Katherine Li Selected for the Honors Performance Series Symphony Orchestra

Christan Park and Sydney Chien

Senior flutist Katherine Li was selected to be a member of the prestigious High School Honors Performance Series Symphony Orchestra (HSHPSSO). This orchestra is open globally for all high school students and will be directed by renowned conductors.  She will perform as part of the orchestra at the Carnegie Melon Center in New York during the first week of February.

Li received state recognition and was automatically nominated for the orchestra. Over the following months, she sent in a three-minute audition clip with a short essay on why she wanted to be part of the orchestra.

Being part of HSHPSSO includes day trips to Broadway shows, visiting famous landmarks, a banquet, and culminates with a thoroughly rehearsed performance at Carnegie Hall.

As a fifth-grader, Li chose the flute as she decided it was what she was most skilled at. She then fell in love with it and now thinks she may minor in flute for college. She has already decided to join either the marching band or orchestra in college as well.

“It’s always been something that I’ve known about and have wanted to do,” Li said, “So it’s pretty cool that I actually get to do it now.”

This will be the fourth year a Greenhill student has made it into this orchestra.

Li for made not only HSHPSSO but also the 2021 Region 20 Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) and the 2021 Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Region Band.