By Leila Dycus staff writer
Five outstanding middle school choral students will travel to Tifton this weekend to participate in the state wide sixth grade honor chorus.
The Georgia Music Educator’s Association will host the Statewide Sixth Grade Honors Chorus at the UGA Tifton Conference Center on Feb. 14 and 15. Emma Joiner, Catherine McGregor, Henry Hofer, I’Easha Harden, and Jaida Simmons were selected to represent Morgan County Middle School at the event. MCMS Chorus Director Jared Register said that the students were chosen based on overall musicianship, grade point average, attentiveness, sight-reading ability and rehearsal behavior.
The five Morgan County students will join the group of 500 of the state’s best-sixth grade singers. Elizabeth Nunez, a nationally recognized clinician and conductor from New York City, will direct the group.
Nunez made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Mendelssohn’s A Midsumer Night’s Dream in 2007 and serves over 900 students in New York City Public Schools. While at the Statewide Chorus event, the Morgan County students will participate in an intensive rehearsal process that culminates in a public concert on Saturday afternoon.
Accompanied by their parents the whole time, the students are looking forward to creating beautiful music together.
The Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus provides the students with the opportunity to not only sing but make new friends and learn new vocal skills.