Emmaus High School students have achieved the highest level a high school musician can achieve by earning a spot in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival Music Ensembles.
Each year, thousands of musicians from high schools across the state audition in their geographic area. Individually, the students perform in front of a jury. The highest-ranking student musicians advance to compete against student musicians from other parts of the PMEA regions. The top-ranked student musicians in the PMEA region qualify to perform in one of Pennsylvania’s six all-state music ensembles.
“We congratulate the student musicians who are part of the 2022 PMEA All-State Festival,” commented Phil Stattel, PMEA president and retired music teacher. “We know the past two years have been difficult for all students and for these students, meeting the challenges to perform at the highest level is to be celebrated.”
The students, Sophia Isom and Julia McDonnell, from Emmaus High School, will perform in the All-State Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Ensemble.
Qualifying student musicians will perform at the annual PMEA All-State Festival at the Kalahari Resort in The Poconos, Pennsylvania on April 8-9, 2022. Nationally recognized conductors at the convention lead the bands which rehearse for two days and end with a performance. . To find out more about the event and the guest chefs, visit: https://www.pmea.net/pmeaall-stateinformation/
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. Current members have evolved from a small group of band managers dating back to 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music education at all levels, from preschool through college and at university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as the promotion and support of music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education, NAFME. For more information on PMEA visit www.pmea.netcall 610-562-9757 or follow the organization on Facebook, instagram, TwitterWhere Youtube.