Congratulations to the Region 32 Finalists

Violin – James Strauss,  Annabel To,  Vaishnav Bipin, Elliana Chon, Mitchell Garrett, Christine Nguyen and Yvette El-Hage

Viola – Kenneth Jones

Cello – Dylan Monahan & Evalyn Wilber

Double Bass – Eamon McHarg & Winnie Johnson

Harp – Michelle Balconi-Lamica

Congratulations to the UIL 2016 Solo and Ensemble Participants

Brian Ju – Violin
James Strauss – Violin
Lukas Facile – Cello
Daniel Wang – Cello
Evalyn Wilber – Cello
Charlotte Saunders and Isabella El-Hage – Cello duet
Mary Schumann – Double Bass
Grace Ward – Double Bass

They all received a one rating at UIL Solo and Ensemble contest on Saturday, January 30th and will go on to state competition at the University of Texas in Austin in May. 

TMEA All-State Orchestra Results 2015-2016Ryan and Grace

Bass – Ryan Hostetter – Symphony Orchestra
Bass – Grace Ward – Philharmonic Orchestra
These students will be attending the TMEA Clinic and Convention in February in San Antonio, TX.

TMEA Region 26 Orchestra Results 2015-2016IMG955314

Violin 1 – Jamey Srauss – 17th chair
Violin II – Brian Ju – 18th chair
Viola – Kenneth Jones – 8th chair
Bass – Ryan Hostetter – 1st chair
Bass – Grace Ward -3rd chair
Harp Ensemble – Michelle Balconi-Lamica
Piano – Gary Liu
Piccolo – Aly Ruiz 

Orchestra Students Win National 2015 Coltman Competition, Junior Division

Congratulations to LTHS Orchestra members Gary Liu, piano and Lukas Facile, cello.  The boys are members of the Lake West trio and won the junior division at the National 2015 Coltman Competition supported by Austin Chamber Music Center.  Gary and Lukas are members of the CHAMPS group at Lake Travis HS.  The trio won:  $1,000,  a performance during ACMC Summer Festival or Season Concert,  to be featured on KMFA radio broadcast and a full Scholarship to ACMC Summer Workshop,gary lukas

Lake West Trio met at Luzerne Music Camp in the summer of August 2014, which is located in upstate New York, and because of their love for chamber music, continued to play together back in Austin. The trio is part of the CHAMPS program, sponsored by Salon Concerts, and is coached by Toby Blumenthal. Lake West Trio got its name from the fact that two of its members are from Lake Travis High School and the other is from Westwood High School. Cellist John (Lukas) Facile studies with Amy Levine-Tsang, pianist Yalin (Gary) Lin with Rick Rowley, and violinist Joonhee (John) Cho studies with Sandy Yamamoto. Since playing together, this trio has played for the community on several occasions.

TMEA All-State Orchestra Results 2014-2015

Bass – Ryan Hostetter – 5th chair
Piano – Gary Liu – 3rd chair 

These students will be attending the TMEA Clinic and Convention in February in San Antonio, TX.

UIL Solo and Ensemble Results

The following students participated at the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition on January 31, 2015 and received a top rating of 1.  The highlighted students (*) will compete at the state level in May.

Cello Duet
Isabella El-Hage*
Charlotte Saunders*
Violin Solo
Brian Ju *
Devina Parihar
James Strauss*
Bass Solo
Ryan Hostetter*
Grace Ward*

TMEA Region 26 Orchestra Results 2014-2015

Congratulations to all the students who competed at the TMEA Region 26 Orchestra competition on Friday, Oct 10th and Saturday, Oct 11th.  Here are the results for those going on to participate in Regional orchestra:

Violin II – Jaime Strauss – 9th chair
Cello – Lukas Facile – 10th chair
Bass – Ryan Hostetter – 1st chair
Bass – Grace Ward – 3rd chair
Bass – Spencer Buckner – 6th chair
Harp – Whitney Souery – 1st chair
Harp – Michelle Balconi-Lamica – 10th chair

These students will be attending  the TMEA Orchestra Clinics and final concert in November and are eligible to audition for TMEA All State Orchestra.

End of Year Slideshow 2013-2014

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