Interlochen students and alumni selected for National Youth Orchestra

  • The 2017 Arts Academy Orchestra

Carnegie Hall has announced the 2017 National Youth Orchestra of the United States, and Interlochen students are well-represented among the orchestra’s ranks.

More than 20 students in the orchestra have some connection to Interlochen, including one of the orchestra’s conducting apprentices. The following Interlochen alumni and current students have earned positions in the orchestra:

Violin

  • Evan Johanson (IAC 11)
  • Haeun Kim (IAC 13)

Viola

  • Sophie Choate (IAC 16)
  • Juliette Duguid (IAC 14)

Bass

  • Redd Ingram (IAC 14-15)
  • Pablo Kennedy (IAC 16)
  • Dmitrios Mattas (IAC 16)
  • Sarah Wager (IAC 15)

Flute

  • Jarrett May (current IAA student)
  • Jessica Shand (IAC 15)

Oboe

  • T. Colton Potter (IAC 14-16)

Clarinet

  • Anders Peterson (current IAA student)
  • Katia Waxman (IAC 11, 14)

Bassoon

  • Allen Jiang (IAC 15)

Horn

  • August Haller (IAC 13-14)
  • Elizabeth Pesavento (current IAA student)
  • Shawn Zheng (current IAA student)

Trumpet

  • Shane O’Brien (current IAA student)
  • James Vaughen (IAC 12)

Trombone

  • Christopher Houlihan (IAC 14-16)

Percussion

  • Alvin Chung (IAC 16)
  • Simon Herron (IAC 10)

Harp

  • Juanito Riveros (IAC 15, IAA 15-)

Conducting Apprentice

  • Euan Shields (IAC 14)

Each year, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute selects from among the nation’s best musicians age 16-19 to form National Youth Orchestra. This summer, the 2017 National Youth Orchestra will spend three weeks training with professional musicians at Purchase College SUNY before traveling to South America for a two-week tour. Under the direction of Marin Alsop, the orchestra will perform a repertoire that includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and a new commissioned work by Gabriela Lena Frank.

Congratulations to all our alumni and students!

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