Elementary Students Chosen for String Festival

Five Fox Chapel Area School District elementary students were recently selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Elementary String Festival. The participating Fox Chapel Area students were Fairview Elementary School fifth graders Xing Carlough and Simon Littwin and O’Hara Elementary School fifth graders Gigi Mettenburg, Zehra Ozkaya, and Katie Siddons.

The festival included more than 120 of the best fifth and sixth grade string players from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The students practiced together, participated in master classes, and performed a concert March 1, 2019, at Moon Area Middle School under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Jeffrey Tedford. Dr. Tedford is currently the director of orchestra activities at Grove City College and the president-elect of the Pennsylvania-Delaware String Teachers Association.