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Five students selected for OPCICA honors

Five members of the Muskingum College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and two members of the Jazz Ensemble have been selected as members of  the 2006 Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association's (OPCICA) Honor Band and Honor Jazz Ensemble.

Ashley Paul, a senior music major from Zanesville (clarinet); Nick Hess, a sophomore biology major from Springboro (saxophone); Sarah Postlethwait, a junior music education major from Sarahsville (horn); Kaitlin McCurdy, a senior biology major from Cambridge (trumpet); and Drew Wichterman, a sophomore interdisciplinary major from Washington, PA (euphonium) were chosen for the Honor Band.

Stephen Johnson, a junior physics and mathematics major from Sarahsville (saxophone); and Jennifer Blood, a senior music education major from New Concord (vocalist) were chosen for the Honor Jazz Ensemble.

The students performed in their respective groups at OPCICA’s 19th annual Honors Festival, held January 21 and 22 at the College of Wooster.

Nominations for both honors groups were submitted by conductors at each of the member institutions, and those nominations are evaluated by both the president and president-elect of OPCICA.

OPCICA, founded in 1987, is comprised of 20 privately funded colleges and universities in Ohio.  Its purpose is to develop a closer network of communication and resource sharing among the instrumental departments, divisions or conservatories of its member institutions.