Seven musicians named ‘outstanding performers’

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Seven musicians named ‘outstanding performers’

 Chloe Andrews was named an outstanding performer for her miramba rendition of “Restless” by Rich O’Meara.

Chloe Andrews was named an outstanding performer for her miramba rendition of “Restless” by Rich O’Meara. "Music has always been a part of my life and I doubt ill ever part with it," Andrews said. "I'm still uncertain about what I'll study, but whether or not I choose to major in music, it'll always be a part of my lifestyle."

Madelynn Niles

Chloe Andrews was named an outstanding performer for her miramba rendition of “Restless” by Rich O’Meara. "Music has always been a part of my life and I doubt ill ever part with it," Andrews said. "I'm still uncertain about what I'll study, but whether or not I choose to major in music, it'll always be a part of my lifestyle."

Madelynn Niles

Madelynn Niles

Chloe Andrews was named an outstanding performer for her miramba rendition of “Restless” by Rich O’Meara. "Music has always been a part of my life and I doubt ill ever part with it," Andrews said. "I'm still uncertain about what I'll study, but whether or not I choose to major in music, it'll always be a part of my lifestyle."

Dave Winter

Scarlett Houser and Lucy Marco, staff reporters

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At the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition at UT on June 1, seven Mac musicians were named outstanding performers as the top performers for their instruments at the state competition.

I felt pretty at ease because I knew my piece really well but of course I had some nerves on the day of the performance.”

— Zara Terrazas-Graham

Rising sophomore Zara Terrazas-Graham was named outstanding performer for her solo classical guitar performance of “Canco del Lladre.”

“I felt pretty at ease because I knew my piece really well,” Terrazas-Graham said, “but of course I had some nerves on the day of the performance.”

Chloe Andrews was named an outstanding performer for her miramba rendition of “Restless” by Rich O’Meara.

“It’s a piece that’s different from anything I’ve ever played,” Andrews said. “Unlike my other solos, it’s pretty unsettling and emotional, often weaving through several moods.”

Jonathan Forbes was named an outstanding performer for his oustanding performance on a music theory written exam that required him to recognize chords and write melodies and harmonies.

Forbes called the accolade “another gift on my road to being a good musician.”

Four of the seven outstanding performers were Mac orchestra members.

We’ll get to their story in the next video.

TO BE CONTINUED …

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