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Students Selected to Play in All-State and All-Northwest Concert

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is nearing its annual conference this February in Portland. One of the highlights of the conference will be the hundreds of outstanding student musicians from all across the state and the northwest, including 23 of our very own Shoreline students. The Washington Music Educators Association sponsors the All-State Choir, Band and Orchestra process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill. 

The competitive selection process begins with individual musicians recording an audition and submitting it to WMEA. A panel of judges then ranks each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians is selected. The highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in the All-Northwest and All-State music groups. These students participate in three days of rehearsals that are directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state NAfME Convention in Portland, Feb. 14 – 17, 2019. Their performances in front of thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.  

Honored All-State musicians from Shoreline are:

Einstein Middle School

Ameena Majeed, clarinet        Junior All-State Baker Band

Keiyu Mamiya, violin              Junior All-State Orchestra

Sophia Serwold, alto              Junior All-State Treble Choir

Kiana Yoshimura, alto           Junior All-State Mixed Choir


Shorecrest High School

Dalma Ashby, violin               All-Northwest Symphony Orchestra

Sejon Ashby, violin                All-Northwest Symphony Orchestra

Tyler Keen, clarinet                All-State Concert Band 

Peter Park, alto saxophone    All-Northwest Concert Band

Jakob Phipps, bass                All-Northwest Symphony Orchestra


Shorewood High School

Chris Cummings, clarinet       All-State Symphonic Orchestra

Deanna Han, piano                All-Northwest Orchestra

Benjamin Helde, clarinet        All-Northwest Band

Elizabeth Hickman, soprano   All-Northwest Treble Choir

Adeline Kovell, violin             All-Northwest Orchestra

Kevin Lee, alto saxophone     All-Northwest Band

Veronica Lee, viola                All-Northwest Orchestra

Karsten Lomax, tenor            All-State Symphonic Choir

Julia McConnachie, french horn     All-State Concert Band

Stephen Nichols, clarinet       All-Northwest Band

Natalie Ositis, alto                All-Northwest Mixed Chorus

Andy Ren, alto saxophone     All-State Concert Band

Brook Roberts, viola             All-Northwest Orchestra

Sophia Stevenson, viola        All-State Symphony Orchestra


Einstein all state musicians
Einstein student-musicians: Keiyu Mamiya, Sophia Serwold and Ameena Majeed. Not pictured: Kiana Yoshimura


Shorecrest all state musicians
Shorecrest student-musicians: Peter Park, Dalma Ashby, Jakob Phipps, Sejon Ashby and Tyler Keen


Shorecrest All state musicians

Shorewood student-musicians: Julia McConnachie, Stephen Nichols, Ben Helde, Chris Cummings,
Andy Ren, Kevin Lee, Deanna Han, Sophia Stevenson, Veronica Lee, Brook Roberts, Adeline Kovell,
Elizabeth Hickman, Karsten Lomax and Natalie Ositis