This came in this morning from the Bronxville School:
Eight Bronxville School students have been selected to perform in honor choirs at the 2012 Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Providence, R. I., from Feb. 15-18.
The ACDA is a music education organization of more than 18,000 members who conduct more than 1 million singers in schools, churches, and communities around the nation.
Seniors Michael Conaton, Jack Harris and Sara Huncke, junior Josh Geiling, and sophomores Spencer Borwick and Wilyem Thoms were selected for the high school honor choir.
Senior Shannon Crawford was selected for the Latino repertoire honor choir, and seventh-grader Abby Geiling was selected for the junior high school honor choir.
The singers were chosen on the basis of audiotaped submissions of two scales (to demonstrate range), My Country, ’Tis of Thee, and one minute of an aria, art song or folk song.
Honor choir members will gather in Providence on Feb. 15 for three days of rehearsal culminating in performances on Feb. 18 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, a 1,900-seat concert venue.
The high school honor choir will be conducted by Pearl Shangkuan, professor of music at Calvin College and chorus master of the Grand Rapids Symphony. The Latino repertoire honor choir will be conducted by Juan Tony Guzman, conductor, composer, and arranger from the Dominican Republic and associate professor of music education at Luther College. The junior high school honor choir will be conducted by Judy Bowers, professor of choral music education at Florida State University and conductor of its Women’s Glee Club.
(Left to right: Jack Harris, Josh Geiling, Shannon Crawford, Spencer Borwick, Sara Huncke, Wilyem Thoms. Missing: Michael Conaton, Abby Geiling. Photo courtesy of The Bronxville School)