Area musicians were chosen to perform last week as members of the Nebraska All-State Orchestra and Choir
Aquinas senior, Valeria Whitmore, violin, was selected for her third straight year. She rehearsed under the direction of Conductor Abiram Brizuela, an award winning composer and director of the Youth Orchestra of Caracas, Venezuela.
Aquinas sophomore, Maria Pitlik, trumpet, rehearsed under the direction of Dr. Erica j. Neidlinger, who is currently the Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago. She has been a featured guest conductor and clinician throughout Europe and the United States.
Alyssa Blohm, a sophomore at Shelby-Rising City Schools, was selected from thousands of auditioning students to be a member of the 2017 Nebraska All State Choir. Alyssa is the first student from Shelby-Rising City to receive this honor in music in several years.