Senior Artist of the Week: 1/15/21

The Visual and Performing Arts Departments launch the Senior Artists of the Week Series—a new initiative honoring Hackley’s graduating artists.

Ava Roberts
Ava is not letting the quarantine slow her down. Selected for the prestigious 2020 Conference All-State Mixed Choir, she is currently in the midst of recording her vocal part for the March 2021 virtual event that is traditionally held in Rochester and culminates with a performance at the Eastman School of Music. 

Out of an unprecedented number of applicants, Ava was most recently selected to participate in the New York Youth Symphony Songwriter program. She is currently studying in the Musical Theatre workshop under the likes of Alex Lacamoire (Dear Evan Hanson) and writing for seasoned career artists such as Hamilton’s Austin Scott (Hamilton). 

She previously participated in the Berklee College of Music Summer Songwriters Workshop and the NYU Summer Songwriters Workshop where her original song, Lettuce, was highlighted by the director for its originality and form. Watch Ava perform Defying Gravity here.