Karina Ng brings All-National experience home to Herricks

Karina Ng at the All-National celebration in Orlando. (Photo courtesy of Herricks Public Schools)

Herricks High School senior Karina Ng returned from an eye-opening experience at the All-National Honor Ensembles celebration in Orlando, Florida. From Nov. 4-7, she joined talented musicians from throughout the country for rehearsals, workshops and a culminating concert.

The National Association for Music Education established its All-National Honor Ensembles as the ultimate recognition of student musical performance. Karina, a violist, participated in the All-National Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music’s Director of Orchestral Activities Soo Han, the ensemble played Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and a Korean folk song titled, “Arirang.”

“It was a really cool experience that wasn’t just about one type of music – it included a guitar ensemble and the traditional ensembles,” Karina said. “It was nice meeting people from places I’d never expect. Music brings us all together; it’s a calming topic to talk about.”

Submitted by Herricks Public Schools

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