8 students chose to be in the EOP competition - a small local but growing competition. Divisions are decided by age and instrument. All 8 placed in their divisions! 2 First places - Charlie and Aidan; 3 Second places - Christiane, Nathaniel, Ema; 3 Third Places - Evelyn, Amelia, Finn.
More importantly the students did great preparation and really enjoyed themselves at the event and the event activities. Feedback from students and parents about the event was very positive. Seems like everyone wants to do it again next year!
Wow! This is always a fun event. Three students chose to prepare and enter. All three placed! Charlie placed 2nd in the 3rd - 5th grade division. Amelia placed 3rd in the 6th - 8th grade divison and Finn placed 1st in the 6th-8th grade division.
Aidan was 4th chair viola at All-State Orchestra. Claire made it into Western States Orchestra.
This is a wonderful fun event where students are given a compilation (set) or two of Scottish Fiddle music to prepare and then perform in front of judges. Only one student chose to participate this year but Finn placed first in his division!
This is the first year for us participating in this competition. Two students chose to participate. Both students did great preparation and placed in their respective groups.! Nathaniel was third in the junior violin division and Evelyn was first in the junior viola division!
Natasia went to Interlochen School of the Arts for her senior year of high school and stayed for an extra year. She received a full music scholarship to a couple of different schools decidint to attend and graduate from University of Memphis. Her junior year she was second at Western States Orchestra. I am sure there are other accolades but that is what comes to mind.
Austin soloed with his high school orchestra (Cherry Creek) playing the first movement of the Stamitz Concerto for viola. The audience was wowed at his performance and that he had it all memorized. He received a $5000 scholarship to his college where he was not majoring in music. He was first chair viola starting in his senior year. He made several trips to All State Orchestra, Western States Orchestra, District Honor Orchestra.
Ian made many trips to JeffCo Honor Orchestras and one to All State Orchestra. He soloed several times at his high school. He played with his college orchestra moving up 7 chairs between 1st and 2nd semester.
Crystal won her school's concerto competition. Her parents were astonished hearing her perform wondering when did she get so good and people in the audience had tears in their eyes. She also was in All-State and Western States Orchestra.
Ellen was in her all county orchestra several times and received a $5000 a year music scholarship to college where she was not a music major.
Julianne was concert master (violin) of Front Range Youth Symphony Intermediate her senior year and Principal Viola of the advanced group her junior and senior year.