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MVHS participates in Solo & Ensemble event
MOUNT VERNON, OHIO (February 3, 2018) - Over 100 Mount Vernon High School musicians performed at the annual Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble Event held at Mansfield Senior High School on Saturday, February 3. Judges critiqued and rated each performance. Congratulations to the following students:
Class A Soloists
Abby Adu, piano - Superior
Grace Allen, piano - Superior
Singkai Baker, violin - Superior
Singkai Baker, piano - Excellent
Jingwei Baker, piano - Superior
Ellie Broeren, violin - Excellent
Elizabeth Clarkson, piano - Superior
Elizabeth Gifford, viola - Excellent
Owen Decatur, oboe - Excellent
Madeline Henricksen, piano - Excellent
Sarah Lord, piano - Superior
Mark Mahan, voice - Excellent
Brooks McKinley, viola - Good
Josephine Noonan, piano - Superior
Daniel Pastor, piano - Superior
Daniel Pastor, violin - Superior
Emily Pike, piano - Superior
Caleb Zak, cello - Superior
Class A Ensembles
Cello Duet (Caleb Zak & Jack Welter) - Superior
Saxophone Trio (Lily Christian, Taryn King, Noah Shremshock) - Superior
Symphonic Chamber Orchestra - Superior
(Kyle Boucher, Ellie Broeren, Erika Conant, Elizabeth Gifford, Kayla Gilmore, Mary Harris, Madeline Henricksen, Sarah Lord, Fred Mayville, Ben Moore, Jordan Mullett, Josephine Noonan, Daniel Pastor, Emily Waters, Jack Welter, Caleb Zak)
Trumpet Trio 1 (Averey Bell, Mia Craigo, Rachel Duvall) - Superior
Violin Duet (Daniel Pastor & Madeline Henricksen) - Superior
Violin-Viola Duet (Erika Conant & Sarah Lord) - Excellent
Class B Soloists
Jordan Conant, trumpet - Excellent
Mia Craigo, trumpet - Superior
Owen Decatur, English horn - Excellent
Rachel Duvall, trumpet - Excellent
Elizabeth Gifford, piano - Superior
Mary Harris, cello - Excellent
Fred Mayville, cello - Excellent
Gina Lawhon, tuba - Good
Ben Moore, cello - Superior
Jack Welter, cello - Superior
Class B Ensembles
Brass Quartet - Superior
(Gina Lawhon, Dylan Riffle, Spencer Riffle, Marshall Smith)
Chorale Women’s Ensemble - Excellent
(Leslie Bell, Kayla Bialota, Alani Copas, Cassidy Daniels, Abby Hawk, Jersie Monroe, Stephanie Rine)
Chorale Mixed Ensemble - Excellent
(Leslie Bell, Kayla Bialota, Adam Brooks, Alani Copas, Cassidy Daniels, Alex Diehl, Abby Hawk, Mark Mahan, Jersie Monroe, Ben Moore, Lincoln Rainer, Stephanie Rine)
Clarinet Trio (Grace Allen, Sarah Payne, Terra Zollars) - Excellent
Flute Trio 1 (Kiley Hubbell, Molly McKinley, Kennedy Thomas) - Superior
Mallet Trio (Leslie Bell, Matthew Dinnen, Jillian Short) - Superior
Saxophone Sextet - Superior
(Grace Allen, Lily Christian, Taryn King, Lydia Luna, Noah Shremshock, Nadia Smith)
Trumpet Trio 2 (Kellie Darling, Michael Johns, Dylan Riffle) - Superior
Trumpet Quartet - Excellent
(Gina Lawhon, Marshall Smith, Dylan Riffle, Spencer Riffle)
Class C Soloists
Leslie Bell, piano - Superior
Elizabeth Clarkson, viola - Superior
Elliott Hogue, cello - Superior
Kamryn Miller, violin - Superior
Gannn Reilly, cello - Excellent
Ailani Robertson, viola - Excellent 
Class C Ensembles
Chorale Men’s Ensemble - Excellent
(Adam Brooks, Alex Diehl, Mark Mahan, Matt McComas, Ben Moore, Lincoln Rainer)
Concert Chamber Orchestra - Excellent
(Elizabeth Clarkson, Natalie Deem, Chloe Dailey, Makenzy Groom, Elliott Hogue, Taelyn King, Klarisa Meka, Kamryn Miller, Ailani Robertson, Zechariah Sprayberry, Brooklyn Stone, Kyle Tipton, Jessiah Williams)
Flute Trio 2 (Sydney Cagnon, Amanda Foos, Hunter Schisler) - Excellent
Women’s Chorus SA Ensemble - Excellent
(Megan Campbell, Natalie Deem, Destiny Hill, Madison Layman, Ciel Leach, Kami Miller, Malaya Sherman)
The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) is the principal organization in Ohio promoting music education in elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities. To learn more about the organization go to
The Mount Vernon High School Music Department faculty include Marty Bell (choirs), Andrew Sundman and Megan Aubihl (bands), and Anthony Springer and Amy Miller (orchestras).