YOUNG STUDENTS SUNDAY: ASHAN GALHENA, FLUTIST and ROGER WANG, BARITONE Music partner: Roswell Music Club Ashan Galhena, flutist Ashan Galhena is a flutist from Lambert High School in Suwanee, GA. He is currently
YOUNG STUDENTS SUNDAY:
ASHAN GALHENA, FLUTIST and ROGER WANG, BARITONE
Music partner: Roswell Music Club
Ashan Galhena, flutist
Ashan Galhena is a flutist from Lambert High School in Suwanee, GA. He is currently a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal flutist of the Lambert High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Kevin Morrison. Ashan has performed with the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, and has been a member of the annual GMEA All-State Band and Orchestra event in Athens, GA for five years consecutively. As well as playing in ensembles, Ashan has worked with esteemed musicians and conductors such as former GMEA president Matt Koperniak, conductors Steven D. Davis, Buddy Langley, and Paul Bhasin, composers Julie Giroux and Minoo Dixon, and New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Christopher Martin. In addition to concert ensembles, Ashan has also worked as a conductor for 2 years with the Lambert High School Marching Band, and plans to work as a conductor for a professional drum corps.
Roger Wang, baritone
Roger Wang, 16, is an 11th grade student at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Roger has been taking classical vocal training since he was 10 years old. He has won multiple awards in various music competitions, including 1st place and a monetary reward from the 2021 Florida Keys International Music Competition, Judges Distinction Awards and 1st place in the 2020 American Protégé International Vocal Competition, 2nd place winner in 2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. He was selected by Broadway celebrity Corey Cott as one of the grand prize winners in 2020 CYT national Talent Thon competition and earned the opportunity for virtual meet with Director Jon Chu. Roger is the official National Anthem singer for professional sport teams, including the Atlanta Gladiators (Hockey), and the Gwinnett Stripers (Baseball).
Roger is a major member in Lambert High School Chamber Chorus – he is proud to be a participant in the Georgia All-State Chorus for 3 straight years, earning perfect scores for two years. Last year, he also auditioned for the Georgia All-State Reading Chorus and got selected; he is the first and only student from his high school who has ever passed the all-state reading chorus audition.
(Sunday) 3:30 pm
127 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell GA 30075