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Posted on: June 4, 2021

 

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GAPS Students Take Top Placements at OSAA State Solo & OMEA State Chamber Contests / Los estudiantes de GAPS obtienen las mejores posiciones en los concursos de la cámara estatal OSAA State Solo y OMEA State Chamber

Posted on: June 3, 2021

Several GAPS high school student musicians finished the year out strong by placing in the Top 2 of their distinct level contest at the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Solo and Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA) State Chamber Ensemble Festival. 

Due to the pandemic, both festivals were held virtually. Students recorded their performances at home or at school, and submitted a video recording for online adjudication. Each student then received feedback from a professional specialist in their instrument. 

Normally, soloists would have the ability to work with their director or a private teacher to prepare for contests such as OSAA and OMEA, but these students had to practice almost entirely on their own and in their own homes. The chamber ensembles were in a similar situation with limited rehearsal time and instruction. 

“It is a huge tribute to their tenacity, professionalism and dedication that all of these students have achieved such a high degree of musical excellence under such difficult circumstances,” West Albany High School Director of Bands Stuart Welsh said.

Many students received high placements due to their dedication and hard work towards musical achievement. Given the circumstances of our school year, these students deserve a round of applause for their commitment to creating music and accomplishing high ratings at the state level. 

“I am incredibly grateful to have such wonderful, dedicated students. Throughout this year, we have been able to find unconventional ways to make music and keep students involved in this activity for which they have amazing passion,” Welsh said. “They deserve all the credit in the world for their wonderful accomplishments”.

Please congratulate our high school musicians on their outstanding performance!

Soloists: 

Superior Rating

Caroline Gao, Flute – West Albany High School
Abigail DeYoung, Soprano – South Albany High School

Outstanding Rating

Cadence Schueger, Mallets – West Albany High School
Sachi Wrigley, Bass Violin – West Albany High School

Chamber Ensembles:

Superior Rating

Small Woodwind Division, Flute Duet – West Albany High School
Moriah Winn and Nora Brandon

Small Percussion Division, Marimba Duet – West Albany High School
Greta Babbitt and Brynna Gritter Kenneke

Large Mixed Vocal Division, Ascend! – South Albany High School
Payton Adams, Hannah Dempsey, Abigail DeYoung, Norah DeYoung, Carissa Halloran, Ethan Haury, Katelyn Haury, Emma Jones, Sabrina Lanig. Drew Pappas, Keegan Turner, and Ashton Warren. 


Spanish Translation

Varios estudiantes músicos de la preparatoria de GAPS concluyeron el año con fuerza al terminar entre los dos primeros a nivel distintivo del concurso; La Asociación de Actividades Escolares Estatales de Oregon (OSAA), junto con el Festival de Música de Cámara Estatal (State Chamber Ensemble Festival), y la Asociación de Educación Musical de Oregon (OMEA).

Debido a la pandemia, ambos festivales se realizaron virtualmente. Los estudiantes grabaron sus actuaciones en casa o en la escuela y enviaron una grabación de video para su adjudicación en línea. Luego, cada estudiante recibió retroalimentación por un especialista profesional en su instrumento.

Normalmente, los solistas tendrían la capacidad de trabajar con su director o un maestro particular de música en preparación para los concursos como OSAA y OMEA, pero estos estudiantes tuvieron que practicar casi en su totalidad por su cuenta y en sus propios hogares. Los conjuntos de cámara se encontraban en una situación similar con tiempo de ensayo e instrucción limitados.

“Es un gran tributo a su tenacidad, profesionalismo y dedicación que todos estos estudiantes hayan alcanzado un grado tan alto de excelencia musical en circunstancias tan difíciles”, dijo el director de bandas de West Albany High School, Stuart Welsh.

Muchos estudiantes recibieron colocaciones altas debido a su dedicación y arduo trabajo hacia el logro musical. Dadas las circunstancias de nuestro año escolar, estos estudiantes merecen un aplauso por su compromiso de crear música y lograr altas calificaciones a nivel estatal.

“Estoy increíblemente agradecido de tener estudiantes tan maravillosos y dedicados. A lo largo de este año, hemos podido encontrar formas poco convencionales de hacer música y mantener a los estudiantes involucrados en esta actividad por la que tienen una pasión increíble”, dijo Welsh. “Merecen todo el crédito del mundo por sus maravillosos logros”.

¡Felicite a nuestros músicos de la preparatoria por su destacada actuación!

Solistas: 

Calificación superior

Caroline Gao, flauta – West Albany High School
Abigail DeYoung, soprano – South Albany High School

Calificación sobresaliente
Cadence Schueger, mazo musical – West Albany High School
Sachi Wrigley, Bass Violin – West Albany High School

Conjuntos de cámara:

Calificación superior

Pequeña división de viento-madera, dueto de flautas – West Albany High School
Moriah Winn and Nora Brandon

División de pequeña percusión, dueto de marimba – West Albany High School
Greta Babbitt and Brynna Gritter Kenneke

Gran división vocal mixta, ¡ascendente! – South Albany High School
Payton Adams, Hannah Dempsey, Abigail DeYoung, Norah DeYoung, Carissa Halloran, Ethan Haury, Katelyn Haury, Emma Jones, Sabrina Lanig. Drew Pappas, Keegan Turner, and Ashton Warren

Incoming Freshman Night

Posted on: May 27, 2021

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