News Detail

String musicians excel at music performance assessment

An RE sixth-grade violinist – Gillian Carvalho '29 – earned a Superior with Distinction rating and 19 fellow Ransom Everglades musicians garnered Superior ratings from adjudicators at the Florida Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment Jan. 27-28 at Robert Morgan Educational Center. All of Ransom Everglades' musicians earned Excellent or better ratings under the direction of performing arts faculty member Scott O'Donnell.
Students are required to perform various pieces in groups or solo in front of judges during the assessments. See all of RE's results:

Advanced Chamber Ensemble
Antonia Awad ’23 Viola,, Excellent 
Arjun Badwal ’23, Violin, Superior
Ephram Brandwayn ’26, Cello, Excellent
Gianna Carvalho ’26, Violin, Superior
Mikey Day ’25, Cello, Superior
Carlos del Canal Fernandez ’25, Violin, Superior
Sirja Joeveer ’25, Violin, Superior
Theodore Ma ’23, Viola, Superior
Tariq Maduro ’26, Cello, Superior
Violet Martin ’24, Violin, Superior
Annabelle Sanders ’23, Viola, Superior
Sofia Wolf ’23, Violin, Excellent
Evelyn Yu ’24, Violin, Superior
Annabel Zhou ’26, Violin, Superior
String Orchestra
Alicia Medina ’26, Viola, Superior
Nate Kaplan ’24, Violin, Superior
Sindhu Talluri ’25 Violin, Excellent
Manuel Campos ’25 Viola, Excellent
Felix Rodriguez ’24 Cello, Excellent
Anu Tewari ’25 Violin, Excellent
Advanced Chamber String Quartet 
Evelyn Yu ’24 Violin 1, Superior
Sirja Joeveer ’25 Violin 2, Superior
Christine Keedy Brown ’24 Viola, Superior
Tariq Maduro ’26 Cello, Superior
MS Chamber String Ensemble
Ivanna Barroso Ruiz ’28 Violin, Superior
Gillian Carvalho ’29 Violin, Superior with Distinction
Eva Cunningham ’27 Violin, Superior
Emma Fayad ’27 Violin, Superior
Sloane Mason ’27 Viola, Superior

MS Advanced/Intermediate String Orchestra
Sienna Bautista ’27 Violin, Superior
Zachary Corbin-Cheah ’27 Violin, Excellent 
Eve Kingdon ’29 Violin, Superior
Lily Kingdon ’29 Violin, Superior
Andrea Medina ’28 Viola, Excellent
Nicolas Motoki ’27 Violin, Superior
Xaviera Awad ’29 Violin, Superior
Becca Haywood ’29 Violin, Superior
Harlan Hoenig ’28 Cello, Superior
Brian Kaiser ’29 Violin, Superior
Brayden McDaniel ’27, Violin Superior

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 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.