Est. 1947

Picture, Director Thomas W. Jones

Music Director and Conductor Meg Messina, who joins us this year, is enjoying her 20th year at Mineola High School as head of the choral department. Dr. Meg Messina has developed a choral program that embraces singers of varied experience.  Her singers have been heard in local, regional, and national honor choirs and on stage at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The Mineola High School choral program is probably best known for its frequent collaboration with the community, other ensembles, and composers.  Recent commission work includes a multi-part, student-led collaborative composition with Dr. Mark Boyle of Seton Hill University entitled “Little Windows, Dark Rooms.”  Dr. Messina has enjoyed guest conducting honor choirs and frequently presents workshops and clinics on instructional methods and innovative programming.  She holds degrees from The University of Delaware and Hofstra University, where she studied music education with Dr. Paul Head and Dr. David Fryling, respectively.  She completed her Ed.D. in 2019 at Hofstra University where her research interests included instructional methods and critical thinking in secondary chorus. Dr. Messina’s local and regional work has included organizational positions with NMEA, NYSSMA, and ACDA.  Her performance work includes many years of collaborative piano work with soloists, singing with Long Island’s eVoco Voice Collective, and international choral performance with the Delaware Choral Scholars. When she isn’t working, studying, or arranging choral works for high school singers, Dr. Messina can be found in Massapequa raising two incredible daughters with her husband, who is also a Long Island music educator and public school administrator.