Junior Selected for All-State Band

It’s an honor that hasn’t been accomplished in the CJ community for more than a decade. Anna Mussin-Phillips ‘21 (St. Mary of the Assumption, Springboro) was selected as one of ten flautists to perform in the 2020 All-State Band.

“I am very excited,” said Mussin-Phillips.

“Very proud,” is how performing arts director, Debi Schutt, described the honor. “I am proud as a director and proud of our program and school to be recognized and represented at this level.”

The All-State Band will perform in January at the Ohio Music Education Association conference in Cincinnati. Mark Scatterday, a professor of conducting and chair of the Conducting and Ensembles Department at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, will serve as the guest conductor.

“To work with a guest conductor from Eastman and to be immersed in rehearsals and the music making process for three days is pretty incredible,” Schutt noted.

Mussin-Phillips has been playing flute since she was eight years old.

“My first instrument was the piano,” shared Mussin-Phillips. “Then I started playing the cello and flute around the same time.”

Additional recent accolades for Mussin-Phillips includes being named to the 2019-2020 Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and being named a “Rising Star” by Discover Classical radio. Six musicians from the area received that recognition and performed at the Rising Stars Gala in June.

Mussin-Phillips said she intends to pursue music in college, whether that be performing or in education.

Posted September 5, 2019