the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform on French horn at Carnegie Hall in June 2015 with the Honors Junior Band. Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated middle school performers from across North America and select schools internationally.
Ella auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was 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 her application and audition recording. Ella will join other performers from 49 United States, several provinces in Canada, and several foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.
According to Nancy Richardson, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Junior Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process thousands of nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget”.
Ella has studied music for four years under the direction of Riverview's Band Director, Randy Rovik, as well as private horn tutor Adam Maegaard, of Kenosha. She is a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony, playing with both the Sinfonia Orchestra (conducted by Carter Simmons) and the Wind Ensemble (conducted by Professor Thomas Dvorak). Additionally, she was selected and performed with the WSMA Middle Level State Honors Music Project in Madison, Nov. 2014. On March 14 , Ella met the requirements to compete at the state level with her horn solo.