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District musicians selected to top middle and high school performing groups

Outstanding students from sixth through twelfth grade honored at Washington Music Educators Association auditions

Monday, November 26, 2012

Outstanding music students from across Washington, including many from the Issaquah School District's middle and high schools, have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the Washington Music Educators Association's (WMEA) 2013 All-State Honor or one of the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) All-Northwest performing groups. The WMEA All-State high school honor groups and the NAfME All-Northwest groups will meet in Portland, Oregon, February 14--17, 2013. Junior All-State groups, grades 5-8, will meet in Vancouver on February 16. These fine school musicians from throughout the state and region will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors.

The participants were selected through auditions sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association. WMEA received over 3800 applications for all groups combined.

Many professional musicians credit their All-State experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Thousands of others whose career paths took them in other directions have great memories of participating in this inspiring and motivating musical experience and claim that it was a life-changing experience for them. Well-known Washingtonians who have participated in past years’ WMEA All-State groups include The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz saxophonist Kenny G. Well-known Northwesterners who have participated in past years' NAfME All-Northwest groups include trumpeters Doc Severinson and Allen Vizzutti.

Here are the outstanding musicians selected for this year's groups:

  • Beaver Lake Middle School
    • Chloe Blume, Alto Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Tommy DuBeau, Baritone Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Emi Estalilla, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Sara Isaacson, Alto Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Gemma Morris, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Natalie Stender, Alto Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Spencer Young, Baritone Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Brandon Lin, Violin. Teacher: Marianna Vail
    • Beverly Shih, Viola. Teacher: Marianna Vail
    • Stuart Harper, Trumpet. Teacher: David Pitt
    • Emily Angell, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Tara Davenport, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Emma Fritton, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Brooklyn Lee, Alto Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Claire Thomason, Alto Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Grace Wu, Alto Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Kaitlin Biscocho, Alto voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Irelin Hainsworth, Soprano voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Juliana Hrncirik, Soprano voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Kimi Locke, Alto voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Danielle Miller, Alto voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Rhiannon Rooney, Soprano voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Rachel Young, Soprano voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
       
  • Issaquah Middle School
    • Jaren Minnoch, String Bass. Teacher: Joseph Schumacher
       
  • Maywood Middle School
    • Josh Kutzke, Baritone Voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Astrid Quintanilla, Alto Voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Zach Robinson-Blair, Baritone Voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Camryn Settles, Alto Voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Will Wick, Cello. Teacher: Jana Dalpez
    • Jillian Polsin, Percussion. Teacher: Karen Sunmark
    • Ally David, Alto Voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Hannah Edmonds, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Halle Abel, Alto voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Alec Beerman, Soprano voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Parker Coleman, Alto voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Elise Ferencz, Soprano voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Bailee Hawkins, Soprano voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Davan Hwang, Alto voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Logan Johnson, Alto voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Heaven Manning, Alto voice. Teacher: Robin Wood
       
  • Pacific Cascade Middle School
    • Sam Foster, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Joellen Santos
    • Sophia Valvis, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Joellen Santos
    • Joshua VanOrman, Baritone Voice. Teacher: Joellen Santos
    • Morgan Lowney, French Horn. Teacher: Jeffery Miller
    • Ko Emily, Trombone. Teacher: Jeffery Miller
    • Lauren Martinez Trumpet. Teacher: Jeffery Miller
    • Nick Larsen, Alto voice. Teacher: Joellen Santos
    • Lilly Liu, Alto voice. Teacher: Joellen Santos
       
  • Pine Lake Middle School
    • Ethan Howard, Baritone. Teacher: Voice Tina Worthington
    • Carolina Delgado, Viola. Teacher: Cindy Elder
    • Alicia Seidel, Cello. Teacher: Cindy Elder
    • Kelsey Zhong, Viola. Teacher: Cindy Elder
    • Alaka Rao, Soprano Voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Jane Li, Soprano voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Carys McCloskey, Alto voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
    • Naomi O'Neil, Alto voice. Teacher: Tina Worthington
       
  • Issaquah High School
    • Edward Park, Bb Soprano Clarinet. Teacher: Doug Longman
    • Jacob Zollers, Trombone. Teacher: Patrick Holen
    • Jack Wheeler, Bass 1. Teacher: Barbara Irish
    • Jessica Mitchell, Viola. Teacher: Doug Longman
    • Carter Ray, Violin. Teacher: Doug Longman
       
  • Liberty High School
    • Madeline Houlihan, Alto 2. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Isaac Berglind, Cello. Teacher: Jana Dalpez
    • Cassie Cox, Soprano 1. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Sarah Edmonds, Alto 1. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Paige Balut, Flute. Teacher: Phillip Donley
    • Amanda Haselden, Alto 2. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Steven Koon, Bass 2. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Eric Spradling, Bass 2. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Allison Wood, Alto 1. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Jenny Wood, Soprano 2. Teacher: Robin Wood
    • Robin Gertley, String Bass. Teacher: Doug Longman
       
  • Skyline High School
    • Emily Licholai, Flute. Teacher: Doug Longman
    • Niyathi Chakrapani, Alto 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Courtney Cohen, Alto 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Emma Kurtenbach, Soprano 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Josie Larsen, Soprano 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Andrea Yi, Violin. Teacher: Doug Longman
    • Hannah Rosenbaum, Alto 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Quinton Cook, String Bass. Teacher: Doug Longman
    • Mattias Tung, French Horn. Teacher: Doug Longman
    • Jenna Bellavia, Soprano 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Wesley Gibson, Bass 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Isabella Hanreiter, Soprano 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Marie Hansen, Soprano 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Elyse Holsinger, Soprano 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Elyse Kaczmarek,  Alto 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Andrew Millett, Tenor 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Rio Sano, Tenor 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Jake Sullivan, Tenor 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Sona Uradnik, Alto 2. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart
    • Mikenna Whatley, Soprano 1. Teacher: Nancy Ziebart

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