Gwinnett County Public Schools



Kudos to Huijeong Lee and Nick Pelletier

Duluth High School senior Huijeong Lee, violin and junior Nick Pelletier, viola performed with the National High School Honors Orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky March 5-7. Led by internationally acclaimed conductor Gary Lewis, the orchestra performed all fourmovements of the Shostakovich 5th Symphony. The orchestra was made up of wind, brass, and string students from across the country and were chosen by competitive audition. Huijeong and Nick were two of three students selected to represent Georgia. The event involved three days and nights of intensive rehearsals followed by a concert in the Louisville Symphony's Concert Hall. The orchestra was part of the American String Teachers Association national convention.

North Gwinnett Middle School Honor Orchestra Performance

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The Brookwood High School Music Tech Program is proud to present our 2013 Holiday Compilation

The Brookwood High School Music Tech Program is proud to present our 2013 Holiday Compilation. We are offering "Winter Vibes" as a FREE DOWNLOAD to get the word out about our fantastic Music Technology Program at Brookwood High School. We have had over 6000 hits from all over the world in the last year and a half! Thanks for listening!! Happy Holidays!!


Georgia Music Educators Association 2013 Exemplary Performance Award

At its fall concert, November 7th, the Duluth High School Orchestra will receive the 2013 Exemplary Performance Award from the Georgia Music Educators Association. The Exemplary Performance Award is given to school music programs that demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in all areas music performance, including Large Group Performance Evaluation, Solo and Ensemble Evaluation, All-State Orchestra, and state and national performances including honor orchestras. The application process included submitting a CD recording of the 2013 Large Group Performance Evaluation Performances for all classes, a roster of Honor Orchestra participants, a list of accepted All-State auditions, copies of LGPE adjudicator sheets, and a list of Solo and Ensemble participants with their ratings. A GMEA representative will present the award to the orchestra on its November 7, 7 pm

The Midwest Clinic


North Gwinnett Middle School Honors Orchestra

The North Gwinnett Middle School Honor Orchestra will be performing at The Midwest Clinic An International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Amy Clement

Bo Na

Sarah Black


National High School Honor Orchestra Louisville, Kentucky, March 5-8, 2014

Huijeong Lee (left) & Nick Pelletier (right)


GSMST Carnegie Hall Appearance at National Invitational Band and Orchestra Festival

Congratulations to the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) Honor Orchestra on being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Invitational Band and Orchestra Festival. This past April, the GSMST Honor Orchestra's performance at the Heritage Music Festival in New York City earned them an invitation to apply for the Carnegie Hall appearance, and after submitting recordings the orchestra was chosen as a participant. As part of the festival, students will receive recorded and immediate feed back from national leaders in Music Education and will perform in one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world.


Meadowcreek High School Orchestra: Governor's Mansion

The Meadowcreek High School Orchestra was invited to perform at the 2013 Governor’s Valedictorian Reception on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Governor’s Mansion. After the reception the students had the opportunity to perform for and meet Governor and Mrs. Deal. The Meadowcreek Orchestra was honored to be a part of this event.


GSMST Honor Orchestra Plays NYC

The GSMST Honor Orchestra participated in the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in New York City with Band, Choral, and Orchestra ensembles from around the country. Seniors Stacey Ahn and Brandon Hou received Maestro Awards as superior soloists and the Honor Orchestra received the Top Orchestra Award and the Adjudicator Award for the top score of the festival.


New York Festival of Music

Members of the Mill Creek Women's Concert Choir, and Mill Creek Show Choir, "Spectrum," competed for two days with over 800 festival participants from as far away as Las Vegas and Quebec. Mill Creek High School Chorus results are as follows

  • Spectrum Show Choir - 1st Place Show Choir Division
  • Women's Concert Choir - 1st Place Women's Choir Division
  • Women's Choir - OVER-ALL 1st Place for Highest Scoring High School Choir

1st Place National Band & Orchestra Festival

On April 21, 2013, the Duluth High School Chamber Orchestra placed 1st in the National Band & Orchestra Festival at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York. Ensembles from all over the US and Canada performed in the afternoon adjudication phase, and the Duluth High School Chamber Orchestra was selected to be the featured ensemble for the evening recital program open to the public.


Camp Creek Steals the Show

Lilburn's Camp Creek Elementary entertain at the District 4 area school board meeting on April 2 at Parkview High School.Credit JoyL.Woodson


Dr. Barge visits GSMST

Check out students learning about music production at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Here!


Norcross Elementary Festival

Norcross Elementary's annual fine arts festival celebrated Asian countries this year through music, drama and art! I attached several pictures including a very large Chinese dragon created by the NES Art Club!


National Trumpet Competition; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Victoria Bethel competed with 33 high school semi-finalists who were invited to perform for a national panel of professional trumpet players at George Mason University. Victoria was named the WINNER of the National Trumpet Competition. She won a professional model Schilke trumpet and is currently awaiting scholarship information and acceptance to the Julliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.