Congratulations to Max Zeugner, a graduate of the music magnet program at Burncoat Middle and High Schools and Elm Park Community School, on his appointment to the double bass section of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra! From performing arts liaison Lisa Leach:
Max began studying guitar and electric bass with Joe D’Angelo at the Joy of Music Program and Burncoat Middle School. Upon his arrival at Burncoat High School, teachers Carol Castonguay and Deborah Cole encouraged Max to study the double bass. Max participated in lessons, ensembles, and master classes during his time at Burncoat and began working with several professional chamber groups, including the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.Congratulations, Max! We're proud of you!
Since then, Max has studied with the world’s best instructors, including Edwin Barker. He has performed locally and internationally, most recently with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, England and the Worcester Chamber Music Society. His parents, Alice Valentine and John Zeugner wish to commend the staff of Burncoat High School and the Music Magnet Program in particular for the outstanding preparation and education all three of their children received.