My name is Miss Scalise, and I am the Middle and High School Chorus teacher! I attended SUNY Fredonia for my BM and MM degrees, both in Music Education. In my years at Fredonia, I performed in all of the choral ensembles in the school of music including the highly competitive Fredonia Chamber Choir. I have performed all types of choral repertoire from religious to contemporary to musical theater and to spirituals as well as solo repertoire such as art songs and operatic arias. I attended every NYSSMA solo festival, Area All-State, and All-County in Chautauqua County when I was in middle and high school. I have also performed in several musical productions, including an ensemble member in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
During my time at Allegany-Limestone, I hope to make connections with students, parents, faculty, and the community through various performances throughout the school year. I encourage everyone to keep a song in their hearts because everyone can sing! Singing is not just for a certain group of people. Singing is for everyone no matter who they may be.
In the light of COVID-19 again this year, the Music Department is working together in order to maintain a safe and caring environment in our classrooms. We are striving to protect not only the faculty, but the students so we can all rehearse and perform together once again. We were Gator strong last year! We can do this again this year!
In the chorus classroom, students and I are expected to be kind, courteous, and understanding of every person in the ensemble. When students are NOT in their assigned seats, they are required to wear their masks properly over their mouth AND nose. When students are socially distanced at 6 feet, they make take their masks off. Depending on the size of the class, we may have rehearsals in the Theater. Don't worry! We will make sure that everyone knows exactly where they should be.
I am so excited to start my second year at Allegany-Limestone! Any questions may be directed to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org or my telephone at 716-375-6600 ext. 2283.