MMEA All State Audition Results 2022-23
On Saturday, January 21st, students from the Needham High School Music Department auditioned for the All-State Music Ensembles at Shrewsbury High School sponsored by the
(MMEA). Students qualified for these auditions by scoring in the top half of the Eastern Senior District Auditions previously held in November. The musicians auditioned with approximately 950 students from across Massachusetts for one of the positions in the All-State ensembles.
This year, a dozen students from Needham High were selected to participate based on their audition. Being a member of these ensembles is the highest honor for a high school music student in Massachusetts.
They will come together with their peers from across the state for a two-day festival on March 3-4, culminating in a performance at Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 4th at 12:45am.
ALL STATE CHORUS:
Mia Allen, alto
Leyna Blume, soprano
Benjamin Gilman, tenor
Leah Freedman, soprano
Brendan Mawhinney, tenor
Henry McCue, bass
Boyoung Paik, soprano
Amiya Tess, soprano
All STATE JAZZ BAND:
Ben Kelly, trombone
ALL STATE ORCHESTRA:
Lyudmila Piatkov, viola
Evangelos Tsingos, oboe
Congratulations to all of the students involved and also to the faculty members who assisted the students in preparing for these auditions. Faculty members who assisted these students are: Jonathan Vanderwoude, Choir and Strings; Spencer Parrish, Band and Jazz.
For more information, contact Ms. LeeAnn Sutton, K-12 Director of Performing Arts.