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Two RHS Students Selected to All-State Orchestra Ensemble

April 23, 2021

Two Radnor High School Students Selected to All-State Orchestra Ensemble

Radnor High School juniors Anika Jaswal and Aaron Zhu were recently selected to the Pennsylvania Music Educations Association (PMEA) All-State Orchestra Ensemble. They were selected to the cello and violin sections, respectively.

To earn a place in the 2021 All-State Ensembles, Anika and Aaron participated in a series of virtual auditions, beginning with District 12 in November 2020. The top members in that round won the honor of auditioning for the All-State Ensembles. A total of 15 RHS students were eligible to audition for the state groups following the District 12 auditions.

Anika and Aaron performed with the All-State Orchestra Ensemble during the 2021 PMEA (Virtual) Annual Conference from April 14-17. Junior Audrey Niedland also participated in the conference as a member of the All-State Wind Ensemble.

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,000 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities.