VMEA Honors Choir results released, honors two HHS choir students

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Ava Reynolds

Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert. This photo was taken pre-pandemic.

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

Every year, the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) holds a state-wide Senior Honors Choir. To participate, 12th grade choir students audition for a panel of judges. The audition includes a prepared song that all students are required to sing in their vocal range and a sight-reading example. Seniors who are accepted typically work in a choir together and prepare pieces with guest composers.
While COVID-19 has prevented the usual procedure of the VMEA Senior Honors Choir, there was an alternative virtual version for this year. Seniors sent in a video recording of themself singing their prepared song along witht eh sight-reading portion. The videos were later viewed by judges.
Results for the 2020-2021 VMEA Senior Honors Choir came in at the end of the December, honoring two HHS seniors: Michaela Brino-Dean and Cecelia Thomas. Brino-Dean and Thomas will be participating in choral rehearsals held virtually throughout the month of January. They will rehearse and then individually record themselves performing choral pieces. All the videos of the students in the VMEA Senior Honors Choir will then be edited together and be released as a video performance in March for Music in our Schools Month.
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