EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – A Bronxville High School senior will perform as part of an ensemble featuring some of the most talented musicians in the country after being selected by the National Association for Music Education.
Caroline Schetlick is one of nearly 700 students nationwide that will perform with this year’s All-National Honor Ensembles in Nashville next month, a show that includes the top concert bands, symphony orchestras, mixed choirs and jazz ensembles in America.
Schetlick, who was designated by the New York State Music Association as an All-State talent a year ago, was selected by the National Association for Music Education (NAFME) this year “because she was considered to be among the best of the best.”
In order to get chosen by the NAFME, Schetlick had to compete against the top musicians in the area before undergoing an arduous audition process. She is among approximately 300 other vocalists that will perform with the All-National Mixed Choir.
Presently, the 673 musicians chosen to perform at this year’s event are rehearsing “a challenging repertoire” as they prepare to perform under the batons of five of the most prominent conductors in the country.
Bronxville Choir Director Pamela Simpson said that Schetlick’s talents extend off the stage and outside of the classroom, calling her an “exemplary student and leader.”
“A student like Caroline comes along very rarely, and it has been a pleasure to nurture her exceptional talents,” she said. “Her yearly solo NYSSMA scores have earned her entrance into All-County, area All-State, All-State, All-Eastern and the All-National Choirs.”
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