Two RHS music students selected to perform in Madison
Two Rhinelander High School music students performed at the 2018 Wisconsin State Music Conference in Madison this past week. Adam Bloom (choir), as the 2018 Exemplary Soloist Recital and Elijah Evers (band), with the WSMA Middle Level State Honors Band.
Last spring Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) judges identified “truly exemplary soloists” who performed at the nine WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Of the more than 32,000students who qualified and participated at the state level, more than 400 received “Exemplary Soloist” certificates. After a screening process, 11 of those 460 selected vocal and instrumental soloists performed in the combined recital for Wisconsin State Music Conference for an audience of music teachers, parents, family members, friends and peers. Adam Bloom performed his classical vocal solo Der Lindenbaum by Franz Schubert.
Elijah Evers had the opportunity to perform with the WSMA Middle Level State Honors Music Project. Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically talented students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates with a performance in October at the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.
WSMA is a service organization with more than 1,000 member public and private schools. Each year, more than 100,000 students take the initiative to become involved in WSMA activities, including District and State Music Festivals, Concert Festivals, State Honors Music Project and State Marching Band Championships.