Congratulations Tenzin Tsepel!
April 4-7, 2013, Hartford, Connecticut: More than 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States have been selected to perform in the 2013 NafME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles.
Selected to perform in the All-Eastern Honors Treble Voice Chorus is senior Tenzin Tsepel from Watchung Hills Regional High School. With assistance from her music teacher, Angela DiIorio, Tenzin will prepare remarkably challenging music that she will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event. Students will spend three days rehearsing with one of four conductors during the Eastern Division Conference of the National Association for Music Education to be held in Hartford, Connecticut in preparation for performances on April 7, 2013.
The NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, consisting of concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble voice chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized members of The National Association for Music Education. The treble voice chorus that Tsepel is a part of will have approximately one hundred twenty vocalists. Student participation from each state is determined by a percentage of the total NAfME Eastern Division membership, with no state given less than two percent representation.
Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA, VT, Europe) oversee the selection process in their state during the Spring and early Fall of the year before the event and complete ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration. The method used to complete the lists varies from state to state, although all recommended students MUST have participated (or will be participating in) in their home all-state festivals.
The 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mortensen Hall, in Hartford, Connecticut. For program and ticket information, please visit www.nafme-eastern.org
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