Six Millburn, NJ High School Students to Perform at Grand Ole Opry

National Associated for Music Education
Six Millburn, NJ High School students will join more than 600 top-performing high school student musicians to perform at a gala concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, on October 29. These students have been chosen as members of the 2014 National Association for Music Education(NAfME) All National Honor Ensembles. Concert bands, symphony orchestras, mixed chorus, and jazz ensembles make up the All-National Honor ensembles.

Congratulations to the following Millburn, NJ High School Students who have been chosen for this disinctive honor: Louis Danowsky – Jazz Ensemble; Ambika Chetal, Olivia Estes, Arielle Kasnetz, Leonard Santos – Mixed Choir and Ellim Kim – Concert Band. Approximately 150 instrumentalists will comprise the concert band, approximately 150 instrumentalists will make up the symphony orchestra, there will be approximately 20 instrumentalists in the jazz ensemble and the mixed chorus will have approximately 350 vocalists. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.

Four of the most renowned conductors in the country: Mark Camphouse, professor of music, conductor, Wind Symphony, George Mason University; Gerard Schwarz, music director, All-Star Orchestra, music director, Eastern Music Festival conductor Laureate, Seattle Symphony; Edith Copley, Regents’ professor, director of choral studies, Northern Arizona University and Robert Baca, professor of music, director of jazz studies, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire will work with the students for several days and then conduct them on the day of the gala concert.

To learn more about the All National Honor Ensembles click here.

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