Students Named to All State Show Choir
Congratulations to the talented students who were selected for the All State Show Choir by the Arizona Choral Educators. More than 400 students from high schools around Arizona auditioned on November 4 to be a part of the All State Show Choir at Horizon High School. The following students were selected:
Shadow Ridge High School
Ajaya Miles (11th Chair Alto), Nehemiah Williams (15th Chair Tenor)
Valley Vista High School
Alayna Alger (6th Chair Soprano), Amaya Rachiell (13th Chair Soprano), Samira Doxie (9th Chair Alto), Nadia Joiner (23rd Chair Alto), Kelly Romero (27th Chair Alto), Stephen Neal III (6th Chair Tenor), Maximus Brumbaugh (14th Chair Tenor), Josiah Chang (2nd Chair Bass), Adam Pernatozzi (6th Chair Bass), Jonathan Chang (7th Chair Bass), Brad Lee Aoki (11th Chair Bass), Levi Lundberg (2nd Alternate Tenor), Susanna Alger (5th Alternate Alto)
Willow Canyon High School
Josiah Johnson (1st Alternate Bass)
“We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication these students have put into their craft to continue to excel at the state level,” shared Danae Marinelli, Dysart Schools Director of Arts.
The All-State Show Choir is a choir of approximately 44 high school students selected from the state. Selection is made through an audition process which requires a live singing and dancing audition. Selected students learn and memorize the performance songs before attending the three-day long festival where they learn the choreography and refine the music.
The Arizona Choral Educators (ACE) is a constituent group of the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) which serves the needs of elementary, junior high, high school, and collegiate directors throughout Arizona. AMEA was established in 1939 as a cooperative effort of music educators. Since that time, the association has become affiliated with The National Association for Music Education (NAfME).