2018 Honor Orchestra of America
2018 Honor Orchestra of America

Honor Orchestra of America 

Part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha
March 14-17, 2018

Music for All’s Honor Orchestra of America is a prestigious ensemble bringing together outstanding high school musicians from across the nation. Members are selected by recorded audition. They will come together for the first time on Wednesday, March 14 in Indianapolis, just days prior to their concert performances.

Livingston Larry

Larry J. Livingston
2018 Conductor & Artistic Director
Chair, Conducting Department, Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California

Mr. Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, at the Festival de Musique in France, with the Stockholm Wind Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra in Poland, the Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Rumania, and the Pan Pacific Festival Orchestras in Sydney. Read full bio. 

Ahn Sey

Sey Ahn
Assistant Conductor
Idyllwild Arts Foundation

A 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, Sey Ahn is the Assistant Conductor of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s Summer Music Festival and the Music for All Honor Orchestra of America held annually in Indianapolis. She recently served as the Music Director and Professor of Conducting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has been a guest conductor of the all-state orchestras of Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, Iowa, and Kentucky. Read full bio. 

2018 Concert Program

Procession of the Nobles ................................................................................Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 .........................................................................Dmitri Shostakovich

 

2018 Honor Orchestra Members

Ensemble members listed alphabetically. 

Violin
Alain Alvarado – New World School of the Arts, FL
Andrés Caveda – Miami Arts Studio 6-12 at Zelda Glazer, FL
Mikayla Chan – Herricks H.S., NY
Yueci Chen – Mount Pisgah Christian School, GA
John Cho – Woodbridge H.S., CA
Andrew DeWeese – Charlotte Latin School, SC
Noam Elisha – Esperanza H.S., CA
Isabel Evans – Oak Park River Forest H.S., IL
Katie Fair – Maryville H.S., TN
Michelle Fu – Hanford H.S., WA
Solveig Geenen – David H. Hickman H.S., MO
Ashley Gomez – Coral Reef Senior High, FL
Tiffany Jean – Woodbridge H.S., CA
Ye Jin – Valor Christian H.S., CO
Sean Kim – Irvine H.S., CA
Christina Kim – Herricks H.S., NY
Melanie King – Melbourne H.S., FL
Ryan Larson – Avon H.S., IN
Justin Lee – Adlai E. Stevenson H.S., IL
Marcus Mizelle – Avon H.S., IN
Andrew Nguyen – Avon H.S., IN
Minsoo Park – Valor Christian H.S., CO
Angela Ramirez – .Miami Arts Studio 6-12 at Zelda Glazer, FL
Edwin Ramos – Mt. Eden H.S., CA
Catherine Sager – Homeschool, FL
Julia Sellman – The Eclectic Preparatory Academy of Learning, GA
Hannah Simmon – Avon H.S., IN
Claire Tseng – Buchholz H.S., FL

Viola
Bryan Back – duPont Manual H.S., KY
Ritika Bhadouriya – Fishers H.S., IN
Stephanie Chung – Portola H.S., CA
Caroline Emenaker – Avon H.S., IN
Zachary Huang Ogata – Northwood H.S., CA
Claire Kim – Woodbridge H.S., CA
Jae Hwan Lee – Northwood H.S., CA
Adam Savage – Homeschool, FL
Alexandra Spees – Avon H.S., IN
Megan Xu – Great Neck North H.S., NY

Cello
Jasmina Buljubasic – Mt. Eden H.S., CA
David Choi – Northwood H.S., CA
Andrew Do – Northwood H.S., CA
Sheridan Eggers – Zionsville Community H.S., IN
Grace Gill – Lakewood H.S., OH
Claire Jang – Sage H.S., CA
Phebe Sager – Homeschool, FL
Wooyoung Son – Portola H.S., CA
Jennifer Sun – Avon H.S., IN
Jazmine Susana – Avon H.S., IN
Je hoon Yoo – University H.S., CA
Ainslee Zou – Concord H.S., IN

