ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School senior Emma McDonald was one of 13 Morris County students honored recently as a Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) music student of the month.
For November, the MPAC honored outstanding brass players. McDonald was nominated by Jeffry Conrad.
“Emma is the principle trumpet of the Roxbury HS Honors Wind Symphony and has been since her junior year,” Conrad told MPAC in nominating McDonald. “She is a student leader in our marching band program and has been a soloist in the marching, concert and jazz venues.”
He added that McDonald’s interest in music extends beyond the high school. “She is extremely active within the Roxbury band program, but is also a member of the NJ Youth Symphony and was also a member of the Region I band. This past summer, Emma participated in the Eastman School of Music Trumpet Symposium. Simply put, Emma is a great young musician, and more importantly an amazing young woman and an important member of our band community.”
McDonald and the other winners were recognized for their achievements on stage prior to the Nov. 26 concert at MPAC by The Canadian Brass. The 2018-2019 Music Student of the Month program is supported by The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc.