3-Students from Riverdale High School Recently Performed at Carnegie Hall

Mar 08, 2023 at 11:11 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN - Three students from Riverdale High School, Tawni Phakousonh, Madison Raney, and Elexis Thepthongsay, recently had an honor that most will never experience in their entire lifetime. The trio were chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall's High School Honors Performance Series in New York City. The performance took place last month on February 4, 2023, when they performed alongside the Honors Treble Ensemble.

“Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Matt Castrina, Vice President for the Honors Performance Series. “We processed more than 10,000 nominations this year and have selected over 600 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget.”


Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles was limited to the world's top high school performers. Acceptance is due to the talent, dedication, and accomplishments demonstrated in the student's applications and audition recordings. 

At Carnegie Hall, students were directed by Dr. Jeffery Redding, a world-renowned Choral Conductor. Dr. Redding also received the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award, which is given to one outstanding music educator in the United States each year.


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