ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella -- the competition that Vocal Rush has won three times in the past five years) is having a West Semi-Final event in Walnut Creek for the first time this year. Come and enjoy the performance!

Press article - http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/07/young-a-cappella-stars-heading-to-walnut-creek/

Tickets available - https://lesherartscenter.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=715

oaklandsymphonyCongratulations to Taijee Shavers, a Sophomore in Instrumental Music (French Horn & Saxophone), for his new internship with the Oakland Symphony!! In this capacity Taijee will assist with their music library, special events, and in general get a first hand glimpse of a professional music environment. Great work Taijee!

Congratulations to the winners of Instrumental Music's first Concerto Competition. The winners will perform alongside the OSA Chamber Orchestra on April 21st at the Asian Cultural Center at 6:30pm. This concert will also feature student compositions performed by a group of professional musicians, The Left Coast Ensemble. Funding for this amazing event is provided in full by a grant from Oakland Arts for Kids.

High School and Middle School Winners:
Morgan Chan (Saint Seans' Piano Concerto in G minor)
Kayla Phan (Mozart's Violin Concerto in D K218)
Taylor Moses (Martin's Flute Concerto)
Sylvia Ettinger (Kenna's Nigh Soliloquy for Flute and Orchestra)

Honorable Mentions:
Jason Larios (Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1)
Ella Duchesneau (Grieg's Piano Concerto No 1)
Benjamin Kim (Vivaldi's Concerto in g minor)
Tuki Bashore-Walker (Bach's Concerto in C Minor)