For ten years Palisades Virtuosi has been promoting young artists from Bergen County. Each year a local high school is selected from a random draw and the music director at that school is asked to select a senior (or a junior) student who exemplifies excellence in artistic ability and also great leadership qualities. This year the award has been given to Jeffrey Grenier, a senior at Ridgefield Memorial High School in Ridgefield, NJ. With the award comes a chance to perform on a Palisades Virtuosi concert, a beautiful plaque contributed by the Trophy King in Teaneck, NJ and a small honorarium.
Jeffrey Greiner is a Baritone who studies privately with Montclair University's Professor George Spitzer and hopes to one day attend college as a vocal music education major. He is active in many music related extracurricular activities including his school’s select choir, men’s choir, jazz band, marching band, percussion ensemble, and his annual musicals. On one recent competition trip, he was awarded a Jazz Flugelhorn improvisation solo award. He also participates in numerous honors choirs each year including 4 years of Bergen County Choir, 3 years of North Jersey Regional Choir (yet to audition for his 4th year), and finally 3 of 3 years in All-State Choir. On October 22, he placed first for upper High School classical men in the NJ NATS Annual Doris Lenz Festival for High School singers.
Jeffrey performed an aria by Handel to great applause on the recent Palisades Virtuosi concert at the Fair Lawn Community Center theater. We congratulate him and wish him well in his future endeavors!