ROCHESTER – Batavia musician Lydia Geiger will be among more than a dozen students performing and being recognized this afternoon during The Hochstein School’s Honors Convocation.
Sixteen Hochestein students in grades five to 12 will be recognized. The students representing two of Hochstein’s programs for its most advanced musicians and include winners of Merit Scholarships and candidates for completion of the Honors Certificate Program.
Students will perform solos during the Honors Convocation.
Lydia Geiger, a senior at Batavia High School, is an Honors Certificate Program graduate. She is a flute player and student of Rita George-Simmons.
Another local student, Lydia Daley of Attica, was recognized with an honorable mention. The Alexander Central School student is a flute player, studying with Diane Smith.
The Honors Certificate Program is entered by audition and is an intensive course of study over several years. Many of the program’s graduates continue their musical studies at conservatories and university’s around the country.
Lydia Geiger is one of three seniors expected to complete the Honors Certificate Program this year.
In May, Lydia Geiger was announced as one of two 2020 recipients of the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association’s John Mikulski Career Music Scholarship.
Lydia Geiger plans to continue her music students at SUNY Potsdam. At Batavia High, she has been a member of the band, orchestra, and mixed choir. She also studied music theory at the Eastman Community School of Music.
She has performed in several ensembles including the Hochstein Scholarship Flute Choir and the Hochstein Philharmonia Orchestra. She has performed in multiple masterclasses. She will also be performing in the Honors Performance Series in Vienna, Austria in 2021.
Hochstein teachers nominate students for Merit Scholarships and auditions took place between January and May. The scholarships are organized in four categories for various age levels of music students. The scholarships are provided with funds established to memorialize former board members.