Tafties Earn Spots in Regional Music Festival

CMEA '17

Left photo: Jennifer Jeon, Minna Holleck, Marley Thompson, Louise Gagnon

Four Taft students traveled to New Britain, CT, last weekend to participate in the Northern Regional Music Festival, sponsored by the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA).

     “The festival itself takes the form of a concert,” explains Taft Music Teacher TJ Thomson. “Our students were selected to participate in the concert through a competitive audition process in November.”

     Jennifer Jeon ’17, Louise Gagnon ’18, and Minna Holleck ’18 earned performance spots with the festival orchestra, while Marley Thompson ’18 performed with the choir. All four achieved scores high enough to secure their eligibility to audition for the All State Festival later this month.

     “Jennifer has participated every year during her four years at Taft,” notes Thompson. “Minna, Louise, and Marley have participated for the past two years.”

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