Four Montclair High School students have won national awards in music. Jeremy Stepansky, left, a pianist and composer, was named a 2017 National Young Arts Foundation Merit Winner in jazz composition. Three students were among 32 selected by the Grammy Foundation to participate in the 2017 Grammy Camp Jazz Session in February.


From left, next to Jeremy: Maya Stepansky, Jeremy’s twin, the first female drummer to be selected for the Grammy jazz program in 19 years; alto sax player Nathan Farrell, who has been invited to the Grammy jazz program for the second year in a row; and Claudia Nketia, the first vocalist to win a spot in the Grammy choir. All are seniors but Nketia, who is a junior.