Last week, three CA students played for national and state orchestral honors.
Violinist Jessica Zhong ’20 performed in the All-National Honor Orchestra Ensembles (ANHE). Organized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), ANHE features the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. In the final audition, Zhong won the principal chair in the 2nd violin section. She is the third CA student musician to perform in the ANHE.
Working under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education: Soo Han, the Director of Orchestral Activities at The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, rehearsals began on Thursday, November 7, with a concert on Sunday, November 10, in Orlando, Florida.
Closer to home, violinist Sophia Liu ’22 and flautist Abby Li ’22 performed in the North Carolina Honors Orchestra, on November 10, Winston-Salem, NC, under the direction of Douglas Droste, the Artistic Director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Director of Orchestras at Ball State University, and Conductor of the Music for All Summer Symposium Youth Orchestra. Liu made 4th chair of the first violin section.
Congratulations to these outstanding young musicians!