Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) hosted the 2019 National Association for Music Educators Eastern Division (NAfME All-East Concert) this past weekend at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
Music students from all over the Eastern United States arrived in Pittsburgh to perform in PMEA All-State Jazz, Vocal Jazz and NAfME All-East Jazz concert on Saturday evening; the NAfME All-Eastern Treble and Mixed Choirs on Sunday morning and the NAfME All-Eastern Band and Orchestra on Sunday afternoon.
PYSO is proud of our students who were selected to perform with the many dedicated musicians from so many different states. Pictured above are PYSO members who participated in the NAfME All-Eastern Honors Orchestra: (back row) Lukas Helsel/trombone, Chloe Yofan/violin, Geoffrey Madge/oboe, Carolyn Carr/violin, Felix Veser/viola and Roy Sun/viola (front row) Sein Lee/violin, Alexis Schulte-Albert/bass, Rebecca Shaw/viola. (Not pictured are Matthew Alford/violin and Ji-Yool Moon/cello who also participated.)
Matthew Rygelski/Clarinet, Hannah Kim/Flute and Brody Sanner/Bassoon (pictured to the right) participated in the NAFME All-Eastern Honors Band. PYSO is indebted to all the devoted music educators who inspire young students year in and year out to continue to make music.