Spartan Strings


The Spartan Strings are a newly formed performing ensemble at Ovey Comeaux High School consisting of the most advanced high school strings students in the Lafayette Parish School System. The ensemble’s mission is to prepare these talented students for the demands of a rigorous college music program. Students in the ensemble learn a wide variety of music and techniques and have the opportunity to work with leading professional musicians from across the United States. The Spartan Strings give concerts throughout the year and students from the group regularly perform in local ensembles, All-State Orchestra, Honor Orchestra, UL Orchestra, Acadiana Youth Symphony, as well as a variety of other venues.

Molly Goforth is a performer and teacher based in Lafayette, Louisiana. She is an active chamber and orchestral musician, performing in over 50 events annually. Ms. Goforth is the principal cellist of the Baton Rouge Symphony and is a frequent performer of chamber music with the Baton Rouge-based group Magnolia Strings. Molly also performs with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Charles Symphony. She has worked as a recording artist for various groups, including the Grammy nominated artist Marc Broussard and the Grammy nominated group Bonsoir Catin.

Ms. Goforth maintains an active private studio in addition to teaching high school string orchestra at O. Comeaux High School and as an adjunct cello professor at McNeese State University and UL-Lafayette. Her private students are regularly accepted into the Louisiana All-State Orchestra, the LPSS Gifted & Talented program, participate in the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, UL-Lafayette Orchestra, and are employed by various churches and other organizations as gigging musicians.

Spartan Strings est un ensemble de Ovey Comeaux High School récemment formé et composé des meilleurs étudiants musiciens d’instruments à cordes de la paroisse de Lafayette. Le but ultime de l’ensemble est de préparer ces étudiants talentueux aux rigoureux programmes musicaux universitaires. Les étudiants de l’ensemble apprennent à jouer une grande variété de genres musicaux et se voient offrir l’opportunité d’expérimenter aux cotés de talentueux musiciens provenant des quatre coins des Etats-Unis. The Spartan Strings se produit régulièrement sur scène et les membres de l’ensemble partagent leur talent au sein d’ensembles locaux comme All-State Orchestra, Honor Orchestra, UL Orchestra, Acadiana Youth Symphony pour n’en citer que quelques uns.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2018 2:30 pm Scène des Jeunes

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