Six Lower School Students Accepted into CJMEA Honors Orchestra
Congratulations to six Ranney Lower School Orchestra students on their acceptance into the Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Elementary School Honors Orchestra:
Valentina Afriyie '30 - violin 1, GOLD Orchestra
Julia Adler '31, violin 1, RED Orchestra
Maya Simanek '31, cello, RED Orchestra
Elijah Sorial '31, cello, RED Orchestra
Sareena Rao '31, violin 1, RED Orchestra
Claire Zhang '31, violin 1, RED Orchestra
The students earned their nominations for this Honors Ensemble after their successful audition on March 6th. They prepared all major scales and arpeggios as well as a solo selection from our method book.
Valentina was accepted into the Gold Orchestra and will be performing selections by Soon Hee Newbold ("Desert Sands"), Larry Clarck ("Fable") and Richard Meyer ("Terra Nova").
Julia, Maya, Elijah, Sareena and Claire were accepted into the Red Orchestra and will be performing selections by Bob Grice ("Dragon Slayer"), Cooper Ford ("Exhilaration") and James O. Lockett ("Snowy Woods"). The Elementary School Honors Orchestra will rehearse and perform on Saturday, April 22nd at Piscataway High School.
“The CJMEA Elementary/Middle School Honors Orchestra is a wonderful opportunity for our students to play in a large, full-instrumentation string orchestra and meet students from other schools with a shared interest in music,” said All-School Orchestra Director Dr. Dorota Sobieski. “Students will gain performance experience and work with CJMEA directors, honing their technical skills and musicianship. I am very proud of our students and I know they will enjoy performing on April 22nd!”