Cecilia (Chae Hyun) Lee, a sophomore at East Chapel Hill High School, is one of nearly 750 students chosen to play in the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. The selections came out of a total of more than 18,000 applicants from across the globe and will include performers from every state, Canada, Guam and various other foreign nations.
Lee, who has been playing the flute for more than five years, said she most looks forward to being around other like-minded musicians who share her passion.
“Since I can’t take band this year, I’m just really excited to take part in a band that has everyone who enjoys band as much as I do,” she said. “It would mean a lot to me to meet people that share the same interests as me.”
The series, consisting of five ensembles including two choral ensembles, a string and symphony orchestra and an honors band, will bring selected students together for five days starting Feb. 2 to practice and learn under master conductors, while also getting a taste of the Big Apple. Lee is in the honors band ensemble.