FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, November 18, 2011
Three CSISD orchestra students named all-state
A&M Consolidated violinists Tiffany Wu, James Wu, and Serena Wang were recently selected to perform on the 2011-2012 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra.
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.
Wang and Tiffany Wu were also selected to the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 All-State Orchestra.
Over 1,500 students are selected in 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras and choirs) through a process that begins with over 55,000 students from around the state
This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 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.