The Charles County Youth Orchestra proudly announces that its graduating Seniors will attend some of the top colleges in the U.S. and the world this fall. The senior members of the orchestra Evangeline Gilmer, Ella Gerstman, Kyle Anderson, Areini Partis and Autumn Smith will be honored at an outdoor concert on Saturday, May 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Accokeek, Maryland and is limited to family members because of Covid regulations. Evangeline Gilmer, CCYO’s Concertmaster and winner of CCYO’s 2020 Concerto Competition, will be attending Harvard University intends to major in Neuroscience. She will be auditioning to play in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (North America’s oldest symphony orchestra) in Fall 2021. At home with piano and flute as well as violin, Evangeline commented “I have been a CCYO member for the last 6 years. This was the best organization I have ever been a part of, and I have learned so much from my peers and conductors — Mrs. Patterson, Dr. Kivrak and Dr. Lazar. I am especially grateful to Dr. Kivrak and Dr. Lazar for being so willing to take over a youth orchestra in a […]
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