Rosario Galante

July Spotlight Winner

Congratulations to Rosario Galante, our July Spotlight recipient. Rosario is a 2014 graduate of Omaha's Creighton Prep.

Rosario received many honors as an instrumentalist during his high school career at Prep. As a member of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, he participated in the Youth Symphony and was in the Woodwind Quintet. He also was selected for the All State Band and numerous honor bands including the UNO Maverick Honor Band and Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band. Aviva Segall, Director of OAYO, credits Rosario with having a musical maturity she doesn't often see in high school musicians.

The beneifts of hard work and practice were not lost on Rosario who says, "The influence of the arts has enabled me to play the clarinet at the high level for which I have strived. This hope to improve on my abilities requires an immense amount of motivation, discipline, and acceptance of criticism, and these ideas have transferred over into my everyday life." Rosario's parents agree noting, "It has been a treat to watch him grow and flourish with his music."