RIDGEWOOD, N.J. --Ridgewood Choral saxophonist Marina Sakellakis of Paramus won the 2016 Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award of $2500 for excellence in vocal or instrumental performance.
The award is given to a high school senior who intends to continue their musical education at an institute of higher learning.
Sakellakis is a senior at Bergen County Academies and plans to pursue a degree in classical saxophone performance. She plays with the Paramus High School Marching Band and the Teaneck Community Band.
Sakellakis will perform at the Ridgewood Choral 88th Anniversary Spring Concert on Thursday, April 21, at 8:00 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood.
To date the Choral has awarded more than $30,000 to encourage talented young musicians.
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