Bass
Nicholas Caux – Maryville H.S., TN
Hollie Greenwood – Roswell H.S., GA
Jackson Hudgins – Avon H.S., IN
Jacob Kolodny – Germantown Academy, PA
Angela Leeper – Ola H.S., GA
Diego Martinez – Houston H.S., TN
Broner McCoy – Franklin H.S., TN
Shane Savage – Homeschool, FL
Chelsea Strayer – San Marcos H.S., CA
Sungwon Woo – Irvine H.S., CA

Flute
Yingyin Chen – Oakton H.S., VA
Abby Losos – Aledo H.S., TX
Annie Zhao – Montgomery Blair H.S., MD

Oboe
Andres Ayola – LaGuardia H.S., NY
Robert Diaz – Interlochen Arts Academy, FL

Bassoon
Jordan Dreyer – West Milford H.S., NJ
James Smelley – Hillcrest H.S., AL

Clarinet
Ji Heon Kim – Fort Lee H.S., NJ
Julia Qiu – Corona del Sol H.S., AZ
Ashrey Shah – Portales H.S., NM

Contrabassoon
Mitchell Dubin – Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6-12, PA

French Horn
Brianna Garcon. – Dillard Center for the Arts, FL
Molly Kaplan – Hagerty H.S., FL
Hannah Kim – Marriotts Ridge H.S., MD
James Picarello – Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, NY
Logan Pierce – Cypress Creek H.S., TX

Trumpet
Quincy Erickson – Eden Prairie H.S., MN
James Hong – Mounds View H.S., MN
Shuzo Katayama – Fort Lee H.S., NJ
Ernest Miranda – Upland H.S., CA

Trombone
Michael Barski – Park City H.S., UT
Trevor Kimbrell – Wando H.S., SC

Bass Trombone
Matthew DeRossett – Lafayette H.S., KY

Tuba
Ethyn Evans – Sulphur H.S., LA

Percussion
Chandler Beaugrand – Interlochen Arts Academy, FL
Rudra Gautam – Eastside H.S., FL
Jonathan Lucke – Rossview H.S., TN
Reilly McLean – Kell H.S., GA
Jakob Schoenfeld – Interlochen Arts Academy, FL
Elijah Shina – Youth Performing Arts School, KY

Past Honor Orchestra of America Members

Conductor and Music Director Biographies

Livingston Larry

Larry J. Livingston, 2018 Conductor & Artistic Director

Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, at the Festival de Musique in France, with the Stockholm Wind Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra in Poland, the Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Rumania, and the Pan Pacific Festival Orchestras in Sydney. The lead jurist for the Besancon International Conducting Competition in France and the Winnipeg Symphony International Conducting Symposium, Maestro Livingston is also the Music Director of the Festival Orchestra at Idyllwild Arts.

Since 2004, Livingston has served as guest conductor at the College Band Directors National Conference in Alice Tully Hall, led All-State Ensembles across the United States including Texas, where he appeared for a record ninth time. From 2004-2012, Livingston was Music Director of Thornton School Orchestras. In recent years, Maestro Livingston conducted the All-State Ensembles of Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa, Texas, and California, as well as the Katowice Academy Orchestra in Poland.

Livingston has held positions as vice president of the New England Conservatory of Music, Dean of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, where he Chairs the Conducting Department. Livingston leads the national educational quest, ALL IN, and heads the Education Committee of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium.

In 2013, Livingston appeared in the “Lights Out” episode of Glee and was featured as a mentor in the USA Cable Network Television series, “The Moment.” 

Ahn Sey

Sey Ahn, Assistant Conductor

A 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, Sey Ahn is the Assistant Conductor of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s Summer Music Festival and the Music for All Honor Orchestra of America held annually in Indianapolis. She recently served as the Music Director and Professor of Conducting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has been a guest conductor of the all-state orchestras of Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, Iowa, and Kentucky.

Sey Ahn has led orchestral performances in Walt Disney Concert Hall and Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Sey Ahn earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Northwestern University, and Master of Music degrees in piano and orchestral conducting from the University of Southern California, where she was a student of Larry Livingston.

She is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Kentucky, where she studies with John Nardolillo, and serves as Assistant Conductor to the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the UK Philharmonia, and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre.

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