BMHS Violinist Selected to TMEA All State Orchestra
Violinist Mary Michael of Fort Worth ISD’s Benbrook Middle-High School is among student musicians slated to perform with the All State Symphony Orchestra at the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention.
This is Mary’s first selection to an All State orchestra. She is among 375 violinists statewide who tried out for orchestra spots. Mary underwent a competitive audition at the district, region and area levels to earn a seat on the coveted all state orchestra.
Of the student musicians who audition, only about 2.6 percent go on to perform with all state groups.
This February, Mary is slated to participate in three days of rehearsals led by national-recognized conductors. The All State Orchestra is among the groups closing out the TMEA Convention, Saturday, February 16, at San Antonio’s Henry B. González Convention Center. Visit www.tmea.org/conventions/2019 for more convention details.
Mary plays at Benbrook Middle-High Orchestra under the direction of Deborah O’Brien and is a private student of Doreida Aleski. She is the daughter of James and Joni Michael.