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Ensemble festival features student musicians

Published on November 18, 2017 12:01AM

The Umatilla-Morrow District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Ensemble Festival featured more than 100 piano and voice students, including (front) Roen Waite, Marina Frasser, Fatima Frasser, Grace Blackhurst, Clare Durant Bailor (back) Reiah Waite, Leo Waite, Lindsey McAllister, Chance Longhorn and Talia Mueller.

Photo contributed by Myrna Van Cleave

The Umatilla-Morrow District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Ensemble Festival featured more than 100 piano and voice students, including (front) Roen Waite, Marina Frasser, Fatima Frasser, Grace Blackhurst, Clare Durant Bailor (back) Reiah Waite, Leo Waite, Lindsey McAllister, Chance Longhorn and Talia Mueller.


More than 100 piano and voice students participated in the Umatilla-Morrow District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Ensemble Festival.

The event, which was held Nov. 11 in Hermiston, featured Patti Robertson of Kennewick as the adjudicator. Winners include:

•Piano, ages 5-11: Aubrey Harrison, Claire Harrison, Bridgette White, Rebekah White (Pendleton); Connie Chen, Mimi Chen, April Lourdes, Victor Lourdes, Spencer Smith, Dallin Smith (Hermiston).

•Piano, ages 12-14: Nicholas Feller, Joshua Johnston, Caleb Picken, Erin Picken, Gracia Clark, Jerry Yao (Pendleton); Hannah Palmer, Madison Palmer (Heppner).

•Piano, ages 15-18: Grace Blackurst, Lindsey McAllister (Hermiston).

•Voice, ages 15-18: Fatima Frasser, Marina Frasser (Stanfield).

Teachers represented included Alaina Lemmon, Kathy Turner (Heppner); Sarah Milburn, Phyllis Peterson, Holly Rose (Hermiston); Sue Nelson, Doria Summerfield, Myrna Van Cleave (Pendleton).

Winning ensembles are eligible to perform at the State Ensemble Festival, which is Saturday, Dec. 1 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.



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