Music Professor Sarah Hoover (pictured above, right, with Lauren Ausubel and Pippa Borisy) talks about the Oyster Bay Music Festival (OBMF), which she is co-directing. OBMF is an intensive musical immersion for aspiring performers that takes place amid a busy schedule of free, public performances. The Festival, planned for June 28-July 6, features the talents of 35 high-level, classically trained musicians, ranging in age from 11-24 (including nine Hofstra students), hailing from communities throughout Long Island and greater New York. The goal is to build connections between aspiring performers, new audiences, and unusual venues.
(Photo by Gail Singer, Mod Patrol Studios)