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Local flutist hits high notes at VOCE finals

West Ranch freshman wins state competition

Posted: May 7, 2010 1:38 p.m.
Updated: May 16, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Jamie Kwon, a West Ranch High School freshman, won first place in the Junior Winds category at VOCE. She will perform for the Music Teachers' Association of California on July 4.

Jamie Kwon, a 14-year-old flutist and West Ranch High School student, won first place in the Intermediate Winds category at the VOCE state finals on Saturday, April 24. 

Kwon will go on to perform and receive an award at the Music Teachers' Association of California's 100th Convention on July 4 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotel.

Kwon, daughter of Jay and Michelle Kwon and the eldest of twin girls, currently performs with the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra. 

Kwon was also a member of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2008 and performed in the California All-State Honor Band's symphonic band for two consecutive years. She joins the All-State Honor Band again this year, taking first seat in the concert band.

In summer 2008, she performed at the International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.

Though she started playing the flute only four years ago, Kwon has won multiple competitions across Southern California.

Her accomplishments include placing in the Open American, Baroque and Open categories at the 2009 Southwestern Youth Music Festival competition, taking first place in the 2008 Southern California Junior Bach Festival and winning the Orange County Korean Cultural Center Music Contest in the Woodwind Instrument category.

Besides playing music, Kwon also likes to dance and sing.

VOCE - Vocalists, Orchestral instrumentalists, Chamber music and Ensemble - is a competition sponsored by the Music Teacher's Association of California. The finals were held at Chapman University, a private university located in Orange County.

Paige Hagen is a Signal intern and student at College of the Canyons.


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