Upper school women’s vocal group Cantilena, directed by music teacher Susan Nace, garnered another unanimous superior rating at the California Music Educators Association’s Spring Festival on March 12. The group earned superior ratings for their sight-reading ability as well as their performance. Comments heard after the performance were extremely positive, Nace reported, adding that one person in attendance commented, “Wow! Mature, wonderful tone quality. Incredible group!” while another noted, “I didn’t want to comment, I just wanted to listen.”
The current members of Cantilena are Izzy Gross, Madhu Karra, Naomi Molin, Sahana Narayanan, Akshaya Premkumar, Rachel Renteria and Helen Woodruff, grade 12; Priyanka Chilukuri, Mia Giammona, Era Iyer, Chetana Kalidindi, Pooja Kini, Sara Pachauri, Medha Shah, Amrita Singh and Tiffany Zhu, grade 11; and Krishna Bheda and Millie Lin, grade 10.