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Upper School Musicians Shine at State Festival
Upper School Musicians Shine at State Festival

Our Upper School student-musicians continue to excel under the direction of orchestra teacher Sarah Yoon and choir teacher and interfaith chaplain Jeremy Innis. Out of our students' eight entries at the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) State Solo and Ensemble South Festival held Saturday, April 28, they received six superior and two excellent ratings—the top two ratings on a five-point scale.

Singers Sophia Hodson (soprano) and Cora Lopez (alto), both juniors, received superior ratings on their solos, and freshman Katie Moore (alto) earned excellent.

Rowland Hall's Schubert "Trout" quintet (junior Austin Topham, freshman Zach Benton, senior Alex Benton, junior Claire Sanderson, and junior Jake Bleil) and our Dvorak "American" quartet (Austin, Zach, Alex, and sophomore Ziteng Zeng) both received superior ratings. Ziteng (violin) and Claire (piano) also received superior on their solo pieces, and Jake (bass) received excellent.

Listen to a mid-April professional recording of our Advanced Chamber Ensemble playing Grieg Aus Holberg's Zeit Movement I. Praelude:

Watch the "Trout" quintet practice in March with professional group Fry Street Quartet:

Read the complete UHSAA festival results including songs performed, and read about their music ratings system here.

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