College and Other Post-Graduations Discussed at Evening Event

Nottingham juniors (and maybe some seniors) may be interested in many of the topics at the upcoming College and Post-Graduation Nigh at Nottingham on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30-7 pm.

Learn more about options after graduation and about the college application process, Say Yes to Education, financial aid options and more.  Students AND family members are encouraged to attend.

Nottingham Looks to Bring Back Strings Program

Nottingham  is fortunate to be able to bring professional string musicians to Nottingham High School this year through a grant program.

This “String Mentoring Program at Nottingham High School” is sponsored by the Society for New Music with support from the Central New York Community Foundation, part of SNM’s Billie Burdick composers in the Syracuse City Schools project.  The purpose of the grant is to bring professional string players to school to teach group lessons and to coach ensemble groups. Ultimately, we would like to have our own Nottingham string orchestra.

We would like to start the program right away (next 1-2 weeks). The current proposal is to offer group lessons/sessions both during and after school hours to accommodate your child’s schedule. If your child had been in her/his elementary or middle school string orchestra, we like to have them. If your child is interested in taking string instruments, we welcome them, too.

If you have any question, please contact                                                                        Ms Debbie Tobin at deb [dot] tobin [at] gmail [dot] com or 315-475-1401                                         Ms I-Chene Tai at tai [at] lemoyne [dot] edu or 315-476-2469

Short biography of musicians:

Sonya Stith Williams

Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Master of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. She currently is a member of Symphoria (Syracuse) and teaches at Le Moyne College. Her full biography can be found on Symphoria web page (

George Macero

Mr. Macero earned his degrees from Queens College and New York University. Mr. Macero performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto as the winner of the Queens concerto competition in New York. He is currently a member of Symphoria (Syracuse) and teachers at Onondaga Community College.

Jessica Kline Tumajyan

Ms. Tumajyan received her BA in viola performance from Syracuse University. Currently she is a member of Symphoria (Syracuse) and teaches at Le Moyne College. Her full biography can be found on Symphoria web page (