Four Tarrant County College Northeast Campus music students recently sang as part of the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir at the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio. TCC NE Choir President Sarah Collier, Vanessa Hatcher, Aaron Kellner and Hope Myers auditioned in November to earn their places in the 129-voice honor choir, which was conducted by Janet Galván, director of choral activities at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.
During the conference, students had valuable opportunities to network with other Texas musicians. The TCC NE students attended College Night at TMEA where they met educators from prominent music schools across the United States.
Instructors for the students at TCC include Choral Director Bobbie Douglass and private lesson instructors Stan Paschal and Rawlianne Campos-Riggs.
“Singing in the 2014 Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir was a wonderful opportunity for these four choir students,” Douglass said. “They sang under the baton of a nationally-known conductor and rehearsed with other two-year college members to perform choral literature, which is more difficult and challenging.”
The program featured works by Mozart (Laudate Pueri, K. 339) and Mendelssohn (Verleih uns Frieden) and modern-day composers, including Dan Forrest (Lead, Kindly Light), Michael McGlynn (Alleluia: Incantations) and Jim Papoulis (Sililiza).
“The repertoire that was chosen for us to perform was very culturally diverse and had a lot of meaning,” Collier said. “Anytime you get to be around like-minded musicians, you get to be a part of something amazing. It provides an opportunity to create beauty.”
For additional information on the students that participated, click here: TCC NE Choir Students Bios