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Chapel Hill High School's Tim Rinehart to Participate in All-National Honor Ensemble

Timothy Rinehart from Chapel Hill High School will join other talented music students from across the United States and overseas in military base schools, recognized as the “best of the best,” for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles, November 25-28, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Jazz Ensemble and Mixed Choir concerts take place 7-8:30 p.m., November 27, and the Guitar Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band concerts begin at 10 a.m., November 28, in the ballroom at Disney Coronado Springs Resort.

Tim Rinehart began playing piano at the age of 5 and double bass at 11, and currently studies with Mr. Leonid Finkelshteyn, Principal Bass of the North Carolina Symphony.

Tim has been an active orchestral musician since 2012 when he began attending the Duke University String School (DUSS). He is currently bass section co-leader in the DUSS Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shelley Livingston. He also won first chair at the 2017 North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra clinic under Kevin Geraldi. He was awarded the Louis Dejoy and Aldona Wos North Carolina Young Artists Scholarship to attend the Eastern Music Festival in July 2018.

Tim won the 2017 DUSS Concerto Competition where he played the Dragonetti Concerto for Double Bass accompanied by the Youth Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2018.

As a jazz bassist, Tim participated in the Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) Essentially Ellington Competition with the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE). TYJE was among 15 student big band finalists selected through a rigorous screening process from among 109 applicant bands from across the country that spent three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances at JALC under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.

Tim's interests extend beyond music. He likes to solve Rubik’s cubes competitively and currently has the second fastest 3x3 time in North Carolina with a time of 7.29 seconds.