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GTA Excels at Music Festival

May 12, 2016, 12:00 am

Eleven “Superior” (1st place) ratings and two “Excellent” (2nd place) ratings were awarded to our students at the Northern Michigan Region Charter School Solo & Ensemble Contest on April 30.  Independent judges evaluated students on musical skills such as intonation, tonal quality, stage presentation, technique, rhythmic accuracy, interpretation, and musicianship as they performed a piece of music solo or in a group.  Superior ratings were awarded to Jessica Hardy (both the B♭ clarinet & contra-alto clarinet), Drew Breimayer (trumpet), Julia Hardy (clarinet), Clara Ann Allen (trumpet), Maria Rosingana (oboe), Lily VanWingerden (voice), Taylor Hines (flute), Sammi Reicha (flute), Sarah Eringaard (piano), Chad Farrell (alto saxophone), Zach Biehl (baritone saxophone), Grace Olson (bassoon), and Christian Turner (tenor saxophone).  Excellent ratings went to Sydney McGraw (flute), and Ana Lisa Allen (clarinet).  Special honors went to Drew BreimayerMaria RosinganaLily VanWingerden, and the woodwind quartet of Chad FarrellChristian TurnerZach Biehl, and Grace Olson, who were selected to perform for the awards ceremony.  We are so proud of these students' talent and professionalism, and the months of hard work that went into preparing for this event. 

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