The IA Okma music students work hard all  year, and many students also put extra time and effort into regional and state level competitions. Listed on this page are some of the accomplishments of IA Okma music students during the 2017-2018 school year in events related to our school affiliated organizations: MSBOA, MSVMA, and NAfME/MMEA. Of course there are many kids who do extra ensembles and events not connected to the music program. We take a moment to celebrate the hard work of all of these students, their directors, families, and others who have helped them refine their skills!

MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble – The following students were invited to State Solo & Ensemble by receiving a first division rating (I) at District S&E in January 2018.

Amaya Atten

Samuel Cao

Enrico Colon

Neha Dwibhashyam

Gabriana Farah

Miles Goedert

Emily Guilds

Dora Guo

Michael Guo

Rina Helt

Lenna Kanehara

Nita Kattimani

Jungwoo Kim

Lola Leahy

Moochan Lee

Jacqueline Li

Larissa Michel

Kate Moo

Zeinab Mostafa

Annie Nguyen

Andrea Niu

Sophia Norton

Lara Orkun

Isabella Panse

Angela Peterson

Matthew Priskorn

Lila Reddy

Zachary Rosario

Heidi Schmidt

Navreet Singh

 

MSBOA District 4 Honors Band – The following students were accepted to the District 4 Honor Band weekend event based on director nominations and previous year’s State S&E scores.

Andrea Niu

Isabella Panse

Angela Peterson

Nyah Phillips

Heidi Schmidt

 

MSBOA Michigan Youth Arts Festival Nomination – The following students were invited to participate in MSBOA’s statewide MYAF Band or Orchestra by having among the highest State S&E Proficiency Exam scores in the state on their respective instruments.

Rina Helt

Lenna Kanehara

Lola Leahy

Larissa Michel

Isabella Panse

 

MSBOA All-State Orchestra – The following students were accepted to the All-State Orchestra by winning a statewide audition, representing the best of Michigan’s orchestral musicians. They performed at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids in January 2018.

Rina Helt

Miles Goedert

Amy Tang

 

MSVMA State Solo & Ensemble – The following students were invited to State Solo & Ensemble by receiving a first division rating (I) at District S&E in January 2018.

Adriana Doria

Delaney Finn

Pooja Menon


MSVMA Regional Honors Choir – The following students won a recorded audition to be able to perform at the Honors Choir concert in December 2017.

Delaney Finn

Sydney Warner

 

MSVMA State Honors Choir – Students who advance from Regional Honors Choir are placed in State, performing at the Michigan Music Conference in January in three separate choirs.

Sydney Warner

 

MSVMA All-State at MYAF – The final step in the MSVMA Honors Choir process, students who advance from State HC move on to All-State at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, a single choir comprised of the best vocal musicians in the state.

Sydney Warner

 

MMEA Honors Composition Concert – Students receiving this honor submitted their original works to the MMEA Composition panel. Outstanding entries were selected to have their composition performed at the Michigan Music Conference in January 2018.

Miles Goedert

Larissa Michel

 

NAfME Tri-M Music Honor Society Executive Board – Music Honor Society is founded on the principle of both recognizing and cultivating excellence and service in music education. The following students were elected to the board by the membership, and ran the organization for the 2017-18 school year.

Atta Bettagi

Heejun Cho

Alexandra Grypinich

Meghana Kandiraju

Larissa Michel

 

Congratulations to all IA Okma Musicians!

Congratulations to IA Okma Musicians on a successful 2017-2018 school year!