On Friday, October 03, 2014, Peoria High Graduate, Maria Winget returned to the PHS stage to present an audition master class for the varsity orchestra. Ms. Winget is a former member of the PHS orchestra and professional musician who is traveling next week to audition for Houston Symphony.
The audition class began with a performance of the Bartok Concerto for Viola. Students then selected excerpts from the professional audition list. Sight reading followed the selection of excerpts.
After the mock audition, the guest presenter had the students analyze each of the excerpts in greater detail. The class discussion then centered on the emotional focus of the excerpts. Ms. Winget graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in Economics and continued her musical studies in Chicago, Illinois.