Seventeen MICDS vocal and instrumental students participated in the MSHSAA State Music Festival held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In order to participate at the state level, these students earned a “1” (exemplary) rating at the MSHSAA District Solo/Ensemble Festival held in March. Students performed one or two pieces before an adjudicator who provided written comments and critique on areas such as intonation, tone quality, articulation, dynamics, and interpretation/style.
Each performer is assigned an overall rating of: 1-Exemplary, 2-Outstanding, 3-Satisfactory, 4-Developing, or 5-Ineffective.
1 (Exemplary) Ratings:
Lucy Cadanau ’18, Flute Solo
Claudia Cheng ’20, Piano Solo
Izzy Essman ’18, Vocal Solo
Mary Ren Moench ’17, Vocal Solo
Leila Payer ’17, Vocal Solo
2 (Outstanding) Ratings:
Ryan Ahn ’20, Alto Sax Solo
Leila Awasthi ’20, Viola Solo
Charles Ivie ’18, French Horn Solo
Ted Kemp ’18, Timpani Solo
Binxuan Zhang ’18, Piano Solo
Lucy Zhao ’20, Violin Solo
Alto Saxophone Trio: Katie Donovan ’18, Ryan Ahn ‘ 20, Jialin Chen ’20
3 (Satisfactory Ratings)
Trumpet Quartet – Robby Morris ’17, Kevin Xu ’17, Alex Migala ’20, Sam Hanser ‘19
The MICDS vocal music students are under the direction of Dana Self. Instrumental music students are under the direction of Scott Shaw and Andrew Jackson.