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Seven CSISD musicians selected to all-state

Seven CSISD musicians selected to all-state
Posted on 01/21/2020
CSHS all-state musicians

A total of seven musicians from A&M Consolidated High School and College Station High School were recently selected to perform with Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Band or Choir.

In choir, Lauren Golmulka (CSHS) and Lauren Moore (AMCHS) earned the coveted all-state honor, while Ricky Arrellano (CSHS), Emily Downie (AMCHS), Anderson Kurk (CSHS), Abby Perryman (CSHS) and Reno Ruiz (CSHS) earned the same in band. 

The all-state citation for Emily Downie was her second consecutive.

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High school students selected to perform in the all-state concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level. All-state is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 

Exactly 1,795 students are selected through a process that began with more than 66,800 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles in band, orchestra and choir. 

This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 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 respective region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in a TMEA all-state music group. Only the top 2.6% of musicians who initially audition become all-state musicians.

The all-state students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. All-state performances will be held as part of the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention February 12-15, 2020, in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

TMEA is an organization of more than 13,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education.

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