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7 FCAHS Students Selected to PMEA All-State Ensembles

Seven Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with the prestigious 2022 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Orchestra, Concert Band, and Chorus. The PMEA All-State ensembles are comprised of the best high school musicians from across Pennsylvania.  

Senior Samuel Slember (double bass) was selected to play in the All-State Orchestra. Based on audition, Sam was named as principal bass, the first chair. The orchestra was conducted by Jason Seber, associate conductor of the Kansas City Symphony.

Juniors Elijah Conklin (French horn) and Lawrence Liu (flute), and sophomore Chloe Kim (clarinet) were selected to play in All-State Concert Band. The band was conducted by Dr. Jonathan Helmick, director of bands and associate professor of music at Slippery Rock University.

Seniors Gabrielle Bell (Soprano 2) and Simeon Owens (Tenor 1), and sophomore Micah Shelley (Tenor 2), were selected to sing in All-State Chorus. Based on audition, Gabrielle placed second out of all of the second sopranos across Pennsylvania. The All-State Chorus was conducted by Dr. Amelia Garbisch, director of music education and assistant professor at choral music at Bloomsburg University.

The All-State Festival was held in conjunction with the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference on April 6-9 in Pocono Manor.