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LCPS Choral, Guitar, Jazz Musicians and Teachers Honored at VMEA Conference

musicians from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will participate in the 2021 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) State Conference in Norfolk November 16-20, 2021. 


Thirty-six LCPS students will perform in the 2021 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble.  This auditioned group will be conducted by Dr. Martha Masters. The overall chairman of the event is Dr. Kevin Vigil, guitar director at Heritage High School.  Dr. Matthew Dunlap, guitar director at Stone Bridge High Middle School and Rock Ridge  High School, will be a featured performer at the event. The LCPS members of the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble include:

Hannah Adnan Rock Ridge High School
Eric Aviles Freedom High School
Maxim Balabanski Riverside High School
Aditeya Banerjee Briar Woods High School
Georgia Berman Briar Woods High School
Anna Bollar Riverside High School
Angelica Franco Brito Potomac Falls High School
Kate Brokaw Riverside High School
Daniel Cherkasskiy Potomac Falls High School
Diego Doone Freedom High School
Anna Erickson Briar Woods High School
Sebastian Gutierrez Sandoval Potomac Falls High School
Alexander Ignacio Freedom High School
Evelyn Johnston Potomac Falls High School
Rishi Venkat Kadiyala Freedom High School
Claire Kim Freedom High School
Cole MacMillan Dominion High School
Sean McLaughlin Briar Woods High School
Khalid Moosa Freedom High School
Siri Munigunti Freedom High School
David Navarro Potomac Falls High School
Esteban Olivares Potomac Falls High School
Sydney Pollack Briar Woods High School
Jacob Quan Riverside High School
Nicholas Rice Briar Woods High School
Daniel Robinson Loudoun County High School
Vivienne Rowland Riverside High School
John Henry Ruhl Potomac Falls High School
Noah Salehi Riverside High School
Alexander Seymour Loudoun County High School
Matthew Sporre Riverside High School
Gabrielle Sylvester Briar Woods High School
Sheridan Traish Freedom High School
Arnav Vemula Briar Woods High School
Gianfranco Vivanco Freedom High School
Isaac Yoo Freedom High School


Four LCPS students qualified for the 2021 All-Virginia Jazz Ensembles. Students were selected by audition from the entire state for participation in two ensembles consisting of 24 students each.  


Matt Jurich Stone Bridge High School
Sean McLaughlin Briar Woods High School
Brad Nelson Stone Bridge High School
Jackson Tallamy Tuscarora High School


Sixteen senior choral students will perform in the 
2021 Senior Honors Choir, under the direction of Dr. Andrea Ramsey. These students were selected by audition out of over 700 high school seniors from throughout Virginia. The LCPS members of the Virginia Senior Honors Choir include: 


Genevieve Butler John Champe High School
Mihika Bangarbale Rock Ridge High School
Sam Cooper Rock Ridge High School
Sophia Coulopoulos Riverside High School
Liam McKenna Freedom High School
Matthew Miscio Rock Ridge High School
Julia Mola Rock Ridge High School
Eshaan Nair Rock Ridge High School
Mary Chandler Northcutt Dominion High School
Anna Osborne Briar Woods High School
Ishan Saha Rock Ridge High School
Grayson Scheefers Rock Ridge High School
Mahika Shetty Dominion High School
Preet Singh Freedom High School
Keshav Tarafdar Rock Ridge High School
Alyssa VanLandingham Briar Woods High School


First Alternates:

Rythama Chevendra Stone Bridge High School
Matthew Detweiler Stone Bridge High School
Kylie Miller Rock Ridge High School
Ethan Mpanju Freedom High School
Lars Nyman Rock Ridge High School
Breanna Patterson Dominion High School


The following music teachers will be presenting professional development at the VMEA Conference: 

  • The Ins and Outs of Teaching Guitar--Jan Edmondson, Matthew Trkula, Kevin Vigil, and William Hart Wells
  • Weeding Your Choral Library: Guidelines for Refining Your Literature for the 21st Century--William Rosenfeld and Daniel Jackson
  • Preparing Students for the Highest Level of Performance--Natasha Klasinc Loncar and Miroslav Loncar
  • Practicing Perfectly as an Undergraduate: An Attainable Goal?--Jordan Wright





Published November 10, 2021