Two Montpelier High School student flutists, senior Jillian Reed and freshman Ada Rohan, were the top two scorers at the competitive All-State auditions held in January. Together they will comprise the flute section of the Vermont All-State Orchestra. They will perform at the All-State Music Festival concert on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury.
In addition, Reed is a three-time top-prize winner of the woodwind scholarship competition and will perform Albert Franz Doppler’s Hungarian Pastorale Fantasy at the scholarship concert at the Middlebury Congregational Church on Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. Both students successfully auditioned for the All New England Music Festival where Reed again placed first and will be principal flute in the orchestra, while Rohan will play in the band. Reed and Rohan are flute students of Montpelier flutist Karen Kevra.
The Vermont All-State Music Festival offers musicians from Vermont’s high schools the opportunity to perform in a band, orchestra, chorus, or jazz ensemble under the direction of some of our nation’s finest conductors. Three days of intensive rehearsals lead up to a series of performances.