Ann Green, a junior at Geneva Community High School, is one of only 18 flute players in the United States to be chosen for the National High School Flute Choir.
Among the numerous talented applicants from across the nation who competed for this prestigious event, only 26 students total were chosen; 18 C flutes, 2 piccolos, 3 alto flutes, and 3 bass flutes. Ann was one of the 18 C flutes selected.
To be considered, Ann had to learn and perform the following challenging selections:
- Gabriel Fauré, Morceau de Concours
- Pierre Octave Ferroud, Three Oriental Pieces, No. 3 “Toan-Yan, The Festival of the Double Five”
Ann was assisted in this process by her piano accompanist, Rachel Maley, Imedia Recording in St. Charles, and by her private flute teacher, Lynne Green, who first told Ann about the competition.
On Aug. 8, 2012, Ann and her family will travel to Las Vegas, where Ann will be rehearsing for the performance at the National Flute Association Convention, to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in the Florentine Room at Caesar’s Palace. The conductor for the National Flute Choir is Professor Eva Amsler from Florida State University.
“All of Ann’s music teachers and fellow music students at GHS are extremely proud of Ann for this outstanding accomplishment,” said Geneva High School band director Pat Frederick. “Obviously, this level of success does not come without an incredible amount of hard work, along with a great deal of support from home.”
SOURCE: Geneva School District 304