Musicians Earn Top Honors at State Solo and Ensemble Festival

University School of Milwaukee Middle School and Upper School musicians recently participated in the Wisconsin School Music Association’s State Solo and Ensemble Festival, held on Saturday, April 30. Students earned medals for their Class A music performances. In order to qualify for the state level, students had to earn a “starred first” rating in Class A, which consists of the most difficult music, at the district level.

Congratulations to the medalists:

Gold medal recipients:
Kush Daruwala ’22: Classical Voice
Kush Daruwala ’22 and Marko Gajic ’23: Classical Duet
Marko Gajic ’23: Musical Theatre 
Nathan Hansen ’23: Cello
Bianca Ladd ’27: Classical Voice
Ellie Lin ’23: Violin
Lexi Lee ’22: Classical Voice and Musical Theatre
Alexander Minus ’22: Classical Voice and Musical Theatre 
Laya Sumithra ’25: Musical Theatre
Sophia Torinus ’25: Musical Theatre
Krish Vasudev ’24: Violin
Krish Vasudev ’24 William Zhao ’24: Violin Duet

Silver medal recipients:
Alexander Chen ’25: Violin
Quinn Davis ’22: Musical Theatre
Quinn Davis ’22 and Alexander Minus ’22: Classical Duet
Nicolas De Torre ’22: Violin
Benji De Torre ’28 and Nicolas De Torre ’22: Violin Duet
Sofia De Torre ’25: Violin 
Zindzi Frederick ’23: Violin
Olivia Hausmann ’22: Musical Theatre
Olivia Hausmann ’22 and Lexi Lee ’22: Classical Duet
Amelia Otjen ’25: Classical Voice & Musical Theatre
Zara Vaseem ’26: Flute Solo 
William Zhao ’24: Violin

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