Shoreline Schools students named to All-State and All-Northwest Concert

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Shorewood L-R: Julia McConnachie, Stephen Nichols, Ben Helde, Chris Cummings, Andy Ren, Kevin Lee, Deanna Han, Sophia Stevenson, Veronica Lee, Brook Roberts, Adeline Kovell, Elizabeth Hickman, Karsten Lomax and Natalie Ositis

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is nearing its annual conference this February in Portland.

One of the highlights of the conference will be the hundreds of outstanding student musicians from all across the state and the northwest, including 21 of our very own Shoreline students.

The Washington Music Educators Association sponsors the All-State Choir, Band and Orchestra process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill.

  Shorecrest L-R: Peter Park, Dalma Ashby, Jakob Phipps, Sejon Ashby and Tyler Keen

The competitive selection process begins with individual musicians recording an audition and submitting it to WMEA. A panel of judges then ranks each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians is selected.

The highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in the All-Northwest and All-State music groups.

These students participate in three days of rehearsals that are directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state NAfME Convention in Portland, February 14 – 17, 2019. Their performances in front of thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.

  Einstein: Keiyu Mamiya, Sophia Serwold and Ameena Majeed

Honored All-State musicians from Shoreline are:

Einstein Middle School
Ameena Majeed, clarinet        Junior All-State Baker Band
Keiyu Mamiya, violin              Junior All-State Orchestra
Sophia Serwold, alto              Junior All-State Treble Choir
Shorecrest High School
Dalma Ashby, violin                All-Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Sejon Ashby, violin                 All-Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Tyler Keen, clarinet                All-State Concert Band 
Peter Park, alto saxophone    All-Northwest Concert Band
Jakob Phipps, bass                All-Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Shorewood High School
Chris Cummings, clarinet  All-State Symphonic Orchestra
Deanna Han, piano                 All-Northwest Orchestra
Benjamin Helde, clarinet  All-Northwest Band
Elizabeth Hickman, soprano  All-Northwest Treble Choir
Adeline Kovell, violin  All-Northwest Orchestra
Kevin Lee, alto saxophone  All-Northwest Band
Veronica Lee, viola All-Northwest Orchestra
Karsten Lomax, tenor  All-State Symphonic Choir
Julia McConnachie, french horn  All-State Concert Band
Stephen Nichols, clarinet  All-Northwest Band
Natalie Ositis, alto All-Northwest Mixed Chorus
Andy Ren, alto saxophone  All-State Concert Band
Brook Roberts, viola  All-Northwest Orchestra
Sophia Stevenson, viola  All-State Symphony Orchestra


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