Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

12 UAHS students selected for OMEA state and regional orchestras

Twelve Upper Arlington High School students have been selected among the best of the best in the performing arts in the state of Ohio as members of the 2021 Ohio Music Education Association’s South-Central All-Region Orchestra.


Three of these students have also been chosen to perform in the prestigious All-State Orchestra.


The students selected for the orchestrasThe following UAHS students were selected based upon a rigorous audition process for the South-Central All-Region Orchestra:


  • Lucy C., cello

  • Susie H., cello

  • Nathan J.,  violin

  • Wendy J., violin

  • Andy L., violin

  • Krish M., cello

  • David M., cello

  • Jachin O., violin

  • Wil R., viola

  • Anna S., violin

  • Taylor Speas, viola

  • Kaiwen W., violin


“The competition is fierce in the Columbus area, and we’re so proud of them for this accomplishment,” said Gretchen Zunic, co-director of the Upper Arlington High School orchestra program.


These 12 students will participate in several rehearsals and perform with the All-Region Orchestra on Sunday, November 21 at the Reynoldsburg High School Summit Campus.


The top students from all five OMEA regional orchestras in the state are then selected by audition for the All-State Orchestra. UAHS students Lucy C., Nathan J. and Anna S. will represent UAHS in February and perform with other top orchestra students in the state as members of the 2022 OMEA All-State Orchestra in Cleveland.

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