Twelve Ottawa Hills High School singers participated in 13 events at the District 1 Solo and Ensemble at Sylvania Northview High School Feb. 15.
Each singer prepared a solo, performed for a judge, and received comments and a score based on their preparedness, style, intonation, technique, and mastery. This event is an inspiring, non-competitive opportunity for our students to grow as musicians and performers.
Participants included Sarah Boice, Priya Bhatt, Thomas McCarthy, Charlie Estes, Shiraz Hasan, Rhiannon DeMilt, Claire Petas, Catherine Byrne, Danielle Sun, Sam Smithberger, Paxson Koury, and Summer Moynihan.
OH students did extremely well, with five receiving an excellent rating and eight earning a superior (highest) rating. Comments from the judges praised our students’ attention to excellent interpretation, superb technique, crystal-clear intonation, and a mature tone.
The students tackled challenging repertoire and performed with confidence and poise. Many thanks to vocal music director Donna Wipfli. We appreciate your expertise, passion, leadership, and creativity.
“Congratulations to all participants! We are proud of our singing Green Bears,” Mrs. Wiplfi said. “They sang musically and with poise.”
The event was sponsored by the Ohio Music Educators Association.