2018 TMEA All-State Results

This past weekend, judging was held for the TMEA Texas All-State Orchestra- Area Competition and the official results have been released. We are happy to announce that Jasper had 10 students who earned this title!

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 65,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 31 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.

Violin

Andrew Wong

Vivian Zhang- 2nd Alternate

Viola

Jacqueline Liu *Ranked 5th overall

Andrew Yu

Cello

Bryan Han *Ranked 5th overall

Eddie Xu *Ranked 7th overall

Joscie Palen

Bass

Kevin Meng *Ranked 6th overall

Alexandra Nepomnyashy

Jonathan Vasilyev

Piano

Angela Yi *Ranked 2nd overall

Audition Results 2017-18

Dear Orchestra Members,

Below are the orchestra placements for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Davis and I want for you know that we put a great deal of thought in to the placements and that each of your were placed in an ensemble that will give you the most opportunity for your musical growth to shine. A few things to remember:

1)  The Jasper Orchestra auditions are very competitive because of the very high quality of  training you all receive at Rice and Robinson.  The upside of this is that all of our orchestras are very much above average for their level and will be a rewarding musical environment for you.

2)  You are so much more than simply a person in a class period.  Regardless of what class you are in, take it as an opportunity to excel and distinguish yourself in a positive manner.  It will pay off!

AUDITION RESULTS

Later on next week, you will all be receiving some music from our first concert next year if you’re looking for something to practice over the summer. Have a great summer, and I can’t wait to see everyone next year!

2017-2018 Auditions

Auditions will take place May 1st – 3rd. Please be sure to read through the packet carefully to understand which excerpts are required and which are optional. I’ll explain more on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

Jasper Audition Results

 

Dear Orchestra Members,

Below are the orchestra placements for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Davis and I want for you know that we put a great deal of thought in to the placements and that each of your were placed in an ensemble that will give you the most opportunity for your musical growth to shine. If you find yourself a little disappointed by your orchestra placement, remember a few things:

1)  The Jasper Orchestra auditions are very competitive because of the very high quality of  training you all receive at Rice and Robinson.  The upside of this is that all of our orchestras are very much above average for their level and will be a rewarding musical home for you!

2)  You are so much more than simply a person in a class period.  Regardless of what class you are in, take it as an opportunity to excel and distinguish yourself in a positive manner.  It will most certainly pay off for you in the long run!

AUDITION RESULTS

Later on this week, you will all be receiving some music from our first concert next year — if you’re looking for something to practice over the summer, feel free to take a look at it!  Have a great summer, and I can’t wait to see everyone next year!