Wayzata High School sophomores Joseph Ching, Christopher Lin, and Jason Weng placed second at the Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest Region 8 competition on January 22, moving them on to the State competition at Augsburg College on Friday, February 5. This is the sixth year in a row a Wayzata team has moved on to State competition. Nearly 150 teams from across Minnesota participated across ten regional competitions, with a record nine teams from Wayzata competing this year.
The Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest expands the music experiences of students - primarily through the use of Western art music, commonly referred to as classical music. The contest materials also cover global perspectives and a variety of musical influences. The objective of the contest is to inspire students to become lifelong participants in the musical experience. Students are provided with a study guide and recorded examples of the music being studied.