Emily Oldfield, a clarinetist from Mendon High School, has been selected to be part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2021 All-Eastern Symphonic Honor Ensemble. The 719 high school musicians chosen for this prestigious honor were among 1,150 All-State applicants who were ranked by their NAfMe state presidents to fill the five ensembles—Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Mixed Chorus, Treble Chorus and Jazz Ensemble. Emily will perform in the Symphonic Band Ensemble.
Ensemble students will participate in a "Virtual Weekend” experience from March 4-6 that will include keynote speakers, masterclasses with professional musicians, rehearsals with their conductors as well as opportunities to learn and network with colleges and universities, and participate in mock auditions.
A virtual concert will premier on April 23 at 8:30 p.m. during the 57th NAfME Eastern Division Virtual In-Service Conference. This collaborative performance will include individual student recordings that have been edited together to produce the virtual ensemble.
The All-Eastern Honor Ensembles include students from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
For more information, visit http://2021easterndivision.weebly.com/.