On Saturday, March 17, 5 Roeper Upper School students participated in State Solo & Ensemble Festival. In order to qualify for this event, students must have received a 1st Division rating at the District level. The participating student performers were: Tristan Wilson, Viola; Julia Degazio, Flute; Jonah Mougoue, Clarinet; Nicholas Mojares, Piano; and Lilly Richards, Violin. In addition to performing their solos, the 3 non-freshman performers were also expected to play certain scales and sight-reading (perform music they had never seen before with just one minute of prep).
Our performers played exceptionally well: Jonah received a 2nd Division rating, Lilly received a 1st Division, Julia received a 1st Division, Nick and Tristan received a 1st Division rating, scoring 98/100! Tristan was also one of only 140 students in the entire state to be invited to audition as a premiere soloist for May’s Youth Arts Festival.
Congratulations to all of our performers!!