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Member Accomplishments During the 2013-2014 Season
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Competitions, Performances, and Scholarships
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Alden Theatre Young Soloist Recital Series: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) was chosen for the 2014-2015 Series.

American Fine Arts Festival Golden Strings of America: Joyce Liu (AYSO, Co-concertmaster Violin) performed Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 as a competition winner at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on October 12, 2013.

American Protégé International Concerto Competition: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) won 1st place in the 13-18 age category and will be performing in the Winner's Concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 26, 2014.

Archbishop Spalding High School Scholarship: Ariel L. McCoy (AYCO, Viola Co-Prinicipal) Music Scholarship for 4 Years Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn, MD.

Asian American Music Society International Competition:
- Tristan Baban (AYP, Violin) won Honorable Mention as a bassoonist in the Senior Brass/Woodwinds Division and performed at the Winners Concert at the Kenndy Center on November 25, 2013
- Nadia Jo (AYCO, Co-Principal Cello) won Honorable Mention in the Junior Division
- Na hyun Kyun (AYSE, Violin) won 1st place in the Peewee Division and performed at the Kenndy Center November 25, 2013 - Seungha Doyle Lee (AYP, Cello) Honorable Mention in Senior division

Eastern Music Festival Scholarship Recipient: Brian Anderson (AYSO, Viola) Young Artists Merit Award (American Youth Philharmonic).

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Feuer Memorial String Competition: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) won 3rd prize in the final competition on February 16, and will be presented with the award at FSO concert on April 26, 2014.

From the Top on National Public Radio: Olivia Staton (AYP, Principal Flute) will appear on a national broadcast of From the Top on NPR, the preeminent showcase for America's best young classical musicians, hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley. The episode will air locally on 90.9 FM on December 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm. On the broadcast taped in Wingate, North Carolina on November 23, 2013, Olivia Staton performs "Chant de Linos" by Andre Jolivet.

Grace Newson Cushman Award, The Walden School: Brian Claeys (AYSO, French Horn) attended The Walden School for music this summer in Dublin, New Hampshire, where he was honored to win the Grace Newson Cushman Award for his leadership and musicianship. He created a composition entitled "Cloud 13" which was performed by the Walden Players on August 3 [watch video].

International Concerto Competition 2014: Edward Lee (AYCO, Violin ( Co- Concertmaster)) Performed " Wieniski concerto No.2 in D minor op.22. He will perform in the Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall, New York city in December 2014.

The Kennedy Center Master Class with Steven Isserlis: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) was featured in the master class with world renowned cellist, Steven Isserlis at the Kennedy Center on February 5, 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Solo Competition: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) won 1st prize in the Senior Division and received $1,000 scholarship award and invitation to perform with the TCSYO Symphony Orchestra during the 2014/15 Concert Season.

Misbin Chamber Music Competition: Tiberiu Baicoianu (AYP, Principal Clarinet), Allison Park (AYP, Co-Principal Cello) and Ben Escobar (AYP, Piano) won an award at the inaugural Misbin Chamber Music Competition and performed in the winners concert at the National Gallery of Art on May 18, 2014. The trio participated in the AYPO Chamber Ensemble program this year, and was coached by The Ensemble da Camera of Washington.

National High School Honors Orchestra: Will Jackson (AYP, Violin) will be performing with this orchestra at the ASTA conference in March 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

New York Artists International Competition 2014: Andrew Nam (AYSE, Co-concertmaster violin)won the second prize in New York Artists International Competition 2014. He will be performing Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 at Bruno Walter Hall at Lincoln Center on June 20, 2014.

Northern Virginia Music Teacher Association (NVMTA) Caurine Easterling String Achievement Awards Competition: Sarah Slate (AYSO Co-concertmaster violin) Sarah won 1st place in the Intermediate Upper Strings Division.

Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Concerto Competition: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) won 1st place in the Senior Division of Lower Strings.

The Potter Strings Competition: Sarah Slate (AYSO Co-concertmaster violin) Sarah won 2nd place in the Junior High level.

Rockville Competition for Piano and Strings 2014: Aaron Oh (AYSE, Cello (co-principal)) won 2nd place.

Tournament of Roses Parade: January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, CA
- Francis Baylock (AYP, Tuba) marched with Westfield High School Marching Band. This is one of the highest honors a high school marching band receive.
- Michael Baylock (AYSO, Doublebass) marched with Westfield High School Marching Band. This is one of the highest honors a high school marching band receive.

Virginia Residential Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts: Luke Reilly (AYP, Bass Principal) one of 200 Virginia students selected through audition process to participate in 4-week program.

Washington Music Teachers Association String Competition: Nadia Jo (AYCO, Co-Principal Cello) won Honorable Mention in Junior Division

WPAS Feder Competition Winner Special Performance: Allison Park (AYP, Co-Assistant Principal Cello) As the youngest first prize winner in the Advanced Category of the 2013 WPAS Feder Memorial String Competition, Allison Park was invited to perform and speak at the WPAS Executive Committee Meeting as the guest featured student on January 29, 2014.

County and State Competitions

Senior Regional Orchestra:
Tristan Baban (AYP, Violin)
Katerina Banks
(AYCO, Violin 1) Violin 2
Lawry Boyer (AYSO, Cello)
Emily Cheng (AYSO, Violin Co-Concertmaster) Violin 1
Cliff Crawford (AYP, Percussion)
Sam Dugo (AYP, Bass)
Jonathan Grow (AYP, Bass 2nd Chair)
Will Jackson (AYP, Violin) 4th Chair
Josef Jamison (AYP, Cello) 7th Chair
Ethan Lowman (AYP, Co-Principal Oboe) Principal Oboe
Brooke Nelson (AYP, Viola) Assistant Principal Viola
Luke Reilly (AYP, Principal Bass) Co-Principal Bass
Olivia Taylor (AYP, Violin)
Molly Wise (AYP, Viola) Principal Viola 1st Chair


Junior District Orchestra:
- Nadia Jo (AYCO, Co-Principal Cello) 5th Chair
- Jay Do (AYSO, Viola) Violin 1, 1st Chair
- Ken Rudolph (AYSE, Violin) Violin 1, 5th Chair
- Olivia Scheidt (AYCO, Violin 1) Violin 2, Principal

All District Band:
- Casey Crawford (AYCO, Percussion) 7th Chair
- Cliff Crawford (AYP, Percussion) All District Wind Ensemble

All Virginia Band:

All Virginia Chorus:

All Virginia Orchestra:
- Cliff Crawford (AYP, Percussion)
- Ethan Lowman (AYP, Co-Principal Oboe)
- Luke Reilly (AYP, Bass principal) and Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts (summer 2014)
- Molly Wise (AYP, Assistant Principal Viola)

All Virginia Jazz Ensemble:

Maryland All State Senior Orchestra:

Maryland All State Junior Orchestra:

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