NACOGDOCHES, Texas – A number of students enrolled in the Music Preparatory Division of the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University have qualified for All Region orchestras.
The competition took place Oct. 10 through 14. Students recorded their audition on a platform on the Texas Music Educators Association website, and qualifiers were notified the following week. Their clinic/concert will be at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Tyler High School.
Qualifying for the high school orchestra are Shelby Rotramel, violin and high school concertmistress; Holden Kelly, McKenzie Ellison, Haylee Harman, Ashlynn McBroom, Karys Alders, Haley McBroom, violin; Cate Baker, viola; Jessica Schlaudt, principal cello; Will Sams and Grace Hao, cello; and Mason Baker, bass.
Qualifying for the middle school orchestra are Jonah Raychev, violin and middle school concertmaster; and Luke Scala, Gracie Lynn Harman, Lauren Hansen, Maggie Scala and Micah Hayman, violin.
Many of these students are also members of Music Prep’s Piney Woods Youth Orchestra.
For more information about programs offered by the SFA Music Preparatory Division, contact Director Alba Madrid at (936) 468-1291. The Music Prep House is located at 3028 Raguet St.