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Press Release: Interior Alaska ASAA All-State Music Festival Participants Selected - October 19, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 19, 2023

Subject: Interior Alaska ASAA All-State Music Festival Participants Selected

The ASAA All-State Music Festival is an audition-based honors music festival. Selected students from around the state of Alaska work with conductors at the top of their field in large ensembles of orchestra, band, mixed choir, or treble choir to showcase their talent. Over 753 auditions were submitted and only 345 students from across the state were selected for the various ensembles. Over 50 students, plus 10 alternates, were chosen to participate from the Fairbanks area.

Students will travel to Anchorage and rehearse at Bartlett High School on November 16th and 17th, and perform a gala concert at West Anchorage High School on November 18th.

During the festival, students compete for first chair positions and awards. Final chair placement will be determined at the 2023 All-State Music Festival in Anchorage. If selected, students receive a medal denoting their first chair honors. All band and orchestra students are eligible candidates for first chair medals and will compete in a live audition at the festival. An asterisk on the list below denotes choir candidates who will compete for first chair. Final chair results will be announced at a later date.

Interior Alaska Music Teachers: 

Gwendolyn P. Brazier, Lathrop & West Valley Choirs

Lucas Clooten, West Valley Bands

Sunnifa Deehr, Lathrop & West Valley Orchestras

Jenna Dreydoppel, North Pole High School Choirs

Tristan Hovest, Lathrop Bands

Stuart Hudson, Monroe Catholic School Band & Orchestra

Kieran Kauffman, Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High Band, Orchestra & Choir

Michael McConnell, North Pole High School Band & Orchestra

 

For more information, please contact: Lucas Clooten - 907 479-4221 x46168 or Lucas.clooten@k12northstar.org

STUDENT’S NAME INSTRUMENT SCHOOL ENSEMBLE SELECTED TO JOIN

Phoebe Christensen Flute West Valley All-State Band

Ayla Rodgers Flute West Valley All-State Band

Amanda Skott Flute Lathrop All-State Band & Orchestra

Hannah Weaver Flute Monroe All-State Band

Christopher Park Oboe Lathrop All-State Band & Orchestra

Eunice Won Oboe Lathrop All-State Band & Orchestra

Lance Pfisterer Bb Clarinet West Valley All-State Band

Cody Webb Bb Clarinet Lathrop All-State Band & Orchestra

Clairice Stewart Bassoon West Valley All-State Band & Orchestra

Chase Laro Tenor Sax (Alternate) Lathrop All-State Band

Robin Seymour Baritone Sax (Alternate) Lathrop All-State Band

Kiersten Ostnes Trumpet Lathrop All-State Band

Tyler Cole Euphonium Lathrop All-State Band

Michael Wallace Trombone West Valley All-State Band

Daniel Cheney Bass Trombone Lathrop All-State Band & Orchestra

Merrick Mayrand Tuba Lathrop All-State Band

Matthew Kim Piano Lathrop All-State Band

Adlee Demientieff Double Bass West Valley All-State Band

 

Ellie Buth Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Salak Crowe Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Michael David Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Howie Hilling Violin Lathrop All-State Orchestra

Leia Hulbert Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Anna Jiang Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Lena Lotze Violin Lathrop All-State Orchestra

Allison Oestreich Violin (Alternate) Lathrop All-State Orchestra

Sophia Potter Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Leo Tape Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Laurel Valentine Violin West Valley All-State Orchestra

Annette Kugzruk Viola West Valley All-State Orchestra

Erika Sobarzo-Bernal Viola West Valley All-State Orchestra

Julien Winston Viola (Alternate) West Valley All-State Orchestra

Burnley Garron Cello (Alternate) West Valley All-State Orchestra

Priscilla Wang Cello West Valley All-State Orchestra

Brianna Argo Double Bass Lathrop All-State Orchestra

Jason Brough Double Bass (Alternate) Lathrop All-State Orchestra

Stratton Neibaur Double Bass West Valley All-State Orchestra

 

Kyle Sharpton Soprano 1 West Valley All-State Mixed Choir

Ava Stewart* Soprano 1 Lathrop All-State Mixed Choir

Isabelle Timmons Soprano 2 Lathrop All-State Mixed Choir

Remi Hinde Alto 1 Lathrop All-State Mixed Choir

Lily Smith Alto 2 West Valley All-State Mixed Choir

Jez Flayac Tenor 1 (Alternate) North Pole All-State Mixed Choir

Jackson Bixler Bass 1 (Alternate) North Pole All-State Mixed Choir

Jonathan Matz Bass1 Lathrop All-State Mixed Choir

Ethan McGraw Bass1 Lathrop All-State Mixed Choir

 

Sarah Dallaire Soprano 1 West Valley All-State Treble Choir

Ella Graham Soprano 1 (Alternate) West Valley All-State Treble Choir

Satin Germo Soprano 2 Lathrop All-State Treble Choir

Iris Wilson Soprano 2 Lathrop All-State Treble Choir

Ramsey Beck Alto 1 North Pole All-State Treble Choir

Daniella Beks Alto 1 North Pole All-State Treble Choir

Moth Guzman Alto 1 North Pole All-State Treble Choir

Elyse Jensen Alto 1 West Valley All-State Treble Choir

Azrial Johnson Alto 1 North Pole All-State Treble Choir

Anndee Robinson Alto 1 North Pole All-State Treble Choir

Sha Winchester Alto 1 Lathrop All-State Treble Choir

Lacey Demers Alto 2 West Valley All-State Treble Choir

Milee Flayac Alto 2 North Pole All-State Treble Choir

Christianna Hunt Alto 2 West Valley All-State Treble Choir

Karley Thrun* Alto 2 West Valley All-State Treble Choir

Cheyenne Wood Alto 2 (Alternate) Lathrop All-State Treble Choir