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MHS Students to Perform at Carnegie

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Two Milford High School students, Madeline Stewart and Olivia Munro, have been selected for the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. They will perform second alto during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season in February with the Honors Ensemble. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Olivia will join other performers from 49 States, Guam, four Canadian provinces, and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall.

According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year and have selected nearly 750 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget.”

Madeline (pictured left) has taken voice lessons since the third grade and has been involved with Milford's Choir since seventh grade. She is currently in Milford's Concert Choir and Acapella group, Notable, both under the direction of Tracy Carpenter. She has performed many solo performances and is also a member of the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.

Olivia (pictured right) has studied music for five years and is a member of the Milford High School Chamber Singers under the direction of Tracy Carpenter, the Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus, and at the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department.

Finalists will come together in New York City for five days in February 2016. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. Two performances, an Honors Choral Performance and an Honors Instrumental Performance, will take place Sunday, February 7, and is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.