Vocal and Instrumental Students Compete in District Festival

Fifty-five MICDS vocal and instrumental students participated in the MSHSAA District Solo/Ensemble Festival on March 3 at Parkway Central High School.  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 was assigned an overall rating of: 1-Exemplary, 2-Outstanding, 3-Satisfactory, 4-Developing, or 5-Ineffective.  Students who earned a 1 (Exemplary) rating will perform at the MSHSAA State Music Festival on April 29 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
1 (Exemplary) Ratings
Ryan Ahn ’20, Alto Sax Solo
Leila Awasthi ’20, Viola Solo
Lucy Cadanau ’18, Flute Solo
Claudia Cheng ’20, Piano Solo
Izzy Essman ’18, Vocal Solo
Charles Ivie ’18, French Horn Solo
Ted Kemp ’18, Timpani Solo
Mary Ren Moench ’17, Vocal Solo
Leila Payer ’17, Vocal Solo
Binxuan Zhang ’18, Piano Solo
Lucy Zhao ’20, Violin Solo
Alto Saxophone Trio – Katie Donovan ’18, Ryan Ahn ’20, Jialin Chen ‘20
Trumpet Quartet – Robby Morris ’17, Kevin Xu ’17, Alex Migala ’20, Sam Hanser ‘19
 2 (Outstanding) Ratings
Astrid Barzaghi ’18, Violin Solo
Jack Cai ’19, Vocal Solo
Ceci Cohen ’20, Oboe Solo
Kelci Creath ’19, Flute Solo
Shae Daney ’17, Flute Solo
William Delaney ’17, Vocal Solo
Katie Donovan ’19, Alto Sax Solo
Asha Dundoo ’20, Piano Solo and Cello Solo
Cole Harmon ’17, Vocal Solo
Lily Hofer ’17, Vocal Solo
Nathan Huang ’17, Trombone Solo
Helen Jiang ’20, Piano Solo
Tom Maiocco ’19, Tuba Solo
Shibashis Mandal ’19, Tenor Sax Solo
Nicki Niermann ’20, Vocal Solo
Akshay Patwardhan ’20, Vocal Solo
Nia Plump ’17, Vocal Solo
Henry Posega Rappleye ’20, Tenor Sax Solo
Madeline Richter ’18, Vocal Solo
Charlie B. Southern ’19, Vocal Solo
Grace Vogel ’20, Vocal Solo
Binxuan Zhang ’18, Flute Solo
Lucy Zhao ’20, Piccolo Solo
Trumpet Trio – James Bilderback ’20, Will Morris ’20, Eli Paul ‘20
Percussion Sextet – Ted Kemp ’18, Jacob Lefton ’19, General Dorsey ’19, Henry Carpenter ’19, Alex Hutton ’20, Sameer Siddiqui ‘20
Flute Trio – Binxuan Zhang ’18, Lucy Cadanau ’18, Kelci Creath ‘19
Flute Trio – Hopie Melton ’18, Renee Stanec ’20, Lucy Zhao ‘20
3 (Satisfactory) Ratings
Tista Mandal ’20, Vocal Solo
Clarinet Trio – Leigh Dennis ’18, Stanley Ding ’20, Rohit Siddabattula ‘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.