This last Saturday, 14 learners from THS participated in one of 4 Regional Honors Choirs in Michigan. During the day, learners rehearsed with a master clinician for 8 hours and auditioned for State Honors Choir. State Honors Choir is comprised of 300 of the State’s top singers. During the audition, singers are tested on accurate memorization of 4 full length pieces of choral literature, judged on tone quality and quality of singing, and have to sight read a line of music they’ve never seen before.
The learners who made State Honors Choir are: Veda Massanari-Thatcher, Liz Lacasse, Hannah Rowe, Sam Dickerson, Jacob Caywood, Raven Carson, and Tommy Hodgman.
These learners will participate in the Michigan Music Conference in January. There are three choirs at the state level—a men’s choir, women’s choir, and mixed choir. Each choir has 100 singers. During the 3-day conference, learners will rehearse with conductors who are considered among the best of the best in our state. This year the clinicians are:
Virginia Kerwin, Executive Director, Michigan School Vocal Music Association
Dr. Brandon Johnson, Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Eugene Rogers, University of Michigan