Six University High School student musicians from the wind ensemble and string orchestra recently participated in the Indiana State School Music Association’s (ISSMA) Solo and Ensemble district competition.

Two students earned gold. Freshman Rhea Sharma earned a gold rating in Group II for her flute solo, and senior Jerome Schweitzer’s clarinet solo performance earned him a gold rating in Group I. This rating makes Schweitzer eligible to compete at the state level.

To perform in Group I, students must choose a piece from a list of challenging music. Students earning a gold rating played a performance that was “outstanding in nearly every detail.”

Support Jerome’s performance at the ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble event on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at North Central High School in Indianapolis. Performances are open to the public.