Saakshi Navile ’19 Participates in NAfME 2018 All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Festival

Shipley violinist Saakshi Navile ’19 was selected to play in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. The three-day festival and performance was held November 25 – 28, 2018 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. The ensemble was led by conductor Dr. Jean Montès, Director of Orchestral Studies and Coordinator of Strings at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

To be selected for the Honor Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, students must participate in their respective state’s Music Educators Association (MEA) festival and be they must also upload a video of themselves performing the NAfME required repertoire for review by state MEA judges. 122 students participated from all over the United States, with only five being from Pennsylvania.

“This is the culmination of her outstanding results last school year at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Festival,” said Jhonnatan Mata, Shipley’s Director of String Ensembles. “This is a great honor for Saakshi and the first time a student from Shipley has been selected to attend. It is very exciting for us to have her represent Shipley at this festival.”
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.