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Milford Junior Selected to Perform at Carnegie

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Sarah Wingo, a junior at Milford High School, has been selected for the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform clarinet during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season in February with the Honors Band. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Earlier this year, Sarah auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Sarah Wingo will join other performers from all 49 United States, Guam, four Canadian provinces, and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

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”.

Sarah has studied clarinet for 8 years and is a member of Milford High School Wind Ensemble, Milford High School Marching Band, and Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble. Sarah was selected for 2015 Ohio All State Band and OMEA District 14 Honor Band (2015).  Sarah has participated in OMEA Solo & Ensemble with consistent 1 ratings. Sarah is thrilled to be chosen for this incredible experience.

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 are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting and

Milford is fortunate to have three talented students who were selected to perform at Carnegie. The other two are: Olivia Munro, second alto; and Madeline Stewart, first soprano.