MHS Orchestra student Aaliyah Booker has been awarded the Ed Johonnott V Memorial Scholarship for 2015, via the Virginia Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. A private student of Hannah Choi, Aaliyah is currently auditioning for music universities and conservatories, and has an impressive list of awards and accomplishments to her credit already. Click here to view her personal statement. Congrats Aaliyah!
Today the MHS Philharmonic Orchestra had an absolutely wonderful visit from Akemi Takayama, violin professor at Shenandoah Conservatory and member of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra as well as the Williamsburg Symphonia. It was very impressive how much the orchestra improved on phrasing and bow speed in Britten's Simple Symphony. What a treat! Thank you, Akemi!
The McLean High School Orchestra Program seeks to develop individual musical artistry, ensemble excellence, and promote a life-long enjoyment of music in each young person. This important goal cannot be attained without a sincere desire, effort, and commitment from each orchestra member.