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Anoka Middle School for the Arts student named to state honors orchestra for second straight year

AMSA student (01/16/20) Anoka Middle School for the Arts (AMSA) eighth-grader Lauryn Schreifels, for the second straight year, has been named to the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MSOTA) Middle-Level Honors Orchestra.

Schreifels, the only middle school student in the district to be named to the honors orchestra, earned fourth chair in the state as a violinist, according to Jesse Peterson, AMSA’s director of orchestras.

By being named to the honors orchestra, Schreifels will join other middle school students from around the state for a performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic, which is set for 11 a.m., on Feb. 15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event is open to the public.

Last year, Schreifels made history of sorts, when she was named to the honors orchestra as a seventh-grader. Typically, the orchestra is mostly made up of ninth-graders, according to Peterson. Check out the profile we did on Schreifels and the honors orchestra last year.