Four Taylor High School students were named to the 2011 All-State Orchestra. They are: Kevin Cho, viola; Alyssa Thomason, viola; Jake McKinley, string bass; and Isaac Kim, violin.
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. These students were selected through a process that begins with over 55,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs).
The students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. The students then have the privilege of performing before thousands of attendees at the culmination of this event.
On Saturday, May 28 Taylor High School Orchestra students participated in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at University of Texas in Austin. The following students earned medals for their performance:
Superior Soloists: Kevin Cho, viola; Austin Kuo, piano; Jonathan Lim, violin; Tommy Nguyen, violin; and Alyssa Thomason, viola.
Superior Ensembles: Yoo Won Kim and Tanya Xu, violin duet; and Kevin Cho, David Hyder, Jonathan Lim, and Andy Nguyen, string quartet.
Excellent Soloists: Michell Li, violin; Andrew Nguyen, violin; Austin Kuo, violin; David Hyder, cello; Erick Jaimes, string bass; and Joshua Miller, string bass.
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