine Safari
Photo: PV Students in the Bergen County Choir with their Choir Director, Argine Safari
Photo Credit: Beata Safari

In addition, four of these students achieved perfect tonal memory scores at their auditions: Alisa Berenshtein, Areg Safari, Angela Song, and Katie Suarez.


Six Pascack Valley high school students, after going through a rigorous audition process, were accepted to the prestigious Region I New Jersey High School Choir. The students are: Tirso Ballesteros (who scored #3 ranking as Bass 2 in the region), Madison Byun, Callie Muska, Jieun Oh, Delia Stiles, Isabella Tjan (who scored as #3 Soprano 2 in the region).

 Photo: PV Students selected for the Region Choir
Photo: Six PV Students selected for the Regional I High School Choir
Photo Credit: Mrs. Argine Safari

Finally, Alisa Berenshtein, a PVHS sophomore, was accepted to the Region I Orchestra. In the process, she earned the highest scores thus placing at the #1 spot in the orchestra and becoming the concertmaster of this prestige ensemble - the leading first violin player.

“This is an incredible honor and we should be extremely proud of this young musician,” said Argine Safari, PVHS Choral Director. “Alisa has truly earned this place by her talent, determination, and hard work.”

 Photo: Alisa Berenshtein was selected to the Region I Orchestra.
Photo: Alisa Berenshtein, who was selected to the Region I Orchestra
Photo Credit: Mrs. Argine Safari

The Regional choir and orchestra students attended extensive rehearsals with other talented musicians, working under the baton of accomplished guest conductors, and performed at a recent concert.


We are incredibly proud of our students, who study under the direction of Mrs. Argine Safari, PV music teacher.


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