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Music & Fine Arts


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

    Important Links




    Select 11th and 12th grade students from North and East High School will participate in the NYSCAME All-County Festival on November 7, 17 and 18. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

    Please visit our Higlights page to view student and group achievements

    NYSSMA Festival Information 2017

    This spring, many of our Sachem students will participate in the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble festival. The purpose of this page is to provide basic information to parents regarding the 2017 festival.


    Please contact your music teacher for registration forms and other information

    NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival/Area 5 All-State Festival
    Friday & Saturday, March 24-25 - Sachem High School East

    Level I-VI NYSSMA piano, instrumental, and vocal festival. Level VI NYSSMA All-State Festival for students in 10th or 11th grade auditioning for All-State.

    Friday & Saturday, March 31 & April 1

    NYSSMA Jazz Solo and Jazz All-State festival auditions. Location: West Islip High School This festival is for all drum set auditions, all guitar auditions, and all jazz auditions.

    Visit NYSSMA FAQ for more information on NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival


    Contact Information:

    Marjorie Ayasse
    Music Chairperson - Elementary
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Justin Comito
    D.M.A. Music Chairperson - Secondary
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Kerrin Asner
    Art Chairperson - Elementary/Secondary
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Karen Skippon
    Secretary for Music & Art
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Donna Vara
    Secretary for BOCES Arts in Education
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798


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