The nation’s most completed highschool musicians will audition for a one-of-a-kind nationwide music honors program that can collect just about in January to showcase their skilled musicianship and carry out in on-line live shows.
RESTON, Va. (PRWEB)
June 10, 2021
In January, six award-winning conductors will lead the Nationwide Affiliation for Music Training’s (NAfME) premier All-Nationwide Honor Ensembles (ANHE) in grasp lessons and digital performances to happen January 22–24. NAfME is happy to announce the return of each the trendy band and guitar ensembles to the ANHE program.
The nation’s most completed highschool musicians will audition for the chance to rehearse and carry out in a one-of-a-kind nationwide music honors program. The scholars should first compete at their native, district, and state degree to turn out to be eligible for this distinguished honor. In January, these distinctive musicians will collect just about to showcase their skilled musicianship and carry out in on-line live shows celebrating music training and the humanities.
The All-Nationwide Honor Ensembles include a live performance band, symphony orchestra, blended choir, jazz ensemble, guitar ensemble, and trendy band ensemble, now in its third yr. The live performance band and symphony orchestra will every have roughly 120 instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble 20 instrumentalists, the blended choir roughly 240 vocalists, the guitar ensemble 60 guitarists, and the trendy band ensemble 20 musicians. Eligible college students have certified for his or her state-level honor ensemble program and competed towards high college students for a spot in these nationwide honor ensembles. As many states should not have an All-State Guitar Ensemble, college students who take part of their college’s guitar ensemble program are permitted to use for the All-Nationwide Guitar Ensemble. Equally, as many colleges should not have trendy band ensembles, college students are permitted to use for All-Nationwide Trendy Band if they’re sponsored by a NAfME member. The audition deadline is September 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM Jap time.
Ensemble members will carry out below the route of six of essentially the most outstanding conductors in the US.
Travis J. Cross (he/him), professor of music at UCLA, will lead the 2021 All-Nationwide Live performance Band. At UCLA Cross conducts the Wind Ensemble, directs the graduate wind conducting program, and chairs the music division. He was additionally affiliate dean for tutorial mentoring and alternative in the course of the preliminary years of the UCLA Herb Alpert College of Music. Cross has performed the UCLA Wind Ensemble on the California All-State Music Training Convention and Faculty Band Administrators Nationwide Affiliation Western/Northwestern Division convention and ready the band for centenary performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Cross earned physician and grasp of music levels in conducting from Northwestern College and the bachelor of music diploma cum laude in vocal and instrumental music training from St. Olaf Faculty. His principal lecturers have been Mallory Thompson and Timothy Mahr. Cross has appeared as a visitor conductor, composer, and clinician in practically 40 states; internationally in Canada, China, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates; as featured band clinician on the Texas Music Educators Affiliation Clinic/Conference; and on a number of events on the Music for All Nationwide Pageant and Midwest Clinic. Read more about Travis Cross.
LaSaundra Sales space, a Nationwide Board Licensed educating artist, inventor, writer, conductor, and humanities administrator, will lead the 2021 All-Nationwide Symphony Orchestra. She has 18 years of expertise educating and conducting orchestra on the elementary, center, excessive, and collegiate degree. All of her performing ensembles acquired superior rankings in adjudicated music festivals and competitions. Sales space has a certificates in nonprofit administration from Duke College, a doctorate diploma in Academic Management, a Grasp’s Diploma in Music Training from the College of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Music from North Carolina Central College. She studied with Dr. Timothy Holley, Alex Ezerman, Jesse L. Suggs, Jr., Kellie Keiser, and Jennifer Wernicke. Sales space is a Sphinx LEADer (Leaders in Excellence, Arts & Range) who is understood for anchoring discussions on the right way to make public college orchestra applications extra equitable, numerous, and inclusive to all college students. She has a profitable historical past of building numerous, equitable, and inclusive applications on the elementary, center, highschool, and collegiate ranges. Read more about LaSaundra Booth.
