2016-11-03 / Community News

TA violist Selected to All-National Honor Ensemble

Elizabeth Roy, Thornton Academy class of 2018, has been selected to the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensemble for Symphony Orchestra. She is the first student from Thornton Academy to achieve such a feat. The All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. Roy was chosen based on a selective review process that included a video audition and a recommendation from Thornton Academy’s Orchestra Director Anne Wilkinson. Roy and Wilkinson will attend the All-National Honor Ensembles, held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, Nov. 10-13. All-National Honor Ensembles are represented in the following components: concert band, mixed choir, symphony orchestra and jazz ensemble.

Roy has played the viola for eight years and has been a member of Thornton’s Orchestra for three years. She also took piano lab as a freshman.

“Music gives me an escape. I can express myself. It feels genuine and completes me,” Roy said.

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