MILI Perform At Carnegie Hall


Manhasset students were among the musicians recently performing at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Music Institute of Long Island’s annual gala concert.

Manhasset residents Allison Kim, Mia Kim, Fay Ning, Marcus Ng, Eva Misetic, Jarius Bo, Joanna Hsu and Sabrina Lee were among more than 80 performers who took the stage.

Performances included solos, duos and octets, as well as various combinations of chamber music ensembles, violin, cello, guitar, voice and flute groups.

Three MILI graduates who are pursuing degrees in Music Performance at prestigious colleges also performed.

Entering its 25th year, the Manhasset-based Music Institute of Long Island provides music education to young children through advanced performers, with instrumental lessons from age 3 and voice lessons from age 5 through pre-college conservatory training.

In addition to private instruction, MILI provides chamber music, theory and group classes.

Co-directors and sisters Carol Kushner and Geri Kushner have years of experience working with children, both holding bachelors and masters degrees in music performance from Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, K-12 music certification from Aaron Copland School of Music and Suzuki certification from the School for Strings.

The MILI is at 90 Plandome Rd. The phone number is 516-627-7052, and the website is

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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