Three 2018-19 All-State musicians from WHS


WORTHINGTON — Three Worthington High School (WHS) seniors represented their school and community earlier this month at Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Music camps.

At St. Olaf College in Northfield, Pwe Ku and Anna Meyer participated in the All-State Tenor/Bass Choir and All-State Soprano/Alto Choir, respectively, while Davis Moore was part of the All-State Orchestra at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, during the week of Aug. 6-11.

The students were chosen for the select statewide groups following a taped audition process last spring.

Ku, a Tenor II, sung under the direction of Nicole LaMartine from the University of Wyoming; Meyer, a Soprano II, was led by Jennaya Robison of Luther College.

Moore, a string bass player and the first WHS student to qualify for All-State Orchestra since 2006, played in the 122-member orchestra conducted by Kevin Sütterlin of Concordia College. In chairing auditions, Moore was seated second out of the eight bassists, and was additionally one of three students tapped to play his solo piece for a bass master class critiqued by Paul Ousley, bass professor at St. Olaf College.

At the conclusion of the All-State music camp week, during which the students spent up to eight hours daily in rehearsals, the WHS musicians participated in concerts on Aug. 11 at their respective locations.

In February, Ku, Meyer and Moore will reunite with their All-State ensemble peers at the MMEA annual convention in Minneapolis. They will perform in concert at Orchestra Hall on Feb. 16, 2019.

WHS staff who aided the students in preparation for their auditions and prior to the All-State camp are Kerry Johnson, choral director, and Melanie Loy, orchestra director.