DGS Student Musicians Earn All-State Honors from ILMEA

DGS Student Musicians Earn All-State Honors from ILMEA

South High ILMEA All-State Musicians: Front row, (l-r): Olivia Roti, Diana Kwak, Therese Malinowski, Agne Giedraityte; Back row, (l-r): Peter Burrows, Jonah Sprandel, Nathan Frewen, Aiden Schutte, Stefan Tambik

Nine South High student musicians have earned All-State honors through the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA). Students were selected to the All-State Band, All-State Choir, All-State Jazz Band, All-State Jazz Choir, All-State Orchestra and recognized in the All-State Music Composition Contest. 

All-State musicians will travel to Peoria, IL, from January 29 - February 1, 2020 to participate in the Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC). Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of February 1.

“Earning a spot as an All-State musician is the pinnacle of performance success for a high school performer in Illinois,” said Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams. "The long-term performance success of these student musicians can be attributed to families, private teachers, and sender school music teachers. We are proud of these students for their diligence and commitment to musical excellence and is pleased to have them represent our district and our community as musical ambassadors at the IMEC this coming January in Peoria."

WINDS AND PERCUSSION
Jonah Sprandel (11) - Alto Saxophone

CHORUS
Peter Burrows (12) - Tenor I
Nathan Frewen (10) - Tenor II
Agne Giedraityte (12) - Soprano I
Diana Kwak (11) - Soprano II
Stefan Tambik (12) - Tenor II

ORCHESTRA STRINGS
Therese Malinowski (12) - Cello
Olivia Roti (10) - Viola

COMPOSITION
Aiden Schutte (12) - Remix Category - 2nd place

To learn more about ILMEA, visit their website.