Leo Zhang and Cameron Lee were chosen for the National Association for Music Education’s honor ensembles. Photo courtesy of Craig Degginger/Mercer Island School District

MIHS student musicians chosen for national honor ensembles

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:15pm
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Two Mercer Island High School student musicians have been chosen for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles.

Cameron Lee, a junior, will play clarinet in the concert band, and Leo Zhang, also a junior, will play violin in the symphony orchestra on Nov. 28-29, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The All-National Honor Ensembles performers represent collaboration and creativity in its highest musical form. They consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, and jazz ensemble. Students were chosen through an audition process.

The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have 155 and 152 instrumentalists respectively.

Both Lee and Zhang were previously selected to NAFME All-Northwest honor groups that performed in Bellevue last February, and then auditioned for the national ensembles. Lee’s teacher is Parker Bixby and Zhang’s is Vicki White-Miltun.

Cameron and Leo will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the baton of nationally-known conductors.

For more, visit https://nafme.org/ANHE.

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