Orchestra Within an Orchestra
High school students are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform one piece with the orchestra at its December subscription concert. This long-standing program provides students with the opportunity to sit by and perform with a professional musician through rehearsals and the performance. Twenty students from Wayne and surrounding counties joined the RSO on stage this year.
This year’s OWO participants include: Katelyn Coddington, French horn; Noah Freeman Burch, violin; Hunter Hasket, tuba; Benjamin May, trumpet; Emma Merkamp, oboe; Lauren Merkamp, flute; Grace Olive, oboe. See this year’s winners on stage on December 3, 2017!
Through my years of participation in Orchestra Within an Orchestra, I have learned how being a part of a full orchestra requires
dedication and determination.” —Madeline Mopps
This will be my third year participating in Orchestra Within an Orchestra. I thoroughly enjoyed my time last year, and I certainly learned a lot. Probably the most important thing that has stuck with me is blending and tone. It has helped me to greatly improve my playing both in concert band and in my solos.” —Emma Merkamp