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Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Adds Former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal To Honorary Education Board

May 18, 2017 (MELVILLE, NY) – The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce that Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, solo artist, producer, and former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, has been added to their Honorary Education Board. The LIMHoF Education Advisory Board’s goal is to help carry out the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s education mission. Lending star power and educational expertise to the Education Board, Bumblefoot joins a growing list of celebrities and educators […]

LIMHOF Scholarship Application Now Available

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Scholarship Application Now Available for Graduating Seniors

May 9, 2017 (MELVILLE, NY) – Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce that it is officially accepting applications for its 2017 LIMHoF Scholarship Program. Each year, LIMHoF grants thousands of dollars in music scholarships to students who are graduating from high school in Long Island, Brooklyn and/or Queens, and who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in music. This year, four $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. “Long Island Music Hall […]

High School Music Department Recognition Program Concert

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is proud to announce the recipients of their first High School Music Department Recognition Program. Seven Long Island High School music programs will be honored at a ceremony at: Northport High School 7:30pm on Monday, April 3, 2017 The schools receiving this prestigious recognition include: Freeport High School Great Neck North High School Herricks High School Huntington High School Long Island High School of the Arts Northport High School Uniondale High School Northport […]

A Message from the Chairman on the passing of Tony Martell

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame mourns the loss of music industry veteran Tony Martell. In addition to working with dozens of prominent artists from the 1960’s through the 1990s as A&R director, record label vice president, and record label head, primarily with CBS Records (now Sony entertainment) and its subsidiaries, Martell worked with musicians who covered a wide range of musical styles including rock, soul, jazz, pop, blues, and heavy metal, including several in the Long Island Music Hall of […]

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Announces New High School Recognition Program

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is excited to open the application process for its 2016-2017 High School Recognition Program.  Through this newly created program, the Hall of Fame will strive to honor the schools of the region by recognizing their unique abilities to impact future generations of musicians through education. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School Recognition Program is designed to identify Long Island High School music programs that are creating notable music experiences for […]

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Receives Grant from The Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation

Pictured above: Joe Jankowski, Executive Director – LIMHoF & Kathryn Curran, Executive Director – Gardiner Foundation The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is proud to be the recipient of a 2016-2017 Grant from the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation. This grant in the amount of $21,800.18 was distributed by the Gardiner Foundation’s Board of Directors to support the Hall’s Mobile Education Museum, which was recently on display at the Hall of Fame’s 2016 Induction Awards Ceremony & Gala. This grant […]

LIMHoF and Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Give Talk at LICSS Conference

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame and Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Give Talk at LICSS Conference By Tom Needham Published: October 21 2016 Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the LIMHOF presented “Rock and Roll, History and Influence of U.S. History” at the LICSS’ 36th Annual Conference. Melville, NY – October 21, 2016 – On Friday, October 21st, 2016, Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the Long Island Music […]

Music Educator of Note Frank Doyle featured in Northport Patch

Northport Music Teacher Receives Prestigious Award Frank Doyle has been teaching for 40 years. By Paige McAtee (Patch Staff) – October 21, 2016 12:10 pm ET Northport High School music teacher Frank Doyle was recently presented with the 2016 Music Educator of Note Award for his outstanding achievement in Long Island music education by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF). The LIMHoF celebrates individuals who allow young people to explore their talents. The Music Educator of Note Award […]

Scholarship Recipient Update – Sarah Miller, Cleveland Institute of Music

My first year at the Cleveland Institute of Music has been greater than I could have ever imagined! Studying cello performance with Dr. Melissa Kraut is inspiring and rigorous, and I feel lucky to study with a teacher who believes in all her students, pushes them to their fullest potential, and produces striking results. My personal improvement with Dr. Kraut was humbly and proudly recognized when I won second place in the Collegiate Division of the Cleveland Cello Society Concerto […]

Review – John Ambrosini Quartet presented by the LI Music Hall of Fame

Jazz Review By Michael Block The Long Island Music Hall of Fame Summer Concert Series 2016 The John Ambrosini Quartet  July 29th-Boulton Center, Bayshore, New York The telepathic cool that the John Ambrosini quartet brought to their highly improvised interpretations of jazz standards served as a balm for a rapturous crowd decompressing in the final moments of a stubborn July heat wave. In addition to Ambrosini as pianist and leader, the ensemble consisted of Dominick Duval, Jr. (bass), Carl Bartlett […]