See the State’s Top Young Performers

February 23, 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Written by Shannon Lobdell, WPT Project Coordinator – Young Performers Initiative.
State Honors Concerts airs 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 on Wisconsin Public Television.

The State Honors Concerts bring together Wisconsin’s top high school musicians, and let
me tell you – they sound great!

State Honors Concerts

After surviving a successful audition in the winter, a three-day camp in the summer, and hours of intense rehearsals in the fall, more than 400 students join forces in Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts to participate in a concert they will never forget.

These talented young musicians hail from nearly every county in the state, bringing with them stories of dedicated teachers, supportive communities and, of course, hours and hours of practice. When it all comes together, the concerts provide an inspiring look into the strength of music education here in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Public Television recorded Wisconsin School Music Association’s 2012 State Honors Concerts as part of the Young Performers Initiative to celebrate our state’s young performers and those who inspire them. This broadcast is the first of many upcoming programs that shine a spotlight on Wisconsin’s talented youth, including:

Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14
Live at Overture: The Naughtons – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
UW Varsity Band Spring Concert 2013 – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Spirited Songs: A Celebration of Choral Music – Coming in June

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