Practice pays off. Just ask Lola Alexander, who has been chosen to perform on one of the most prestigious stages in the world; Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Alexander, who is a student at Elm Grove Middle School, will play the bass clarinet in June with the Middle School Honors Junior Band. Participation in the Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated young performers from across the globe. She has studied music for the past three years and is a member of the EGMS Honor Band, EGMS Symphonic Band and the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) District VIII Middle School Honor Band.
Alexander auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was recently accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication and achievements demonstrated in their application and audition recording.
Performers from 39 states and the District of Columbia will join Alexander for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement. The finalists will also have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors and work with other performers, all while getting a taste of the Big Apple. The Honors Performance will take place June 17.
“Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Marion Gomez, Music Director for the Honors Performance Series. “We processed nearly 10,000 nominations this year and have selected the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at these renowned music halls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians will never forget.”