USM Musicians Earn Honors

Several University School of Milwaukee musicians earned high honors at a recent state music festival. Congratulations to the following:

Vivian Cucu ’25, exemplary award, viola, and gold medal, viola (pictured, left)
Kush Daruwala ’22, exemplary award nomination, classical voice
Marko Gajic ’23, exemplary award nomination, musical theatre
Lexi Lee ’22, exemplary award nomination, musical theatre
Eliza Markwald ’26, gold medal, violin
Alexander Minus ’22, exemplary award, musical theatre (pictured, right)
Krish Vasudev ’24, exemplary award nomination, violin

“The exemplary award is highly selective and goes to that performer who the judges feel performed the best in that room for the day,” said Ellen Shuler, Preschool, Middle School, and Upper School music teacher. “Individuals are first nominated, and the winner is selected from the nomination list. To get nominated, and to win, are both an honor. We are so proud of all the musicians.”

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