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June 14, 2013

Port student wins award for musical performance

NEWBURYPORT -- Juliette Cacciatore of Newburyport won a Gold Medal at this year’s Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor’s Association’s Solo and Chamber Music Festival, which was held on May 4 at Concord/Carlisle High School.

Juliette performed the famous Puccini aria “O mio babbino caro” from the opera Gianni Schicchi.

Juliette is currently an eighth grader at Heronfield Academy in Hampton Falls, N.H. In addition to sharing her love of opera with the Heronfield community, she is also a member of the Jazz Choir, which won a Gold Medal at the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education’s High School Jazz Choir State Finals in April. Juliette won an “Outstanding Music Award” at that festival. Heronfield Academy was the only middle school at that festival.

While at Heronfield Juliette has performed with the Boston Children’s Theatre (Footloose and Legally Blonde,) Wheelock (College) Family Theatre and most recently the Pentucket Players (Brigadoon). She has been a member and soloist with the Treble Chorus of New England for four years. She be attending Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick next year.

The Heronfield Academy music program has become well known for the high quality of all of its course offerings. In addition to Juliette’s awards, the Heronfield Academy Jazz Band and Jazz Combo won Gold Medals at this year’s M.A.J.E. Middle School Jazz Festival. Once again, Heronfield won the most Gold Medals at the festival.

Other Newburyport students who are members of the Heronfield Academy music program are Lila Piacquad, Harry Piacquad, and Jackson Sidford.

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