Medway High School Principal John Murray and Choir Director Ashley Nelson-Oneschuk are pleased to announce the selection of two Medway High School choir students to the All-State Music Festival.
The Festival is held by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA), an association of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Olivia Dwyer and Lucas Farlow prepared a piece for a virtual video audition, which took place Jan. 22. They were notified earlier this month of their selection for the All-State Festival.
Dwyer, grade 11, has taken choir throughout middle school as well as most of high school. She has also been taking voice lessons since she was nine years old, and is now part of a recording ensemble. She is also a member of the Medway High School's first choral executive board committee. This is her first year participating in the Senior Districts.
Farlow, grade 12, has been in choir throughout high school and is a member of the Medway Undertones Chorus this school year. He hopes to be active in singing and musical theatre in college. This is Farlow's first time auditioning for Senior Districts.
"Congratulations to Olivia and Lucas on their selection to the All-State Music Festival," Principal Murray said. "This is an exciting opportunity for them to further develop their skills, as well as meet and work with students with similar interests."
As part of the Festival, participating students will take part in a full day of rehearsals and will then perform with high school choir members from around the state during the MMEA All-State Concert on March 5 at Symphony Hall.
The All-State Concert will also include performances by the jazz band, orchestra and symphonic band.