Twelve orchestra students earned superior ratings and Ian Barnett ’23 claimed a “superior with distinction” for their performances at the Florida Orchestra Association District 16 Solo/Ensemble Music Performance Assessment Feb. 1-2 at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High under orchestra director Jessica Carrasquillo.
Earning superiors in the Upper School were Ashlyn Cowgill ’19, J.P. Decker ’21 and Javier Garcon ’21. Claiming superiors in the Middle School were Arjun Badwal ’23, Francisco Gomez Rivas Vazquez ’24, Sirja Joeveer ’25, Christine Keedy Brown ’24, Mela Lew ’24, Camille Lugo ’24, Jackson McAliley ’23, Sofia Wolf ’23 and Evelyn Yu ’24.
Each student prepared a solo work to be performed in front of an adjudicator; they were judged in six different categories: tone (beauty, control), intonation, technique, interpretation, other factors (choice of music, stage presence, and appearance), and musical effect (artistry, fluency).
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.