DHS Music students take home many top scores at Solo and Ensemble

Freshmen Jillian Lew and Julia Fu perform a flute-clarinet duet at Solo and Ensemble. The duo received the highest rating of I and will continue on to State Festival. Photo courtesy of Julia Fu.
Freshmen Jillian Lew and Julia Fu perform a flute-clarinet duet at Solo and Ensemble. The duo received the highest rating of I and will continue on to State Festival. Photo courtesy of Julia Fu.

Students from DHS earned Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble this past weekend, gaining experience from participating in the event.

The students from the music department that choose to participate have performed well in past years, obtaining mostly scores of a one (or “Superior”). Participants perform pieces they have chosen as a solo, or with other students as an ensemble, and are rated on a scale of one to five, with one being the highest score possible.

“Dow did well overall; only one or two people scored twos,” senior Jeremy Moore said, who performed nine times throughout the event. “We’re pretty good as far as music goes; we get lots of ones.”

Students who scored Superior ratings are eligible to perform again at State Festival. DHS usually has a few students who continue on after States to the Youth Arts Festival.

Students learn and improve from participating in Solo and Ensemble.

“Students gain feedback as to what they did well, and what they can improve on,” junior Lauren Hoffman said. “And it’s also a little heartwarming to hear about the good things that you do, because you don’t really get to hear that everyday.”

The many students that earned Superior scores are taking what they learned from this experience to apply it to their performances in the upcoming State Festivals as well as their work every day in the DHS music classes.

For more information on Solo and Ensemble, click here.

By: Olivia Drlik

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