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Finalist in International Harp Competition

Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michi Trota
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Congratulations to alumnus Catherine Ramsey (Class of 2016) who as been selected as a finalist in the Mexico International Harp Competition and Festival, which will be held in Mexico City the week of November 10. Held every three years, youth from around the world compete and are judged by prominent figures in the international harp field.

Ramsey is a sophomore at Downers Grove North High School, and member of District 99 Symphonic Orchestra and the Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra.

“Attending the Festival is an incredible honor for Catherine, and a tremendous opportunity to continue her artistic development,” says North High Fine Arts Department Chair Brayer Teague. “She’ll be surrounded and inspired by the most talented instructors and peers from across the globe during this once-in-a-lifetime trip.”

Ramsey was selected from video audition as one of nine finalists in the Intermediate 1 Division, which includes student musicians from the U.S., Canada, Columbia, Croatia and Mexico. Guest artists from Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, France, Mexico and Russia will be present at the festival serving as judges and master class instructors.  The mission of the Festival is to develop artistic development of excellence.

For more information about the Festival, please visit

Originally appeared on the Downers Grove North High School website.

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