PR Hosts PMEA Orchestra Festival

Pine-Richland hosted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Junior High Orchestra Festival April 22-23, 2016 at Pine-Richland High School. Students participated in a concert 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at PRHS. 

PRMS Orchestra Teacher Katelyn Piroth says several Pine-Richland students were selected to participate and include eighth graders Enyonam Akwayena, Aranya Krishnan, Kristen Vigna, Samuel Mahsoob; and seventh graders Caroline Dawson and Gabrielle Stone. Area schools were invited to the program including Hampton Township, Shaler and Deer Lakes to name just a few.
Students worked with Mr. Robert Gillespie, a violinist and professor of music, who is responsible for string teacher training at The Ohio State University, which has one of the largest and most extensive string pedagogy degree programs in the nation. Dr. Gillespie has appeared in 47 states, Canada, and throughout Europe. He is co-author of the Hal Leonard string method book series, Essential Elements for Strings, the leading string instrument teaching series in the country with sales of over eight million copies.