Geoffrey Paul Boers is the Director of Choral Actions and the Ruth Waters Professor of Music on the College of Washington in Seattle. He’ll lead the 2021 All-Nationwide Combined Choir. His give attention to holistic studying has led him to develop mentorship teams for native cohorts of music educators throughout the US and Canada. Most just lately, he has created the Choral Literacies and Abilities rubric, which is a system for improvement of choral musicianship, evaluation, adjudication, and repertoire grading. He has performed in lots of the main live performance halls throughout the US and Canada, in addition to live shows in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has the chance to work with hundreds of singers of all ages and numerous cultures annually. He’s well-known for revolutionary programming and discovering methods to make choral performances significant and transformative to trendy audiences. Geoffrey conducts the UW Chamber Singers, a choir of graduate and superior undergraduate music majors learning choral conducting, vocal efficiency, music training, in addition to many college students from applications throughout campus. Read more about Geoffrey Boers.
Todd Stoll will lead the 2021 All-Nationwide Jazz Ensemble. Stoll has taught younger musicians at each degree, from elementary college via faculty. His affect on public music training may be seen in his legacy at central Ohio’s Westerville Metropolis Colleges, the place he served for 18 years as music instructor and for 10 years as music curriculum coordinator. He has additionally served as Ohio’s president of the Worldwide Affiliation of Jazz Educators and the inaugural chair of jazz occasions for the Ohio Music Training Affiliation. In 2011, Stoll grew to become the Vice President of Training at Jazz at Lincoln Heart (JALC) in New York Metropolis, which continues to afford him the chance to carry jazz teaching programs to hundreds of individuals of all ages and socioeconomic ranges. Since he joined the group, JALC has produced greater than 10,000 training occasions in the US and world wide. Stoll holds a Grasp of Music diploma from the College of Cincinnati Faculty-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music diploma from Miami College. He at the moment serves on the boards of the Jazz Training Community the place he’s President; the New York Metropolis chapter of Most Invaluable Children; and the NAfME Music Training Coverage Roundtable. Read more about Todd Stoll.
Olga Amelkina-Vera performs solo and as a founding member of Kithara Duo, her guitar duo with Fernand Vera. Kithara Duo has been invited to carry out and train at quite a few festivals and universities all through the nation. She is going to lead the 2021 All-Nationwide Guitar Ensemble. Olga holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma Summa Cum Laude from the College of St. Thomas in Houston, a Grasp of Music and Physician of Musical Arts levels in guitar efficiency with a minor in music historical past from the College of North Texas, and a Masters diploma in composition from Southern Methodist College in Dallas. Her SMU thesis composition, Submerged Worlds for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion, received the 2017-2018 American Prize within the instrumental chamber music division. She is in demand as an educator, conductor and artist-in-residence, continuously getting invites to carry out solo and conduct her music with guitar orchestras all through the nation. Most up-to-date engagements embrace Florida Music Educators Affiliation All-State Guitar Orchestra, Indiana College Guitar Ensemble Pageant, Pacific Lutheran College Guitar Ensemble Pageant, in addition to residencies and guitar ensemble commissions for St. Louis Classical Guitar, Harrison College for the Arts in Lakeland, Florida, and Park View Excessive College in Sterling, Virginia. Read more about Olga Amelkina-Vera.
Spencer Hale (they/them) is the Senior Supervisor of Instructing and Studying at Little Children Rock. Hale will lead the 2021 All-Nationwide Honor Trendy Band. They joined the staff at Little Children Rock in 2016 after educating in New York Metropolis public faculties. They co-authored the Trendy Band Methodology Books Collection, which was acknowledged as Greatest Methodology E-book by SBO Journal’s 2021 Greatest Instruments for Colleges. In 2014, they started constructing a YouTube channel, YouTube.com/SpencerCHale, to help their college students’ studying. The channel now options greater than 300 instructional movies and has grown to a worldwide viewers of greater than 14,000 subscribers and greater than 3 million views. Outdoors of their work in music training, Spencer performs in bands round New York Metropolis and data music at dwelling, closely distracted by their two cats. Read more about Spencer Hale.
Learn extra concerning the NAfME 2021 All-Nationwide Honor Ensembles, visitor conductor biographies, and the way college students could audition by visiting: nafme.org/ANHE and comply with #ANHE2021.
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