Roman Pearce from Warren Area High School has been selected to perform in the All-Eastern Mixed Chorus at 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.
Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, 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 compile ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for considerations. The method used to compile the lists varies from state to state, although all recommended students must have participated, or will be participating in, their home all-state festivals.
The committee builds the ensemble from the state presidents' ranked lists, trying to mimic the state population percentages.
Warren Area High School participants in the PMEA 2 District Chorus Festival this year from left were Mark Zurcher, Ciara Whipp, Kenny Anderson, Dora Turner, Tim Newbill, Olivia Thompson and Roman Pearce. Dora Turner and Roman Pearce represented Warren Area High School at the PMEA Region II Chorus festival last week at Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem.
This selected chorus of 350 vocalists will be under the direction of composer and conductor Randall Stroope.
The 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Mixed Chorus will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mortensen Hall, in Hartford, Conecticut.