Sophomore Hannah Bailin is one of Huntington High School’s exceptional young musicians. The teenager works hard at her craft, but she certainly isn’t one dimensional, maintaining a wide variety of academic and co-curricular interests.
Ever since Ms. Bailin began kindergarten at Jefferson Primary School, she’s been impressing her teachers and classmates. Bright, witty and engaging, the young woman is in the midst of a sensational high school run. She’s widely regarded as one of Huntington’s finest up-and-coming musicians.
“I’ve been playing the cello since I was nine years old and I’ve recently picked up the ukulele,” Ms. Bailin said. “I got involved in the Huntington music program by participating in NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) when I was in fourth grade.”
A member of the Blue Devil varsity swimming and diving team, Ms. Bailin also participates in the high school Key Club and the triathlon club.
Selected to perform in this year’s Long Island String Festival Association concert, Ms. Bailin is a member of Huntington’s chamber orchestra. She’s also performed in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association festivals and the teenager has captured the attention of professionals across Long Island.
Ms. Bailin’s favorite subjects are orchestra, chemistry and computer graphics. She is compiling a very strong academic record as she goes about her daily routine over the nine period high school day.
“Music is a big part of my life in that I truly enjoy playing my instruments and listening to all genres of music,” Ms. Bailin said. “I tend to choose more challenging pieces and I use that as motivation to better myself. After receiving a scholarship in the fourth grade from the music program, I began taking private lessons and I have ever since.”
As Ms. Bailin’s music star continues to rise, the teenager encourages Huntington students of all ages to consider joining in the fun. She believes they will be happy they did.
“If you enjoy music, listening to or playing it, you should definitely participate in the Huntington music program,” Ms. Bailin said. “Being around other amazing musicians that share the same passion as you is inspiring and I will never regret my choice. I hope others are inspired in the same way as I am and they, too, will give the music program a try.”