The American Society of Composers and Publishers, ASCAP, recognizes the Importance of Music Therapy for autistic learners which is why they support music therapy classes in the Eastchester School District. Through a course taught by Lisa Sandagata, MA, MT-BC of the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Music Therapy Institute, students with autism and developmental delays are engaged in a unique music program that explores songwriting, improvisation while addressing cognitive, social and emotional goal areas through a motivating, creative experience. I was proud to contribute to join ASCAP in supporting Lisa’s work by putting together this fundraiser video highlighting her work with students.
Originally published in The Rye City Review.
Andrew Dapolite grabbed third place in the Spot News Photo category of the New York Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest. The NYPA, a trade organization for weekly newspapers in the state, holds a spring convention each year in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Dapolite’s photograph, which ran on the front page of the Aug. 14, 2015 issue, captures Scott Yandrasevich, the former Rye Golf Club general manager, on his lonely walk into Westchester County Supreme Court in White Plains.
The judge who scored the entries commented, “You can see the look of shame on the face of this man! He’s a busted individual and his demeanor shows. Photographer did a fine job capturing this photo. Good job.”Yandrasevich was charged with stealing $271,120 from Rye Golf Club, and after failing to make restitution, was handcuffed and taken into custody. He was convicted of grand larceny and falsifying documents, and is currently serving a one- to three- year sentence in Altona Correctional Facility.
Dapolite first joined the Review in February 2015 as a staff photographer and contributing writer. A graduate of SUNY Oneonta, where he studied Mass Communications, Dapolite served as editor for the documentary film, “Language of the Unheard” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France, while receiving accolades from 11 other film festivals around the world. He also has worked extensively in the field of television across many major networks.
Originally published on MyRye.com.
The video is by Zephyr Flight Productions, Joseph Graham drone pilot and Andrew Dapolite editor.
Republished courtesy of steerforstudentathletes.org
“Take a look at a video interview highlighting Jazmin Acosta and her journey as the first Steer student-athlete. We are so thankful to have had Jazmin and her family participate in this interview. Jazmin’s success on and off the field is a testament to her unparralleld work ethic and determination. We are excited to have helped Jazmin achieve her goal to play a college sport, as she is a member of the women’s soccer team at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. We could not be happier for Jazmin and the entire Acosta family, and we are proud to call her one of our own!
This production would not have been possible without the help of Paul Berner. Paul is incredibly accomplished in his field of video production, and has done work with PGA Tour Entertainment and Golf Channel, as well as CBS and NBC network specials. We are so grateful for the time and effort that Paul put forth on Steer’s behalf. Another big ‘Thank You’ to Andrew Dapolite, and his editing efforts in order to deliver such a high-quality finished product.”