Twenty D214 music students selected for All-State honors
Published January 18, 2023
Twenty students from High School District 214 schools have been selected to perform at this year’s Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-State Festival, the highest honor a high school musician can achieve. All-State musicians will travel to Peoria, IL from January 25-28, 2023 to participate in the Illinois Music Education Conference. Congratulations to the following students:
Buffalo Grove High School: Priya Adiga, Flute/Piccolo, Honors Band Christine Cabrera, Soprano, Honors Chorus Matthew Hamilton, Baritone Saxophone, Honors Jazz Band Andrew Hoang, Cello, Honors Orchestra Charlie Morrison, Bass, Honors Chorus Carina Obrecht, Clarinet, Honors Band Kyle Rusch, Bass Clarinet, All-State Band Lexi Samander, Soprano, All-State Chorus
Elk Grove High School: Ivan Martinez, Future Music Educators Seminar
John Hersey High School: Adam Blendermann, Double Bass, Honors Orchestra Grace Fuller, Trumpet, All-State Band Mallory Leno, Composition Track Bethany Reed, Jazz Vibes, Honors Jazz Band Annabelle Temple, Clarinet, Honors Band
Prospect High School: Emily DePaz, Bassoon, Honors Band Alek Dilan, Tuba, Honors Band Jillian Egan, Viola, All-State Orchestra
Rolling Meadows High School: TJ Allison, Trombone, Honors Band Stephen Goodwin, Double Bass, All-State Band Lauren Oh, Clarinet, All-State Band
To earn their spot, the students auditioned and were ranked highly in categories including required selections, sight-reading, improvisation and stylistic, accurate and quality intonation.
The ILMEA Student Programs have been developed to encourage musical performance and creative expression and the many forms that may take for student musicians. These students represent the best and brightest student musicians and the high-quality music education provided by music educators across Illinois.