Fayetteville- Manlius High Schools: From K-12th grade
Onondaga Community College 9/99 till 5/00 ( music courses )
Syracuse University from 9/00 to 5/01
Graduated in June 2001 from Fayetteville-Manlius High
School with honor Roll (GPA 4.3).
Doing second year of two year residency program in Berkshire
Hills Music Academy in South Hadley, Massachusetts, for post-secondary study in music and Human services
Achievements / Awards :
Is being inducted into the FM High School Oak Chapter of the
National Honor Society. First student from FM school Special
Education program to receive such an honor.
Plays Violin, Piano, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet.
High School Orchestra, Concert, Jazz, and Pep & Marching Bands: 96-present
Current GPA at high school 4.3 out of 5.5.
Applied Clarinet and piano courses at Onondaga Community College for 99-00
Earned 7 credits with average GPA 2.94 out of 4.00
Syracuse University Orchestra , Music Industry, Public Speaking Courses for
NYSSMA auditions for violin and clarinet: 5 years
National Guild Piano auditions: 6 years
High School Choir member for 2 years.
Participation in community bands for year 98/99
( Skaneateles ,Lafayette and Cortland community bands)
Active participant of Syracuse Young Actors workshop since 1998,
which performs three musical shows every year.
In summer music camps for the last 4 years ( Summerfame & SU 2000)
Over 35 Solo instrumental performances ( Volunteer) in 1998 & 99
Started a career performing solo entertainment from 3/00, performed over 20.
Scheduled through year 2002.
Had a small ensemble group for year 99-00 with rehearsals twice monthly and
Annual music recitals for private teachers for 3 instruments since 1990 till
Award Of Achievement from President of Singapore for music
performance on United Nations International Day on Dec 3rd , 2000.
Award of Appreciation from Minister of Community Development
of Singapore for the musical performance on Nov 27th, 2000.
Certificate of recognition for outstanding submission to the 2001. Panasonic
Young Soloist Award by Very Special Arts.
International award for outstanding achievements in Arts “ Yes I can!” given
by the Foundation For exceptional Children for year 2001.
Have my own web site www.sujeet.com, which I started in my 9th grade
computer graphic class with help of my teachers and my brother. It is visited by
over 35000 people world wide, by parents, educators, and students who
choose my story for their school projects .
Featured on www.wemedia.com for profile of the week that article
will now stay in their archive.
Featured educational site for kids www.kidsnook.com as kid of the month
September, 2000. These articles can also be viewed from my website.
Was interviewed for Disability Life magazine for my achievements in
Interviewed for Television for my music as well as Martial arts five
times in Syracuse, NY and few times in Singapore & Malaysia.
Was on Radio Talk show in Malaysia with my parents.
More than two dozen times, articles have been published about me in local,
national as well International newspapers, different new magazines and
Tae Kwon Do. Earned Black Belt in Nove.98. Continues to work
on 2nd Dan level. Won Bronze medal in NY. State National tournaments.
Alpine Skiing, Swimming and Cross-country training. Have
won many Gold and Silver medals for each of these sports in state tournaments
every year. However my most important award was two silver medals and a 6th
place in Aquatics when I represented New York State in World Games'99
Special Olympics held in November 1999 in North Carolina.
Other sports interests:
Weight lifting, Basketball, Bowling and Golf.
Received Community Work Experience Award from high school in
Vocational Training in school library, attendance office, and school store.
Clerical work in Syracuse University Band library in summer of 97
Clerical position in Onondaga County Health Department Year 97,98.
Beat Street Music store school year 98-99
Onondaga Music Store Year 99-00
Travel for my participation in different sports tournaments, school
concert tours and my solo performance concerts . In 1997 I joined my high
school Band group to San Antonio, Texas.
Visits to India every three to four years to see extended family. During the
summer we often take family cruises.
Singapore and Malaysia to perform for the International
Millennium 2000 convention on disability in November 2000
Travel all around US for my solo performances since March 2000
Edmonton, Canada in May 2001 for Down syndrome convention.
Singapore September 02 for Touch Community performance
Taken cooking and art classes in high school. Love to cook, draw & paint.
Use a computer to play games, do my homework and write e-mails to my pen
pals and family overseas.
Continue providing entertainment to people by playing solo concerts as well as
with an ensemble group. Continue to do workshops with my mother.
I would like to learn to play Saxophone and Drums.
I was born with DOWN SYNDROME. Therefore I learn things
slowly. I have worked very hard for so many years to learn what I
love to do to overcome limitations of my disability. I would like to be
a musician but my MISSION is more than that.
People say that I have been a role model to young children around the
world with disabilities, especially those born with Down syndrome either
through my web page or music performances and workshops that I do
with my mother to share my story. I like to make my presentations
especially at conference like events more than just an entertainment but
educational as well as inspirational. So it can be an upbeat on disability
issues and continue to bring hopes to individuals with disabilities, their
parents, families, educators and services that work with them.
My goal is continue to work to make my MISSION POSSIBLE !