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Norwalk, Edison flutists receive superior ratings for solos

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Two high school flutists received superior ratings during the recent solo and ensemble competition.

Norwalk High School freshman Buddy Baker and Edison High School sophomore Mikayla Myers are the private students of flutist and teacher Tamara Kagy, of Norwalk. They performed and competed in the Ohio Music Educators Association District 2 Solo and Ensemble Contest on Feb. 16 in Genoa.

Kagy is proud of her students’ success.

“They do a great job in their respective bands, but as private music students, they are called upon to go that extra mile in my studio,” she said.

A superior rating is judged as “an outstanding performance, with very few technical errors and exemplifying a truly musical expression. This rating should be reserved for the truly outstanding performance,” according to the Ohio Plan of Adjudication.

Baker, the son of Ann Baker and Buddy Baker Sr., of Norwalk, received a superior rating on his flute solo. As an eighth-grader, he was selected to play in the Bowling Green State University Honors band.

Myers, the daughter of Chelsea Myers and Mark Myers, of Huron, also received a superior rating for her flute solo. Last year, she played with the Temple University Diamond Marching Band as part of her visitation day.

Their teacher, Kagy, is formerly the principal flutist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and maintains an active teaching/playing schedule. Her students typically claim top chairs and high honors in high school district and regional competitions and receive rigorous coaching for successful preparation for college auditions.

The Kagy Flute Studio is located in Norwalk and currently is accepting new students of all levels. For more information, email [email protected]

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