Students on the go!

A HUGE congrats to our very own FSYO Symphonic Orchestra concert-mistress Emily Erdman, who was chosen for the National Association for Music Education All National Orchestra as their concert-mistress! You make us proud!

This weekend Brenton Zhang will be a finalist in the Tampa Bay Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition. We wish you all the very best!!

A big congrats, of course to our very own FSYO Concerto Competition Finalists, in alphabetical order Chase DeCarlo, Emily Erdman, Molly Kaplan, Emily Kipp, Alex Koller, Jakob Schoenfield, Lauryn Sparger and Brenton Zhang. They will compete on November 19th at 5pm at Montverde Academy Sandra O. Stephens Auditorium.

Congrats to the following students who were chosen for the FSU Tri-State band and the Florida Orchestra Association Annual All-State Orchestra Festivals:

36th annual Florida State University TRI-STATE BAND FESTIVAL

Miguel Barrios (Symphonic)

Jack Carr (Symphonic)

Sam Dufresne (Symphonic)

Nicole Gironda (Symphonic)

Thomas Larger (Philharmonia)

Pedro Mujica (Symphonic)

Bryce Nguyen (Philharmonia)

KeeJin Yoon (Symphonic)

9-10 and 11-12 All- State Orchestras

Noah Bartfield (Symphonic)

Camilla Carvalho (Symphonic)

Ronald Chancey (Symphonic)

Jason Donnelly (Symphonic)

Emily Erdman (Symphonic)

Kate Goodin (Symphonic)

Anna Horzen (Symphonic)

Christina Junga (Symphonic)

Molly Kaplan (Symphonic)

Emily Kipp (Symphonic)

Alex Koller (Symphonic)

Hannah Lindvall (Symphonic)

Alex Luna (Symphonic)

Jacob McKey (Symphonic)

Lili Pope (Symphonic)

Colton Potter (Symphonic)

Julia Reprip (Symphonic)

Edwin Rivera (Symphonic)

Jakob Schoenfeld (Symphonic)

Curtis Shugart (Symphonic)

Prayo Smitasin (Symphonic)

Kayla Smith (Philharmonia)

Lauryn Sparger (Symphonic)

Brandon Stacy (Symphonic)

Alexander Vaquerizo (Symphonic)

Timothy Vu (Symphonic)

Dillon Wilson (Symphonic)

KeeJin Yoon (Symphonic)

Brenton Zhang (Symphonic)

*If we missed anyone off this list, PLEASE let us know and we apologize in advance!

**If there are any further accomplishments we don't know about, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we'd love to share this with our FSYO family!

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