High School Students Chosen for Orchestra Honors

Several Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected to perform with prestigious Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) orchestras.

•PMEA All-State Orchestra – Five students were selected by audition to perform with the prestigious 2018 PMEA All-State Orchestra. The students chosen were seniors Benjamin Franks-Meinert and Andreas Paljug; juniors Ji-Yool Moon and Chloe Yofan; and sophomore Felix Veser. The PMEA All-State Orchestra included approximately 120 of the best student-musicians from across the state of Pennsylvania.

The All-State Orchestra Festival was held in conjunction with the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference April 18-21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and culminated with a concert on April 21.

•PMEA 2018 Western Region State Orchestra – Six students were selected by audition to perform with the PMEA 2018 Western Region State Orchestra. The students are seniors Benjamin Franks-Meinert, Elizabeth Mountz, and Andreas Paljug; juniors Ji-Yool Moon and Chloe Yofan; and sophomore Felix Veser. The Western Region State Orchestra included students from across the western half of Pennsylvania.

Approximately 120 students were selected for the Western Region State Orchestra and the festival was held at Sharon High School in March.

•PMEA 2018 District 1 Orchestra – Eight Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by application to perform with the PMEA District 1 Orchestra. The orchestra was comprised of a select group of student-musicians from across the Pittsburgh area. The students chosen were seniors Benjamin Franks-Meinert, Elizabeth Mountz, and Andreas Paljug; juniors Ji-Yool Moon, Seo Yeon Wang, and Chloe Yofan; and sophomores Chaehyun “Cuna” Kim and Felix Veser.

A total of 150 students were selected to participate in the District 1 Orchestra Festival which was held at Gateway High School in February.

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