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Chatham Musicians Earn Mayo Center Accolades

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Jessica Barry Credits: CHS
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Sophie Andrews Credits: CMS
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CHATHAM, NJ -Two Chatham student musicians - Sophie Andrews and Jessica Barry - have been recognized as the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts Musicians of the Month.

Chatham Middle School Orchestra Director Suzanne Bass recently nominated eighth grade violinist Andrews for the honor. Andrews recently performed with the prestigious NJ Region I Junior High School Orchestra, and is a dedicated member of the New Jersey Youth Orchestra.
“An outstanding violinist who serves as the concertmaster of this year's eighth grade orchestra,” Bass said.
 
In addition to district events, Andrews has generously volunteered her talent for several district events including the CMS Musical, fund-raising events, elementary demonstrations, and CMS/CHS Pops Orchestra events. 
 

“Sophie is always ready and willing to share her advanced violin skills with peers during orchestra rehearsals and with the community,” Bass said.
 
Chatham High School Choral Director Michelle Uhler nominated talented pianist Barry, who has served the music department as accompanist to the CHS Concert Choir for the past two years.
 
“A reliable and excellent asset to the choir and its rehearsals," Uhler said. "Whether she is given the music the summer prior to, or a few months before a performance, Jessica works very hard to learn the music – some of which is quite challenging.”
 
Barry, a Junior, has studied privately for several years and is often a choice accompanist for CHS Honors Music students for recitals. She is currently sharpening her skills for the upcoming music department trip to Hershey, Pa., where the choir will be adjudicated for their performances by the Gettysburg College Music faculty. 
 
The talented duo will be honored Friday, March 27 at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts prior to the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra concert, which will also feature pianist Jeremy Denk.

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