Music Director and Conductor Dr. Meg Messina is enjoying her 21st year at Mineola High School, Dr. 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 program may be best known for its frequent collaboration with the community, other ensembles, and composers. Dr. Messina has enjoyed guest conducting honor choirs and frequently presents workshops highlighting 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. at Hofstra University where her research interests included instructional methods and critical thinking in choir. 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 performance with the Delaware Choral Scholars. When she isn’t working, studying, or arranging music, 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.