Choir Sweeps Virtual All-State Auditions

The first round of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir Auditions took place virtually last week. Students recorded audio auditions which were judged Saturday by a panel of expert choir directors and voice teachers. 35 DSHS Choir students participated in the audition process and submitted recordings to be considered in the first round of the audition process, called Region. Of these 35, 23 students earned a spot in the Region Choir, and will advance to the Pre-Area round of auditions. Of these 23 students, 12 students placed in the Top 5 chairs in their section.

Soprano 1:

Kyndal Miethke – 1st
Sloan Handley – 3rd
Portia Schaeffer-Preston – 7th
Rory Schaeffer-Preston – 11th

Soprano 2:

Zoi Gilchrist – 12th
Alyssa Schaefer – 13th
Kenna McAlester – 18th

Alto 1:

Abby Wingrin – 1st
Claire Tole – 2nd
Alyssa Nimocks – 3rd
Kaylee Cormack – 4th

Alto 2:

Camila Gutierrez – 3rd
Kate Nolen – 4th
Arianna Bentz – 8th
Ana Smith – 10th

Tenor 1:

Colin Tuohy – 2nd
Kevin Keithly – 4th

Tenor 2:

Grayson Dunham – 6th
Cole Thomas – 7th

Bass 1:

Caleb Owens – 2nd
Isaiah Hoffman – 10th

Bass 2:

Brody Lane – 3rd
Marshall Williams – 6th


By Cady Russell, Online Editor-in-Chief

From Courtney Neva, Choir Director

Featured photo by Michael Maasen on Unsplash

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