Seneca Valley flutists Alisha Aboosally, Jason Chen, Reema Kudtarkar, Elizabeth Salgado and Josie Walter participated in the 6th Annual Slippery Rock University (SRU) Honors Flute Ensemble held Feb. 22-23.
To be considered for the program, students submitted applications and recorded auditions in January.
A group of judges, selected by SRU Flute Professor, Cassandra Eisenreich, listened to each performance, grading on a rubric that accounted for accurate rhythm, smooth technique, intonation, tempo and overall musicianship.
When asked about her experience, Miss Walters commented, “The honors flute ensemble allows for a more open-minded approach to traditional performance. It gave us the opportunity to try extended techniques such as beatboxing and improvisation. It was a musically enriching experience for everyone involved.”
Students are led by Ashley Babick, Seneca Valley Academy of Choice Flute Artist in Residence.
Pictured:L-R: Reema Kudtarkar, Elizabeth Salgado, Jason Chen, Alisha Aboosally and Josie Walter.