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North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

42 Music Events Earn Division 1's at IHSA State Contest

Downers Grove North High School student musicians participated in the Illinois High School Association State Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 4, 2012.

Forty-two events from Downers Grove North High School received a Division I rating of SUPERIOR.  A Division I score is categorized as “A Superior Performance – outstanding in nearly every detail.”  In addition, twenty-six events from Downers Grove North High School received a Division II rating of OUTSTANDING.  A Division II score is categorized as “An excellent performance – only minor defects.”

“Preparing for a Solo and Ensemble contest is a great opportunity for our students to express their individualism as soloists and to develop team-work skills with small ensembles,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High.  “We’re very proud of all our students who entered the state contest this year.  They did a terrific job representing North High with their musicianship.”

Three North High student musicians received a “Best of Day Award” for garnering the highest achievement score in their event room.  Trumpet soloist Shauna Bracken, harpist Michelle Libby, and vocalist Patrick Murray were all recognized by judges to be the most outstanding performers of the day in their performance venues. 

The following North High Music Events received a “Division I—Superior” rating:
Cameron Box - Violin       
Shauna Bracken - Trumpet       
Elizabeth Brunell  - Female Voice     
Emma Burkhardt - Viola       
Tristan Burnham - Violin       
Anna Burton - Female Voice      
Louie Buttny - Violin       
Ben Casey - Tuba       
Jeremy Craven - Trumpet       
Hannah Crowley and Kathleen Moralde - Flute Ensemble   
Caitlin Doak - Female Voice       
Tommy Donnelly - Trumpet       
Erin Elgass - Alto Sax      
Sam Fiala - Trumpet       
Stephanie Gillen - Flute       
Michelle Hsu - Marimba       
Justine Hung - Piano       
Madelaine Isobal - Female Voice      
Frannie Jones - Female Voice      
Shatien Jordan - Violin       
Shatien Jordan, Monica Lim, and Rachel Pfeifer - String Ensemble 
Annie Ketchmark - Violin       
Allison Kirkegaard and Marissa Leo - Treble Ensemble   
Emma Kombrink and Laurel Post - Keyboard Percussion Ensemble  
Lauren Kovanko  - Viola        
Lauren Kovanko, Katie Krainc, and Katie Portman - String Ensemble 
Katie Krainc - Violin       
Anna Krainc - B-Flat Clarinet      
Brett Latman - Trumpet       
Monica Lim - Violin       
Patrick Murray - Male Voice      
Amanda Nagy - B-Flat Clarinet      
Sam O'Neil - Trumpet       
Alana Osterling - Cello       
Alana Osterling, Katie Portman, Stephanie Tandaric, and Sarah Williams - String Ensemble
Katie Portman - Violin       
Grace Roman - Female Voice      
Jonathan Sheetz - Bass Clarinet      
Stephanie Tandaric - Violin       
Jennifer Vetrone - Trumpet       
Sarah Williams - Viola       
Eareen Yambao   - Male Voice