Performing Arts Students Earn Top Rating at OMEA

February 13th, 2019 | News

Padua’s Performing Arts students participated at the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event at North Ridgeville High School on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Students earned a total of 21 Superior (I) Ratings for various vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles. OMEA defines a superior rating as, “An outstanding performance with very few technical errors and exemplifying a truly musical expression. This rating should be reserved for the truly outstanding performance.”

Students earned a total of 15 Excellent (II) Ratings for their solo, quartet and trio performances. OMEA defines an excellent rating as, “An unusual performance in many respects, but not worthy of the highest rating due to minor defects in performance, ineffective interpretation, or improper instrumentation.”

Superior (I) Ratings
Class A
Alex Koler – French Horn Solo
Andrew Natran – Trumpet Solo
Kayla Slater – Vocal Solo
Xinyu Yao – Clarinet Solo
Nicole Zimmerli – Piano Solo
Sarah Zimmerli – Piano Solo
Padua Brass Choir: Andrew Natran, Greg Paparizos, Olivia Gutowski, Alex Koler, Terrin Akstens, Kyle Schloemer, McKayla Leonard, Maggie Keller, Luigi Filippelli, John Shepherd, Fabian Onativia
Padua Soprano/Alto Ensemble: Kelsey Schloemer, Diana Vilshanetska, Anna Marzev, Sasha Marzev
Padua Trumpet Trio: Andrew Natran, Greg Paparizos, Olivia Gutowski

Class B
Daina Akstens – Guitar Solo
Julia Dunn – Vocal Solo
Angelina Dzelajlija – Flute Solo
Olivia Gutowski – Trumpet Solo
Brandon Moran – Trumpet Solo
Padua String Quartet A: Yifan Gao, Jiye Lee, Grace Hostelley, Sarah Zimmerli
Padua String Quartet B: Christy Blatnik, Denae Just, Rachael Tomasko, Olivia Piwowar

Class C
Luigi Filippelli – Trombone Solo
Natalia Glazar – Clarinet Solo
McKayla Leonard – French Horn Solo
Anna Lindenmuth – Vocal Solo
Nick Prusovic – Tenor Sax Solo

Excellent (II) Ratings
Class A
Terrin Akstens – French Horn Solo
Terrin Akstens – Violin Solo
Jessica Gaughan – Flute Solo
McKayla Leonard – Vocal Solo
Padua Saxophone Quartet: Jake Szaniszlo, Colleen Doucette, Dominic Roschival, Jonas Ward

Class B
Gianna Mascardine – Trumpet Solo
John Shepherd – Vocal Solo
Megan Szcepanik – Bass Clarinet Solo
Padua Clarinet Quartet: Xinyu Yao, Natalia Glazar, Ashley Bruner, Megan Szczepanik
Padua Violin Trio: Emmett Galla, Dominic Roschival, Nicole Zimmerli

Class C
Jenna Afrates – Alto Sax Solo
Beth Akstens – Flute Solo

Kaitlyn Helal – Piano Solo
Padua Flute Trio: Beth Akstens, Natalie Kehoe, Angelina Dzelajlija
Padua Trombone Quartet: Maggie Keller, Luigi Filippelli, John Shepherd, Ash Ruda

The Five Rating Plan is as follows:
Rating I: “Superior”
An outstanding performance with very few technical errors and exemplifying a truly musical expression. This rating should be reserved for the truly outstanding performance.
Rating II: “Excellent”
An unusual performance in many respects, but not worthy of the highest rating due to minor defects in performance, ineffective interpretation, or improper instrumentation.
Rating III: “Good”
An acceptable performance, but not outstanding. Showing accomplishment and marked promise, but lacking in one or more essential qualities.
Rating IV: “Poor”
A poor performance showing many technical errors, poor musical conception, lack of interpretation, incomplete instrumentation, or lacking in any of the other essential qualities.
Rating V: “Very Poor”
A very poor performance indicating deficiencies in most of the essential factors, and indicating that much careful attention should be given to the fundamentals of good performance. This rating should be used sparingly and only when it is possible to cite major faults.