Eighth Grader Performs at Carnegie Hall
Emma Ritto, an eighth grader at R. Roger Rowe Middle School, was recently accepted into the Honors Performance Series and given the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall. Emma will spend five days in New York City this summer to learn from Conductor Greg Gilpin and work with other finalists. The performance during which Emma and the other finalists perform will be open to the public. Emma is extremely excited for the opportunity and shared, “I have always heard about Carnegie Hall and the amazing artists that perform there. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to sing where such accomplished people have performed.” Emma is a talented vocalist who has studied music for six years. She is a member of her school’s Advanced Choir and Advanced Band, for which she plays first chair trumpet. Emma is currently studying film acting and pursuing theatrical opportunities in her spare time. She has recently finished a run of Shrek the Musical, in which she performed as Princess Fiona.