Summit High School student Christopher Chen is one of 10 violinists from New Jersey selected to compete in the final round for a seat in the National High School Honors Orchestra.

As a finalist, Chris will be evaluated by a panel of judges in September on the two recorded pieces he submitted to competition. Chris recorded his pieces in the Summit High School broadcast/recording studio.

The mission of the National High School Honors Orchestra is to competitively select the most talented young musicians from school orchestras in each state to assemble biennially and to perform in a national showcase, playing music from the professional orchestral literature under the direction of an internationally recognized conductor.  This year’s National High School Honors Orchestra conductor will be Ryan McAdams.