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Young W.Va. Musicians Tapped for Symphony Fellowship


Two young musicians have been selected as fellows through the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Officials say Abigail Kellems and Olivia Boughton were selected as the Student Symphonic Fellows in the Andrew and Amy Vaughan Fellowship Program.

Kellems is a sophomore at Morgantown High School and plays tuba, guitar or piano in the high school wind ensemble, advanced jazz ensemble, orchestra and marching band.

Boughton is a senior violist in the Capital High School orchestra program and plays in the West Virginia Youth Symphony and local chamber groups.

As part of the program, the students will sit on stage alongside symphony musicians in different sections of the orchestra during rehearsals and meet renowned guest artists. They also will conduct personal research about the music being performed by the symphony.