On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12 of New Jerseys finest young musicians came together onstage at Manasquan’s Algonquin Arts Theatre to perform in the Theatres’ 17th Annual Rising Stars concert. Ocean Academy was lucky enough to attend this years show. The Algonquins Rising Stars is a music education and enrichment program for New Jerseys best high-school-age classical musicians and vocalists from across New Jersey. Participants in the Rising Stars program are selected through a highly competitive audition process. During the 2015 Rising Stars cycle, just 12 students made the cut; including Sopranos, Baritones, and even a Bassoon player.