GCS has two statewide orchestra achievements to celebrate and note:
GMS (although now a GHS student): Andrew Studebaker has won the middle school string orchestra category of the 2019 Indiana Music Education Association Composition Competition for his Serenade for Strings in Eb Major. Student compositions were submitted in June for adjudication by a panel of college composition professors and active composers. He will be recognized at the state conference in January where he will be awarded a plaque for his achievement.
GHS: Junior Bassist, Ava Chupp has been accepted into the 2020 All-State Orchestra, and will rehearse/perform with the ensemble at the state convention in January. To qualify, students had to prepare, record, and submit a handful of excerpts for blind audition to a highly qualified adjudicator for acceptance into the elite ensemble. The ensemble will perform the major work of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony this year.
Congratulations Andrew and Ava, and also the GCS orchestra directors who have taught these young musicians. Well done!