strings travel to Tomball

TxState’s Aurora String Quartet, consisting of graduate students Ryan Coppin and Shijun Chen (violins), Xavier Garcia (viola), and Belinsol Martinez-Muñoz (‘cello), and the Andrea String Quartet, consisting of undergrads Joseph Waukechon and Kailey Johnson (violins), James Ximenez (viola), and George McQuade (‘cello), performed recently at Klein High School and Tomball Memorial High School. Their final concert combined both quartets for an outstanding performance of the Mendelssohn Octet.

From L: Coppin, Garcia, Ximenez, Ledbetter, Waukechon, Martinez-Muñoz, McQuade, Johnson, Chen

From L: Coppin, Garcia, Ximenez, Ledbetter, Waukechon, Martinez-Muñoz, McQuade, Johnson, Chen

String faculty Dr. Lynn F. Ledbetter, Dr. Ames Asbell, and Dr. Karla Hamelin gave master classes on All-State and All-Region high school and middle school audition material for over 150 students, and performed a Beethoven Serenade. Dr. Rebecca Tast also met with students to explain and promote the career option to become a music educator.

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