All-Virginia Band and Orchestra Success!
Congratulations to my students who were accepted to the 2020 All-Virginia Bands and Orchestra:
Ethan M., ranked #1 clarinet in the State of Virginia, is Principal Clarinet in the All-Virginia Orchestra (for the second year in a row!).
Julian L. is a clarinet in the All-Virginia Orchestra (and was Principal Clarinet in the top All-Virginia Band last year).
Andrea S. was accepted to All-Virginia Band on Bb Clarinet (and was accepted last year as well).
Jeb B. and Aditi C. were accepted to All-Virginia Band on bass clarinet.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Congratulations to my student, Kian C, who was accepted to the 2020 Interlochen Arts Camp Summer Music Program on Bb Clarinet!
World Premiere Performance
Betty Bley performed a recital at the American Single Reed Summit at Truman State University on October 27, 2018, which included the world premiere of Simon Proctor’s “Reedevelopment” for clarinet and piano.
Youth Orchestras and Youth Wind Ensembles:
Congratulations to my students who were selected as members of local performing ensembles for the 2019-20 academic year:
AYP (top orchestra):
Ethan M., Clarinet (Bb, A, C and Eb soprano), Selected as Finalist in AYP Concerto Competition
AYCO (American Youth Concert Orchestra):
Kian C., Clarinet;
AYPO Clarinet Ensemble:
Kaitlin W., Bb Clarinet
Brian K., Clarinet
Stella S., Clarinet
Kathryn-Anne B., Clarinet
Andrea S., Clarinet
Jeb B., Bass Clarinet
Caroline K., Clarinet
Tyler M., Clarinet
Leah K., Clarinet
Kian C., Clarinet
Kaitlin M., Clarinet
First Chair Players
Congratulations to my students who are seated first chair in their school's top performing ensemble:
Ethan M., Principal Clarinet, Herndon High School Wind Ensemble
Julian M., Principal Clarinet, Freedom High School Wind Symphony
Chloe B., Principal Clarinet, John Champe High School Concert Band 1
Andrea S., Principal Clarinet, Stone Bridge High School Wind Symphony
Aditi C., Principal Bass Clarinet, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Kian C., Principal Clarinet, Longfellow Middle School Advanced Band
Caroline K., Principal Clarinet, Flint Hill School Middle School Band
Stella S., Principal Clarinet, Langston Hughes Middle School Symphonic Band
Fairfax District 12:
Ethan M., 1st Chair Bb Clarinet & 1st Chair Eb Clarinet*
Kian C., 3rd Chair Bb Clarinet as a 7th grader in 7th & 8th grade band
Maria K., Bb Clarinet
Caroline K., Bb Clarinet
Stella S., Bb Clarinet
Fairfax District 11:
Aditi C., Bass Clarinet
Tyler M., Bb Clarinet
Loudoun District 16:
Julian L., 2nd Chair Bb Clarinet*
Andrew F., Bb Clarinet*
Andrea S., Bb Clarinet*
Chloe B., Bb Clarinet
Noelle K., Bb Clarinet
Katie S., Bb Clarinet
*Denotes All-State Audition Qualification